Location - a few minutes walk from several local restaurants and right on the beach. Taxi ride away from the main tourist 'strip' for night life and more restaurants.
Rooms - not brand new/ five star but clean and confortable.
Grounds - nice setting, trees, flowers and pool area.
Breakfast - excellent choice, eggs made to order, waffles, bacon, fruit, pastries etc etc.
Staff - genuinely very helpful and friendly.
I would recommend not going for all inclusive as there are some great local places to eat - we tried Sunshine bar, Calypso, Mr Bass, Smiling Coast and Surf and Turf. All were excellent. Staying in hotel for a whole week eating a buffet wouldn't have been nearly as fun as getting out to eat in different places! Also, you may wish to avoid the evening entertainment at the hotel! There is a pizza oven pool side which is handy for a lunchtime snack.
You do get approached by the official guides who operate outside of the hotel every time you step out the door but this is part of the course in Gambia! There are all friendly and not intimidating but can be a bit annoying! We decided to use one guide to show us around Bakau and he did an excellent job. We were pleased we did as they really try to make sure you enjoy yourself and its nice to spend money outside of the hotel.
You don't get any hassle whilst using the hotels sunbeds on the beach as there are supervisors around to prevent this.
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Bay Hotel Bakau
- Ocean Bay Hotel And Resort
- Ocean Bay Resort
- Ocean Bay Bakau
- Ocean Bay Hotel Gambia
- Ocean Bay Hotel & Resort Gambia, Africa