Dates revealed for this year’s hilarious Nadur Carnival

The dates of this year’s Nadur Carnival in Gozo have been revealed. The ‘organised’ event will be held on Sunday 16 February from midday in the town’s main square. The famous ‘spontaneous’ Carnival will take place from Friday 21 February until Tuesday 25 February. Nadur Local Council confirmed the dates on social media.   What […]

Armed Forces of Malta mourns after diver’s tragic death

The Armed Forces of Malta is in mourning following the tragic death of one of its most talented soldiers. Devastated former colleagues of Christine Gauci posted heartbreaking tributes on social media following news of her death on Saturday. The 35-year-old from Victoria, who was an experienced scuba diver, passed away after a diving expedition with […]

Record numbers of us visited Gozo in 2019

More of us than ever visited Gozo last year, according to new figures published on Wednesday. The number of passengers carried by Gozo Channel in 2019 stood at 5.9 million – a rise of nearly 3 per cent on the previous year. The ferry operator also saw a 7.4 per cent increase in the number […]

Menqa the turtle returns home to the sea off Gozo

A distressed turtle that was rescued off the coast of Gozo six months ago has been returned safe and well to the sea. Menqa was treated by vets from Nature Trust Malta after being discovered in trouble by divers. She could barely breathe and had several strands of fishing net and rope stuck in her […]

Is this the most Christmassy town in Malta and Gozo?

Boasting twinkling Christmas trees, dazzling stars, dozens of lit up snowmen, thousands of light bulbs and a whole herd of illuminated reindeer, this is easily the most festive town in the Maltese Islands. Nadur in Gozo bursts into colour every year as homeowners put up their lights to mark the big countdown to Christmas. Now […]

More holidaymakers visiting Malta than ever before

Malta is on course for a record-breaking year for tourism, according to new figures. The number of visitors who came to Malta in October rose by 6 per cent while tourist spending increased by more than 7 per cent to €231.1 million. A spokesman for the Office for National Statistics in Valletta said: ‘Tourism arrivals […]

Gozo just got smaller! Cliff collapses during storm

People have been urged to stay away from a section of the idyllic Gozo coast after a rockfall. Gale-force winds and heavy rain been blamed for causing the collapse at Xatt l-Ahmar. Overlooked by Fort Chambray, the bay is popular with swimmers and boat owners, especially in the summer months. Ghajnsielem’s mayor Kevin Cauchi urged […]

This Gozo beach is crowned one of the world’s best

A Maltese beach has been crowned one of the best in the world. Ramla Bay in Gozo was named among the seven most beautiful red sand beaches by US-based Travel and Leisure magazine. It said: ‘Ramla Bay lies on the northern coast of Gozo and its beachfront is coloured a burnt, orange-red, a particularly striking […]

10 stunning views of Malta from the window seat

This is what you could be missing out on if you pick the aisle seat on your next Malta flight. Airline passengers have been sharing stunning aerial shots of the Maltese Islands from their window seats. The images show Malta, Gozo and Comino peeping through the clouds, with some truly breathtaking sights surfacing on Facebook […]

TripAdvisor falls head over heels in love with Xlendi

The world is slowly falling in love with Xlendi – if the latest reviews on TripAdvisor are anything to go by. Tourists from around the globe have gone online to shower praise on the tiny Gozo seaside village. As we revealed last week, Xlendi Bay is THE best place to watch the sun go down […]

Amazing images show Gozo’s Azure Window under the waves

These astonishing images show the shattered remains of Gozo’s Azure Window under the waves. The picture resolution and details are astounding and show how several large slabs of rock, which once formed the famous Maltese landmark, are still intact. The stunning pictures – the clearest so far – were captured by a group of diving […]

Gozo’s much-missed Azure Window gets special honour

It made headlines around the world when it crashed into the sea at Dwejra in Gozo. But now the Azure Window is to be remembered by having a street named after it. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat approved the name for a new road in San Lawrenz. Azure Window Street will link Tower Street and Dwejra […]

Malta smashes a massive Instagram milestone

Malta has passed a major social media milestone. The hashtag #Malta has now been used more than four million times on Instagram. Valletta’s amazing architecture, Mdina’s narrow streets, Gozo’s stunning scenery and Comino’s sparkling Blue Lagoon were almost made for the photo-sharing app. #Valletta is the most hashtagged spot in the Maltese Islands, taking over […]

Gozo’s famous Nadur Carnival gets underway

Gozo’s famous Nadur Carnival kicks off on Thursday evening. The town will host a day of parades, dancing, music and celebrations in St Peter and St Paul Square from 5pm. The spontaneous carnival, which is Gozo’s biggest street party, starts on Friday and runs all week until Tuesday. Thousands are expected to jam the streets […]

Malta to Gozo tunnel ‘will be open by 2024’

You’ll be able to drive direct from St Paul’s Bay to Nadur within five years. Joseph Muscat has revealed that detailed plans for a tunnel under the sea connecting Malta and Gozo will be made public before the summer. The Prime Minister said a free bus service was also being planned to operate via the Gozo […]

Jonas Blue tells 89.7 Bay he’s ‘thrilled’ to play in Gozo

Jonas Blue has told 89.7 Bay he can’t wait to perform in Gozo on New Year’s Eve. The Fast Car star, 29, is the headline act at a free concert in Victoria to welcome in 2019. Speaking to 89.7 Bay’s Jake Cuschieri, he said: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to be the headlining New Year’s Eve in Gozo. ‘It’ll […]