Praia Do Sol

Praia Do Sol

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#3 of 5 resorts in Bilene
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nina_eats wrote a review Dec 2014
Namibia68 contributions72 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Praia do Sol...yes, the bungalows aren't the cleanest (thatch and reed sounds very romantic but is everything but), the white cotton sheets are torn, the towels smelly, the mosquito nets are dirty and torn and the mattresses have seen better days BUT praia do sol has a vibe that somehow makes up for all that. The location is amazing, literally being only a few footsteps away from the white sandy beach of the Laguna. The staff is friendly and discrete, breakfast good and the price, well, not too bad. So if you can handle the discomforts and take it as part of the "bounty island vibe" you'll have a wonderful time in Praia do Sol.
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Date of stay: December 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sonja_van_der_eijk wrote a review Mar 2012
Rukatunturi, Finland46 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really nice place for a beach geth away in bilene.
In Bilene there is not much to do but this place is a really good beach accomodation, good for a stopover stay before driving further to inhambane.
Beautiful beach chalet. Not luxurious but it has it charme.
Nice people, good food.
You do need to bring musquito repelient.
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Date of stay: March 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FernandoS wrote a review May 2011
Lisbon, Portugal210 contributions47 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Writing a balanced review about Praia do Sol is not easy. but I'll do my best.

In first place, the location and overall resort set up are great. It is not a 5 star hotel, nor it intends to be. It is a place where you feel close to nature and well integrated with the surrounding environment. Most of the cabins have a beautiful view over the Bilene lagoon. We really loved the en-suite cabins, the spotless beds and the amazing shower cabin (check attached picture), where you have the extraordinary experience of having a shower in the middle of the surrounding green bush (do not worry, the setup is such that your privacy is not at stake). The resort is just near the beach and it features an excellent bar and a nice restaurant. All the staff is friendly, helpful and efficient.

But PDS has a couple of downsides also. In first place, the price is slightly above what you would expect on this region. But is true that it is by far the best place to stay near Bilene and one of the best in the Xai-Xai region. Moreover, since the cabins are quite simple and rustic, you may have some close encounters with other small inhabitants of the area. Also on the negative side, you may find that one light or another or one AC plug is not working on its best. But I am sure that these small details can be promptly fixed if you stay there for a longer stay and, in any case, they do not compromise the beauty of the place.

Unhappily, we have been there just for one night on the weekend. But we surely would love to stay there longer.
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Date of stay: May 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Request a cabin with lagoon view from the bedroom.
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Rudy19672014 wrote a review Aug 2014
Leiden, The Netherlands28 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for a week at Praia do Sol. The chalet we stayed in (for 4 pers.) was a very basic beach house with simple facilities. Open sockets, very hot or very cold water, insects, loud music at night, insects (and this was the low season) and the worst of all: rats! At night they come out of their holes and kept us awake for a big part of the night. They even ate through boxes of uncooked pasta!The resort is located at a nice and clean beach in the friendly town of Bilene, right at the lagoon (so do not expect waves). Unfortunately the lagoon has been emptied by local fishermen, so snorkelling is useless, there is really nothing to be seen. On the other hand: clean, clear, shallow water, should be safe for the very young as well. The food in the restaurant of the resort is of moderate quality, quite overpriced compared to South African standards.The staff and owner are very friendly and helpful. We have travelled through rural Africa quite a lot, but this was just not value for money.
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Date of stay: June 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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margriet61 wrote a review Aug 2011
Oosterhout, The Netherlands28 contributions12 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The most wrong place we ever stayt , never again!
The beds were matrasses on some wood, the sheets were not clean and thorn etc..
The food was horrible.
The rooms were not clean, no windows, no curtens thow create some privecy, the should be a shamed tho ask for money to stay here.
We sleped with our close on because the beds and the sheets were so dirthy en riped.
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Date of stay: August 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from pdsol, Owner at Praia Do Sol
Responded 20 Nov 2013
Praia Do Sol is a Small Resort where the management is Very important and WILL affect the standards of the Resort. The resort is Now under new management and you will notice that the new review show that things have changed.
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piperpur wrote a review Jun 2008
Baltimore MD43 contributions47 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent a few days here at the end of a work trip and came away convinced that this may be the most beautiful place on earth. You stay in local style (bamboo and thatch) wood floored cabins along a beautiful lagoon. The cabins have ensuite bathrooms with natural stone showers and lots of hot water. I cannot describe how cool this place it. The beds are EXTREMELY comfy with clean, quality sheets,fluffy pillows, and mosquito nets that form a square above the bed (no detangling needed). The cabins have electricity (South Africa plugs) and are provided with fans, coffee and a coffee maker.

I never wanted to leave the room, but I was glad I did. The lagoon is beautiful and has a beautiful white sand beach perfect for lying out. For a small fee, there is also a boat to take you out to the sandbar separating the lagoon from the ocean. The hotel will also pack you an ice chest of cold beverages, and umbrellas to keep the sun off. Four of us from the hotel went together and we were the only people for for as far as we could see. Snorkeling is also available and included in the boat fee. However, we didn't really see anything, and while the boat guy was great in every other way, I am not sure he is a good snorkeling guide. Still the ocean is amazing and the isolation really lets you relax.

We paid about 65$ which included a cooked breakfast and 3 course dinner, both of which were delicious. Lunch was extra. I think the regular rates are higher, but we not only hit low season, but our group included a Mozambican, which netted as a special deal. Regular rates are closer to 75$ a person.
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Date of stay: May 2008
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MepLon wrote a review May 2009
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom70 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful position above the lagoon; very helpful and welcoming hosts and a comfy wooden and thatched cabin. The beds had crisp white linen and mosquito nets, plus nice touches such as a mosquito coil, spray and matches by the bedside. The bathroom had a stone shower with double shower heads. Good food and drink. Only minor grumble would be that there are fairly big gaps in the wood and between the ceiling and the walls, so you will need the mosquito nets and repellents!
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Date of stay: May 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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thelmb wrote a review Jul 2015
Gmunden, Austria2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
>going there I had an accident just before arriving
>Leo helped me out with everything, on spot, follow-up, etc
>and this late at night the day I was to arrive, and the day after, ...
>I am late with giving my account but it really needs to be said and highlighted
>good experience
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Date of stay: August 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Robin P wrote a review Nov 2014
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want one of the best spots on the beach, go here. We stayed for two nighs and it was a great get away. The staff were very accomodating, the kitchen areas well stocked for cooking and all in all a nice place to stay and the price was right!
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Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: We stayed in the simplest of accomodations but the ones with the higher floors would be nice.
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RaeThompson wrote a review May 2014
Alberton, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Praia Do Sol was a thoroughly enjoyable one. The staff were friendly and very helpful . The accommodation was great - it was clean and the linen was superb. We went there for a family wedding which was absolutely amazing. The owners and staff went the extra mile to ensure it was a special day for the bridal couple and their guests. i would definitely recommend this resort for a holiday or a special event such as a wedding.
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Date of stay: May 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The 5 sleeper chalets are more spacious and have their own kitchens.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Praia Do Sol
What are some of the property amenities at Praia Do Sol?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Praia Do Sol?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Praia Do Sol?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Praia Do Sol?
Conveniently located restaurants include Complexo Palmeiras, Complexo Aquarius, and Hotel Bilene Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Praia Do Sol?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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