Laico Atlantic Gambia

Welcome to our Ocean Oasis

Better known as the LAICO Atlantic Hotel & Resort located along a charming 50 kilometre coastline of The Gambia, just minutes away from the centre of the country’s capital Banjul.

This Hotel provides endless opportunities for relaxation in our Rose Garden, Bird Sanctuary, or on our sandy beach. For the more adventurous it is a perfect staging post to explore the heart of Africa. For leisure or business The Atlantic’s exceptional service will make your stay memorable.

Gambia Laico Atlantic ****


  • Address
    Marina Parade
    Tel : +220 4228601-6
    Email :
  • Taxis

    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.

  • Airport

    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.

  • Boat

    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 organization to another. For more information you should contact the LAICO Atlantic Hotel & Resort concierge.



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.

  • Standard room
    Standard room

    Bath & Shower, WC, TV, Telephone, AC, Minibar, Safe Box, Balcony or Terass with garden view/around the clock room service

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  • Deluxe room
    Deluxe room

    Bath & Shower, WC, TV, Telephone, AC, Minibar, Safe Box, Balcony or Terass with sea/pool view

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  • Suite

    Separate salon with private entry, Bath & Shower, WC, TV, Telephone, AC, Minibar, Safe Box with sea/pool view

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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 Restaurant

    The Bantaba is the main restaurant with an adjacent open air patio, serving buffet breakfast and buffet dinner. Theme Events are organized and can seat up to 160 guests.

    • Theme Local / International
    • Location Ground Floor
    • 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
  • River Side Restaurant & Bar
    River Side Restaurant & Bar

    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
    • Area: 80 seating
    • Opening Times 10:00 – 23:00
  • Dunda A La Carte
    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
    • Area: 50 seating
    • Opening Periods All Year
    • Opening Times 19:00 – 23:00
  • The Lobby Bar
    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
    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



Banjul city centre – 1 km
Banjul international airport – 25 km
Royal Victoria hospital – 100 m

3 conferences rooms

1 conference & banqueting room for 450 people
1 meeting room for 25 people
1 meeting room for 12 people

Name of room Size in metres Height in metres Class room Capacity
U-shape Theatre Round table
Tesito hall 2 x 14,50 2,70 250 200 450 250
Tesito 2 12 x 4 2,40 - - - 20
Tesito 1 8 x 3,70 2,55 - - - 12
Dunda 18 x 13 2,50 - 75 120 80

Conference facilities

Sound system equipped
Internet high speed WIFI coverage
Full air conditioned
Business centre
Video & overhead projector
All stationary supply
On site parking
24H security
Animation on request (live band, local troupe,…)

Facilities & Services

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.

  • Facilities
    • Voltage 220/240 in room
    • Air Conditioned Guest Rooms
    • Bath/Shower
    • Hair Dryer
    • WIFI access with a fee
    • Access to computers with a fee (internet corner)
    • Baby Sitting (Local Charge)
    • Balcony in room
    • Mini bar
    • Beach
    • Porter
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Disco/Night Club
  • 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.

  • Bird watching

    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.

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