One of Gozo's most prominent seaside resort villages is Marsalforn. Nestled between the towns of Xaghra and Zebbug, it is extremely busy and popular during the peak holiday season that stretches from Easter time through to early autumn, when the locals and the foreign visitors all flock to enjoy themselves in and around Marsalforn Bay.
For this reason properties in Marsalforn are very closely linked to the tourist segment, with many locals owning second holiday homes, plus several letting properties being seasonally available on the market.
However it is also true that the village quietens down considerably during the winter months, making the location ideal for a quiet retreat. The one staple presence in the bay is that of the fishing boats whose owners use them to fish the local catch all year round.
Marsalforn is mainly populated with apartments, penthouses and maisonettes where prices are still relatively affordable. A one apartment would cost anywhere from €65, 000 whereas two and three bedroom apartments for sale in Marsalforn start at €75, 000 and €85, 000 respectively.
Why such an interest in Marsalforn? The village enjoys an ample sheltered bay that provides plenty of space for swimmers to bask in sunshine and spend time in an atmosphere that is superb for bathing. Swimming is a must in the warmer months. Diving happens all the year round however, especially since the village enjoys the presence of several professional scuba diving schools that take aspiring and professional divers on submerged tours of the surrounding waters.
For those who love rambling, the village is close to Marsalforn Valley, which is surrounded by hilly terrain, namely the hill known as Tas-Salvatur over which towers an impressively large statue of Christ. Locals believe the legend that Saint Paul who was shipwrecked on Malta, resumed his voyage to Rome from this village.
The beach at Qbajjar is located very close by and is a formation of shallow bays over which reigns an interesting rock formation. The area is typically the site of several natural seawater salt pans.
The village is not known for its great shopping opportunities but rather for the wealth of top notch reastaurants on the seafront and on the sidestreets. Souvenir shops are also present as well as stationery, mini-market, etc.
Being an ideal holiday location, Marsalforn's real estate market caters for holidaymakers, people seeking to purchase a second property in Gozo, and temporary letting seekers. The area in and around the village is rich in a high number of apartments, some of which are fully furnished and ready to move into, whether one is looking to purchase an investment property, or to rent the property for a short, medium or long let. The most sought after properties are those which enjoy a seaview, and this is usually available if one opts to view a multi-storey apartment block, most of which are located on the west side of Marsalforn Bay.
Malrsalforn has a number of new investment opportunities in the form of lifestyle developments most notably, Vista Point and Hillock Residences. As these new developments and others are completed throughout the area, the town will be further embellished and prices may rise accordingly. It is recommended that you speak to our Office Manager in Gozo, Edith Camilleri on [email protected] or call her on +356 79551616.
Property for sale in Marsalforn