Ideally situated on top of the gateway to Gozo, the Mgarr Harbour, the Grand Hotel enjoys panoramic views of Malta and Comino across the Gozo Channel.
Its 93 rooms come in five categories, most enjoying a sea view from a balcony or terrace where you can relax, watching the coming and going of the fishing boats in the harbour down below. Family suites are also available. All rooms feature air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms and are furnished with modern amenities including a television and WiFi access.
Facilities include a swimming pool, a variety of cuisine choices at a number of restaurants, a small cinema, on-site dive centre and, for those looking to enjoy the red sandy beaches, a courtesy bus runs to Ramla Bay and San Blas Bay during the summer. Enjoy the sunset from the terrace bar, a popular venue for a post dive refreshment. Take the opportunity to explore the street market in Independence Square and Gran Castello Citadel in Victoria through a complimentary shuttle bus service running year round.
Extra Divers Gozo
The SSI affiliated dive centre is attached to the Grand Hotel on the small island of Gozo. The centre offers a good range of courses, daily guided shore diving around Gozo and day trips to Comino and Malta.
There are plenty of local sites to excite divers and snorkellers of all abilities here, the highlights being caves, caverns, drop-offs, swim-throughs and wrecks. The limestone topography offers some spectacular wall diving and the chance to discover all kinds of marine life amongst the colourful sponges and crevices. Look out for seahorse, huge schools of sea bream, barracuda and lobster.
From here it’s possible to explore the famous MV Karwela and Cominoland, both scuttled in 2006, dive the Inland Sea and experience the Azure Window and spectacular Blue Hole dive sites. Nitrox is available.
is featured in the following itinerary:
For those with a little more time. Combine Malta’s wrecks, caves and fascinating history with a few days on the charming island of Gozo, where diving highlights include the blue hole and inland sea sites at Dwejra.
When to go: Apr-Oct
Duration inc. flights: 11 days
Price inc. flights: From £895 pp
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The charming island of Gozo is reached by a 30 minute ferry from Malta and the pace of life is slower. There’s a lot to pack in here, from exploring its rugged landscape and spectacular coastline to its medieval citadels and the small streets of the capital, Victoria.
Ideal for viewing: Atlantic bluefin tuna, common octopus