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Ocean Villa Heights are pleased to offer.

  1. Bespoke events catering including Wedding celebrations, Birthday parties and pool parties.
  2. Laundry Service - For a small fee we can do your personal laundry 
  3. Airport transfers, each way, for £20,  25 EURO or D1250
  4. Pool and beach towels.
  5. BBQ Area.
  6. Free Wi-fi throughout hotel.
  7. VIP tour service with experienced guides and exclusive offers.
  8. Games and activities.
  9. Massage and beauty therapies. 


As well as guaranteed guaranteed "winter sun" and with just a 6 hour flight, we know that you will be energised and eager to begin the adventure and sample the delights of the "Smiling Coast" and beyond.

With our own bespoke VIP tour services we tempt you with a wide array of adventures and experiences, individually tailored with personally selected  professional tour guides we guarantee memories that will last a life time.

  • GOLF - The are two golf courses within a 15 minute drive of Ocean Villa Heights. One 18 hole course and one 9 hole course.
  • FISHING - A popular past-time for many people; deep sea fishing  or river fishing can be easily arranged and at reasonable prices.
  • BIRD WATCHING - The Gambia is a superb location for bird watching. Tanji bird reserve is just down the road and there are a number of places to see the huge numbers of bird species.
  • WOOD CARVING - Visit Brikama for the wood carving skills of local craftsmen.
  • MASSAGE - If just the thought of all the other activities makes you exhausted, why not treat yourself to a massage at our hotel ?
  • NATURE RESERVES - There are a wide range of reserves in The Gambia and beyond, an opportunity to exlore the flora and forna of West Africa at a pace to suit you.
  • MONKEY SPOTTING - The Gambia is home to a number of monkey species, always a fascinating experience.
  • TURTLE WATCHING - In partnership with Turtle SOS The Gambia , an opportuntity for a hands on experience in the front line of turtle conservation here in the Gambia. (Seasonal).
  • COMMUNITY PROJECTS - In partnership with recognised organisations and established charities, visit local communities and experience the real Gambia and learn how this organisation are making a difference.


Take a moment to see what we can offer. The adventure begins!


birds of The GambiaThe Gambia is a bird watcher's paradise. There are number of reserves and over 500 species of birds to discover and even catch a glimpse of rare species such as White Backed Night Heron, Giant Kingfisher and the African Fin Foot. 

Make sure your camera is fully charged, your memory cards are at the ready and your zoom lenses at hand as you explore places such as The Tanji Bird Reserve, Bijilo National Reserve and Abuko Nature Reserve; all of which are prime locations for those interested in bird watching.

For those wanting to make a day of it, there are tours that will start early in the morning and will take you to Makasutu Cultural Forest by canoe and then by foot.

Ocean Villa Heights can arrange for all your birdwatching excursions, so all you need do is bring your equipment and we'll do the rest

ocean villa heights in the gambia main buildingWe first came to The Gambia at the turn of the millennium and have returned every year since. We, as have many others, fell in love with the country mainly because of the people who, whilst not having a lot of money, still have a warm, friendly personality. It’s not called “the smiley coast” of Africa for nothing.

We always dreamed of a property by the sea and were very fortunate to come across a plot of land right on the sea front. We wanted to build a lovely house by the sea with a unique design so we used a building plan from Gambia that we liked, took the design back to England and asked an architect to use the plan as a guild and create a new blue print. This was taken back to The Gambia and employed a local builder called Ebrima Darbor to build the shell. 


Unfortunately, in The Gambia, the plumbing, electrical appliances and so on are of poor quality imported from China so we imported all the materials from England; even the roof. This has consisted of four 20ft containers and one 40ft container but we are pleased to say that it has been worth all the effort to provide a building that meets British standards.



As my trade in England is a plumber, I installed all the plumbing to the building. The en-suites have been fitted out with Ideal Standard sanitary ware with walk-in Mira showers. The hot water is being produced by solar panels that serve two 300 ltr un-vented Megaflo cylinders. Cold water comes from a 30M bore hole stored in a 3000ltr underground storage tank which is then pumped from the storage tank by Grundfos booster pump to an accumulator. The gardens are irrigated by an automated Hunter XC Hybrid Controller with eight Hunter zone valves which feed 28 Hunter pop up sprinklers heads and one zone that feeds 100M of drip pipe. It takes 5000ltr a day to irrigate the land. This allows the water in the storage to be turned over at least one and a half times a day, keeping the water fresh.

ocean villa heights main backElectrics

Gambia runs off 240 volts which helped with the supply of electrical appliances, The Electric Centre supplied all our electrical requirements from cable to a three phase consumer board and we contracted a local electrician called Pap – forever now known as Sparky - to carry out the installation. The power in Gambia is very irregular so we sent out an FG Wilson 30KVA diesel generator with an automatic change over switch.


We were also very fortunate to find an excellent roofer called “Pap the roof man” and sent Marley tiles with timber supplied and loaded by Travis Perkins. We used Therm ‘X- reflective breathable membrane that has made a huge difference in making the building cool.

Air conditioning

We have used 12 x Daikin air conditioning units supplied by the Climate Centre which we have found to be very powerful and reliable. We used Ben Camera to install them.


We could not find fire doors in Gambia so we supplied Walnut fire doors with hard wood door frames made to measure by G Stone carpentry. Each door has 3 x grade 13 hinges and a Yale lock.


900 square meters of Turkish Caria white premium marble tiles throughout supplied by a Mr Aksu who imported them from Turkey. Lafi came across him and recommended that we take a look as the reserves were being sold off cheaply, as they were the left over from the five star Coco Ocean resort and so I took the first flight out to Gambia and managed to do a deal. We used the same tile man to lay them and now the floors are looking amazing; being polished daily by the buffing machine that we sent over.

We have now finished which has turned out to be a bigger project than we first anticipated; with seven large en-suite bedrooms, bar, dining room, office and a large swimming pool, we never thought we would open as a hotel but sometimes things turn out differently than you first imagined and now Ocean Villa Heights has been born for everybody to enjoy.

Ocean Villa Heights Hotel


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Where a warm welcome meets the cool Atlantic Breeze.
Ocean Villa Heights is a small boutique hotel nestled on the clifftops enjoying a panaromic view over a deserted beach.
With seven stylish rooms, including a stunning suite and family rooms and that personal attention that can only make for a memorable stay.
Business or pleasure, catching up with friends and family or making new friends, exploring or just an opportuntiy  to relax and unwind, we look forward t welcoming you to Ocean Villa Heights.
The Details
  • Seven individually styled bedrooms all complete with air conditioning, room safe, mini fridge, tea and coffee making faclities and satellite TV.
  • Four standards of bedroom to suit all tastes and budgets, ranging from our simple basic room through the mid range deluxe and into the superior bedrooms that benefit from stunning seaviews and of course the sublime suite, complete with bath tub and the most stunning vistas of all.
  • Fully air conditioned, the hotel offers an extensive a la carte menu with al fresco dining, as well as our bespoke dining area.
  • The swimming pool and sun terrace offer the perfect opportunty to relax and unwind, garden games, direct access to a pristine beach and our VIP bantaba means that you are spoilt for choice for those lazy days.
  • VIP airport transfer, transport and concierge as well as unique personalised tour service to complete our facilities.
  • Why not explore our special offers always available on our Facebook page.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ocean Villa Heights.


Ocean Villa Highlights.

Family room which can accomdate up to four guests.

We are going Green ....not just for the Green Season we have upgade our sustainable energy systems to include bothsolar and wind power.

Garden upgrade include solar lighting throughout the garden and terrance area

We continue to upgrade and develop each of our room to ensure that our guests have the most comfortable stay in  beautiful surroundings.




You can book flights by clicking on any of the links below:

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cheap flights to The Gambia

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 based upon a 7 + nights stay

Local Activities


bird watching

Bird Watching

The Gambia is a haven for anyone who likes birdwatching

Landmarks in The Gambia


The Gambia is home to a number of interesting landmarks

having a massage in The Gambia


Relax by having a massage in the comfort of our hotel.

deep sea fishing in The Gambia

Sea Fishing

Sea fishing trips can be arranged for the more adventurous


Keep up to date with what offers we have and what is going on in at Ocean Villa Heights and The Gambia