A summer getaway guide to beautiful beaches, unique accommodation, dining experiences, adventures, and stunning sunsets. With an abundance of things to see and do, and peaceful places to relax and unwind, spending a few days in Gozo this summer is a must.
Words by VISITGOZO / MINISTRY FOR GOZO | Extract taken from June's 2023 Il-Bizzilla Magazine | Read more here
Here's what you can look forward to when visiting Gozo this Summer:
Gozo is home to some of the best beaches in the Maltese archipelago and its small size means that beaches are only a few minutes away from wherever you are on the island. These include Ħondoq ir-Rummien and Ramla Bay, and hidden gems such as Wied il-Għasri, San Blas and Għar Qawqla.
Accommodation on Gozo is as unique as the island itself. There's a fantastic choice of places to stay from five-star hotels and spas to restored traditional farmhouses with tonnes of character and glorious views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Gozo also offers a wide selection of good quality bed and breakfast accommodation, as well as hotels; many of which have excellent restaurants attached, catering for families, couples and single travellers.
Alternatively, you can experience Gozo's charm with a touch of style by staying in one of the island's growing number of boutique hotels. If you're looking for luxury, they're a great place to stay.
Unwind in Gozo and enjoy the good food and wine. Look out for the traditional village bakeries to get an authenitc ftira or sit back and relax in one of the many restaurants and take in the taste of fresh food and salty air, all seasoned by the Mediterranean.
How about trying something new this summer? Often described as a diver’s paradise, Gozo has a remarkable range of shore and boat dives suitable for all levels of experience. Some incredible diving spots include the Santa Maria Caves, the Blue Hole and Mġarr ix-Xini.
Along with diving, there are many stunning panoramic sites in Gozo, which can be enjoyed on foot or by bike, including Ta' Ċenċ Cliffs, Dwejra and the Inland Sea, Mġarr ix-Xini, Wied il-Mielaħ, Sanap Cliffs, Mixta Cave to Ramla, Qala to Comino and Malta, and Ta’ Għammar. For adventurers, there’s also mountain biking, rock climbing, boat rides, horse riding, and caving.
Enjoy a Sunset
It is perhaps one of the greatest treats of living on a small island, that you can enjoy some glorious sunrises and even more impressive sunsets.
Our favourite sunset spots are on the western side of the island. Sunsets can be witnessed along the coastal areas on the western side of Gozo like Xlendi, Dwejra and Xwejni.
But equally suggestive are the sunsets from the higher points of the island like the southern side cliffs, and the hilltops like Xagħra, Nadur, Żebbuġ and the Citadel, where you can witness the rolling landscape of hills and valleys, hit by the last light of the day in an amazing play of light.
The refreshing summer sea, the relaxed way of life, the sleepy village squares coming to life in the evenings as the scorching sun sets.
Gozo offers the change of setting you desire this summer.