Looking for the ultimate Beach Getaway? Want to find that perfect stretch of Beach and Blue Water where you can let all your cares drift away on Warm Tropical Breezes?
Imagine stepping from your Private Oceanfront Resort Accommodation, to be greeted by Cloudless Skies, Sparkling Turquoise Waters and White Sandy Beaches stretching to infinity. As a guest of Paraiso do Ouro Resort, this image of Paradise becomes your daily reality.
Conveniently located Accommodation in Ponta do Ouro
Paraiso do Ouro in Ponta do Ouro is about 10 Km away from the South African Border Post (Kosi Bay) and about 130Km South of Maputo. The magic of Mozambique is seen in the smiles of the people, It lies in the beauty of the nature, and in the complete tranquility of the atmosphere and the rustic destination of Ponta do Ouro.
The location of Paraiso do Ouro is also practical in terms of proximity to social amenities such as Local Shops
& Village, Surfing stores, Pubs & Restaurants. When you stay at Paraiso do Ouro, you will not need to struggle with logistics in order to take advantage of such facilities.
WE ARE RIGHT ON THE BEACH
Accommodation - Non Self-Catering
Paraiso do Ouro, in Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique, is a Budget Accommodation facility that is unlike any other you are going to encounter. In terms of accommodation, we offer Basic Budget Accommodation with the following Features; Air-conditioned Rooms, En Suite Bath Rooms, 5 Star Quality Double Beds, Coffee Making Facilities, 6 Channel Satellite TV, Mosquito Nets, Serviced Daily, Safe and Secure Holiday right on the Beach. Our facility is Safe and Comfortable so you do not need to worry about having to sacrifice any of these characteristics just for affordability. For the incredibly Low Rates, you get to benefit from things such as very friendly Staff Members, a Beach Island Themed Ambience and an Aura that is hard to find in any other similar facility.
Some say our standard Beachfront Rooms offer the comfort and elements of design that allows the mind and body to escape the pressures of today's world, we did this so that you would come back and visit more often. With a view of the Ocean from your balcony as you watch the waves roll in against the beaches below. The Rooms at Paraiso are thoughtfully designed to bring you complete comfort and tranquility.
Coastal sunrises from your balcony and the sound of crashing waves will wash away the stress of your
everyday life. Sleep better than you have in years, and awake to picturesque views, exotic air that complements the area's natural beauty. All accommodation is a few steps away from our Lovely Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Spa Treatment Centre and Covered Beach Deck overlooking the Ocean.
Non Self-Catering Rooms
Paraisodo Ouro offers 56 Rooms with En-Suite Bathrooms (Corner Shower, Basinand Toilet). Each Suite sleeps Two (2), with the option of either a Double or 2 Single Beds subject to availability. Each Room is equipped with:
Guests are reminded to please bring own Bath Amenities and Towels. Bath Towels are available at Reception thougha R150 per Towel refundable deposit is required.
A R200 Key Deposit is required upon Check-In, though it will be refunded on return of the Room Keys & Remotes Wedohave DVD players at Reception. (Refundalbe Deposit required)
Rooms are serviced Daily - Please hand your Keys in at Recepiton to have your room Cleaned
Weaccommodate Families and Groups, giving them Rooms next to each other, linkedvia a Common Balcony
NB NB No own Alcohol/Drinks or Snacks are allowed to be consumedin the Restaurant Deck or Pool Area
Food and Dining
Guests of Paraiso do Ouro can enjoy our signature Restaurant "Galeao", serving fresh and innovative fare, which is definitely the perfect spot for a Power Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or a Romantic Rendezvous.
The beautifully appointed Dining Area and energized Seaside Patio, with its flickering Sunset, intoxicating Ocean views and exclusive Restaurant; "Galeao", offer something for everyone and is the ultimate backdrop for Dining and gathering with friends.
Guests have the enviable privilege of experiencing some of the Palate-Pleasing experiences of our Restaurant's Cuisine. Try one of our delicious Pizzas' available at our "Pizza Bar" on the Deck along with a Cocktail from our "Thirsty Turtle" Cocktail Bar.
We are renownfor our 600m2 deck being the closest point to the beach where you can enjoy Sundowners or host your very own Beach Party.
With a full Bar Facili ty, D ST V is a vailab le in th e Restau ran t; "Galeao" , where sport channels can be enjoyed while having your favourite beverage.
Our Restaurant Seating in excess of 250 people and serving a full m en u of fan tasti c meals in traditional Mozambique style.
Breakfast is included in the Rate
Get your Breakfast Vouchers from Reception Daily!!!
When staying at Paraiso do Ouro, you are unlikely to miss something to do. There is such a wide range of activities that you can take part in, and if you are not careful, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer variety of things youcan do. This is normally irrespective of whether it is high season or low season. The best thing about it is that when you stay at Paraiso do Ouro, you will never be more than 10 minutes away from all the fun. This makes it the ideal spot to stay at if you are looking for a way to have fun without having to worry about logistics, especially if you are intending to experience as much as possible.
Snorkelling & Swimming
The re are nu m erous activ ities that youcan indulge in Ponta do Ouro. The most obvious of these is the Main Beach, which is a very good place to visit i f you are looking for a place to Snorkel and Swim. The beach is of suchhigh quality that it is one place that you are unlikely to regret visiting.
If you prefer to visit our spectacular Reefs, you can book an Ocean Safari & go out with the boat to Snorkel and admire the wonders of the water. All equipment is included in the Rate.
Surfing/ Kite Surfing
The other obvious thing that you are bound to have funwith are the beautiful waves. Thousands of visitors flock to the beach each year just so as to enjoy some of the waves, which are perfect for Surfing. Whether you are a Pro Surfer or are just learning how to go about it, you are bound to find that the beach has a lot to offer.
There are many Dive Operators in Ponta do Ouro. There are Dive Charters & Scuba Training facilities in Ponta do Ouro. The dedicated boatsoffer daily trips for Divers to explore the untouched, world class reefs close offshore, along the Ponta do Ouro coastline. Qualified Instructors, Dive Masters, and Skippers accompany all the trips. Great emphasis is placed on safety, education, conservation awareness, and responsible, non invasive interaction with the marine environment. Success is largely due to the experience and knowledge of the dive sites, and the philosophy of providing affordable divepackages, combined withprofessional service.
The coast off Ponta do Ouro has been declared a Marine Protected Area, and is efficiently managed by the authorities to ensure that the coral reefs and tropical aquatic life is preserved in its original pristine state.
Swimming with the Dolphins
Ponta do Ouro's two Dolphin Centers was founded for the purposeof educational and ethical wild dolphin in-water Encountours that would fund the long term monitoring of the local Dolphins of Ponta. Their love & dedication to the dolphins and citizen science saw the birth of what was to be Africa's first structured wild dolphin swimprogram. All equipment is included in the Rate.
Deep Sea Fishing
These Service Providers commit to provide a fishing experience of a lifetime .Your safety and experience is their biggest concern... They provide an experienced deckhand to assist you in all aspects of fishing. They will clean, wrap and freeze your catch, free of charge. They provide all your equipment on the fishing charter including bait and lures. Their fishing Charters are designed with our customers and their pleasurable experience in mind.
If you are not a fan of water sports, there are other things that you can indulge in as well. For instance Quad Biking
This Service Provider offer the largest fleet of quad bikes in Ponta Do Ouro. Their newly upgraded fleet of KAWASAKI KFX 700cc bikes will thrill your socks off. They have helmets for those who require and all their bikes are serviced regularly. Their bikes are fully automatic, so even if you have never driven on a quadbike this willbe the easiest thing in the world. No Children under 16 are allowed to drive on Mozambican roads. however if accompanied by an adult this is not a problem. They offer bike rentals and tours. Unique to them is their one of a kind first in the world Quad Bike Booze Cruise. Having grown increasingly popular this is an absolute must for every one visiting Ponta Do Ouro
In addition to that, you can also head to the Local Market and purchase some memorabilia to remind you of your unforgettable holiday experience.
Shopping in Ponta
All Shops are Walking Distance from Paraiso do Ouro
-Monkey Nut Tackle shop for all your fishing requirements
-BCI Bank/ATM - has two ATM's that have a personal security guard posted outside at all times.
- Casa Ferragens Hardware -A wide variety of hardware from nails, screws t wood for construction
- Ponta Patrol clothing - an awesome range of designer clothes
- Ponta Kite & Surf - Quicksilver clothing - If you are looking for quicksilver surf gear then pop in here. They also stock some items for the beach generally.
-Blue Barraka for Sea Food I Prawn
- Mage nta Moon Boutique and Gift shop - Soaps home made in Ponta, Clothing and house decor from India, Nepal and Thailand.
-Fish shop - if it is bait and frozen fish you are after head to the right of the filling station where you find fridges full of frozen fish.
-Ethnic Threads - has a range of material and accessories for those looking for something unique. They also have sewing services if you need something made up for a wedding or function etc
-Lukas Butchery has a wide variety of meats for your every need including spices, pastas, rice and camping gear and a range of sweets...
-Pharmacy - The pharmacy is in the mall at the end of the passage where you can find many of the drugs you might need while in Ponta or in case of any Medical Emergency
-Bread can be obtained form various places in the market but is mainly supplied by Elias's bakery found next to Fernando's
- Vodacom - purchase a sim card at one of the barrakas where you see the Vodacom signs and save yourself some money especially if you have friends and family here on holiday with you. You can also use these sim cards to load your phone with Internet Data.
-Local Market - Fresh Produce and assortment of essentials
Items are permitted to be taken across the border, howeverthe following limits apply
The Border Authorities are aware of the price of Liquor and you will not be able to negotiate the Border Taxes
PLEASE DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL AT THE BORDER AS YOU MAY BE DENIED ENTRY
Cell Phone - Connectivity
We Suggest that you arrange with your Service Provider in your country beforehand to activate your International Roaming.
You can also buy a Local Sim Card & Airtime at the Local Market. This is very cheap and you can also convert this airtime to Data
Currency Cheques and Travellers' Cheques are not accepted anywhere in Ponta. Most places have Credit Card facilities and there is an ATM Machine in Ponta where you can withdraw Meticais. Metical is the local currency but South African Rands and US Dollars are accepted by all in the area. The Mozambique currency rate fluctuates, so please ensure that you are aware of this. Please note that if you pay via your Credit/ Debit Card your bank will convert the amount to Meticais at the Bank Rate and again to ZAR as the Buying and selling Rates apply.
Fuel & Diesel
Normal fuel & Diesel is available at Ponta do Ouro. However unleaded fuel is not available there. It is advisable to fill upin Manguzi (SA) as sometimes Fuel & Diesel is not always available, eg Power-cuts
Ponta do Ouro is very, very low risk area but you are welcome to bring some Peaceful Sleep with. All our Rooms are equipped with Mosquito Nets.
Border Transfers from Kosi Bay Border Post ONLYl!
-Once in Ermelo turn left at the Big Engen Garage/ Wimpy. (It is on the left hand side of the robot)
-Pass through Manguzi Town.
Note: be aware of animals and speed bumps, mainly from Jozini to the Kosi Bay Border Post!!! Watch for Speed Bump warning signs!!!
Durban Route #1
-Empangeni - Mkuze N2 151km
-Jozini turnoff - Jozini 20km
Durban Route # 2
Komatipoort Border Post - Not Recommended
-Once across the ferry (Catembe), you will have to travel to Ponta do Ouro, which is 120km away and the road is not so good.
- If it rains, you will get stuck.
|Exclusive / preferred service providers on call|
|Audio – visual equipment (request details)|
|Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes|
|Crockery and cutlery available for hire|
|Catering done in-house|
|Designated parking area|
|Sufficient parking space|
|Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)|
|Wireless internet connection|
|Good lighting that can be operated independently|
|A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading|
|A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely|
|Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight|
|Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items|
|Bring your own bicycle|
|Bicycles to hire|
|Bicycle set trails|
|Bicycle - free to explore|
|Bring your own quad bike|
|Quad bikes to hire|
|Quad bike set trails|
|Quad bikes – free to explore|
|Bring your own off-road motorcycle|
|Off-road motorcycles to hire|
|Off-road motorcycle set trails|
|Off-road motorcycle – free to explore|
|4x4 vehicle set trails|
|4x4 vehicle – free to explore|
|Area for wedding ceremony|
|Undercover area for signing the register|
|Couple must provide own catering|
|In house events coordinator (compulsory)|
|In house events coordinator (not compulsory)|
|Fully stocked bar|
|Cutlery and crockery rental|
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