Kairaba Beach Hotel

Greater Banjul Area,Gambia

Kairaba Beach Hotel is located on the magnificent, golden beach of Kololi in The Gambia, West Africa. Africa’s smallest mainland country, known for its lush forests, superb beaches and its namesake river that coolly runs through it, is not on everyone’s radar when it comes to a beach holiday. However, we are sure that with its nature and sights, our very own Kairaba Beach Hotel will change your mind.

The Gambia for starters, is a fascinating country with an interesting fauna and flora. As a tourist, you can visit the Kachically museum & crocodile pool, one of three sacred crocodile pools in the area. Or visit the capital city of Banjul, found on a peninsula within the Gambia river at the point where it enters the majestic Atlantic Ocean.

Kairaba Beach Hotel is one of our 4 star properties. This means that as a guest you will experience a comfortable vacation right from the start. From first-class massage treatments at our own Spa, to delicious Mediterranean food at Casa Fernando or at the high end à la carte experience at our Shikra Restaurant.

Located a short 20 minute drive from Banjul International Airport, this unique resort is cushioned within 40 acres of lush tropical gardens. The gardens include an army of tall west African trees and two kilometers of pristine sandy beach. The two floor hotel has a Portuguese and African influenced architecture and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean as well as the hotel's vast gardens.


  • located at the Senegambia strip, a vibrant tourism hub of The Gambia
  • the stunning beauty of lush tropical gardens attracts neighbouring birdlife and wildlife
  • free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel 
  • professional and friendly staff
  • tastefully appointed guestrooms with spectacular balcony views of the garden, pool and magnificent Atlantic Ocean
  • wide variety of dishes in the restaurants & bars

Rooms & Suites

Kairaba Beach Hotel offers 160 comfortably furnished rooms and suites overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, natural gardens and pool area. All rooms are equipped with a bath and/or shower, a hairdryer, telephone, safe, satellite TV, mini fridge, tea and coffee making amenities as well as air-conditioning. The rooms are offered on a Bed & Breakfast, Half Board or Full Board basis.

Economy Rooms

The Economy Rooms are located at the hotel entrance. These modernly furnished rooms do not have a balcony or terrace. The total size is 33 m² and they can accommodate a maximum of two adults.

Standard Rooms

The Standard Rooms are located close to the main hotel entrance and have garden view or view across the Casa Fernando outdoor restaurant. These 33 m² come with twin beds and either a balcony or terrace. These rooms can accommodate a total of two adults.

Deluxe Rooms

The Deluxe Rooms are located within the hotel gardens with balconies or terrace with either a view to the garden, pool or the sea. These rooms include balconies with magnificent sea views and have two twin beds. They have a total size of 36 m² and can accommodate a total of two adults with a child.

Superior Rooms

The Superior Rooms are spacious with a total size of 44 m². They have twin beds and are located on the top floors with balconies in an L shape, which provide magnificent garden, pool or sea views. All Superior Rooms can be connected to Deluxe Rooms making it ideal for families. These rooms can accommodate a total of three adults or two adults with a child.

Junior Suites

These suites are located on the ground floor and have a terrace, offering views of the garden, the pool or the sea. They have a separate living room and sleeping area as well as a queen size bed and a spacious bathroom with both a bathtub and shower. The total suite size is 59 m² and they can accommodate a total of two adults and two children.

Kairaba Presidential Suite

The Kairaba Presidential Suite includes a living and dining area, a lounge and office space with a separate entrance to the living room. Furthermore, the suite includes two separate restrooms as well as two large screen satellite TVs.

Restaurants & Bars

The Kingfisher Terrace Restaurant

This all day restaurant is fully air-conditioned. It offers a full buffet with live cooking stations during breakfast and dinner. It also offers a large outdoor terrace overlooking the hotel’s lush tropical garden, pool and distant ocean.

Breakfast:            07:00 - 10:30 hrs

Dresscode: casual.

Casa Fernando

This outdoor shaded restaurant offers a wide menu of Spanish and Mediterranean food with a wide variety of delicious local, fresh Gambian fish.

Dinner:                18:00 - 23:00 hrs

Dresscode: casual.

Malimbe Pool Restaurant

Malimbe Restaurant is located by the poolside under a cool African authentic roof with fresh sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean. The menu features fresh local ingredients and seafood as well as vegetables to create an exciting selection of delicious meals.

Opening Hours:   09:00 - 18:00 hrs

Shikra Restaurant (only in high season)

Shikra Restaurant offers the ultimate à la carte fine dining experience for the sophisticated; the décor of the well-designed restaurant sets the tone of good taste, featuring inspirational artwork to add to your dining experience.

Dinner:                19:00 - 22:30 hrs

Dresscode: casual elegant.


Located by the main entrance of Kairaba Beach Hotel, this exciting coffee shop has a spacious outdoor shaded terrace to indulge one’s sweet tooth. The Gelateria offers a wide range of pastries, a variety of different coffees, snacks along with a wide range of Italian ice creams.

Opening Hours:   09:00 - 01:00 hrs

Havanna Club

The Havanna Club is a lively bar that offers a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Enjoy your preferred drink while listening to our professional DJ.

Opening Hours:   18:00 - 01:00 hrs

Dresscode: casual.

Bolong Bar

The Bolong Bar next to the pool offers a selection of refreshments, snacks and cocktails as well as a wide selection of French, Italian and South African wines; in addition to coffee and tea.

Opening Hours:   10:00 - 19:00 hrs

Wellness Center

Guests can book a wide variety of beauty treatments and massages at the Spa. The treatments are carried by world-class professionals and require a booking in advance. These services are offered for a charge and are not included in the board basis.

Facilities & Services


  • 24 hours reception
  • roomservice from 07:00 -  23:00 hrs
  • Wi-Fi
  • laundry service ($)
  • free parking
  • medical clinic (with 24 hours doctor on call service)
  • hair dressing salon
  • extensive conference & banquet facilities ($)


  • pool with sun beds & parasols
  • pool towels
  • table tennis
  • croquet
  • bird watching
  • entertainment at night during dinner and happy hour by the pool
  • games
  • chess
  • DJ
  • live band
  • local authentic acoustics
  • animation during the day


  • massage treatments ($)
  • wellness centre 
  • pedicure & manicure ($)
  • gym


  • children's playground
  • children's pool
  • babysitting service ($)

($) available for a charge


Airport                 20 km
Next town/village                   1 km
Beach                     0 m
Restaurants                 100 m
Shopping                 300 m

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