6 Unmissable Sunset Locations on Gozo Island, Malta

From its rugged coastline to its serene bays, the island of Gozo offers some of the most breathtaking sunsets in the Mediterranean.

I’ve been on a mission to find Malta’s best sunset spots. Here are my absolute favorite spots that I know you’ll love watching the sunset on Gozo! Whether you’re perched on the cliffs of Ta’ Ċenċ or relaxing on the sandy shores of Ramla Bay, these locations offer an unforgettable end to your day.

1. Ta’ Ċenċ Cliffs

With remote, rugged coastlines and epic geological formations, Malta’s sister island of Gozo is the country’s adventure capital! One of my favorite Gozo sunset points is the Ta’ Ċenċ Cliffs, situated on the island’s southern coast near the village of Sannat.

Depending on the time of the year, you’ll either get to watch the sun slip beyond the Mediterranean horizon or slowly set behind the white cliffs.

2. Sanap Cliffs Sunset Viewpoint on Gozo

Along the same cliff line as Ta’ Ċenċ lies another breathtaking sunset spot named the Sanap Cliffs.

This is another great spot as it’s one of the highest points of Gozo Island. Additionally, the views of nearby Rabat and its famous Citadella.

3. Wied il-Mielaħ

Gozo Island is well-known for its awesome natural arches. While the Azure window is no more, Wied il-Mielaħ is still a remarkable feature worth checking out, especially during sunset.

From this vantage point, the sun usually sets behind the coast, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get a golden ray of light shining through the arch!

Travel Tip: When touring Gozo’s rugged north coast, make sure to stop by at the nearby Wied il-Ghasri Beach and the Marsalforn Salt Flats, two more epic spots for sunset photography!

4. Dwejra Bay

Dwejra Bay is a unique place and home to several highlight attractions like the Blue Hole, Fungus Rock, and the Inland Sea. And, due to its western location, it’s also one of the best sunset points in Gozo.

Grab a mat and climb up to the cliffs above the clear blue water of the Blue Lagoon for one of the stand-out viewpoints in the region!

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Nearby cove in Dwejra Bay

5. Tal Mixta Cave

Heading over to the northern end of Gozo and we’ll find the famous red sands of Ramla Bay, one of the most popular beaches in Malta thanks to its shallow waters and soft sand.

While the beach itself is great during the sunset, I recommend walking up to Tal-Mixta Cave, hidden away on the cliffs to the east. This cave features a huge, open face, framing the beach lit up by the golden glow of the setting summer sun.

6. Calypso Cave Viewpoint

Sitting on top of a hill on the opposite side of Rambla Bay lies another famous Maltese cave. Calpyso’s Cave, while now mostly collapsed, is supposedly the cave mentioned in Homer’s famous tale of “The Odyssey“.

Unfortunately, access to the cave is forbidden. However, travelers will find an epic viewpoint right above it, which is also one of the best spots in Gozo!

Where to Stay on Gozo Island

Due to its small size and well-connected network of buses and roads, choosing the ideal location to stay in Gozo is less crucial than on the main island of Malta.

However, if you ask, locals will always tell you that to get the complete Gozitan experience, what’s more important is picking a traditional boutique hotel over a luxury resort or modern hotel. You’ll find many boutique hotels in Gozo dotted all over the island, from Nadur to Xlendi. Below are the 3 top picks.

1. Quaint Boutique Hotel Boutique

Accommodation on Malta’s quieter sister island should reflect its more peaceful and traditional ambiance. This beautifully renovated boutique hotel is situated directly beside the Nadur Parish Church, with spacious balcony terraces looking over the town square.

2. Viewpoint Boutique Living – Xlendi

This family-run boutique hotel dates back 300 years and is situated on a beautiful cliff overlooking the Xlendi Valley and the Mediterranean Sea. The location is ideal for couples looking to get away, with convenient access to the beach and just a short 2 km drive to the Citadella.

3. Kempinski Hotel – San Lawrenz

For travelers preferring modern, 5-star luxury, the Kempinski Hotel is your best bet. This amazing hotel is located in San Lawrenz, on a 30,000m² tropical oasis. An excellent choice for larger groups and families as there are self-catering apartment options as well!

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