Ging Oya Lodge
TravelPod Member ReviewsGing Oya Lodge Waikkal
Beautiful place to stay. Great little individual houses with good size bedrooms and half open bathrooms. Extremely comfortable beds, everything catered for (hairdryers, glasses in the rooms etc), wonderful swimming pool, very spacious open relax/dining area and the owner is a great cook.
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Mel & Rob are on holiday, so what do they do – up at 6,
out at 06.30 to go to the fish market and to see some of the boats coming in
(most were in by this late hour) and roam around the smelly, but fascinating
market. We also went to another beach
area where they were drying fish (more smelly!) …
... garden nearby and purchased one or two remedies! KING COCONUT JUICE. The health benefits of king coconut juice was early on explained by our driver, which is in fact sterile and was used by the troops in WW2 as IV fluid replacement. We quickly became converts as it was so refreshing on hot days. Garmini managed to find a roadside stall at the right moment, and the top quickly chopped off and a straw inserted. Wonderful memories of King ...
... families run in and out of the break water - it was quite a sight to be seen. So many people around yet it was so peaceful and quiet even with tons of school kids to boot! A warm sticky breeze added to our stroll and on return after many potholes later we explored our Grand hotel. This place is massive! 11 restaurants, 2 pools, 3 towers of a building it's very easy to lose yourself! A lovely dinner for the equivalent of €10 between us, what's not to ...
... point that there was a salon offering some treatments for free, which included facials and hair. So I decided to go and have my first ever facial. It was nice and relaxing and skin def felt better after, although you sweat so quickly out here it doesn't last long. I then had to grab my dinner as had all decided to eat there, before jumping onto the bus to the YC as the other girls didn't know if they had a rehearsal or not so we all went back together. Luckily fish and potato wedges ...
... keep the peace got in; luckily he spoke all three languages, and listened to us about the map. Finally we got to the hotel, it wasn't that late just felt it. Although fairly basic by some western standards, the hotel is really lovely with good beds, a good shower and wifi. Walking along to the restaurant later that night we realised that we were right next to a UN base. The food was again lovely but totally different from other foods we've had ...