• Nearest Airport

    Maputo, Mozambique

  • Location

    260 kms north of Maputo – Chidenguele area, Mozambique

  • Property Access

    Road transfer from Maputo (approximate duration 3 – 3h30 hours)

  • Best time to travel

    Generally good all year round with rain experienced from December to end March.  Whale Season is from June to October.

Villa Espanhola offers stylish and affordable accommodation. The open plan thatch dining area creates a homely atmosphere which overlooks Bilene’s lagoon with warm crystal clear water, a mini-Mediterranean in Africa. Breakfast is offered daily and a set dinner menu is available on request. Exclusive use of the lodge allows for self-catering accommodation. Villa Espanhola is the choice holiday destination when it comes to location, perfectly situated away from the noisy town, but a stone’s throw away from the lagoon. The semi private beach is a mere 50m from the lodge offering safe swimming along the shallow calm shores. The lagoon offers perfect conditions for any water sport and boating activities. We warmly invite you to come and enjoy our majestic sunsets, beautiful stars and tranquil beaches


The Villa is situated in spacious gardens with easy access to the calm and clear-water lagoon, only 2km from Bilene main village. The Villa offers 8 bedrooms and an open air dining room with a small lounge (with television), and kitchen. The bedroom-units are built in a X-shape, with 4 bedrooms per building, which are serviced daily by the friendly staff. The two buildings are next to the dining area (all within walking distance).


A delicious breakfast is served in the thatched-roof dining room. The open-air sides contribute to the island ambience and set a refreshing atmosphere. No dinner is served, but Bilene village offers a variety of Portuguese. Health-conscious guests or special dietary requirements are catered for by prior request.


The 27km long and 5 km wide lagoon is an ideal family spot with long white stretches of sand for beach games and shallow, calm water for safe swimming. The lagoon does plunge up to depths of 50 meters, but is so shallow near the shores that it’s perfect for children. There are some lovely off road routes around the lake system as well, with great quad bike trails. A 35 km ride through villages and inland lakes.


What we think of it

Rooms are large, clean and comfortable and there is secure parking on site.