Best for people that like non populated places away from everything. It is hard to get there but it pays off! The staff was amazing it felt like the place was our own. Only nature sounds, a great taste of the wilderness
The northern coast is one of Earth's best kept secrets! Soft, white sand beaches w crystal clear, debris-free water hosting a plethora of micro flora and fauna. Ulala lodge is a few stilted lodges nestled between beautiful beaches and rolling hills. Very few western tourists visit the area, which allows a more authentic experience w the local population and environment. Pros: George's wealth of knowledge about the region. We had the place to ourselves. No other guests were present except one night. Eco-friendly: Hot water. Solar powered. Wind mills. Windy and sunny. Sit on beach all day lounging. Water sports equipment can be provided: kite board,kayak... Staff are wonderful! Ishmael speaks the best English and prepared the best meals. Saudi speaks a little Spanish. And the other Saudi speaks a few words of English. Nature's orchestra: Turns into jungle orchestra at night. Breakfast nice size with eggs your way. Freshly brewed coffee. Roasted d bread jams Free airport transfer about 10-15 mins away if you stay 3 nights. However we didn't know about this on arrival, so paid for a taxi. Cons: Menu is ambiguous and expensive. Half a quiche is 10 euro, but the fact that it is HALF a quiche is not explicit on the menu. Preparation of food is fresh and simple fair, but hit or miss on execution. We were okay w knowing that wildlife was lurking in the bushes and brush, but it should be advised to have a strong head lamp. Staff only speak Portuguese but you're in a Portuguese country. However, advise George to be present for all kitchen orders so that no mistakes are made Need a car if you stay here. It's location is far from Pemba, and expensive taxi ride w bump ride there and back. Wo a car, you can only eat at Ulala. Fish of day is only dinner option and lunch menu is limited. But when there is only one couple at the lodge it is understandable. Take a car. Rooms are open at the top of the ceiling. Not sure what type of visitor we had up there, but we could sure hear it the animals every night and were not certain if there were inside or on top of roof. No wifi in room and spotty wifi in the main lodge.…
Firstly, there is the beauty of the place, the white sand beach, the animals and the gorgeous fire trees Then, there is the people - A dedicated staff led by Lionel who will go out of their way to make your experience the best possible Finally there is the fact that the owner opted to make the facility fully self sustaining from an environmental point of view Thank you Ulala for making our stay unforgettable
My wife and I really enjoyed the beautiful setting and very friendly service we received. We loved the snorkeling too, with amazing corals. We enjoyed the rustic look of the place and the food was good.
The bungalows were super nice, facing the ocean, spacious, with large beds and mosquito nets, and the service was good. It is quite isolated, no other hotels around, the days were windy and the water was cold when we were there. The food was so-so, nothing special but no choice but to eat there, the cab ride back to Pemba for dinner is expensive. Otherwise nice.