Gozo’s undeniable beauty has made it the ideal holiday destination for tourists and locals alike. Unfortunately, a lot of the island’s stunning spots go unnoticed by many due to their hidden, secluded, or plain inaccessible nature.
Having said that, if you’re looking for some quiet time or just want to spice up your next Gozo weekender with an adventure (or two), a visit to one of the island’s secluded beaches is sure to tickle your fancy.
Without further ado, here are Gozo’s six best lesser-known beaches:
Bamberin near Hondoq
Hondoq is one of the most sought-after beaches in Gozo, filled to the brim with tourists and locals alike. Just a short walk away from Hondoq, however, you can find a stunning spot known as Bamberinin that is ideal for those quiet-loving bathers looking for a dip in crystal clear waters.
Il-Kantra near Mgarr ix-Xini
Everyone knows of the picturesque Mgarr ix-Xini situated along the Xewkija and Sannat coast. A few metres down that very same coast, however, you can find a little secluded corner known as Il-Kantra.
Many dock their boats at this spot or simply go down for a swim after enjoying lunch at the nearby restaurant bearing the same name.
Xtajta Bay near Ramla
Many are those that adore Ramla Bay and its iconic red sand, but it can easily get super crowded during the summer season. If you’re up for a hike, walk along the fields on the bay’s left side and you’ll find a mini version of the iconic beach with way less people.
Horizon near Xwejni, Marsalforn
Marsalforn is filled with a myriad of different swimming spots all along its coast, yet not many know of the concealed swimming area known to the locals as Horizon.
Sandwiched right between Xwejni Bay and Qbajjar, Horizon is an ideal spot to have a swim as the sun is going down.
A great bonus to Horizon is that it’s dog friendly – so make sure to bring your pooch along! There’s also a good chance of encountering some unadulterated Maltese culture at this spot, as men often frequent the area to play a game of bocci.
Many might confuse Dwejra Bay with Dwejra’s inland sea, but these two spots couldn’t be more different. Dwejra Bay is a naturally carved bay alongside Dwejra’s cliffs, close to the Fungus Rock.
Far from any type of pollution, with no building or artificial light in site, this is the perfect natural spot that is, as of yet, completely untouched by humanity. Here you can enjoy Dwejra’s vast underwater flora and fauna without anyone disturbing you.
That being said, one has to be careful as this beach is not easily accessible and requires a bit of climbing along rough terrain. Nevertheless, the journey there is extremely worth it.
Speaking of secluded bays that are difficult to get to, Zrieqzaq Bay is another spot that is completely isolated from civilisation.
This stunning beach is part of the quiet village of Qala and is situated along the ecologically unique Gebla tal-Hafla. The area is also surrounded with a vast plain of salt pans.
Article credits: https://www.guidememalta.com/en/want-to-avoid-the-crowds-here-are-gozo-s-six-best-lesser-known-beachesSummerDaze Malta is back!
Having become a crowd favourite, SummerDaze Malta is back this August with some of the leading artists in the music industry.
The main events will take place on the 15th August in collaboration with BBC Radio 1 Dance Live and Creamfields, and on the 17th of August, in collaboration with Radio Deejay and M2O at the Ta Qali Picnic Area.
For the 15th of August, the headliners we are expecting are worldwide superstars Anne-Marie, Bastille, Elderbrook, G-Easy and Jason Derulo who will be performing, supported by BBC RADIO 1’s very own Sarah Story and Arielle Free.
On the 17th of August, audiences will be treated to Deejay Times’s Albertino, Fargetta, Molella & Prezioso with Live Performance by J AX, Baby K, Corona, Ice MC and Special Guest performance by Meduza. The show will include Dancers, MCs, host & musicians by Shake It crew.
Tickets for both main events are free but a donation of €3 will be required to cover the cost of a reusable cup that should be used throughout the festival, in accordance with efforts to reduce plastic waste. The remainder of the proceeds will be put towards a donation to the MTA Corporate Social Responsibility Fund. To register, follow the steps on www.summerdazemalta.com.
Supporting these two main shows, a series of satellite events will take place throughout the week. Renowned Italian rapper Ghali will kick off the week-long festival on the 10th of August with a performance at Uno in Ta’ Qali, followed by a pool party at the Bora Bora Resort on the 11th of August. On the 12th, Vida Loca will takeover the island’s Uno nightclub once again, with the best of Hip Hop, RnB and Reggaeton.
On the 13th, the festival will set sail for a boat party around the Maltese Islands. World renowned DJ and producer Sigala will be soundtracking a sunset pool party at Cafe Del Mar on the 14th of August ahead of the main event on the 15th. The penultimate day of the festival will be headlined by Italian rapper Tony Effe on the 16th of August with a beach party at the iconic Armier bay.
The 10th – 17th of August will be a week you don’t want to miss!
Sunshine, beaches, festas and more… this is summer in Malta!
Now that the days have gotten longer and the temperature has skyrocketed, the island has also become more and more alive. We can easily say that summer in Malta is one of the island’s main attractions!
Here are the top things to look forward to in summer in Malta!
LONGER DAYS TO ENJOY THE SUNSHINE
Summer days are longer which means that there is more sunshine to enjoy your day. Whether you’re going to the beach or you’re planning a fun day out to explore the island, you can count on daylight till around 8.30 pm.
DISCOVER ALL OF MALTA’S BEACHES
Whether you prefer rocky or sandy beaches, one of Malta’s highlights is the great opportunity of having the beach in close vicinity to everywhere!
WATCH THE SUNSET
Sunsets in Malta are glorious. If you’re spending a day by the beach, you can simply settle down with a beer or a bottle of wine and witness the island’s beauty as the sun goes down. Top sunset locations include Dingli Cliffs and the Mellieha area.
GO TO A FESTA CELEBRATION
There’s almost a festa celebration happening every summer weekend in Malta. Enjoy the perfect summer night with a fireworks display, celebratory bands and food from local food trucks. It’s the ultimate summer night on the island!
FESTIVALS AND CONCERTS ON THE ISLAND
Summer in Malta is jam-packed with various activities, especially when it comes to festivals and concerts. Popular festivals include The Isle of MTV, the Farsons Beer Festival, the Malta Jazz Festival, and many others. Make sure that you pencil in all the dates so you won’t miss a thing!
ENJOY DINNER BY THE SEA
Malta boasts a multitude of fantastic dining locations with an array of cuisines whilst you enjoy a breezy evening in Malta
DIVE INTO THE BIG BLUE
The Maltese Islands’ clear blue Mediterranean sea is ideal for scuba diving. All three Islands offer some unique diving experiences with an abundance of reefs, caves and wrecks that make diving here some of the most interesting in the Mediterranean.
KAYAKING THE HIDDEN COVES
Enjoy the hidden spots and the island’s coast whilst exercising and enjoying the sea.