Insider Tips - Malta & Gozo

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Our top insider tips for Malta & Gozo:

 

Meet the divers

If you want to know the best places to go diving, it’s a good idea to meet other divers. The ideal place to do this on Gozo is Nemo, a bar in Xlendi. In this little ‘bistrorant’ on the harbour square, a Belgian couple serve fresh fish and reasonably priced international dishes as well as great wine. Open Daily (evening only) | St Andrew Street | Xlendi | Tel. 21 56 26 18 | Budget

 

Malta Movie Tours

A lot of famous films were shot on Malta. The Malta Movie Tour takes you to the original locations and shows you the video clips to match from films like Troy, Gladiator and The Count of Monte Cristo. Individual round trips with a private chauffeur. 1 to 3 people = 155 euros, 4 to 6 people = 225 euros. Tour duration: 4 hrs.

 

Swim in peace

In the Ghasri Valley on Gozo you can swim in a secluded fjord where it’s easy to get into the water over low rocks. 3.5 km west of Marsalforn. 

 

Romantic boat tour

For a special occasion, why not hire a traditional dghajsa? The skippers will take you round every nook of the Grand Harbour or along the coast. Tel. 21 80 69 21  www.maltesewatertaxis.com 

 

Meal with a sea view

The beach of Ghar Lapsi is small and stony, but to make up for that it has one of the finest and best-located restaurants on the island. Blue Creek dishes up superb Maltese and international cuisine, and has one of the loveliest terraces that you will find, built directly above the water. 6 miles from Rabat. Closed Tuesdays | Tel. 21 46 28 00 | Moderate. 

 

Malta from the air

The flight from Gozo to Malta is unforgettable! Seaplanes make the crossing from the airport, Sliema and the Grand Harbour in Valletta to Mgarr on Gozo, where they land and dock in the harbour. The aircraft in use are single engine De Havilland DHC-3 Turbine Single Otters, which can take up to 14 passengers. The flying time is 10–15 min, the single fare approx. 45 euros, return fare approx. 80 euros. A reduction of around 25 per cent applies for children (3–11 years). Harbourair | Tel. 21 22 83 02 | www.harbourairmalta.com

 

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