Xlendi is a village in the south west of the island of Gozo. It is surrounded by the villages of Munxar, Fontana and Kercem. The idyllic landlocked bay of Xlendi and the glorious blue green waters were for many years a haunt of artists and photographers. The delightful sea inlet of Xlendi Bay, lies at the end of a deep, lush ravine which was a river bed. Until the mid 20th century, Xlendi was a small fishing port and a restful summer resort for a few locals and Maltese. The bay is now on the must-visit list of most day-trippers to the Island, but if staying on Gozo, it is a worthwhile visit. Gozo has its passionate admirers and Xlendi is, and has always been a must visit when on Gozo. Unlike Marsalforn with its resorty air, Xlendi is popular in the old sense of the word. With its precipitous sides, Xlendi is an overall beautiful place. The bathing all around the bay is possible and good fun. The Bay of Xlendi still retains a peaceful atmosphere and there is a good choice of accommodation, most with sea views.