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What a beach beautiful great for going for a morning run very clean lots of bars to have a cool... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
gill c
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Will definately go back to Gambia

I visited Gambia in January then went back again in february. What a great break! Met the nicest... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Amsx S
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

What a beach beautiful great for going for a morning run very clean lots of bars to have a cool beer 🍺 great for bird watching

Thank gill c
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I visited Gambia in January then went back again in february. What a great break! Met the nicest people. My tour guide has become a good friend and was so helpful while I was out there. He even bought me presents when I left! Please...More

4  Thank Amsx S
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Love the beach. Not crowded and vey peaceful. Any of the hotels offer food and drink, either in their complex or on the beach.

Thank Walmgate
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

After holidaying in The Gambia for over 14 years it still upsets me when I read the reviews about the tourist saying that the sun beds are free. The boys who bring out your sun beds and mattress are not paid by the bar/restaurant they...More

8  Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Okay there's palm trees , gentle sloping sands and fairly warm water (April) The rainy season is approaching so the winds were starting to brew up making quite large breakers on the shore. So nearly ideal but quite a lot of rubbish gets washed up...More

Thank tezpil
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous views of the Atlantic tied in with a range of beachfront bars and restaurants make Kotu Beach well worth a trip along. You can stop off along the way for a freshly prepared fruit juice, ride along the beach on a horse or quad...More

2  Thank hannah347
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, safe and peaceful beach . Can't wait to go back next year. Lots of places to eat and drink with free sunbed. Fruit ladies are a bit of a pain but you get used to them.

Thank Bev M
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely long beach to walk along with places to stop for refreshment and food. Shells to collect,soft sand and warm water to swim and paddle in. Locals fishing and selling fresh fruit juices and handmade items. Look forward to coming back soon.

Thank Kevin1962060
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Get hassle on the beach a lot with the locals but after saying no 10 times they leave u alone we walked up to the right and sat on a place called ninka knankies fab place and clean and cheap

Thank bettyboop2013
Reviewed 25 March 2018

I spent 2 weeks at Kotu Beach and it is a great place to have easy going vacation. Beach is peaceful although quite windy and you can really relax there. There is few restaurants close to the beach so you can easily grab a lunch...More

1  Thank Pauliina H
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Karl B
3 April 2018|
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Response from Mediumdeacon | Reviewed this property |
I’ve been to Thailand as well as The Gambia. we went to Gambia last Christmas, To be honest with I wouldn’t bother with all inclusive it’s cheap enough to eat out just like Thailand is (I don’t think it’s quite as cheap... More
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Ronnee1964
9 February 2018|
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There are lions at Fathala in Senegambia, captive lions raised by men, you can do a walk with them, and photograph them, something to think carefully about?!
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barbara h
31 January 2018|
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Response from katiebear6421 | Reviewed this property |
Look up Abdou Aziz on Facebook or ask for him in the reception of palm beach hotel. We always use him, he’s brilliant, his all day trips include food and drinks and his prices are really reasonable. He’s got loads of... More
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