For this reason, I decided to spend a weekend break on Malta’s sister island Gozo and picked Xlendi Central Apartment as the perfect relaxing stay for me as it’s close to the picturesque Xlendi Cliffs and some scenic Mediterranean coastal walks.
The Xlendi Central Apartment is very central with everything you need close by. In fact, there are plenty of restaurants right by the apartment together with other amenities including water sports, shops, car hire and free parking. And if you’re using public transport, the bus terminus is right opposite. This makes it very easy to get around and explore the entire island of Gozo!
After taking the ferry to Gozo, I arrived in next to no time in Xlendi, where I was met by Frank, a most-welcoming host, who showed me around his brand new apartment. I was truly impressed as it’s an absolutely beautiful and stylish snug with all the latest luxuries. The apartment has two bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, and an open-plan kitchen/dining/living area with an amazing countryside view.
Frank also explained how he went to great pains to make sure the apartment is not only fully air conditioned but also weatherproof and soundproof! He also added a number of delightful and colourful touches to create a very cosy and homey atmosphere.
Frank provides his guests with a very warm welcome food & drinks pack and a light lunch or dinner. Actually, it was more than light as he had brought me three different types of mouth-watering Gozitan pizza!
If you’re coming over to Malta’s sister island Gozo in the summer months, this luxurious apartment is the PERFECT place to stay at as it is literally just 40 seconds away from the beach! In my case, I was visiting in the middle of winter so swimming was out of the question. However, going for some beautiful walks atop stunning cliffs was what I was here for!
In fact, this part of the island is probably the most underrated despite its long stretches of jaw dropping cliffs. That the hiking trails run right by the cliffs’ edge make me wonder why it’s one of the most overlooked Gozo hikes.
I chose to walk to Tas-Sanap Cliffs and Ta’ Ċenċ Cliffs. Make sure you wear a good pair of trekking shoes as the path is rough and uneven. Walk along the waterfront at Xlendi Bay and follow the path past the restaurants to the cliffs to the south. The pedestrian path leads you to a nice viewpoint just outside of town, before taking you across an old stone bridge to Xlendi Tower. A typical Maltese watchtower, Xlendi Tower sits on a point with fantastic views across the bay to imposing cliffs to the west.
After you’ve done admiring the view up the coastline, take the trails heading southeast parallel to the cliffs edge. While they start inland a bit, you’ll soon find yourself right by the edge of the Sanap Cliffs walking along with spectacular views. Although it doesn’t feel like you climb up much, there will soon be a big drop to the sea below. From here, simply follow the cliff trail and admire the jaw dropping views as you go.
Eventually the trail will flatten out and bring you to the next set of cliffs, the Ta’ Cenc Cliffs. As if it was even possible, you seem to be able to get even closer to the edge. You might notice your pace drops off as you let the view distract you. Nevermind the view to the other side of you, as you pass several dairy farms. Much less exciting!
If you’re still feeling adventurous you can continue along the cliffs, but you’ll soon notice you’re close to a road and can begin to make your way back. Just pop over the small fence and the country lane will bring you into nearby Sannat town. From there, just keep following the road west back to Xlendi.
You may also opt to walk in the other direction towards Dwejra Bay for stunning views of Xlendi Bay from up high! Unfortunately, I did not have time for this and to be honest, I was pretty worn out from the first walk. However, I did drive towards that same area (it’s close to L-Għadira ta’ Sarraflu) and walked a little bit from there.
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