As soon as you set foot in Gozo Island’s four-star Cornucopia, you’ll feel yourself breathe a little easier. Its serenity and effortless style, wrapped up in timeless architecture tell you that you’re both definitely on vacation, and exactly where you should be.
Set high above a tranquil valley that disappears into the ocean beyond, the Cornucopia certainly has location on its side. The hotel’s vantage point not only gives you captivating views from all angles, but also a distinct sense of privacy and serenity. A quaint, but festive village nearby is in perfect harmony with the small island’s happy sense of calm and gives you the opportunity to enjoy a day trip or two to explore and visit its cafés. And if day trips are your thing, then you’re really in luck – Malta is just a 20-minute ferry ride from the island.
It could be difficult to choose your accommodation at the Cornucopia. The hotel’s suites are exceptional; larger than most people’s first apartments, they offer a lounge, spacious balcony with exquisite views and a Jacuzzi bath, in a luxurious yet rustic style. The hotel also offers accommodation in the historic farm house on the hotel grounds. Here, you’ll have two bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and a spacious living area, all charmingly appointed. The house also has its own private garden, and you can choose to stay on a self-catering, bed and breakfast or half-board basis. Perhaps better still, are the bungalows situated across the street from the main hotel. If you’re looking for an extra splash of luxury and privacy, this is the place to be. Each bungalow is appointed in a natural, rustic style and has its own sizeable terrace, complete with sun chairs and private stairs leading to the bungalow’s sparkling pool.
You might not want to spend much time in your room though, considering the hotel’s facilities. The Cornucopia’s vast, established gardens offer its guests an outdoor restaurant, two glittering swimming pools, a Jacuzzi and a children’s pool, all complete with sun loungers and umbrellas. Inside the hotel, you’ll find an intimate restaurant, a bar, a billiards room, a reading room and a lounge. The hotel provides weekly entertainment for the guests’ enjoyment, as well as laundry services and Wi-Fi to make life a little easier. The convenient 24-hour reception can also arrange just about anything for you. Feel like doing some water sports? How about a jeep safari, a fishing trip or hiring a scooter to explore the island? Consider it done.
Your day-to-day at the Cornucopia will be something special too. The hotel is still family-run, and their service style is pleasantly sincere and discreet. The hotel also prides itself on keeping its guests well-fed; not merely in quantity, but in supreme quality. Good food is simply non-negotiable to the people of Malta, and the fact is evident at every meal. The freshest and finest ingredients are sourced locally or imported and expertly-prepared by the hotel’s team of chefs to provide a delicious veritable cherry on top of your stay.