Gala Gala Eco Resort

Gala Gala Eco Resort

Rue Principal Da Ponta, Ponta do Ouro 1100 Mozambique
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4.5
#1 of 6 guest houses in Ponta do Ouro
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Gala Gala Eco Resort is nestled in the indigenous trees only 500 m from the most stunning beach. We strive to provide personalized attention to our guests ensuring that they experience the best that Ponta Do Ouro and surrounds has to offer. Choose from Deluxe , en suite or standard cabanas as well as campsites with your own private ablution. We have two swimming pools, a boma, onsite bar and café for the best coffees in town. For the discerning traveller wanting something authentic and different. We are owner managed with a hands on approach.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Diving
Snorkelling
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Umbrella
Room features
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Portuguese

Location

Rue Principal Da Ponta, Ponta do Ouro 1100 Mozambique
Getting there
Car recommended
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npatel697530 wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An absolute gem of a place, it's away from the busy beach but close enough to get around quickly. The host (Bev and Mandy) were absolutely amazing, they arranged a snorkeling trip with the wild dolphins for us at a great price. Also the breakfast was really great.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from , Owner at Gala Gala Eco Resort
Responded 14 Oct 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your feedback. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope to see you again soon.
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Yolande Els wrote a review May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our second stay at Gala Gala. The location is set off the beach away from the hustle and bustle in a tree canopy filled with many birds and butterflies. Coffee, breakfast and lunch delicious and prompt. Lovely communal area with comfy couches. Spotless and stylish ablutions. Staff are ALL amazing, including owners Bev and Mandy who have a lot of advice and guidance on local activities. Rooms spotless AND faultless. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Ponta.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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JennieF1209 wrote a review Mar 2022
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Gala-Gala eco resort over a long weekend and were delighted with the accommodation, as well as the care that Bev and the staff took to make our stay very special. The accommodation is rustic, but beautiful and superbly comfortable. Small details like hammock chairs, and creative touches throughout the rooms and kitchen added to our pleasure. Bev arranged all our outings (like swimming with dolphins and a wonderful massage) with a smile.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jamie C wrote a review May 2023
Greater London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely jungle gem hidden in the woods above Ponto. For those wanting an escape to the simple life, not grand luxe. Welcoming staff and owners in a delightful simple place. Good value, not expensive and delicious breakfast, recommend the omelettes car useful to access main beach and village
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mulder2021 wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Resort has nice tidy and cosy huts. Good mosquitonet, soap and towels provided. Short walk to the beach with a lovely restaurant on top of a hill. Owner is very kind and thinks along: we asked for an early 6.30 breakfast to be able to attend a dive at 7 which was not a problem at all.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from , Owner at Gala Gala Eco Resort
Responded 24 Aug 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time for this review. We enjoyed meeting you both and look forward to seeing you again soon. warm regards Bev
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Holiday home Hisa Gusta wrote a review Feb 2023
Most na Soci, Slovenia
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying at Gala Gala is an unforgettable experience in a wonderful enviroment with a great people: owners and personnel who create the great atmosphere.
The resort is a 20-minute walk from the center of the town but many times transportation was provided by the owners. The accommodation huts are simple and natural, the resort is enriched by exceptional vegetation and many small details. Most important of all are warm and helpful people.
Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Secure parking is available, but you will need a 4x4 car for transportation.
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Response from Gala Gala Eco Resort, Owner at Gala Gala Eco Resort
Responded 26 Feb 2023
Thank you for your kind words. We so appreciate your time to write a review. We look forward to your return soon.
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Leisha B wrote a review Jan 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing place in a nice quiet part of Ponta Do Oura, boasting its own private beach a few meters away. Comfortable clean accommodation serviced daily. an Honesty bar - something you dont find in this day and age. The hosts are friendly and so helpful should you wish to organize any excursions or activities during your stay. It really feels like a home away from home!
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Bev Mould, Owner at Gala Gala Eco Resort
Responded 17 Jan 2021
Hi Leisha, Thank you for taking the time to review Gala Gala Eco Resort. We so enjoy having you stay with us and over the years it has been an absolute pleasure to spoil you and your friends. We look forward to next time ! warm regards and blessings. Bev
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dorotheawenzel wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I took the kids for a spontaneous getaway - and we just loved our adventurous glamping experience at Gala Gala! While the kids enjoyed the pool, I had a relaxing massage. The hosts went above and beyond, making sure that we felt comfortable and we'll definitely be back. Great proximity to one of the most beautiful beaches!
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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LFCKOPITE4EVER wrote a review Jul 2022
Rancho Mirage, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We three as a family stayed 3 days and all loved it. The layout of the lodges allows for privacy and a level of intimacy and quiet that merges well with the in forest-eco-like setting. The kid has his own cabana adjacent to ours which was cool. Bev and team are super attentive and in the details while offering a well lighted and large central seating area, a small library, super breakfast, a good 'honesty bar', and excellent wifi. Additionally there is a large shared kitchen and individual ones depending on room taken. Added massages and the stay was an excellent one. Whoops... need to note Bev again as she ensured we were covered for all diving related which included drives to and from the like top-notch Blowing Bubbles dive shop when we were just plain too lazy to use our feet.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Gala Gala Eco Resort, Owner at Gala Gala Eco Resort
Responded 01 Aug 2022
Thank you Mark for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your feedback. It was great to meet you and your family and hear about your wonderful African journey you are on. Makes us Jealous! We hope to cross paths again soon. warm regards Bev
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haywp01 wrote a review Apr 2022
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for morning walks and swims at the pristine beach, blissful surroundings, good food and great hospitality then you have to stay at Gala Gala.
Rooms are comfortable, fully equipped with attention to detail. The power shower is excellent.
Bev and Mandy will sort you out with everything you need to know and where to go. They booked our Dolphin excursion and told us where the top spots were to eat.
The communal area is relaxing and Bev cooks a great breakfast. We will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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carianna2016 asked a question Jan 2020
Cape Town, South Africa113 contributions60 helpful votes
Hi, would I need a 4x4 or will a 4x2 bakkie suffice to make it to the resort?.
Answer from Gil Van Wyk
7 contributions2 helpful votes
P4x4 but the owner is willing to assist if you are not in a 4x4. They are very obliging.
Answer from DurbanKimJ
Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique151 contributions22 helpful votes
The very helpful owners can pick you up from the parking in town? You do need a 4x4 or at least a high clearance suv to get that last km.
Answer from galagala13
Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique15 contributions
Hi Vanessa, Sincere apologies for the delay. yes there are laundry facilities. Our staff will do your laundry at R100 per load. Kind regards Bev
Graciano M asked a question Feb 2022
Quero informação sobre o quarto de 2299mtn.
Michelle S wrote a tip May 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa42 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"In busy season it could be quite noisy in the lodge. Take a torch incase the power goes out. Water is drinkable."
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Petrus61 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Nice, France3,599 contributions400 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check the room if you can since some rooms are quite small."
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Navigator63811804091 wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are a confident driver, getting there with a small car is not too hard, but a vehicle geared for sand will make your trip better."
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Holiday home Hisa Gusta wrote a tip Feb 2023
Most na Soci, Slovenia26 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Secure parking is available, but you will need a 4x4 car for transportation."
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Vacation64497628759 wrote a tip Jan 2023
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is a little bit of a walk to the main beach (2.4km) but I really enjoy walking while on holiday so I had no issue with that at all. "
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,079 - R 1,511 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MozambiqueMaputo ProvincePonta do Ouro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gala Gala Eco Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Gala Gala Eco Resort?
Nearby attractions include Beach Bar (0.9 km), Magenta Moon Boutique (0.6 km), and Busiswa Boutique (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gala Gala Eco Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Gala Gala Eco Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Gala Gala Eco Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Gala Gala Eco Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gala Gala Eco Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mango Cafe, The Melting Pot, and Sapphire Sands Bar and Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gala Gala Eco Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Gala Gala Eco Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Ponta do Ouro.
Are pets allowed at Gala Gala Eco Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gala Gala Eco Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Portuguese, and Afrikaans.
Is Gala Gala Eco Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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