Don't be put off by what the motel looks like or by what people say. The Motel is great for what you pay for and for it's location. You simply cannot get any closer to the beach. The breakfasts are basic but filling and the friendly and helpful staff more than make up for any shortcomings you may percieve.
The restuarant seems a bit more pricey than the other offerings in the area but it's convenient. The pub also has a great location, overlooking the bay.
The surrounding clubs playing loud music into the night (only in season) aren't really an issue, since Ponta is a festive village, so it's what you should expect.
To top it all off, Simply Scuba (located on the premises0 are an excellent dive outfit. Awesome service and great staff.
My next stay in Ponta will most certainly be here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Motel do Mar began to be built in stages in the 50's . Right at the beach it offers 68 rooms with a capacity for four people. It was recently refurbished and furnished thus providing a greater comfort to its guests. Operated by the majority shareholder SODEPO – Sociedade de Desenvolvimento da Ponta do Ouro, Motel do Mar has plans to install during the year 2011, a casino and a pool, to ensure more opportunities for fun and satisfaction to its guests. :: Scuba DivingPonta do Ouro is the best place south of Mozambique to dive. It is famous for its coral reefs, abundant marine life and a variety of dive range. Come and dive with us! :: The beach: It offers a lot of sand and sun, fresh air and plenty of entertainment. The bay is very safe for swimming. Don't forget the sun protector and get the tan of your life! :: Kitesurfing: The bay of Ponta do Ouro offers world-class kite surfing, water level and smooth inside and outside waves. Come, jump into your board and let the kite be taken by the best wind! ... more less