GozoIn the North of the island, one can catch the ferryboat to the sister island of Gozo. It will not take you longer than 30 minutes to cross to Gozo. The island is delightful, for its natural spots as well as for its cultural heritage. In Victoria, the capital city of Gozo, the Citadel, stands high towering over the whole island. In the Citadel visit the Cathedral and admire the trompe d'oeil which depicts the interior of a dome. Gozo is also an archaeological gem: the two megalithic temples of Ggantija are amongst the earliest free-standing constructions in the world. Gozo is also considered by Diver Magazine to be one of the three most beautiful diving destinations in the world. The best spots are Crocodile Rock, Blue Hole or Xlendi Bay. You might also come across shoals of barracuda, sea horses or even moon fish! It's a true delight to amateur ocean divers. Relaxing at Ramla Bay is a must. The bay is well-known for the reddish colour of its sand.
CominoThe smallest of the three islands is Comino, situated between Malta and Gozo. It is only 2.7sq.km but a must see for those who are looking for relaxation. Comino is a real nature reserve. It also offers some good diving spots. For those who enjoy walking, the coastline and Comino's valleys offer interesting routes to discover. Comino is also well-known for its Blue Lagoon, for its translucent clear waters and sandy beach. Boat services connect the three islands and hence it is quite easy to island hop. There is also a seaplane service between Malta and Gozo.
A luxurious tripBrusselsLife recommends the Grand Hotel Excelsior, situated at the gates of Valletta, this hotel is as grand as the name suggests. Its bedrooms and suites enjoy breathtaking views over the sea. The Grand Hotel Excelsior brings together the essential elements for ultimate relaxation: indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a private beach, gym, wellness centre with various wellness packages and a diving centre. Because wellness is also about food, the hotel houses three restaurants with continental, British and also exotic such as Asian or Indian cuisines. For more information, visit the hotel's website :: www.excelsior.com.mt
How do you get there?The easiest way to reach Malta is by plane. Air Malta provides direct flights between Brussels and Luqa taking 3 hours and at competitive prices. A taxi will take you straight to the hotel in 20 minutes (for around 20 euros). For more information about Malta, visit www.visitmalta.com.
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