Relax with a holiday to Cape Point
Located right on the beach, a relaxing holiday to Gambia’s Cape Point is only a six-hour flight from the UK. With warm 24C daily temperatures from November to February, Cape Point is the ideal place to soak up some winter sun. If you like the weather hot, then the wet season runs from the end of June to September when the temperature reaches a balmy 30C. Being one of the quieter beach resorts in the area, Cape Point is great for families or anyone simply wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of life.
Life’s a beach in the Gambia
The beach at Cape Point is particularly good, and the wide stretch of golden sand is the resorts true selling point. The laid back resort is located in a peaceful and wealthy residential area close to the UN headquarters, so the area is very safe. Cape Point and its beach get a little busier on Sundays, otherwise it remains the perfect base for a chilled out Gambian holiday.
Cape Point is situated within the larger Bakau resort, so for a change of scenery head to the beach at Bakau for more sunbathing. Bakau also has an interesting craft market where you can buy everything from beads to batiks. The nearby village market has a colourful fruit and vegetable stall, and you can buy freshly caught shrimps from the fishing port.
Walk on past the craft market to Bakau Botanical Gardens and follow the nature trails that snake through the gardens. It’s a relaxing place to sit and bird watch. If you want some excitement then pay a visit to Cape Point’s southerly neighbours, the livelier resorts of Kololi and Kotu.
Bored of the beach? Go on a tour of the city of Banjul or take a cruise on the river in a pirogue, a Gambian style boat. Take a four-wheel drive excursion and go off the beaten track, exploring local villages before stopping to relax for a couple of hours on an unspoilt beach. Watch out for monkeys and the sight of colourful birds along the way.
Back in Cape Point choose between the relaxed atmosphere of dinner at Calypso, located right on the beach, or the a la carte menu at Ocean Clipper.
A lastminute.com holiday to Cape Point
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