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2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters

Caribbea Bay Resort

3 out of 5

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKariba Dam9 min drive
    AirportKariba (KAB)17 min drive
    Popular LocationSiavonga Market18 min drive
    Popular LocationKaliolio Crocodile Farm18 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Partial lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Large Twin Beds
    More detailsStandard Double or Twin Room
  • Family Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Bunk Beds
    More detailsFamily Room
  • Deluxe Suite

    Room amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Suite
  • Deluxe Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room
  • Executive Suite

    Room amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsExecutive Suite
  • Family Suite

    Room amenities

    • Partial lake view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsFamily Suite
  • Family Room, Multiple Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Twin Beds and 2 Twin Bunk Beds
    More detailsFamily Room, Multiple Beds

About this area


Located in Kariba, Caribbea Bay Resort is on a lake. Local points of interest include Kariba Dam, Kaliolio Crocodile Farm, and Siavonga Market.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kariba Dam - 9 min drive
  • Siavonga Market - 18 min drive
  • Kaliolio Crocodile Farm - 18 min drive


  • The Terrace Patio Restaur — 1 min walk
  • ZPC Yatch Club — 8 min drive
  • Municipal Beer Hall — 10 min drive
  • Beach Bar — 21 min drive

About this property

Caribbea Bay Resort

Family-friendly resort with 2 outdoor pools and free breakfast
This resort features 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and 2 bars/lounges. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour fitness center, a poolside bar, and a conference center are onsite. All 83 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and Tempur-Pedic beds. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include room service, Egyptian cotton sheets, and LCD TVs.
Caribbea Bay Resort offers 83 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and bathrobes. Tempur-Pedic beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Beach volleyball
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Waterslide


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic bed


  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2 PM - 6 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: ZWD 200 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZWD 20 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZWD 20 (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Caribbea Bay
Caribbea Bay Kariba
Caribbea Bay Resort
Caribbea Bay Resort Kariba
Caribbea Bay Hotel And Casino Resort
Caribbea Bay Hotel Kariba
Caribbea Bay Resort Resort
Caribbea Bay Resort Kariba
Caribbea Bay Resort Resort Kariba

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Caribbea Bay Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, Caribbea Bay Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Caribbea Bay Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Caribbea Bay Resort?
As of Jan 15, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Caribbea Bay Resort on Jan 16, 2021 start from $226, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Caribbea Bay Resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Is Caribbea Bay Resort pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Caribbea Bay Resort?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Caribbea Bay Resort?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 6 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Caribbea Bay Resort?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Does Caribbea Bay Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of ZWD 20 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is Caribbea Bay Resort located?
This family-friendly Kariba resort is located on a lake, 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from Kariba Dam, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Kaliolio Crocodile Farm and Siavonga Market.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Had issues at check in, hotel struggled to find the booking and payment confirmation. Issues with your systems coordinating? Other issue, only serving instant coffee is a no no! 🙈
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
My two cents
Unhappy when the hotel brought in a very noisy dozor to pave the water front at a time the hotel was full and guests were at the restaurant for breakfast/lunch. Very inconsiderate and disrespectful to guests. I was not impressed at the lack of variety and choice at the restaurant. This being an Easter weekend the hotel didn't prepare any special menu or event. Seems the resort was under managed or has no business creativity for special occasions. There are too many men (old) serving at the restaurant and service is extremely slow and ineffective. The young girls seem to get frustrated at the lack of leadership and efficiency. However, I was pleased at the friendly service by the receptionists and housekeeping staff.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Bad experience saved by management
Having stayed at Caribbea Bay 30 years ago I had very high expectations and should not have been disappointed when the hotel did not live up to my expectations as it is now 30 years older, with little maintenance undertaken. We were booked into a standard room and were dismayed to find the curtains hanging haphazardly, bath and bathroom walls covered in mildew and roofs on the adjoining units missing and our view obscured by a run down block with stains and leaking gutters. Walking through the hotel we noticed that most of the building were in a similar state of disrepair, the second pool was not working and the "beach"had been washed away. We did not wish to raise these issues, but after persistence by Maureen (F & B Manageress) we discussed the matter with the GM - Amanda Matema - and what a fantastic lady. She conceded the hotel's weaknesses and confirmed that they were busy with upgrades, were repairing the pool and the beach had been washed away 3 days previously in a serious storm. Whilst she could not refund any monies, she did arrange for an upgrade to a Villa and what a difference and this saved our holiday as the room was spacious, well maintained and had a fantastic view. I highly rate the professionalism of the staff but would not recommend the standard rooms until the renovations and upgrades are complete.

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Although renovations were being carried out at the hotel (which we didn't know until we arrived) there was very minimal noise and staff were very helpful

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good place for a short break
Very hot area, but the pool and the water slide make it an enjoyable experience. It would have been better if they opened up the second pool (to reduce the number of people in the one pool). The staff is great and very accommodating, with the restaurant offering a really great selection of food. My wife and I spend 4 nights there and we enjoyed it. It was a very relaxing experience which would recommend to anyone looking for a break from the usual.

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