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Five reasons to choose a family holiday on Gozo

Posted on 02 December 2019

The Hamlet 2 Holiday Home

Looking for inspiration on where to take your family for a well-earned holiday? We think you’ll love Gozo. Our Mediterranean climate, friendly people and safe beaches make Gozo a perfect destination for a family holiday.

And you’ll be amazed at how many interesting and fun things you can see and do on our lovely island. To make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of five great reasons why you should treat your family to a holiday on Gozo this year…

1. Baron Holiday Homes’ child-friendly services

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Families love our swimming pools. Ta Leli holiday Home. Photo credit: travelfamilyblog.com

We don’t just offer you a great choice of Gozo rental properties  - we also try to make your family holiday as easy as possible:

  • Infants stay for free

When you book a Gozo holiday with Baron Holiday Homes you’ll be pleased to know that children under the age of two stay for free. And you can pre-book to have a cot and high chair waiting for you.

  • Airport transfer

If you book our direct airport transfer service you’ll be met at Malta International airport by one of our trusted drivers, who will escort you via the ferry to Gozo and straight to your Baron Holiday Home apartment, villa or farmhouse.

  • Cheaper car hire

Booking car hire with us works out cheaper than booking at the airport and also means our local partner can provide immediate help if required. We can also organise for a hire car to be delivered to your rental property when you need it.

  • Local knowledge

Everyone in the Baron Holiday Home team lives on Gozo and we are very happy to share our local knowledge of things to do and see during your Gozo holiday. We can also help organise family activities such as days out on a segway or tuk tuk tour, bike hire and even charter a boat for you.

  • In-house services

To make your Gozo holiday even more memorable we offer our guests some special in-house services. Families staying with us especially appreciate our private chef and babysitting service. New for 2019, we are pleased to offer our guests bespoke arts and crafts classes with two local artists, Abi MacLeod and Emma Morgan.

 

2. Family-friendly Gozo

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Watch out for friendly cats on Gozo. Photo credit: Baron Holiday Homes

The Maltese islands are very welcoming and friendly to children. Don’t be surprised if you find the locals coming over to talk to you! Most of our villas and farmhouses on Gozo are located in or close to a village, which means you and your family get to explore the authentic side of island life:

  • Local animal life

Children will enjoy getting to know the local village cats sunbathing or relaxing in the shade and if they’re quick they might spot a lizard or two on a hot stone wall. Some of our guests have been surprised to find a herd of goats on the road.

  • Delicious treats from local bakeries

Visiting your local village bakery is a treat for the whole family and a great way to start your day.

Gozo’s favourite morning snack is the delicious flaky pastizzi. And you might be lucky enough to watch the local Maltese pizza called ftira being made. Our Guide To  A Gozo Taste Experience blog post will come in handy when reading menus on Gozo.

  • Family-friendly cafes and restaurants

Eating out with children on Gozo is very easy as they are welcomed – and may even get served first! Trip Advisor has a list of family-friendly restaurants on Gozo which you might find useful.

 

3. Safe family fun on Gozo

 

 

Children will love to splash around in the pool in your Baron Holiday Home but you can also find lots of other safe places to play and explore in Gozo:

  • Beaches

Ramla Bay is a wonderful red sand beach that offers safe fun for families and is popular all year round. Other good beaches for children include the tiny Hondoq Bay (the kiosk does great fish & chips), and the resorts of Marsalforn Bay and Xlendi Bay.

  • Parks and playgrounds

Gozo’s capital Victoria has a lovely open space called Villa Rundle Garden that provides a welcome and safe haven for locals and families. Parents can relax in the shade while children can safely explore the play area.

  • Boat trips and water sports

Taking a guided boat trip around Gozo’s coastline and across to the lovely island of Comino is a great way to entertain the kids. Especially when it includes a picnic lunch.

Families with older children can enjoy a range of water sports around Gozo including inflatable banana rides, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Our previous blog post Make The Most Of Gozo’s Beautiful Sea gives you a taste of what’s on offer. Let us know what you’re interested in using our enquiry form and we can help organise some fun activities for the whole family as listed on our Things to Do page.  

 

4. Let Gozo’s past fire up their imaginations

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Family enjoying the views – and the cannons – at The Citadel, Gozo. Photo credit: familytravelblog.com

Gozo may be a small mediterranean island but it has a rich and ancient heritage. Here are some suggested ‘must-sees’ for families while on holiday on Gozo:

  • Ggantija Temples

Older than the pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge, the Ġgantija temples on Gozo are a UNESCO World Heritage site and are fascinating to explore.

  • The Citadel

Another great place to explore Gozo’s history is the old Citadel – a fortified city within the capital. You can walk around the fortified walls and enjoy a great 360º view of Gozo.

There are several interesting small museums to explore plus the Old Prison and a WW2 shelter. Our blog post on How To Make The Most Of Your Day in Victoria has lots of information about what to see and do. We recommend you buy a Discover Gozo family ticket. For entrance tickets to the Visitors’ Centre and Heritage Malta museums, please book here.

  • Ta’ Dbiegi Arts and Crafts Village

Another great family activity on Gozo is a visit to the Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village in the village of Gharb.  You can watch skilled potters, glass blowers, weavers and more. Our blog post The Unique Arts and Crafts of Gozo has lots more information.

 

5. Unusual things to try when you're on Gozo

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Mermaids spotted at San Blas, Gozo. Photo credit: Mermaids Club Malta Facebook page

Here are a few suggestions for some unusual things to do and see on your Gozo holiday:

  • Xerri’s Grotto and Ninu’s Cave, Xaghra

Children love underground caves with stalagmites and stalactites – so head to the village of Xaghra where you’ll find Xerri’s Grotto and Ninu’s Cave beneath two ordinary-looking houses.

  • Dress up as a mermaid

If you have a mermaid fan in the family then a chance to dress up in a beautiful, sparkly mermaid outfit on Gozo is not to be missed! Mermaids Club Malta organises fun photo shoots for families in Gozo. 

  • Pony trap ride / farm animals

The Ta’ Mena Estate in the lovely Marsalforn Valley is a great place to visit for the whole family. The estate welcomes visitors to tour their olive groves, vineyards and produce shop. While the grown-ups get to sample some delicious food and wine, the kids can meet some of the farm animals and ride in a pony trap.

  • Star gazing in August

Every August the night sky is lit up by falling stars. Known as the Perseid meteor showers, on Gozo we call them the Tears of San Lawrenz. This is a great opportunity for the family to have a night-time picnic and do some star gazing.

 

Ask us for help

Baron Holiday Homes is happy to organise car hire, tours of Gozo, and special activities for our guests. Just get in touch and we’ll tell you all you need to know about walks near to your rental property, special events in villages nearby, and other local information.

 

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