These well appointed bedrooms with twin or double beds make any guest's stay a homely and pleasant one. All rooms have air conditioning, private bathroom with hairdryer and bath/shower as well as balcony, minibar, satellite television, direct dial telephone and 24 hour room service. Same day laundry service is also available and non-smoking rooms available on request.
Double rooms with queen bed or 2 beds, all with balcony.
We are offering interconnecting rooms which are ideal for families, as they can either be requested with a twin or queen beds. All rooms have air conditioning, private bathroom, and balcony, Minibar, satellite television, direct dial telephone and room service 24 hours daily. Same day laundry service is also available. Non-smoking rooms are by request.
We are offering 4 suites, each complete with a lounge with separate entrance. Non-smoking suites are by request.
Restaurants & Bars
Our restaurants and bars are great places for every occasion, whether it is an informal meeting with friends, business lunch, family gathering or a romantic dinner during your stay.
The Bantaba Restaurant
The Bantaba is the main restaurant with an adjacent open air patio, serving buffet breakfast and buffet dinner. Theme Events are organised and can seat up to 160 guests.
- Theme Local / International
- Location Ground Floor
- A La Carte: No
- Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
- Area: 320 Seating: In Door - 160; Out Door - 160 Total: 320
- Opening Periods 7:00 to 10:00
- Opening Times 19:00 to 21:30
The River Side Restaurant
This sheltered Restaurant is located near the pool terrace with spectacular views of The Gambia river. The Watering Hole Bar and this restaurant offer a large choice of snacks, pastas, pizzas, International and local beverages. A perfect place to relax!
- Location Beach front
- A La Carte: Yes
- Buffet: No
- Area: 80 seating
- Opening Times 10:00 - 23:00
Dunda A La Carte
The Dunda A La Carte restaurant serves international cuisine and some typical Gambian Dishes. The restaurant is fully air-conditioned.
- Location Ground Floor
- A La Carte: Yes
- Buffet: No
- Area: 50 seating
- Opening Periods All Year
- Opening Times 19:00 - 23:00
The Lobby Bar
Located in the main lobby, this 24 hour Bar is an ideal place to rest, and get a little shade.
- Coffee Bar
- Location: ground floor
- Opening Times 24 Hours
The Bendula Bar
An intimate Club, where you can dance the night away to musical favourites old and new.
- Night Club
- Location Ground Floor
- Seasonal opening or on request
- Opening Times 21:30 - 02:00/Late
Facilities & Services
Some facilities and services are not running during the low season (from May to October)
- Voltage 220/240 in room
- Air Conditioned Guest Rooms
- Hair Dryer
- WIFI access with a fee
- Access to computers with a fee (internet corner)
- Baby Sitting (Local Charge)
- Balcony in room
- Mini bar
- Business Centre
- Conference Facilities
- Currency Exchange
- 24 Hour Front Desk
- Disco/Night Club
- Doctor: On Call. Clinic: Nurse from 8:00 to 16:00
- Leisure Centre
- Gym and massage centre
- Intl Direct Dial Telephone in room
- Hair Salon
- Laundry Service
- Lobby Bar-24 hours
- Maid Service
- Satellite TV
- Business Centre
- Children's Playground
- Children's Swimming Pool
- Swimming Pool
- Pool Side Snack Bar
- Room service 24 hours
- Restaurants 3
- Bars 3
- Safe Deposit Boxes in rooms
- Satellite Television
- Security 24 hours
- Squash Court.
- 204 rooms including four suites
- 3 bars and 3 fine restaurants; The Bantaba: Internationally Themed Buffet Restaurant. The Dunda: a La Carte, serving classical and Gambian dishes. For informal meals, there is also a pizza, snack and grill at River Side.
- Health and fitness centre with gymnasium and massage
- Waters ports including a private beach
- Outdoor pool and Spa
- Tennis, squash, volleyball, crazy golf, basketball, croquet and kids playground
- Hairdressing and beauty parlour
- Conference and banqueting facilities for up to 450 delegates
- Syndicate rooms
- Business Centre
- Car park
Meetings & Events
The LAICO Atlantic Hotel & Resort boasts a fine swimming pool as well as tennis and squash courts, crazy golf, table tennis, basketball and volleyball.
The Bird Garden is the ideal location to enjoy some colourful African plants and birds. Keen fisherman can try their hand at beach casting from the adjacent beach, or a river excursion.
The Hotel also has a gym and massage centre. Classes are held daily. For the more leisurely guest, one can enjoy a quiet game of boule, a round of darts, or have a go at pool or snooker. Card games and board games are also available.
Hotels Recreational Activities
Entertainment is seasonal and runs from November to April. Our evening entertainment consists of local bands, dance groups, folk singers and staff shows where all can join in. Don't forget to check with us as to when our traditional Makasutu dancers will be performing. You wouldn't want to miss the chance to experience the evening in true Gambian style.
If you want to experience old Africa in all its originality and beauty then Banjul, the capital city of The Gambia, is just what you are searching for. Situated in Banjul, Albert Market is the soul of this beautiful city. Colourful, lively, chaotic, the Market is the gateway that will take you right in the very heart of this country's culture. Abuko may consist of only 260 acres but prides an amazingly diverse fauna and flora that makes this Natural Reserve one of the most beautiful places in West Africa.
Situated in Banjul, Albert Market is the soul of this beautiful city. Colourful, lively, chaotic, the Market is the gateway that will take you right in the very heart of this country's culture. Nearby on MacCarthy Square there is the War Memorial and a fountain erected to commemorate the Coronation of King George VI in 1937
Abuko Nature Reserve
Abuko may consist of only 260 acres but prides itself on an amazingly diverse fauna and flora that makes this Natural Reserve one of the most beautiful places in West Africa. The Park is professionally lead, totally fenced and well managed, creating the right environment for all those who want to discover Africa's nature in all its originality and diversity. The Park also boasts of a wide variety of birdlife and also acts as an animal orphanage which include, Lions, Hyenas, Bushbucks and Monkeys. In the reserve itself you will be able to find various Duikers, Porcupines, Bush Babies, Crocodiles and Snakes.
The Gambia, a corner of heaven
Imagine walking on unspoiled beaches that seem to be endless, or discover a land where the fauna and the flora still has a great say over the country's culture and mentality. This is the Gambia, a corner of heaven to explore and discover. Atlantic Hotel & Resort perfectly reflects this country's beauty. Discovering The Gambia is an experience that you will never forget and will want to repeat.
Jufureh is located on the Northern bank of the Gambia River, just 25 kilometres away from Banjul. It became famous in the 70s following the publication of Roots in which the author perfectly describe the experience of Kunta Kinte's capture in Jufureh some 200 years ago.
The citizens of Jufureh are extremely welcoming and will do their outmost to make your trip to their village an experience to remember
Kids' Club and Animation During the seasonal entertainment period, the hotel runs an animation programme with a team of well trained staff. Programmes start at 10.00am and consist of games such as water basketball, water gym and bingo. The hotel also runs a special kids' programme so that you can relax while your children are entertained with games, quizzes and crafts.
Sea and river fishing is good all year round, especially line fishing from the beaches. There are various organisations that offer boats for hire at reasonable prices especially at Denton Bridge and in the estuary of the River Gambia. We have our resident fisherman Pa who will be able to help you and answer all your requests for creek or sea fishing.
Every year the Gambian beaches play host to the Masterline International Beach Fishing Festival. From October through May, beach fisherman can expect to take a wide variety of fish which include Large Guitarfish, Stingrays, Captain Fish, Jacks and Cassava Grouper. Some of the fish that can be caught in Gambia's coasts are
- Tarpon up to 300lbs
- Snapper up to 110lbs
- Grouper up to 10lbs
- Guitar fish up to 90lbs
- Thread fin salmon up to 70lbs
- Jacks 5-50lbs Cat fish up to 60lbs
- Barracuda up to 70lbs
Rays up to 400lbs
I think this event does not exist anymore.
The Gambia is renowned as a paradise for bird watchers from all over the world. During the last few years a myriad of ornithologists visited The Gambia to watch, admire and photograph over 500 species of beautiful plumed birds of The Gambia. Abuko Nature Reserve prides itself of around 200 different species that permanently live in the area. In Abuko Nature Reserve you will be able to find the largest and the smallest Kingfishers in the world. Our Resident Birds watcher, Lamin, will be happy to share his knowledge.
With its rich fauna and flora, its mysteries and renowned beauty, The Gambia is a country for you to explore. You will find several organisations offering Safari packages that will help you discover the unique spots of this beautiful country and understand its never ending charm. For more information we recommend you contact the LAICO Atlantic Hotel & Resort concierge who will be more than happy to assist you in your enquires.
Local Shopping - Handmade Crafts
Hand made crafts are usually of high quality and value for money. You can find everything, from wooden masks to statues, from animal art to Batiks. The Gambia is home of various skilled artists, painters and carvers, yet we recommend that you check before you buy so that you will be sure not to end up buying some mass production goods at very high prices.
For more information, it is advisable that you contact the LAICO Atlantic Hotel & Resort's concierge
If you are looking for local produce, then Bakau Market is exactly what you are searching for. At Bakau Market you will be able to find a myriad of things from black pepper, to Palm Wine and everything between. For more information it is advisable that you contact the LAICO Atlantic Hotel & Resort's concierge
Albert Market is the heart of Banjul. The market is huge and bartering is extremely important. In The Gambia a good "negotiator" will be amazed by the results he or she will be able to achieve. For more information it is advisable that you contact the LAICO Atlantic Hotel & Resort's concierge.
By Air The Gambia's main airport is Banjul International and is located about 20km (12miles) southwest of the city centre and 15km (9miles) southeast of the Atlantic coast resorts. This airport acts as the main hub of the Gambia, connecting the city with various foreign countries around the world. An airport tax of 7.00 is levied upon leaving the country and is payable in any hard currency.(Better to remove the price change time to time). For more information you should contact Atlantic Hotel & Resort. They would be more than happy to assist you and answer your enquires.
Local taxis are widely available with fares depending on the distance or the duration of the trip. Green tourist taxis are available at the hotel.
One of the oldest transport routes between Banjul and Georgetown is through The River Gambia. Today, there are various private charters available for all those who wish to live this unique experience. We recommend that you first check about what is available as the prices and conditions may vary from one organisation to another. For more information you should contact the LAICO Atlantic Hotel & Resort concierge.