Harbourair has improved seaplane service from Malta to Gozo this year to two round trip flights per day, which means it’s easier to transfer between the two Mediterranean Islands in the Maltese archipelago!
Now, visitors can leave Malta for Gozo at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and can leave Gozo for Malta at 10:30 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. daily.
You can get more information about seaplane service between Malta and Gozo by visiting Harbourair’s website.
Getting to Gozo by seaplane is the fastest (and most scenic) way to arrive, in our opinion.
Floatplanes can accommodate about 14 passengers, and have specially modified bubble windows that are excellent for site seeing and photography of the gorgeous azure water between the two islands.
Gozo hasn’t always been the easiest place to get to, so this news is pretty exciting for anyone who wants to travel to these gorgeous islands this year. Summer is actually the perfect time to visit the islands in the Maltese archipelago because the weather is absolutely perfect and the beaches are stunning.
If you’re planning on traveling to Malta or Gozo this year, we recommend staying at the following hotels. With unparalleled service, you’ll love the luxurious experience you’ll receive.
Hotels in Malta:
The Palace, Malta:
This five-star boutique hotel offers genuine Malta hospitality! It’s situated amongst the tight warren of distinguished Maltese town houses and trendy urban villas that make up Silema. In the area, you’ll find trendy cafes, the business center and great sites to see.
You’ll love the classic design of The Palace, Malta, and we also think you’ll get a big kick out of the news themed restaurants here as well. “The Talk of the Town Café” is found right next to an 18th century building and is “the” place to be in Silema. “The Tabloid” offers contemporary Mediterranean cuisine and the TemptAsian Lounge Bar (on the 8th floor) has the best views of the city and the harbor.
Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Gozo:
A perfect hotel for spa goers and vacationers seeking a relaxing holiday, Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Gozo is an intimate resort in Gozo that’s surrounded by 30,000 square meters of gardens. Talk about peaceful!
The resort complex has been purposely built to blend into the yellow limestone in the area, so as not to impede the natural beauty of its surroundings.
There are quite a few good room and suite options available, so you’re sure to find a room type that suites your needs. Choose from suites, junior suites, premium rooms, deluxe rooms and presidential suites. The rooms are well designed to keep guests cool when it’s hot outside – perfect for a comfortable night’s sleep.
For the ultimate relaxation experience, take in a day at the spa – a true gem at this resort. They offer a wide variety of treatments including Ayurveda, Marine and herbal care, massages, Balneo baths and Vichy water shows.
Le Meridien St. Julians:
This hotel boasts one of the best views in Malta. Le Meridien St. Julians is located on the grounds of a 19th Century Maltese Villa on the waterfront of the gorgeous Balluta Bay in Malta. And, you can’t beat the location of Le Meridien as well. Right off the promenade (and only 200 meters from the centre of St. Julians), guests are walking distance of authentic cafes, bars, restaurants, clubs and the main shopping area of town.
Our favourite rooms at this hotel are the executive rooms. They are located on the top floors of the hotel and have the best views of Balluta Bay and the Mediterranean Sea.
Le Meridien St. Julians has quite a few restaurants to choose from, too. Scirocco Restaurant serves exotic and spicy food, Villa Brasserie specializes in French cuisine, and Ku de Ta Lounge and Bar has excellent food and drinks – and a great view of the water. Ku de Ta Lounge and Bar is the place to go if you want to sit outside and watch the sun set.
The Xara Palace:
This boutique hotel in Mdina, Malta, has been meticulously restored while being upgraded and brought up to date with all of today’s modern amenities. The hotel is part of the medieval bastions surrounding Mdina (also known as “the silent city”).
All 17 rooms at The Xara Palace have been decorated with period pieces and original paintings. The Grand Master’s suite overlooks the external courtyard to the hotel and is, in our opinion, the best suite in the hotel.
Furnishings in this room include a dining table for six people, a sitting room, a writing table, an antique chest of drawers and other old lamps and original artwork.
For a great view and a fabulous dinner, head up to the de Mondion Roof Top restaurant!