Until recently Gozo was a day trip destination for visitors staying in Malta, but this compact island has seen an increase in demand for tourists wanting to spend longer on the island and we can see why! It’s packed with history and the food and drink scene focuses strongly on the island’s fresh local produce, mix this with a laid back atmosphere, which you won’t find on Malta, and you have the perfect place to spend a few days relaxing. At the moment Gozo’s accommodation focuses on smaller family run B&B’s and hotels but if you want a luxury experience there are two five star properties on Gozo which we highly recommend.
Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Malta
The Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is located close to the iconic Dwerja Bay on the island of Gozo. Set amongst 30,000 sqm of semi tropical gardens, this 5 star resort offers incredible levels of comfort style and service for luxury travellers visiting the archipelago of Malta looking to get away from it all. The hotel features 140 elegantly decorated rooms and suites as well as offering a range of dining options including culinary world flavours at L’Ortolan and Il-Baldakkin Lounge, al-fresco dining at their grill and fish restaurant, Gazebo, and you can enjoy fine wines at La Caverna Wine Bar. For complete relaxation head to their Ayurveda centre which is one of the largest in the Mediterranean and offers a wide variety of spa treatments.
Hotel Ta’ Cenc & Spa
Located on the outskirts of a small village in the south of Gozo close to the Ta’ Cenc cliffs the views out over the cliffs across to the island of Comino and Malta are stunning. Consisting of 83 stone-built bungalows and guest-rooms that merge seamlessly with the ‘au-naturel’ Gozitan environment. It is the only hotel in the region offering a complete hideaway where you can escape and unwind. The hotel offers three dining options, which range from Al Fresco dining at Il Carrubo, where you sample Italian inspired cuisine as well as Gozitan specialities. Head to Terrazo for Mediterranean flavours while enjoying views from the highest point on the island or dine by the waters edge at Kantra Beach Club before enjoying a day relaxing at Kantra Beach. Hotel Ta’ Cenc also has a large spa where you can swim in their indoor/outdoor lagoon pool, have a beauty treatment in their salon or unwind in their heated sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.