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About Carioca Inn

Carioca Inn is situated on Bilene Beach and offers guests a choice of five rooms or a Flat which enjoy lovely views of the sea. All the units are equipped with mosquito nets, but they need to be kept closed at all times. It is also highly recommended that guests use personal protection against malaria.

All units have en-suite bathrooms with showers. The rooms are furnished with comfortable single and double beds or a combination of a double bed and bunk bed. The Flat is ideal for a group or family and has two bedrooms with double beds and each with a bathroom en suite (main bedroom also have a bunk bed in) and couches in the sitting room that can convert into beds. The unit also has a kitchen, a private splash pool and braai area. Dedicated staff members will clean your rooms on request.

Guests can relax at the martini pool or enjoy meals and drinks in the restaurant and bar where one can sit and enjoy the beach views. DStv as well as credit card facilities are available at the reception and bar area, but please note there will be an additional 3% charge on all card transactions.

Guests can spend days relaxing on the beach, play beach volley ball or rent the motorized boat with a skipper and do some lake exploring. Guests can also go deep sea fishing, snorkelling and much more. Please feel free to bring your boats, water toys, quads and off road bikes, but all boats and water toys need permits. Beach transfers to the Channel Mouth can also be arranged.
Please also note that NO 4X4 is required it is tar road all the way from SA to our parking area at the lodge.

Wedding Venues: See Specials

Family friendly: A jungle gym will keep the little ones busy.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 11 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 22 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Budget
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Portuguese
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Mozambique is a malaria area and it is highly recommended that guests also use personal protection against malaria.
Full Payment to be deposited 72 hours prior to arrival. An Email of the deposits is vital.

Carioca Inn Rooms

Reviews for Carioca Inn

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Yolande Gunter, South Africa
12 January 2016

The flat and entire surroundings was dirty.  Smelled bad.  Big cockroaches.  The showers are hideous!  Rubbish in and around the "inn"  poor water pressure.  air-conditioning didn't work.  Oven was so filthy it was disgusting.  The place is run down, please do not spend money here we paid R12 000 (week) for the worst experience ever. Beach in front of the lagoon is not clean! That is an utter lie. The owners are friendly yes, but friendly does not cut it when you are paying hard earned money  I am very sorry! 
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Henco Delport, South Africa
26 October 2015

Excellent destination to relax and enjoy a much needed break.Jacques and Diane are brilliant hosts and the most accommodating and friendly people you will meet.The staff are helpful and friendly and the restaurant/bar serve up delicious food.We had a fantastic timeHenco

Johan Yssel, South Africa
17 July 2015

Carioca Inn is definitely worth recommending! The hosts are very helpful with any queries and willing to assist in any way possible. The rooms are very nice and tidy with plenty of space. The bathrooms are spacious with a large shower. The rooms also have private access to the lagoon and the beach transfers pic you up right in front of Carioca Inn. This was a holiday I'll never forget!

Kashnie Govender, England
25 May 2015

Carioca Inn is sublime. Pure bliss and relaxation.Jacque and his team are extremely helpfull and friendly. We would definately visit again!

Hanli van der Spuy, South Africa
04 May 2015

Our stay at Carioca Inn was idyllic - beach front, warm waters and friendly service from owners and locals. Care was taken to make sure that we were comfortable and happy.We would love to return sooner than later!

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Carioca Inn Map

Carioca Inn is 1.2km from the centre of Bilene , the nearest airport 102.1km (Maputo International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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