Everyone has “go on an island holiday” on their travelling bucket list. And although Mozambique isn’t an island, Bilene does fulfil all fantasies of white sand and blue water that travellers dream of.
Here you’ll enjoy lazy days under the warm African sun, eat way too much fresh bread and peri-peri prawns and enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and the Bilene lagoon. And if eating and tanning sounds bit dull, there are a lot of other activities to enjoy. Here are our top 5 things to do in Bilene.
Vast, untapped reefs attract a myriad of big game fish. The rock, surf, lagoon and offshore fishing are outstanding and easy sea launches via the lagoon mouth make fishing a pleasure. Get your rod and reel ready, hire a charter or take your own boat for the ultimate fishing experience in paradise!
2. Quad Biking and 4×4 Tracks
There are many trails for quad bikes and 4×4’s to explore – from the beach to the bush. It’s definitely one of the best ways to experience Bilene off the beaten track.
3. Jet Skiing
Bring your own jet ski because it’s not easily available for rental. That being said, Bilene is a great place to open up and enjoy the water. As an added benefit, the resort provides storage facilities for owners, so you can always just keep your favourite toy locked up safely when you’re not in Mozambique.
4. Kayaking / Canoeing
Have fun and keep fit at the same time while you take on the lagoon. Kayaks and Canoes can be hired at various venues in Bilene and at the resort. The lagoon offers 13km of still water to paddle out on. If you’re more adventurers and experienced, you can also head to the ocean through the lagoon mouth and get up close and personal with the turtles.
5. Turtle Watching
For magnificent 360 degree view, take a walk from the lagoon mouth to the viewpoint on top of Turtle Cliff. Between November and March each year it’s time for the turtles to lay their eggs. It’s very interesting to see these huge creatures make their way around so remember your binoculars. It’s also a great place to watch whales on their migration up the Mozambique’s coastline between May and August.