What to do and see in Marsalforn, Malta: The Best Places and Tips

December 25, 2017 Vivienne Hutton

Marsalforn (Marsa el-Forn), also written as M'Forn for shortcut purposes, is a village on the north coast of Gozo, the second largest island of the Maltese archipelago. The village lies between the hill-top towns of Xagħra and Żebbuġ. The village forms part of the locality of Żebbuġ. Marsalforn is one of the most popular tourist resorts on Gozo. It is well served with hotels, guest houses, restaurants, bars, and beaches. There is only a one small sandy beach in Marsalforn, however, along the rocky coastline there are a number of interesting swimming spots. Also, there's only one police station in Marsalforn.
Restaurants in Marsalforn

1. Gozo Aqua Sports

Triq Ir-Rabat, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 9014, Malta
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5 based on 327 reviews

Gozo Aqua Sports

A full range of diving options and PADI & TECREC, and SDI/TDI courses available all year round. As well as diving, we can organise accommodation, transfers and car hire, all you need to do is book your flights and leave the rest to us. Gozo Aqua Sports PADI 5* IDC & TECREC dive centre , SDI/TDI Dive Centre and BSAC Dive Resort was the first dive centre on Gozo, established 1981.The owner, Patrick Bugeja is a Master Instructor with over 40 years of both Military and Recreational diving. We strive to deliver the highest standards, quality service and safe diving, all whilst having fun. We pride ourselves on having one of the largest, most spacious and well organised dive centres, which is one of the reasons we have such a fantastic reputation. Our dive centre is equipped with washing and secure storage facilities for your kit. We have a very good stock of hire equipment available to rent if you don't want to bring your own. For those last minute repairs on your equipment, we have our very own on-site servicing area - run by Patrick who is renown across the Island for his skills.

Reviewed By northerndave2016 - Poole, United Kingdom

As ever good service, friendly staff, catered for every need, kit hire, guided dives, transport, airport transfers.

2. Bubbles Dive Centre

17 Triq Il-Forn, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo, Malta
Excellent
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5 based on 352 reviews

Bubbles Dive Centre

Welcome to Gozo's most caring dive centre. We care...about showing you the best diving, about the marine environment, about quality and safety, about customer service and about having fun.

Reviewed By how63r28 - Stirton, United Kingdom

My wife and I have our open water divers certifications and were keen for our children Joseph,13 and Thomas 14 to learn so we can all dive together. We chose Bubbles dive centre because safety and the marine environment seemed to be at the core of the ‘experience’ which they describe on their web site.Our expectations were met and exceeded by the professionalism of the preparation, teaching, coaching and the certification processes which we went through each day. We felt confident at all times that our boys were safe in the hands of our instructor , Dino and David, the Dive Director, joined us for our family dive, when the boys were qualified, and helped us refresh our memories of planning to and diving safely. A wonderful experience, thank you the team at Bubbles for their professionalism - can’t wait to be back next year ! Richard ,Geri, Thomas and Joseph

3. Scuba Kings Dive Centre

46A Triq Santa Marija | Marsalforn Seafront, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 1328, Malta
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5 based on 409 reviews

Scuba Kings Dive Centre

Reviewed By Amish P - Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom

Before going I looked around at quite a few centres but this was both open and reasonably priced.
We turned up and Jon and Reggie quickly helped us with our kits.
We did a couple of dives with Reggie who made the dives both safe and fun. He was very knowledgeable about the dives sites.
The best dive was the Inland Sea(San Lawrenz).
Looking to go back again to Gozo and will defiantly be going back to Scuba Kings.

4. Atlantis Diving Center

Triq Il-Qolla S-Safra, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 1405, Malta
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5 based on 192 reviews

Atlantis Diving Center

Best diving facilities on Gozo, Malta. Tailor-made dive holidays for you including accommodation, diving, car hire, airport transfers, et...

Reviewed By Christopher M

First of all I would just like to mention on the 6-7th of December barely any Dive companies in Malta or Gozo even considered my Friends and I queries and questions to Dive around Gozo, However when calling Atlantis it was a simple yes -...MoreWe thank you for choosing #AtlantisGozo !

5. Nautic Team Gozo

Triq Il Vulcan, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 1211, Malta +356 2155 8507
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5 based on 51 reviews

Nautic Team Gozo

Nautic Team Gozo is a CMAS IT & TEC IT Center in Marsalforn Gozo. Accompanied diving around the Maltese Islands. Cavern, Cave & Wreck-Diving, Special Packages for kids and families, UW-Photography, Technical Diving, Diving for People with Disabilities and much more.Courses according to CMAS/PADI/IDDA/TDI StandardsAccomodation and Airport Transfers Services, car hire.We look forward to your visit - Yours, Heike-Thomas and Team

Reviewed By James O - Cork, Ireland

Dived here with some friends, all of which are experienced divers, we walked in off of the street after some disappointing sevice from another dive operater and the immediate differance in customer service couldn't have been greater, we recieved friendly and helpful service from the off, we were able to (within reason ) chose our dives for which Heike and her staff couldn't have been of more assistance.
We were fortunate enough ( not overstated ) to dive with Micha who is a hugely experience diver in all aspects of the industry and both a Fountain of information and a pleasure to dive with.
We not only had some fantastic diving experiences but also benifited from his vast experience, being even more invaluable to us as experienced divers, than if we had been novices.
It's a credit to the man that in a very short periof of time we were diving like a group of dive buddies rather than him being our guide and indeed we leave Gozo absolutely considering him to be a friend.
Heike will if required also book your accommodation and vehicle hire for you and to within your budget, you couldn't be in better hands.
It's only this divers opinion but I wouldn't dive Gozo with anyone else and wether your an experienced or novice diver I strongly recommend that you don't either.
Book through Nautic Team and you won't be disappointed ! I'm only sorry I'm not going with you.

6. Xwejni Bay

Triq IX-Xwejni, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 1613, Malta
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4.5 based on 90 reviews

Xwejni Bay

Reviewed By holidaymanWashington - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Xwejni Bay, is reached by a long, steep, winding and torturous decent and it is a pleasure to reach level ground. The bay is quite craggy but has some unusual and brightly coloured rock formations, caused by the sea eroding the limestone rock.
If you travel further round and bear left at the no through road sign, there is a Promenade next to the public toilets, which gives you a great view of the bay and the salt pans. If you leave there and head for Ramla, you can see a mini Christ the Redeemer on the hill to the right.

7. Hakari Gozo

Triq Il-Qbajjar | 20 Meters away from Ta Dirjanu Supermarket, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 1512, Malta +356 2156 9000
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5 based on 36 reviews

Hakari Gozo

“Logic will get you from A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere” Albert Einstein. This beautifully decorated shop is definitely worth a visit! The shop was founded to promote a better healthier life and to spread awareness. The range of products is captivating, mostly unique, all handmade by local artists who think outside the box. The variety of products fall under the category of “Handmade”. Here you can find a range of “Well-being” products made of natural ingredients such soaps, bath bombs, message oils, mosquito repellents, lip balms and many more. There is artisan food, wine, liquors, sweets, handpicked salt, all available for free tasting. Artisan sterling silver jewelry, calligraphic plaques, handmade books, up-cycled furniture, freehand paintings, hand felted Moreno wool and silk scarves and many more. You are welcome to browse as every corner offers a surprise!

Reviewed By Anne F - Malta

A perfectly lovely small shop with an eclectic mix of products from shabby-chic furnishings to gorgeous handmade jewellery, hand-turned wooden bowls, and Gozitan preserves and chocolates. But the best thing is Josette, the most charming, helpful, warm and friendly proprietor - she does everything in her power to help you find the perfect gift. The premises are compact and the products artfully displayed. Give yourself a little time to enjoy this unique gift shop.

8. Ghar Qawqla Bay

Qawqla Bay, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo, Malta
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4 based on 31 reviews

Ghar Qawqla Bay

Reviewed By profjoypc - Alnwick, United Kingdom

Char Qawqla Bay is a very picturesque bay in one of the busiest coastal spots on the island. It is lovely in all seasons, ranging from the tranquil seas and blue skies of summer through to the roaring waves splashing on to the Promenade in the gales of autumn and cold blasts of winter winds. For most of the year it is great for swimming but be careful of currents. It is backed by Promenade with a multitude of bars and restaurants and a lot of local life.

9. Xlendi Cruises

18 Bakery Street, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo, Malta
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Xlendi Cruises

Reviewed By Ton-Donders - Chiang Mai, Thailand

Brilliant trip, I a rented cruiser of Xlendi Cruises, a family run business, and with my family six people in total, we made a tour around Gozo and visited the bays of Comino, a small island between Malta and Gozo. The service was very good. The company has a small office at Marsalforn bay, they organise day trips, rent out kanoos (from the jetty at Xlendi Bay) and are very helpful in making your day to something to remember.

10. On 2 Wheels Bike Rentals

36, Rabat Road, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo VCT116, Malta +356 9942 1621
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4 based on 8 reviews

On 2 Wheels Bike Rentals

Reviewed By moot - Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom

The hotel in Xlendi recommended on2wheels who also deliver. The hotel called and reserved the bikes for us. €12.50 per day or €8 for two or more days, plus €1 per day helmet hire. Lock included. The bikes were delivered promptly and were in very good condition mechanically- just the spring loaded rack didn't work on one of the two bikes we hired. Overnight we just locked them up to the railings outside the hotel. Gozo is VERY hilly and the roads aren't in the best condition but these bikes stood up to the test.

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