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Gozo: the perfect destination for an off-peak break

Posted on 03 February 2023

If you’ve retired and are more flexible about when you can take your holidays, then Gozo is a fabulous option for an off-peak break.

Surrounded by the sparkling Mediterranean sea, this gorgeous little island punches way above its weight in terms of what it can offer visitors of all ages. The Gozitans are friendly and welcoming, you can get around easily by car, bus, bicycle and even Segway. And there are so many things to see and do on Gozo.

Gozo is full of history – from its Neolithic temples and beautiful Baroque churches to its traditional villages and beautifully restored Citadel in the capital Victoria.

Our climate is perfect for an off-peak break. In the summer it can get quite hot but winters are mild and spring and autumn on Gozo brings perfect warm and sunny days. The countryside is gentle and pastoral, while Gozo’s stunning coastline offers everything from towering cliffs to beautiful red sand beaches. And there’ll be fewer crowds.

Gozo also has a vibrant year-round cultural calendar, with something to suit all tastes. Off-peak events on Gozo include internationally renowned carnivals and music festivals, as well as a focus on celebrating Gozo’s locally produced food and drink.

And, of course, when you’re not out and about exploring Gozo, you can relax in your Baron Holiday Home. We have many lovely and easily accessible rental properties all across Gozo.


Accessible Baron Holiday Homes


Razzett Luna Holiday Home

We pride ourselves on providing high quality self-catering accommodation on Gozo. From apartments in seaside resorts, where you’re close to lots of activities, restaurants and bars, to more secluded villas and restored farmhouses in the Gozo countryside.

Getting to Gozo is easy. You will need to fly to Malta International Airport and then get the ferry over to Mġarr Harbour. To make it even easier, Baron Holiday Homes offers a direct airport transfer service with our trusted drivers who will deliver you safely right to your holiday home on Gozo. We are also happy to organise local car hire with our trusted partners too and can deliver the car right to your front door. It’s all part of the Baron Experience.

For older travellers or those with mobility issues we have a large number of properties that are easily accessible with ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms and these are listed in each property description. However we do not offer wheelchair accessible properties and we suggest contacting us before booking, if your or any of your guests have any mobility issues, so that we can advise on the most suitable property for you.

In Marsalforn, a resort and fishing port on Gozo’s north east coast, you’ll find our Hillock Residences. This modern apartment complex offers a range of high quality self-catering options plus access to a communal pool. There are some ground floor apartments and lift access for those on upper floors. Best of all, it’s a short walk to the seafront restaurants and bars.

Around Gozo we have more than 20 beautiful country houses offering a real home from home – many with their own private pools and even jacuzzis. Examples include our Razett Luna Holiday Home in Xagħra; The Harbour, with stunning views of Mġarr harbour; and Lellux near Nadur.

Many of our properties also feature underfloor heating and real fires – perfect for a cosy winter break on Gozo. Search for our winter ready properties on our website for inspiration. 

And to help you make the most of your time on holiday, don’t forget we also offer a great range of in-house services. These include a private chef, who will cook delicious meals for you, to expert massage services, a hairdresser, and even yoga classes. We also offer our guests Baron Dining Out Coupons which can encourage you to try our unique local cuisine.


What to do in spring on Gozo


Gozo countryside in spring. Photo:

Spring arrives early on Gozo bringing plenty of sunshine, blue skies and temperatures around 16ºC in mid-February rising to around a perfect 20ºC by May.

In spring, the Gozo countryside turns green and bursts into colour as wild flowers begin to bloom all over the island. It’s the best time to enjoy exploring Gozo.

If you like walking there are plenty of paths – including a coastal path that takes in much of the coastline. You can explore some Hidden gems of Gozo’s coastline. And if you’re looking to do something a bit different why not consider Gliding through Gozo on a Segway Tour?

One of the highlights of Gozo’s cultural calendar happens in spring. Gaulitana: A Festival of Music brings musicians from all over the world to play in a month-long series of concerts – everything from chamber music to Opera. This year the opera being performed is Verdi’s La Traviata on 23 April.


What to do in autumn on Gozo


Gozitan Vineyard

Autumn is a fantastic time to visit Gozo. It’s less crowded, it’s not so hot and there’s lots to see and do. In fact, the sea is at its warmest in autumn so swimming and enjoying the sea are very much recommended. You can get an overview of autumn activities in our blog post Top things to do in Gozo in autumn.

Gozo’s olive and wine producers are busy with their harvests in autumn and visitors are welcome to join in – see our blog post Enjoy a hands on harvest experience for more information.

We are also very happy to organise various activities that will help provide a taste of Gozo’s traditional food and wine production with our trusted local partners. These include eco tours and wine tasting plus a walk, wine and food tour in Gozo’s capital Victoria.

There’ll also be plenty of live music on offer all over Gozo in autumn – from jazz to rock and roll and, of course, our world famous Festival Mediterranea in October.


What to do in winter on Gozo


Carnival float in Victoria's carnival

Winter holidays are an opportunity to have a much-needed change of scene and Gozo is a perfect destination for a cosy winter break. Our blog post Relax and recharge with a Gozo winter break gives a useful overview of what to expect.

One of the big highlights of Gozo’s cultural calendar is carnival season in February. In 2023 Gozo’s Carnival Week will run daily from 17 – 21 February. It’s certainly a fun time to visit our island capital, Victoria, with colourful floats and costumes, lots of music, marching bands, dancing and (of course) food. Xagħra also offers its own revelry and carnival from 18-19 February 2023.

And then in the evenings, you can experience the truly unique Spontaneous Carnival in the streets of Nadur. Expect to see weird masks and costumes as the locals do their best to disguise their true identities. Find out more in our blog post Let Gozo’s Carnival Season Blow Away Your Winter Blues.

So, if you’re flexible about when you can travel for holidays, why not consider an off-peak break in Gozo? We’d love to see you.


Ask us for help

Baron Holiday Homes is happy to organise car hire, tours of Gozo, and special activities or treats 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.

Posted in Agritourism, Autumn, Baron Experience, Cultural activities, Heritage, In-house services, Local cuisine, Properties, Relaxation, Segway, Spring, Things to do, Walk, What to see in Gozo, Wine tasting, Winter

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