Bilene, also known as Praia do Bilene, is a town in southern Mozambique, lying 180km kilometres northeast of Maputo in the province of Gaza.
It is known as a beach resort, situated on Uembje Lagoon, a calm and clear lagoon, iit is reported to be the closest beach destination to the city of Johannesburg in neighboring South Africa
Previously know as Sao Martinho, Bilene is a peaceful village
Uembje Lagoon is a huge stretch of water, about 8km wide and 27km long and reaching depths of 50 metres. The shores are shallow and are ringed by beautiful white sandy beaches with rolling sand dunes and tropical lush vegetation.
The town of Bilene has a small but colourful local market. where resh produce and other foodstuffs are on sale. Visitors to Bilene can also purchase brightly coloured capalanas (sarongs) and locally made clothes. Curios, cashew nuts and coconuts are also for sale.