SPONSORED: Baron Holiday Homes: For fun and sun on the Med’s island gem
Gozo is the hidden gem of the Mediterranean; a sunny, friendly, laid-back place that is still relatively unknown in our part of the world.
The beautiful little island sits between Malta and Sicily. Politically it is part of Malta but it seems light years away from the bustle of the bigger island. Malta always seems in a hurry. On Gozo they don’t know what the word means.
Taking it easy comes naturally on Gozo where one attractive little village is just minutes away from another and there are sandy beaches and rocky coves around every turn.
Irish visitors find Gozo an extremely easy place to get around, because car-hire is simple, driving is on the left, and almost everyone speaks fluent English. All this makes self-catering a very good option for a holiday there.
For more than 25 years, Baron Holiday Homes have provided high quality self-catering apartments, villas and farmhouses across the island, some with private swimming pools and some with shared pools.
The Baron Experience begins from the moment you book a Baron Holiday Home property. Their dedicated team of local staff are happy to help with everything from car hire and airport transfers to booking an exciting range of activities, from adventure tours to opera tickets.
The company stands by its founding principle, to focus on quality rather than quantity.
“Since the launch of our first rental property, Djar Ta Menzja, demand has grown year on year. Before we knew it we had created a brand with a strong reputation for excellence,” explains Xavier Tabone, Managing Director of Baron Holiday Homes.
“Back in 1995 we started with a handful of clients. Today we have thousands from all over the world and we have clients who have returned to us for many years.
“We’re successful because we deliver outstanding, highly personalised customer service. We have the right properties and a fantastic operational team who work hard to make our clients’ holidays as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.”
Baron Holiday Homes are a company with roots in Gozo and high standards that reflect their respect for the island .
“We take our responsibility towards Gozo’s incredible architectural inheritance and natural beauty very seriously,” says Xavier Tabone.
The most famous example of Gozo’s architectural inheritance are the Ggantija Temples , a UNESCO World Heritage Site near the village of Xaghra and one of the oldest structures in Europe.
The Citadella, a tiny walled town and fortress in the centre of Gozo’s biggest town, Rabat (aka Victoria), is also a World Heritage Site.
On Gozo there is history around every corner, with each village cherishing its own piece of the past. And if you tire of the fascinating past, there are clear blue waters that are great for scuba diving, fishing villages, boat trips and walking trails.
The sea provides a lot of the food for Gozo’s many excellent restaurants, Italian in style but with their own unique twist. Visitors should also sample the excellent local wines with their own quality designation, Gozo DOK.
Baron Holiday Homes understand and cherish the traditions of the island.
“We employ highly skilled local craftsmen who use traditional skills and methods when restoring or rebuilding our properties,” explains Xavier Tabone.
“We were one of the first companies to recycle rainwater and take energy-saving measures in our properties. We want to leave a lasting legacy on the island as our forefathers did before us.”
To make your great holiday complete, Baron Holiday Homes offer a range of extra In-house services, including poolside massage, babysitting, and Baron dining-out vouchers.
You can find out more and book a Baron Holiday Home at: https://www.baronholidayhomes.com/