Santa Carolina is an island between the Mozambican mainland and Bazaruto Island in Mozambique. The closest town is called Inhassoro. It is just 2 by 0.3 miles (3.22 km x 0.48 km) in size. Santa Carolina is a true rock island with deep channels. Santa Carolina has three beaches with coral reefs close to the shore. The island, also known as Paradise Island is regarded as the 'gem' of the islands forming the Bazaruto Archipelago which is a proclaimed marine national park.
The island was used for season 3 of Survivor South Africa (titled Survivor South Africa: Santa Carolina).