Gozo is not only a great place for a destination wedding, it’s also a fabulous location to pop the question all year round. After all, you have to propose before there can be a wedding.
As Valentines’ Day approaches, some lucky people may well be thinking of surprising their loved with a marriage proposal. Whether you’re thinking of making the grand gesture on Valentines’ Day itself, or on your next holiday together – why not consider proposing on Gozo?
Our gorgeous island has lots of romantic potential – from stunning sunset cruises, to our ancient heritage sites, and from secluded caves, bays and inlets to a joining in with the locals on Valentine’s Day.
To get you thinking about where you might pop the question, we thought we’d suggest some of our favourite romantic places on Gozo.
Don’t forget, Baron Holiday Homes offers many in-house extra services to help you make the most of your Gozo holiday. If you’re planning a proposal, why not order one of our picnic hampers (starting from around €25) to take with you?
1. Add a dramatic backdrop to your Gozo proposal
There’s no shortage of stunning scenery on Gozo, so if you’re looking for nature to provide the right sort of backdrop to your romantic drama, you’re in luck:
Cosy up in Tal Mixta Cave, Gozo. Photo credit: Instagram @melanieshlesinger
Tal Mixta Cave
Gozo’s dramatic scenery is largely composed of limestone and our island has many caves – some underwater and some in surprising places. Tal Mixta cave is located high up on the south eastern side of Ramla Bay and has a fabulous view of Ramla’s red sand beach.
After you’ve climbed up to the cave and got your breath back you can surprise your partner with a romantic proposal to take their breath away again!
Gozo’s own fjord, Wied il-Ghasri is a picturesque limestone gorge to the west of Mġarr Harbour. You enter the gorge from the village of Ghasri and can follow its course to where the sea enters between craggy limestone cliffs.
It’s popular with divers who like to explore the nearby sea caves, as well as bathers – you can enter the sea from a tiny pebbled beach.
For young lovers, it offers a beautiful, secluded spot to seal your future lives together, surrounded by the sound of waves and Gozo’s natural beauty.
Mġarr ix-Xini Bay
This delightful bay – the location for the 2014 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie movie By The Sea – is a wonderfully romantic location. It comprises a creek and a narrow valley opening out into a secluded bay, and can be reached by car or on foot from the village of Xewkija.
The crystal-clear azure water of the bay are perfect for swimming and snorkelling – or simply admiring. And if you’re feeling energetic you can walk up the cobbled path to the Knight’s Tower on one of the headlands to admire the lovely view of the bay. It’s another perfect place to pop the question.
2. Soak up the atmosphere at Gozo’s ancient cultural sites
Sunset lights up the medieval walls of the Citadel, Gozo. Photo credit: Instagram @travelpixelz
The Citadella is one of the most famous landmarks on Gozo and commands majestic views across the whole island. It’s essentially a small fortified city within Gozo’s capital Victoria.
When you walk around the fortifications of the Citadella not only will you get stunning 360° views of Gozo – you’ll be stepping back in time to the 17th century when the Knights of Malta ruled.
Steeped in history and romance – all you need for that extra something is a beautiful sunset and the scene is set for an unforgettable proposal.
A visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Ggantija Temple complex at Xaghra will take you even further back in time. This neolithic site is older than Stonehenge and dates back to between 3600 and 3200 B.C.
Think of all the hearts that have fluttered here over the past 5,000 years and add your own as you get down on one knee to ask that special question.
3. Make the most of a romantic Gozo sunset
Stunning sunset at Dwerja, Gozo. Photo credit: Instagram @neil_bugeja
What could be more romantic than watching the sun disappear into the sparkling Mediterranean Sea? Gozo offers some spectacular places to enjoy sunsets – and to pop the question while the mood is perfect.
Our west-facing coastline is the best place to catch the full splendour of a sunset on Gozo. We’d recommend: a picnic at Dwerja, dining al fresco at Xlendi, and perhaps best of all – a romantic sunset dinner cruise.
We are happy to help book a boat trip, or private boat charter, as well as advise on romantic places to eat. For more information see our blog posts Try Gozo For A Romantic Getaway and Gozo – Perfect All Year Round For A Romantic Break.
4. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the locals
Love is in the air at Villa Rundle Gardens, Gozo. Photo credit: Baron Holiday Homes FB Page
With such a romantic island home, it’s not surprisign that Gozitans themselves are pretty romantic and like to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
If you happen to be on holiday on Gozo in February then head to the Villa Rundle Gardens in Gozo’s capital, Victoria. The local custom is for couples to go there for a romantic stroll. In recent years the local government has started to decorate the gardens with twinkling lights to enhance the atmosphere.
And at nearby Independence Square you can find local bands performing at a special Valentine’s Day concert. So, if your partner said ‘Yes!’ you can dance the night away to celebrate.
5. Let Baron Holiday Homes help you
Whether you are planning a winter or summer break on Gozo we can help you choose a Baron Holiday Home to suit your needs. We have properties that have fireplaces and jacuzzis – perfect for getting cosy in the cooler months. And we have properties with private pools and fabulous sea views when you want to relax and sunbathe in the summer.
And that’s not all. Our range of in-house extras is designed to help our guests make the most of every precious minute of their well-earned holiday on Gozo. So, you can order a bouquet of flowers and bottle of champagne to celebrate your engagement – and even a private chef to come and cook a celebratory dinner for two.
Just let us know when you book and we will do everything we can to make your romantic getaway a success.
Ask us for help
Baron Holiday Homes is happy to organise car hire and things to do on Gozo 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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