Maltese island with rugged good looks
Holidays in Gozo enable you to explore one of Malta’s most intriguing islands. Here you’ll find sunlit stone streets and brightly painted doors. Up in the verdant hills you can see across the whole island, while down on the rocky coast you’ll discover little coves for swimming and lazing. Like the rest of Malta, Gozo is an unusual island culture that bears the marks of centuries of imperial rule.
Couples are sure to appreciate the calm atmosphere of the island’s small towns and unspoiled coastline. To the north is Ramla Bay, a wide strip of red sand framed on all sides by green hills, while on the east is rocky San Lawrenz - once home to the beautiful Azure Window. This landmark was lost in a major storm in 2017. However, it’s now one of the best dive sites in the Mediterranean.
Victoria, in the centre of the island, is the largest town. A majestic citadel overlooks the surrounding landscape, with rows of limestone houses tumbling down the hills. There are some excellent places to eat and drink here, including the Gleneagles Bar, which is a local institution.
Luxury holidays in Gozo offer a little of the faded, old world glamour that is becoming increasingly rare in Europe. Take a stroll along the ancient streets of Victoria and you’ll find hand painted signs, mysterious old boutiques and tiny restaurants preparing some excellent seafood. In the harbour there are yachts to be chartered, giving you the chance to explore the hidden waters of Gozo and its sister islands of Malta and Comino.
At Sovereign, we’ve curated a carefully chosen range of hotels, each of which is exceptional in its own way. Our Personal Travel Planners offer a fully personalised service, working with you to craft the perfect holiday. The Duke Boutique Hotel in Victoria, Gozo is a real beauty. Its rooms are decorated with mid century style furniture and overlook the old town and the harbour. The location is excellent, allowing you to walk straight out the door and begin exploring.
Flight time from the UK to Malta is 3 hours and 15 minutes.
Malta benefits from almost perfect weather all year round. July through to September are the hottest months (think highs of around 30°C), while April through to June offers ideal temperatures to sightsee, with averages hovering in the early to mid-20s. The island’s less crowded then, too.
British citizens do not require a visa to visit Malta.
It is customary to tip between five and 15% in hotels and restaurants where service is not included. Taxi drivers will appreciate it if you round up the fare. Tip hotel porters one euro per bag.
The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English.
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