Agents’ Malta tips: The ferry to Gozo, by Pat Waterton

How do you make the most of Malta? Travel Weekly asked the 10 agents we sent to the island to cover Abta’s Travel Convention

Pat Waterton, Langley TravelBy the time you have found a spot on the ferry to Gozo, applied the sun cream and sat back, you have arrived. It takes just 25 minutes, so even clients who don’t like boat rides shouldn’t be put off.

“Seaplane and helicopter transfers are another way to arrive on the island, which is a third of the size of Malta and a lot greener.

“Gozo is Malta’s quieter cousin, with quaint rural villages and rolling hills it offers the ideal location for walking and cycling. Add to these a rich history – some of the oldest stone-built structures in the world are still standing here – secluded beaches, caves, diving and spectacular sights such as the Azure Window, an amazing rock formation in the sea, and you have a formula for a wonderful break that’s only a three-hour flight from the UK.

“Top-class hideaways often frequented by the rich and famous, such as the Hotel Ta’ Cenc & Spa and the Cornucopia Hotel, offer tranquility and relaxation and an amazing gastronomic experience, but if the style and price does not appeal, there are villas and farmhouses that satisfy a whole range of tastes from intimate to busy, and from old to new.

“It’s nice to combine as a two-centre holiday; you can have the hustle and bustle of Malta and then relax in Gozo, which is an ideal destination in its own right. It provides a safe haven for family holidays, and it’s still a relatively cheap eurozone destination.”

The Agent Reporters scheme was made possible by the generous support of:

Malta Tourist Board              Belleair Holidays

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