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Great beach

I was pleasantly surprised when I found most of the beaches in The Gambia much cleaner than... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Odense, Denmark
Great place to enjoy your holiday in full !

People should come out of their hotels and enjoy this beach with the local shops, bars... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erik V
Zoutleeuw, Belgium
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Kotu, Gambia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised when I found most of the beaches in The Gambia much cleaner than expected. They are sandy and rather quiet although you might run into som pushy bumsters or fruit ladies once in a while. Just be polite and give them...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

People should come out of their hotels and enjoy this beach with the local shops, bars & resaturants. I went to 'Domino's Bar & Restaurant' several times and enjoyed the local food ; domoda with …. mmmmm delidious !

Thank Erik V
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Great service, friendly people. Good beer, good food. Be sure to join the buffet on wednesday night. Mr Omar will approach you on the beach and ask if you would like to join (for a fee). The buffet food is good and the african dance...More

1  Thank Fatalpink
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We have been over 30 times to Gambia now and always stay in Kotu as it's not too big or noisey.There are several hotels which are right on the beach.The beach is never crowded,some hotel's have their sunbeds on the beach.There are ladies that will...More

4  Thank Pauline K
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend Kevin Costner, yes you read that right Kevin Costner of the official tourist guide office at the front of Kotu market. We used Kevin the well known celebrity for all of our trips, he was very friendly and welcoming and had a...More

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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

1  Thank 169gillc
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

5  Thank AmsxS
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

12  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

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john R
16 August 2018|
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Response from happyholsWirral | Reviewed this property |
I’ve never been anywhere in the world that doesn’t accept £10 or £20 notes (not small shops) so I change money on the street, there are cash points too