Coco Ocean tiered swimming pool, Bijilo, The Gambia

Arguably the most striking beachfront hotel in The Gambia, Coco Ocean is a popular place to stay for holidaymakers looking for elegance and exquisite surroundings.

The ultimate in relaxation

Coco Ocean’s impressive 1,800 square meter adult-only spa boasts a serene and calming atmosphere throughout, where subtle scents of aromatherapy linger in the air. A steam room, sauna, fitness room and ice plunge pool are also available for you to use at your leisure, and it’s here that you will discover the Thalassotherapy pool. Remember, Gambia Experience guests Guests can enjoy a choice of restaurants on-site, and the resort of Kololi offers further options only a five-minute taxi ride from the hotel. Tempting menus featuring Thai, international and traditional African cuisine can be sampled in the Courtyard/Safran or Coco Beach restaurants, one offering à la carte breakfasts and al fresco or covered dining with a backdrop of illuminated fountains and soft music, the other providing beachfront lunches with a Thai menu by night. Fresh ingredients are used wherever possible, many from the hotel’s own gardens.

Official local hotel rating: 5 star


Board Bases

What’s included in your booking

  • Return flights, 20kg luggage allowance, in-flight meals (Titan flights only)
  • Gambia guide 
  • Airport transfers
  • Service of dedicated in-resort reps

Hotel Facilities

  • Tiered swimming pool, plus private pool for Club Villa, Beach House & Royal Suite guests (adults only)
  • Coffee shop
  • Sugar Cane Bar
  • Individual beach cabanas
  • Spa offering a wide range of treatments
  • Use of the spa sauna & thalasso pool
  • Hairdresser
  • Wi-Fi 
  • The Courtyard/Safran & Coco Beach restaurants
  • Gift shop
  • Babysitting service (by arrangement)
  • Doctor on call
  • Business facilities
  • ATM on site accepting visa credit / debit cards
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
  • 88 suites

Room Facilities

  • King-size beds (twin mattresses)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite television
  • Mini-bar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bathrobes, slippers & toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Unpacking service (on request)
  • Nearby golf course (payable locally)

Cuisine Information

  • The Courtyard restaurant – à la carte breakfast and dinners, including evening international menu with African specialties. Dine outdoors surrounded by fountains or inside the adjacent Safran restaurant
  • Coco Beach restaurant – lunchtime dining with decking area overlooking the beach; Thai menu at night (closed Mondays)
  • Room Service: in-room dining / room service 7am – midnight (payable locally)


  • Beach: Beachfront
  • Restaurants: On-site / Resort of Kololi
  • Transfers: Approx. 40 minutes