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Which hotel is by best beach for snorkelling

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Which hotel is by best beach for snorkelling

Hi, we (4 adults) are thinking of going to Gozo end of next September. I want to staying a lovely hotel with pool that is right on a fabulous beach, so that I can rest & relax and the others can go snorkelling. Excellent food is a MUST. I wanted to go to stay on Comino, someone has said we would be better staying on Gozo...but I would still prefere Comino because we like it very very quiet. Thanks

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1. Re: Which hotel is by best beach for snorkelling

There is only one hotel on Comino and I believe it is looking rather tired now, in need of re-furbishment. There is nothing at all on Comino, just the hotel.

What do you mean by a fabulous beach - do you mean a sandy beach? There is only one on Gozo - Ramla Bay. All other beaches are rocky, which is better for snorkelling. Gozo is tiny so you will never be far away from a beach. Will you be hiring a car? - advantageous in Gozo as public transport is not very good.

Two best hotels are San Lawrenz and Ta' Cenc but there are other hotels that are also good - depends on your budget. You could also opt to rent a villa with a pool

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2. Re: Which hotel is by best beach for snorkelling

Your best bet would be Xlendi , but the beach is not so great ,just a small sandy patch below the hotel .

The hotels which Twirl mentioned are far superior than the ones at Xlendi and I tend to agree with Twirl .

Sometimes you cannot have the best of both worlds !!

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I used to snorkel at Hondoq but you need a car to get there !Ramla is the best beach and do not miss to see the Azure window and Dwejra .

Edited: 29 November 2010, 05:56
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3. Re: Which hotel is by best beach for snorkelling

What about Marslforn and the Calypso Hotel ? It's popular with divers so I suppose it should be good for snorkeling too.

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4. Re: Which hotel is by best beach for snorkelling

Oh dear one thinks piggywinkle has booked Ramla Bay Resort!

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5. Re: Which hotel is by best beach for snorkelling

I would suggest Comino as it is the only one with the beach as you like. It is true that it is a bit old but the location is second to none.

As for food, the hotel boat is crossing regularly to Gozo and just the the Mgarr Harbour you will be spoiled for choice of different restaurants, pizzerias, etc. So you are far from islolated on Comino as the hotel boat is regular. You can ask the hotel about the timetable and I am sure that you will love Comino if you want to relax by the pool and nice sandy beach.

Snorkling around Comino in places such as the hotel bay itself, Santa Maria and Crystal Lagoon (all accessable on foot) are really fantastic.

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