Located on the north coast of Gozo, Hotel Calypso overlooks Marsalforn Bay. Popular with divers and holidaymakers alike, it’s an ideal base from which to explore this remarkable Mediterranean island.
The modern hotel is a short walk to the village and seafront promenade. Simple in style, the 100 rooms and suites are located over five floors, most with a picturesque sea view, others overlooking the countryside of Xaghra Hill. All rooms feature air conditioning and en suite bathroom, with contemporary furnishings, twin or double bed, small balcony and essential amenities.
Facilities include La Perla, a first floor restaurant with stunning views of the bay, serving buffet style meals and popular with the locals on a Sunday, Luce D’Oro with its fine dining cuisine and during the summer months, and the roof garden restaurant where you can dine under the stars. The Sunset Bar serves drinks and snacks all day, which can be enjoyed poolside on the rooftop. Complimentary WiFi internet access is available throughout.
The hotel is a 30 minute drive from the ferry terminal. Many local activities such as nature trails and horse riding are easily accessible from here and the largest sandy beach on Gozo is nearby.
Atlantis Diving Centre
Established in the 1990s, Atlantis Diving Centre is a family run dive centre with a reputation for professionalism and quality service with many divers returning, some more than once a year.
The PADI 5* IDC facility offers daily boat (hard or semi-rigid) and shore diving as well as a huge variety of courses (available in multiple languages), including TDI, BSAC, VDST, EMAS and Barakuda from beginner through to instructor for both recreational and technical divers. The experienced team have intimate knowledge of the most famous and some not so well known sites around the small island of Gozo.
Diving is available throughout the year, the main season being April to October. During this season you can expect warm, clear waters, little current and a prolific marine life. Whether you prefer deep or shallow, caverns or caves, boat or shore, wreck or scenic, day or night dives they can all be arranged here. Discover the unspoilt natural underwater beauty across the islands.
Experience the best sites of Gozo, whether a spectacular cave, cavern, chimney, drop-off, wall, tunnel, offshore reef or one of a number of wrecks off the south coast.
The dive centre features a gas filling station, classrooms and a shop. All tanks are steel and it’s possible to rent your equipment from here as well as arrange excursions around the island.
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, grouper