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Xlendi & Munxar

Geographical Location: South West Gozo, North of mainland Malta

Neighboring Towns and Villages: Munxar, Rabat.

Accommodation:  A few 3 start hotels and numerous Self Catering Apartments in Xlendi - Gozo

Shopping in Xlendi: A few souvenir shops. The capital of Victoria remians the main place for shopping.

Banks, Bureau De Change, ATM's: A few available

Entertainment & Places To Visit: Fish Restaurants, Wine Bars, Clubs,

Beaches:  Small sandy beach of Xlendi Bay, a few inlets and coves around the area.

Public transport: Regular and frequent buses from Victoria.

Health: A pharmacy is available in Xlendi. Nearest hospital is in Victoria.

Town Information: The idyllic landlocked bay of Xlendi and the glorious blue green waters were for many years the place to be for artists and photographers. Xlendi Bay is a delightful sea inlet, it lies at the end of a deep, lush ravine which was a river bed. Until the mid 20th century, Xlendi was a small fishing port and a restful summer resort for a few locals and Maltese. The bay is  a definite must-visit place to visit for all those travelling to the Maltese islands, whether for a day visit or for a longer stay. It is definitely a worth while place to stay.  For the Maltese, Gozo has its own passionate admirers and Xlendi is one of those places that reminds the Maltese of what Gozo is like. Yet the area is quite unique as although Gozo is a small island , other parts of Gozo are a bit different overall. Unlike Marsalforn which is also a popular resort though, Xlendi has a bit more character .. With its precipitous sides, Xlendi is an overall magnificet place . The watchtower commands the bays entrance, yet everybody is invited! The bathing all around the bay is possible and good fun. The Bay of Xlendi still retains a peaceful atmosphere and is surprisingly undeveloped though there is a good choice of accommodation from apartments to hotels; most options have sea views. Xlendi is flanked by steep cliff. For some of the best views, climb the stairs up the cliffs to the right. Bathing in Xlendi is usually off the rocks along the bay with access down ladder into the deep crystal clear water. On the left side of the bay, two tiers of pathways provide ample space for both a walkway and a flat space to spread out a towel and sunbathe. On the promontory is Xlendi Tower, built in 1650. It commands superb sea views and stand on a scenic coastline pitted with hand-dug salt pans.More recently it has very much become a tourist resort. The single beach , rocky shore and clear waters are good for swimming and the caves and rugged reefs provide ideal conditions for snorkeling and scuba diving. Some of the restaurants on the seafront specialize in local fish and succulent giant prawns.

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