A magical island where days are kind of ‘longer’.
When staying at Viewpoint you will understand why some believe that in Gozo time moves at another pace. Whilst the island has caught up with modern times, the tempo on the island is one which feels somewhat laid back. Plus that, everything in Gozo is closer and no time is wasted in lengthy commutes. In Gozo, you’ll often have the sensation that you can do more in day – all in all, it will look you like days are truly longer.
Although it’s only 5 minutes away from the town of Victoria and 2 minutes from the bay of Xlendi, Viewpoint is truly as close to nature as you can get!
Right at the top of the cliff-edge, on the road that leads to Xlendi, Viewpoint is tucked away on the side of the valley overlooking magnificent and unique views. The place is truly welcoming and it’s one of the places in Gozo that is green in all seasons.
In between the villages of Munxar and Fontana and a step away from the lush valley of Lunzjata, Xlendi Valley, is a wonderful place. The reeds at the bottom of the valley give the place a mysterious and exotic feel while the terraced fields along the edge of the cliff on the other side compliment with a more rural touch. In fact, this is one of those places where you can still spot the village shepherd grazing his flock of sheep and goats. The cliff face on the other side of the valley is a favourite spot by those who practise abseiling and climbing.
Around the area, you can enjoy some inspiring walks that will take you through some of the most picturesque Gozitan countryside. Hike up to Tas-Sanap for a breath-taking view and walk along the Kantra valley until you get to the coastal tower of Xlendi. Alternatively, you can take a walk through Lunzjata Valley.
Xlendi Bay is also a perfect place for dining out.
Things to see and do while on the island of Gozo
Gozo is a perfect destination for families, couples and travellers of all ages. The mild climate of the island means that the island can be enjoyed in all seasons. Here’s a list of our favourite things to see and do:
The city of the Victoria
• Explore the Citadel and wander around the bastions.
• Stroll around the city of the Victoria and discover the old cobbled streets that sprawl out in all directions from St. George’s Square.
• Swim at the bay of Xlendi and walk up the steep steps carved out in the cliff face that lead to Carolina’s Cave.
• Take a walk along the coast, cross over the bridge and wait for sunset from the vantage point of the Xlendi Coastal Tower.
• Dine at one of the many restaurants at Xlendi Bay.
More beaches, coves and diving spots:
• Even locals find it difficult to count the beaches and coves and secret swimming spots but take note to visit Marsalforn, Ramla, Ħondoq ir-Rummien, Mġarr ix-Xini and Dwejra
• Snorkelling is rewarding and naturally, Gozo is also a Mecca for divers.
History, Museums and Archaeology
• Check out Ġgantija temples, which are the oldest freestanding temples in the world and whilst you’re in Xagħra breathe in the view of Ramla bay from Calypso’s Cave.
• You can also visit the various museums located on the island.
• Keep in mind that to-date, Gozo’s still yielding archaeological treasures, the most recent ones from the sea-bed.
• Indulge in water sports if you're here in the warm weather.
• If you like hair-raising thrills, then consider abseiling, climbing and bouldering. Follow the road that leads to the window at Wied il-Mielaħ and stop at Wied il-Għasri for a dip in the cove.
• Hike around the island but make sure you explore the Xwejni area known for the saltpans.
• Rent a bicycle and tour the island on two wheels.
• Go on a jeep safari or quad-bike tours.
• Go on a diving expedition.
Boat Trips & Kayaking
• Take a boat trip at the Inland Sea and the Fungus Rock and whilst you're in the area stop at Ta' Dbieġi Crafts village where you will see artisans at work.
• Kayak around the coast.
• Save one day and plan a trip to Comino and the Blue Lagoon.
There’s always more on Gozo. Experience Gozo through the seasons:
- Spring in Gozo is marked by music festivals and Easter celebrations.
- Summer is a peak for village feast celebrations – colourful and noisy events paying homage to the patron saints of the villages, complete with bands and fireworks.
- Autumn in Gozo is considered as the opera season, a time when Gozo’s two opera houses engage in a friendly battle to wow their audience.
- Winter is mostly about the Christmas season. The island is lovingly referred to as the ‘Island of Joy’ during the season, as the Christmas spirit pervades every nook and cranny of the island. Once the season is over, Gozo then looks forward to Carnival, 5 days of fun and colourful revelry.
Check out Gozo’s Cultural Guide 2019.