Hondoq Ir-Rummien Bay

Hondoq ir-Rummien, Qala , Gozo


Hondoq Ir-Rummien is a tiny pebbly beach located in the southern coast of Gozo just below small village of Qala.

Hondoq Ir-Rummien literally means Pomegranate Valley. Very popular both for locals as well as the Maltese who visit very often this beautiful island Gozo. This tiny place has the most stunning views of Comino Island and Blue Lagoon when driving towards this bay.

It’s a great place not only to dive, swim and sunbathe but also snorkelling with rugged coastlines and huge number of little caves still yet to be discovered. The water here is very clear, fresh and safe for small children.

This beach still has traditional salt pans some of which are still in use to this very day. The process of trapping seawater in hand-dug troughs is a traditional way of producing salt in Malta.

Hondoq Ir-Rummien has all the facilities that you would need for the day. If you get slightly peckish this beach has a kiosk that sells pretty much everything.

If you like to discover historical and interesting places I can assure you that there are plenty you can see and enjoy.

The Chapel that is overlooking the bay is called IL-Madonna Tal Blat means Our Lady of the Rocks. Built in 1770 half a kilometre away from the other chapel at Qala and this church faces Island Comino and it was built so that the people of that island could follow Holly Mass from across the straits when rough weather precluded a priest from crossing there.

In summer evenings many family and closest friends gather together to enjoy their smoking barbecue and can of Cisk and watching the most beautiful sunset!

So just sit back and enjoy the most stunning views of Comino!