Casa Barry Lodge
No doubt there’s cheaper places to stay but I doubt there’s anywhere better.
Can’t speak more highly of the staff from the bar/restaurant to cleaners, reception staff and managers. We spent 7 days at Casa Barry, it was the highlight of our Mozambique trip. Good range of accomodation for all budgets and all have access to the facilities and great staff.
Recommend for anyone that wants a clean, safe, comfortable place to enjoy the amazing atmosphere in Tofo. The only place in town that always has power!
Will never forget the fresh Sushi, Prawns and of course coffee tequila!
Paddy and Hannah
P.S. Check out the Marine Megafauna research centre based at the Lodge.
We spent 1 week at casa barry. Great place to stay, fantastic seafood, good wine and service. The chalets are well furnished. The beach is amazing. We saw giant rays and whale sharkes.
Just spent a very pleasant week at Casa Barry. Major plus points include very pleasant and attentive staff, hands on management (spent a very pleasant although somewhat boozy evening with co owner Malcolm who was a wealth of information), and great location right on the beach front.
Restaurant somewhat expensive(even by Mozambiquan standards) but quality of food and location compensates.
All in all no hesitation in recommending a stay as the accommodation etc compares very well to the local alternatives
We are a couple with one adult daughter, staying for three nights. After looking through all the options in the Tofo area and within Casa Barry, the chalet with two bedrooms was the best deal. Their web information with floor plans was good, and we had seaview. Most accommodation does not have seaview.
The restaurant is off peak season already rather expensive, even for Mozambique standards which is an expensive country in the first place. The other days we did self catering, but buying fish, crayfish or tigerprawns required hard bargaining to get a near-market price. Some people told us that in the season (July-September) the prices would double.
The service of the chalet was good, friendly and the equipment complete.
Although the sea was a bit choppy we snokled after a small whale shark, dolphins and swarms of fish. According to the diving school we had insufficient update experience to go scuba diving after giant rays, because the water was not that clear.
Generally excellent beach, long area of shallow water, little current, warm; the best we had in Mozambique so far.
We would not have fancied the smaller cabins in the rear, dark and far away.
On-site research centre is not very friendly and gives some (exta pay) lectures.
We stayed here with friends for a week in June which is winter time and the weather was good mid 20′s although the locals thought it cold. Tofo Beach is about 20 miles from Inhambane by car and the lodge will come and pick you up from Inhambane airport. The lodge is situated at the far end of Tofo Beach in a sheltered spot that is perfect for swimming. Accomodation is varied to suit budgets and we stayed in a top of the range lodge for four people on stilts with 2 bedrooms [with mosquito nets], living area and huge balcony with views across the beach. The lodge is regularly sprayed for mossies, we didn’t see any but it was winter. You can easily do self catering if you want but we chose to eat all our meals in the restaurant and bar which serves pretty good food, local produce especially the fish. The staff at the lodge are friendly and really look after you well. The service is excellent and the best we experienced in Mozambique. The lodge houses a scientific research project on manta rays and whale sharks and the scientists give talks on their work and you can also go out on trips to see the animals and fish. Big game fishing and diving are local sports and well catered for but we just loved the opportunity to do some walks along the beach and into the village and spend time relaxing and swimming.