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Calypso Bar and Restaurant

Cape Point Beach | Next to Occean Bay Hotel, Bakau, Gambia
+220 992 0201
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (22 reviews)
“prawns” (21 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Bar, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Cape Point Beach | Next to Occean Bay Hotel, Bakau, Gambia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to try this bar / restaurant for lunch one day as TA reviews were very good. This restaurant is not within walking distance of any hotel so I would strongly suggest you get a taxi here as you will be pestered by people...More

Thank SurreyAnn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day of business meetings, it was an absolute pleasure to unwind in one of the many lapa-style, open air eating/drinking areas. Excellent choice of seafood and selection of fresh fish, complemented by super friendly staff.

Thank Coleman21
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

This was an incredible experience. The boat trip to the Island was relaxing and provided a great opportunity to see the sheer size of the Gambian River. Once on the Island, the remains of the castle eerily translates one's mind back to a time of...More

Thank Tixylixy
Reviewed June 28, 2018

I brought a large group here for a drink and to see the crocs & birds. Very relaxing and the staff were friendly and helpful, pointing out where the crocs were hiding. Nice place for a drink and comfortable seating. Not a cheap place but...More

Thank alan h
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

What’s not to like. This is a tranquil setting on a beautiful beach with some lovely tables spread around a wide area from which you can watch the world go by. There’s a crocodile pool, monkeys that keep a respectful distance, birds and gorgeous white...More

Thank DiggerOne
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Perfect beach to spend a few hours without any worry. Good service very nice food both Gambian and European. Enjoy without a worry.

Thank Goele L
Reviewed May 22, 2018

The Calypso is located in a pretty garden with a pond and shore birds. The food was good - hamburger and fish fingers in batter but not particularly inventive. No locals eating here - popular with tour groups and travelling business people.

Thank MRichardson2014
foday t, Manager at Calypso Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Thank you for your review. But it is Ramadan the fasting month for Muslims . So no locals will go and eat or drink during the day any where until breakfast time

Reviewed May 3, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with individual thatched round house tables alongside a lake and on the beach! Lovely food and cocktails. A truly stunning spot where a tiny family of five monkeys come down to ask for food most afternoons ( I'm normally a bit scared of...More

1  Thank Yvette L
Reviewed May 1, 2018

This is a lovely little bar just down the beach from Sunbeach Hotel .....they have some monkeys that you can feed....there's a treehouse like area you can climb stairs to.....and there's a small lake with 12 crocodiles in .......they aslo sell the local Gambian bottled...More

Thank RobertG4385
Reviewed April 25, 2018

This is the ultimate in relaxation! Perfect & beautiful location by the side of a small lake inhabited by crocodiles & birds. Just right for a relaxing drink or a full meal. As has been mentioned here before, prices are a little on the high...More

1  Thank arthurpolly
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August 14, 2018|
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Response from Famrave | Reviewed this property |
Answers as above. Also puzzled as to why you keep asking same question If you need specific information, suggest you phone them.
Barbara P
May 17, 2018|
Response from Foday T | Property representative |
Yes we are open during Ramadan
April 18, 2018|
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Response from foday t | Property representative |
We are open from :10 am kitchen close10 pm. We serve food all day ( breakfast & lunch & dinner)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cape Point Beach | Next to Occean Bay Hotel, Bakau, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Bakau
  • Phone Number: +220 992 0201
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