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Caribbea Bay Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

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I visited the place this winter. The place is undergoing a face-lift and everything is shaping up. You enjoy a wider view of the deeper end of lake Kariba and a boat cruise can be arranged. This is a lake shore rest-place which enjoys the cool Kariba breeze despite the hot weather in Kariba. If you are lucky you can view hippos right in front of the hotel. A nice place for retreats, break-away activities, workshops and holidays as well as picnics.

This place was lovely in its peak (according to locals that I travelled with) but now it feels like it is being run down and lacking atmosphere, which is such a shame. This place could be amazing. Pool area is fabulous with amazing views. Staff are friendly, food and drink is lovely.

Nothing bad to say. Enjoyed my two days stand there. Only one issue needed to be improve: the light in the bathroom is very dark. So, in order to shave the face had to take very close distance to the mirror. Catch your own fish and ask chief to prepare it for you.

I arrived here around 5pm, tired from the long drive from Harare. I was in my room around 8.45pm. I have not slept. It's now 10.45pm! The aircon sounds like one is in a grinding meal, literally! It could be used to torture criminals and terrorists! It's excruciatingly painful. I called the members of staff and they did not even seem to know how to resolve the matter! So I am sitted, wondering what else I can do - I drive back home early tomorrow morning... 😢

The hotel is dated (blame it on the Zimbabwe Political and Economic situation) and undergoing phased renovations. The location is really great on the banks of the Lake. Anywhere else it would have been a hive of activity. The hotel was quite empty in the last week of Feb 2017. The rooms are spacious with good clean bedding. The bed itself may need an upgrade - but is apparently planned. The air con worked well and the shower had hot water with good pressure. The staff are very good and service oriented. Breakfast was the usual fare in Zimbabwe. Good for a short business trip

I will start by saying that our rooms were gifted to us through a program we were helping city council with, so I have absolutely no idea what they cost. We were in a cabana house, which was beautiful, but incredibly hot with no air. The hot water doesn't last too long, but the shower was nice. The property was very pretty, and granted we stayed during low/off season, but it needed some work. Cannot say whether I would stay again because I have no idea what the value was for the money, but if it is under $70 or so a night, I would say it's worth it.

This Hotel is located on the scenic shores of Kariba dam, which is the biggest inland dam in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The area is very scenic, usual typical Zimbabwean customer care, Good food, neat environment. For those who like sailing, you have the whole lake and a lot of tour operators for that. If you are coming from Harare, there are lots of wild animals along the road too!

There is no "good" among the ratings, and rating this place "average" would be a proper injustice. It's by and large a good place to set up for a week, but it won't be a life changing experience. The gym is woefully inadequate, the rooms are not particularly "homely", but are spacious. The culinary options are limited and it begins to take its toll after 3 days. The staff is professional, friendly and helpful. That's definitely a strong point. The hotel offers board room facilities which is great for corporate outings. The WiFi is decent enough for business purposes or streaming your YouTube etc. The ambience is great as the hotel is situated right at the bank of the lake. In the final analysis, I would recommend the hotel with very little hesitation.

We stayed there over Christmas as a family of we had a great time, lots of activities at the hotel, lots of scenery in and around Kariba. The staff were very friendly and service was timely all the time. The meals are standard, Hotel food

A place to stay. Have got friendly staff and helpful. Organised some of our excursions. Food good. Rooms very clean though noisy when we went because of renovations under way. Hope next time we visit nothing of the sort . But overall good. Will strongly recommend for that special occasion.

425 Impala Drive Kariba

Caribbea Bay Resort is located within a 15-minute drive of Kariba Dam and Siavonga Market. This 3-star resort has 83 guestrooms and offers a casino, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. On a lake, the resort is also within a 20-minute drive of Kaliolio Crocodile Farm.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a bite to eat at The Terrace Patio Restaur, the resort's onsite restaurant. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.

The 83 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, free bottled water, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.


Guests staying at Caribbea Bay Resort enjoy access to a casino, an outdoor pool, and an outdoor tennis court. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and laundry facilities.

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51% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 64 reviews