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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (24 reviews)
“prawns” (21 reviews)
“salad” (13 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 today 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 Robert G
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
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Great food and staff . And last evening had live music a perfect end to a wonderful holiday. Would highly recommend and during the day u can watch the crocs

1  Thank kellove78
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Loved our visit to this restaurant. Lots of wildlife to watch including the crocodiles. Food and service was excellent

2  Thank jerryhawker27
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Had a lovely lunch at the Calypso Bar - the location is lovely. And the beach area less hassle than near the Senegambia. It was peaceful and relaxing - and loved the little pond/ lake with the fab birds flying about.

Thank jfairless1
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

If you go to The Gambia and you don’t come here, then you’ll need to go back. Delicious food, LOVELY staff, amazing crocodile pool with birds (saw the best kingfishers of our trip there) and, if you’re lucky, the monkeys will come and try to...More

1  Thank HotelLover2009
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Questions & Answers
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)
April 13, 2018|
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Response from Foday T | Property representative |
Yes we will be open through out the year . Only opening and closing time will change in the Summer season
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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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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