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 an island within the Gambia river at the point where it enters the majestic Atlantic Ocean. 

Kairaba Beach Hotel is one of our 5 star properties. This means that as a guest you will be showered in luxury from the get-go and that the opportunities to experience a lavish travel lifestyle are endless. From worldclass massage treatments at our own La Brise Spa, to delicious Mediterranean food at Casa Fernando or at the highend 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 resort has a Portuguese and African influenced architecture, and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and 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. The room offerings vary allowing guests flexibility regarding their choice of accommodation. 

Economy Rooms (33 m²)

The Economy Rooms are located at the hotel entrance overlooking the car park. These are 33 m² rooms are modernly furnished and include a shower, hairdryer, telephone, safety deposit box, satellite TV, mini fridge, tea/coffee amenities and air conditioning. The rooms do not have balconies or terraces and can accommodate a maximum of two adults.

Standard Rooms (33 m²)

The Standard Rooms are located close to the main hotel entrance with a view to the garden and across the Casa Fernando outdoor restaurant. The rooms come with twin beds, shower, hairdryer, telephone, safety deposit box, satellite TV, mini fridge, tea/coffee amenities and air conditioning. Durthermore, the rooms include either a balcony or a terrace. The balcony or terrace is not included in the overall size of the room. Standard Rooms can accommodate a maximum of two adults. 

Deluxe Rooms (36 m²)

The Deluxe Rooms are located within the hotel gardens with balconies or terrace either with a view to the garden, pool or the sea. These rooms include balconies with magnificent sea views.

All Deluxe Rooms are equipped with twin beds, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, telephone, safety deposit box, satellite TV, mini fridge, tea/coffee amenities and air conditioning. The balcony is not included into the size of the room. These rooms can accommodate a maximum of two adults with one child.

Superior Deluxe Rooms (44 m²)

The Superior Deluxe Rooms are spacious, are located on the top floors and come with balconies. The balconies come in an L shape, which provides magnificent garden, pool or sea views. All Superior Deluxe Rooms are connected to Deluxe Rooms making it ideal for families. The rooms have twin beds, bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, telephone, safety deposit box, satellite TV, mini fridge, tea/coffee amenities, trouser press and air conditioning. They can accommodate a maximum of two adults with one child or three adults. The balconies are not included in the total size of the room. 

Premium Suites (59 m²)

These rooms are located on the ground floor with terraces, offering views of the garden and the pool. They have a separate living room and sleeping area and come with a queen size bed, spacious bathroom with both a bathtub and shower, hairdryer, telephone, safety deposit box, satellite TV, mini fridge, tea/coffee amenities, trouser press and air conditioning. These suites can accommodate a maximum of two adults with two children. The terrace area is not included in the total size of the room.

Garden Suites

These unique garden suites have separate living and sleeping areas. They include a queen size bed, a double sofabed, a spacious lounge and a private garden. The suites are located on the ground floor with terraces, safety deposit box, telephone, two satellite TVs, mini fridge, tea/coffee amenities, trouser press and air conditioning. These suites can accommodate up to four people.

Executive Suites (49 m²)

These top floor executive suites have separate living and sleeping areas with views to the garden, pool or sea. The facilities include two satellite TVs, air conditioning, tea/coffee amenities and a trouser press. They are also equipped with a comfortable queen size bed, double sofabeds, guest bathroom, separate shower, bathtub, hairdryer and a spacious business area. 

Kairaba Presidential Suite

The Kairaba Presidential Suite is our most lavish room offering. It includes a living and dining room, as well as a lounge and office space. The room includes air conditioning, two separate restrooms, a bathtub and a shower. The lavish room also features two large screen satellite TVs, minibar, fax machine, tea/coffee amenities, hairdryer and a trouser press.

Restaurants & Bars

The Kingfisher Terrace Restaurant

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

Breakfast  07:00 - 10:00 hrs

Dress code: casual.

Casa Fernando

This outdoor shaded restaurant offers a wide menu of Spanish & Mediterranean food. It is the perfect place to get your fix of the Mediterranean diet during your stay. However, the restaurant also offers a wide variety of delicious fresh Gambian fish dishes making this establishment a place to enjoy international flair with a local twist. Casa Fernando also features daily live bands, playing your favorite music from around the globe.

Dinner  19:00 - 23:00 hrs

Dress code: casual.

Malimbe Pool Restaurant

Malimbe Restaurant is located by the poolside under a cool African authentic roof. Fresh sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean constantly awash the restaurant, providing a natural coolant to guests at the restaurant. The menu features fresh local ingredients, seafood and vegetables as the basis of all its culinary concoctions. This mix creates an exciting selection of delicious meals, including a wide variety of comfort food such as gourmet sandwiches, hamburgers and pizzas.

Opening hours:  09:00 - 20:00 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

Dress code: 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. Guests can also enjoy waffles, pancakes, paninis and pizzas at this Italian inspired eatery.

Opening hours:  09:00 - 12:00 hrs

Havana Club

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

Enjoy your preferred drink from our long list of cocktails while listening to our professional DJ. Move to the rhythms of your favorite music from around the world at the most energetic establishment of the resort.

Opening hours:  18:00 - 00:00 hrs

Dress code: casual.

Bolong Bar

The Bolong Bar next to the pool offers a selection of refreshments, snacks and cocktails. This bar has a particularly good selection of French, Italian and South African wines. Therefore, it is the perfect place for wine loving guests looking to enjoy quality wines during their stay. The bar also offers a variety of quality coffees and teas.

Opening hours:  10:00 - 20:00 hrs

Facilities & Services


  • 24 hours reception
  • 24 hours roomservice
  • Wi-Fi 
  • laundry service ($)
  • free parking
  • medical clinic (with 24 hours doctor on call service)
  • hairdressing salon 
  • extensive conference & banquet facilities ($)


  • pool with sunbeds and parasols
  • pool towels 
  • table tennis
  • croquet
  • bird watching 
  • entertainment at night during dinner and happy hour by the pool
  • games 
  • chess 
  • piano player
  • DJ
  • live band 
  • local authentic acoustics


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


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

($) available for an extra charge


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

Contact Us

Kairaba Beach Hotel

  • PMB 390, Serrekunda, The Gambia, West Africa
  • info.kairababeach@labranda.com
  • +220 446 294 0/1/2
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