Experience Gozo like a local. Check out this must-do list of things to do on Gozo in the summer.
There are so many things to do in Gozo in the summer, the island becomes alive with choices. This up-to-date Gozo itinerary covers our favourite accommodation, cool places to eat and drink, plus must-see sights. We find the balance in being and doing, and leave a little room for some magic. Bookmark this page if you’re visiting us soon as we update it often – and get in touch if you would like us to curate your island experience.
Start your day with breakfast on the terrace at One80 Kitchen in Mgarr. Take in the harbour atmosphere and graze on healthy granola, french toast or the best Eggs Benedict you can find on the island. Finish with a fresh juice and a coffee, and you will be set for a super day ahead. Booking is suggested during the high season.
Watch the sunset with a Spritz in hand and dine at Ristorante Arzella. This gorgeous restaurant takes a prime position on the right-hand edge of the bay with an elevated dining area to see the sky illuminated as the sun goes down. Enjoy a creative menu of superb fish dishes, choice cuts of meat, pasta, or risotto.
Book in at Country Terrace in Mgarr before you arrive in Gozo to make sure you bag that table at one of the best restaurants in Gozo. Quality ingredients, impeccable service and a knock out view day to night over Malta and Comino. They specialise in the finest meat and fish, so tuck in and make it a night to remember.
Does anything say holiday more than sipping a cocktail with a sea view? Unwine’d have an ultra-talented resident mixologist Antonio Salerno from Genyouin Cocktails on hand to meet all your botanical needs! Bomba!
Coffee lovers rejoice! Coffee Circus Joy is friendly and vibrant hang out to get your caffeine fix along the seafront. They serve up speciality coffee that is delicious and fair to the farmer and also has a selection of sweet bakes.
Salt Harvesting At The Salt Pans
Take a walk from Xwejni Bay to the unique chequerboard salt pans. From mid-May to the end of August you can watch the salt being harvested once a week, using traditional methods; this is a true labour of love and a must-see! Be sure to buy a bag of salt from Xwejni saltpans shop – it tastes divine!
Sunbathing At Hondoq ir-Rummien
Rent a sunbed and umbrella and hit the beach at Hondoq. It is the perfect swim spot for any age and is equipped with an all-day, all-night cafe serving up drinks and snacks, ice cream, pizza and more. You can also take a boat to Comino or hire watersports straight from the beach and a sundowner at the cafe is a must!
Snorkel & Swim At Wied Il-Ghasri
Visit in the morning before temperatures soar. Located about 20 minutes by foot from the saltpans, Wied Il-Ghasri is a secluded inlet with a pebble beach and a crystal clear sea canyon, accessed by around 100+ steps. Bring your snorkel to discover underwater caves and allow time to soak up the magical energies.
Do – Be
Whether you are an experienced diver or a complete beginner, Gozo is home to exceptional diving schools, The island is considered one of the top spots for scuba diving in the Mediterranean.
Take a walk and enjoy the historic and stoic Watchtowers in Gozo. These remnants of Gozo’s rich history transform the island into an outdoor adventure museum, ready for you to explore and take some much-needed time out.
Check out all you need to know when travelling to Gozo on the Gozo Guide.