About This Center

A 350 year old farmhouse with unique architectural features and converted to a high standard.  This home offers; comfort, charm and plenty of opportunity for relaxation. Dar tal-Kaptan features themed suites, all with their own; bathroom, private lounge area and outdoor terraces with fantastic views. Each exquisitely decorated suite has; a small fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, air-conditioning and fans, wi-fi access, complimentary toiletries, towels and fresh fruit.
This home exudes warmth and sensuality with its eclectic collection of erotic art, sculptures, paintings and books.

During your stay at Dar tal-Kaptan you will have use of; an outdoor swimming pool (which lights up at night with stars at the bottom of the pool), jacuzzi, book and DVD library, several relaxation lounges, a computer station with photocopier/printer.

Additional services (extra cost to the retreat) include:
1. Dry/Steam Sauna
2. Massage and holistic treatments (Aromatherapy, Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology)
3. Bicycle Hire
4. Guided Walks and Treks
5. Customised Individual Tours of Gozo
6. Cooking Classes : Traditional Gozitan Cooking and also Raw Vegan Desserts (for a minimum of four guests)

Your hosts at Dar tal-Kaptan will be available at breakfast time, during check-in and departure and at other times of the day; to answer any queries you may have, to provide additional services (see above), to offer restaurant and sight-seeing recommendations and to suggest and book activities such as Scuba-diving, Jeep Safaris, Quad-Bike tours, Craft and Ceramic Classes, Fishing Trips, Private Boat Charting, Kayaking, Agri-Tourism and Wine-Tasting, Beauty treatments, Yoga Classes and more.

The Neighborhood

Ghasri is a sleepy, peaceful, rural village located in the north-west of Gozo. The nucleus of the village radiates outwards around the main Church and piazza. Although it is the smallest village in the Maltese Islands with the least number of inhabitants, Ghasri has a mini-market, a police station, and its own local council. The closest restaurants are just a 5 minute drive away in nearby Gharb or Victoria. Dar tal-Kaptan enjoys panoramic country views from all rooms and a sea-view from the terrace of one of our bedrooms. A tranquil cove and pebble beach can be found at the end of a 20 minute scenic walk from our front door whilst the best sunset on the Island is to be experienced at the foot of Gozo's only lighthouse situated just a 10 minute walk away.

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