The Gambia may be mainland Africa's smallest nation, but it punches way above its weight in terms of attractions.
With its glorious low-key beaches, bustling towns that combine colonial architecture, traditional activities and wealth of wildlife.
Visitors keen to experience West African rural culture may head off the beaten track and up-country to simple, traditional villages, or why not spend a lazy day on the River Gambia?Coco Ocean Resort & Spa occupies an enviable position on a wide stretch of unspoilt beach
, next to Bijilo Forest Park Nature Reserve, famous for its green vervet and red colobus monkeys.
Although there is little activity directly outside the hotel to spoil the peace and tranquillity, a 20-minute walk along the sandy beach, or a short taxi ride, will bring you to the resort of Kololi with its wide selection of bars and restaurants.