Hotels in Kololi, Gambia

by Joanne Thomas
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Kololi, a beach town on the Atlantic coast, is one of Gambia's major resort destinations and presents lodging options to suit a range of budget levels. Options range from luxury villas set within expansive landscaped properties, to residential-style self-catering apartments to western-style hotels offering on-site restaurants, bars, swimming pools and concierge services.

Senegambia Beach Hotel

Senegambia Beach Hotel offers 328 guest rooms, studios and apartments. All rooms feature a private balcony or terrace; the studios and apartments have kitchenettes. The main hotel building is decorated with brightly colored furnishings and African animal-print accents. Its grounds feature lush tropical foliage, fragrant flowering plants and a wooden bridge over an ornamental pond; to the delight of guests they attract monkeys, monitor lizards and more than 100 bird species. Recreational facilities include a beachfront swimming pool with a built-in bar, a second terrace pool and tennis courts. The on-site Beach Grill offers casual western-style cuisine, while the terrace bar presents traditional Gambian dance and music performances.

Kairaba Beach Hotel

Sitting within 40 beachfront acres, the Kariaba Beach Hotel offers 150 guest rooms with ocean and garden views. The hotel property also includes nine restaurants and bars, a gymnasium and the Vitala health studio, which offers beauty and wellness treatments, including massages, reflexology, holistic treatments and individualized programs. Rooms are available in a choice of seven configurations, ranging from standard rooms with a balcony or terrace and garden views to the spacious Kairaba Suite with a living and dining room, office space and panoramic ocean views from an oversize balcony. All rooms are air conditioned and feature classic, elegant decor with modern furnishings. Dining options on-site include gourmet cuisine with a formal atmosphere at Shikra; international dishes and live entertainment at Bodega Casa Fernando; and themed buffets with live cooking stations at the poolside Malimbe restaurant.

Kololi Beach Club

Kololi Beach Club is a luxury timeshare resort that welcomes first-time guests to stay for special introductory rates. In addition to its luxury guest villas, Koloki Beach Club consists of an 18-hole par-3 golf course; a swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens and expansive lawns; and a long beach with shady gazebos provided for guests. A bar and restaurant on-site offers live entertainment and international dishes along with Gambian specialties. The self-contained guest villas all feature a balcony or terrace, fully equipped kitchen and up to two bedrooms. Daily maid service is provided and you may also request personal valet services. The resort can also arrange excursions and activities in the region.

Sanchaba Yellow Apartments

Sanchaba Yellow Apartments is a modern two-story complex of four self-contained apartments available for vacation rentals. It is located within walking distance from a sandy beach as well as numerous shops and restaurants. Each apartment is distinctive in decor and named for its bright color theme: the Red Suite; the Yellow Suite; the Violet Room; and the Yellow Room. Each has three bedrooms, a full kitchen, washing machine and a large veranda overlooking the gardens. Guest services include airport transfers, Internet access, laundry services and arrangement of tour guides.

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