Snorkelk asked for a trip review and I really wouldn't have much to add to the reviews already in place, so thought I would just put a quick post here.
Although the Gala hotel didn't have the immediate "WOW" factor that other resorts have had on us, we were very happy with the hotel and fell in love with the area of Huatulco. We upgraded to the Royal Club when we got there and the view from our room was worth it alone!
Fabulous service at the bars, beach, restaurants and front desk. That is one thing that I love about smaller resorts - you get to know the staff and they remember you!
Loved the Italian restaurant the most and never had trouble getting a reservation at any of the ala carte restaurants. My husband and I aren't really buffet fans, so we loved that there was no restriction on the amount of times you could eat at the ala cartes.
Definitely do the tour of the bays - the scenery is amazing!!!
We went out for dinner one night, to the restaurant just outside the hotel - Don Porfirio - AMAZING!! Fabulous service, great food, and reasonable prices...
On our last full day, we hired a taxi for an hour, for $12, and he took us to many of the beautiful, scenic spots in the area - we were fortunate in that he spoke very good English, so he was like a tour guide, who was able to provide us with some of the history of the area. We were so thrilled, that we tipped him as much as the cost of the cab and he was over the moon - it was definitely money well spent!
Would we go back to Huatulco and the Gala Resort - you betcha!