I don't know which came first - falling in love with Gozo or my Maltese husband!
After spending ten years working around the world and living out of a suitcase, I admit to being less than excited about being sent to Malta. With visions of crumbling buildings, endless churches and a slow pace of life, I was unprepared for the vibrancy and beauty of these islands. Infact, I actually loved them so much that I ended up moving there and marrying one of the locals.
Now, several years later, we are lucky enough to own two beautiful apartments, one in the idyllic seafront village of Xlendi and the other in the tranquil country village of Gharb, both of which we have furnished with considerable thought and effort to reflect the peace and character of these islands.
We have succeeded by creating a haven of peace and relaxation; a place to generally kick back and unwind. We have named our properties 'Azure and Scenic Escapes' as they really are an escape from the rest of the world. As one of our guests summed up, 'It was always a pleasure to return there at the end of each day'.
PS. I was right about the churches though!
Xlendi is undeniably very pretty with the village being centred around the horseshoe shaped bay that is superb for snorkelling, swimming and diving with its own natural reef. The beach is ideal for children as it gently slopes down to the water with several restaurants that overlook it, meaning you can relax while the children play. The bay is especially suited for those wishing to try diving as you can swim out from the edge and there is plenty to see even up to the 10 metre trial dive limit. There are plentiful restaurants including Ta'Karolina, voted 2nd best restaurant in Gozo, within a few minutes walk as well as a superb gelateria while a very friendly fruit and vegetable man and van visits every week day. There is also small supermarket open daily from 7am-7pm. Please note there are some wild hens and peacocks in a bird sanctuary opposite the apartment so the birds can sometimes be heard in the morning so if you are a light sleeper then please bear this in mind when booking the apartment. With tastefully decorated bedrooms, large open plan living area with balcony overlooking the village and a kitchen equipped with fridge freezer, halogen hob, coffee maker etc together with numerous guide books and local information, our apartment offers you a peaceful retreat whatever time of year you choose to visit.
PPS. Don't just take my word for it, check out our excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.