8. Gozo Crystal Lagoon
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The hidden island of Gozo: A must-visit on every travel bucket list

Plus: Discover the only luxury hotel on the Maltese island with Kempinski.

10 June 2021

With 300 days of sunshine a year and a very short flight from Europe, Malta and especially the neighbouring island of Gozo are highly ranked on the travel bucket list. Between Sicily and the North African coast in the heart of the Mediterranean, the Maltese island has been a hub for many international traders throughout history. All the more reason to explore Gozo's historic sights and the island's only luxury hotel. The Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is set amidst tropical gardens and promises a relaxing holiday. 


Nature, sea and green oasis

The ecologically exemplary island of Gozo is just a short and scenic ferry ride away from the main island of Malta. Located in the north of the archipelago, this oasis of relaxation is known for its green and rural surroundings with a great variety of flora and fauna and a spectacular coastline for hiking, climbing or cycling. Another unique way to discover the beauty of Gozo Island is to drift on the crystal clear sea or explore the fascinating Gozitan underwater world. Caves, wrecks and impressive dive sites make this tiny island a top destination for diving enthusiasts.


The ecologically exemplary island of Gozo is just a short and scenic ferry ride away from the main island of Malta. Credit: Kempinski

Architectural jewel, Ayurveda and refined cuisine

This makes the only luxury hotel on the idyllic island all the more exclusive: the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz. Set amid 30,000 square metres of tropical gardens, the hotel has 137 elegant rooms and suites, as well as a range of restaurants whose offerings combine the influences of a wide variety of settlers with home-grown organic vegetables, herbs and fruits. The 1,700-square-metre spa includes an authentic Ayurveda centre - one of the largest in the Mediterranean - offering a wide range of traditional Indian therapies and is complemented by Kempinski The Spa with its classic hammam. The five-star oasis offers the highest levels of service, comfort and style for travellers seeking privacy and relaxation.


Kempinski is the only international luxury hotel brand present on the island of Gozo. Credit: Kempinski

Ready for the reopening

The Maltese islands have also been affected by the Corona crisis. But now the popular holiday destination is looking forward to visitors again. "The Maltese islands are preparing to reopen and welcome international tourists anew," said Eike Clausen, General Manager of Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, Gozo. "It has been a long and turbulent road, but with well thought out protective measures that never led to a complete lockdown; and with a comprehensive vaccination strategy, Malta is now the second most vaccinated country in the world. The situation is under control and herd immunity is well on track."

The luxury hotel looks forward to welcoming back guests. Credit: Kempinski

Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz

Triq ir-Rokon, San Lawrenz, Malta
Tel: +356 2211 5250

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