Ta' Dbiegi Crafts Village
If the idea of something active is a little retail therapy, and you like the sound of an flashing some cash, then an enjoyable wander around the local crafts it's well worth it!. Head out to the Ta' Dbiegi craft village on the outskirts of San Lawrenz - giving you the perfect opportunity to observe the craftsmen and locals, from weaving lace, spinning wool and handling soft fabric, to creating beautiful items and ornaments such as filigree silver, pottery, baskets and clocks. Just look out for the magnificent glass blowers too - you'll be fascinated to watch this superb show. Cased behind a sheet of glass, visitors are encouraged to witness the craftsmen as they blow in their piping hot glassblowing environment to create the unique Maltese blown glass all done by hand. After watching this show, head to the shop to purchase a treat or two - the glass makes for a great souvenir to take back home.
Smaller, lusher and more rural than Malta, Gozo is well worth a trip for its unhurried, get-away-from-it-all atmosphere, and with some of Europe's most stunning views and fantastic peace and quiet, Gozo is great for walking. It's easy to catch a bus from most resorts out into the countryside and even easier to hire a car, and once there, you'll be rewarded with dramatic scenery and serious tranquillity. If you fancy the sight of sheer cliffs plunging in to the sea, the island offers excellent birdwatching from April-June and September-October. Elsewhere, inland walks will reveal green valleys, strange prehistoric stone monuments, little caves, sleepy fishing villages. Narrow tracks will lead you to hidden beaches, rugged cliffs and lush green countryside, so make sure you pack some good walking shoes or boots.
Gozo's warm, crystal clear waters and natural bays and reefs make scuba diving here a wonderful experience all year round. All round the island, there are some fabulous dive sites to enjoy from wartime wrecks and labyrinthine caves to luminous coral reefs, all inhabited by vibrant species like grouper, octopi, parrot fish, stingray and flying fish. The waters around Gozo are renowned for their excellent visibility too, so an underwater camera wouldn't go amiss!