It may be cold, wet and windy here in the UK but there’s plenty of winter sun to be found elsewhere and it’s not as far away as you think. The Gambia, known as the smiling coast of Africa, is less than a 6 hour flight away. What’s more it’s in the same time zone as the UK so there’s no need to worry about jet lag!

Hop on a plane and before you know it, you’ll be soaking up the rays on a tranquil beach or by a luxurious swimming pool. To help you decide what to pack, we’ve picked out 3 of our favourite hotels, in this colourful West African country, and teamed them with our favourite beachwear from Beach Cafe.

COco Ocean, The Gambia, The Luxury Look

Above: Barrie Skirt £219, Eva Hat £99, Brussels Bikini £166, Antibes Swimsuit £209
all by Melissa Odabash at Beach Cafe.

Leo's Hotel, The Gambia

Above: From PilyQ, Raja Bikini £125, Raja Kaftan £152,
from Helen Kaminski, Carillo Bag £209.00 and from L*Space Stevie Dress £149.00

Ngala Lodge, The Gambia

Above: From PilyQ, Brigitte Poncho £145.00,  Skyler Lace Pants £149.00 and Ruffle Bandeau Bikini £149.00, from Melissa Odabash, Elle Cowboy Hat £143.00
and from Helen Kaminski, Pia Bag £525.00

The UK tour operator, The Gambia Experience, have been offering holidays here for over 25 years. All their staff have first hand experience of the destination and the hotels.
Please visit their website for further information Gambia.co.uk

Related Articles:

Sublime self-indulgence at the luxurious Coco Ocean Resort & Spa
Review: Leo’s Beach Hotel, a new, modern and stylish boutique hotel in West Africa
Review: Ngala Lodge, one of the most romantic hotels in Africa

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