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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: 88%
  • Response Time: 25 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 24 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Satellite TV*
  • 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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Chana Tomaz, South Africa
13 January 2017

I feel there is no upkeep of the inn. The rooms weren't clean. The bedding is stained. The rooms never had enough crockery. The stove was very dirty and not working which I complained about but nothing was done about it. When it rained it came through the roof and onto our bed. The bathroom basin had a leak which I complained about and I had to solve the problem by putting a bucket to catch the water. The restaurant wasn't opened at 3 pm as advised sometimes only at 5 pm. We made the best of our holiday and love Bilene as it is our destination of choice.

Xolile Gina, South Africa
20 July 2016

The place is dirty, smelly and a bit hideous for my liking. Even my kids didn't approve of it. The stove (and of course the oven) was so sticky it was disgusting. No microwave. Only 2 pots provided and the one was leaking. The showers don't drain the water properly so there is always stagnant water in the 'basin' unless one goes through the trouble of wiping the shower. And oh my word the hand basin is a story for another day.One day there were showers and the veranda was soaking wet because the roof is dilapidated and leaking.However on a lighter note the place is quite affordable if you are...
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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!

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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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