This was my first visit to The Gambia and really had no idea what to expect. Have backpacked in Nigeria & Kenya & assumed this would've been a typical package holiday resort! Was pleasantly surprised.
To start with the hotel was amazing value for money. Clean, large room with everything you could need~not luxurious but perfect for what we needed. Fantastic grounds, excellent pool, nice bars and a great breakfast choice. All the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Situation of hotel was perfect, walking distance from all bars and a vast array of restaurants. Definitely try Kunta Kinteh for Sunday buffet at kotu, Ali Baba and Paradiso at the strip .
It's definitely worth getting out & about but I'd advise you use a local guide, we used Aziz . It's much cheaper you are bound to have more of an adventure! We did James Island, a lazy day, Senegal fathala and walk with the lions, George town for one night to see the hippos , local village and monkey park by the hotel. All were worth doing.
This was my first visit to The Gambia but I won't hesitate to return and will definitely stay at Coco Ocean again.
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- Also Known As:
- Coco Ocean Hotel Bijilo
- Coco Ocean Resort And Spa Gambia/Bijilo