Hakari Gozo

Hakari Gozo, Marsalforn: Hours, Address, Hakari Gozo Reviews: 5/5

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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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“Logic will get you from A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere” Albert Einstein. This beautifully decorated shop is definitely worth a visit! The shop was founded to promote a better healthier life and to spread awareness. The range of products is captivating, mostly unique, all handmade by local artists who think outside the box. The variety of products fall under the category of “Handmade”. Here you can find a range of “Well-being” products made of natural ingredients such soaps, bath bombs, message oils, mosquito repellents, lip balms and many more. There is artisan food, wine, liquors, sweets, handpicked salt, all available for free tasting. Artisan sterling silver jewelry, calligraphic plaques, handmade books, up-cycled furniture, freehand paintings, hand felted Moreno wool and silk scarves and many more. You are welcome to browse as every corner offers a surprise!
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MymyRara
Edinburgh, UK105 contributions
Couples
Hakari was recommended to us by one of the dive instructors of our dive centre (Calypso; thanks for the wonderful recommendation, Debra!), as we mentioned we were looking for original, handmade souvenirs to take home to family. We were having problems finding things that were special, or out of the ordinary, but we were assured Hakari is certainly different.

It's a little off the main path, and then down a few steps, but still only a few minutes walk from sea front and is, I feel, absolutely worth taking the (very small) detour in order to pop in and have a look at the lovely items they have.

The moment we set foot in Hakari, we were impressed with the unique and beautiful items, including some truly exceptional scarves and jewellery; they're absolutely stunning!

This was our second visit to Gozo (and it won't be our last!) and we look forward to returning again to see what else Hakari has in store on our next visit.
Written October 16, 2016
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Dear MymyRara :) Thank you very much for the lovely review, most appreciated. Above all we are very happy that you enjoyed your visit to us, thanks to Debra as well! We are also looking forward to seeing you back here, and hopefully show you many new exciting things. Kind Regards, Josette
Written October 18, 2016
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StefanVargyUK
London, UK77 contributions
Solo
Josette makes you feel welcome the moment you step through the door. It's not about pushing you to buy rather for her to genuinely talk about products, how they're made, offering you to taste them if you're unsure and being genuinely interested about you, your holiday and time spent in Gozo. There is an excellent selection of souvenirs of great quality, the shop looks really welcoming, modern but has that nice "homey" feeling. You're guaranteed to find some lovely souvenirs and gifts there and a personal touch service will make you want to come back :)
Written September 15, 2016
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Dear Stefan! Thank you very much for the kind review. It is mostly appreciated. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Gozo and really hope to see you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Josette
Written September 21, 2016
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HOS70
Kenmare, Ireland240 contributions
Friends
I have just returned from Marsalforn after a three year absence and was keen to discover how much had changed and what new shops had opened. On my walk up to the grocery store I came across Hakari and lovely dog Daisy beckoned me in. When in Marsalforn, it's well worth visiting this shop, and it's only two minutes' walk from the seafront promenade. The owner, Josette, is friendly and chatty, and has crafted some items for sale in her shop herself, such as the handmade soap which looks and smells amazing albeit being on the pricey side compared with similarly artisan, handmade soap available in my small local town here in Ireland.

Josette stocks the Savina range of preserves and flavoured salts, handcrafted silver jewellery with a nautical emphasis to its designs, items of furniture and homeware upcycled by herself, and much more. If you're looking for a souvenir or gift from Gozo but don't like the usual tourist tat, there's a good chance you will find something really nice in Hakari.
Written October 20, 2018
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Hello, Thank you so much for your kind review. Really appreciated. I hope we will see you again in the near future :) In the meantime I hope that we will have more and more shops like this on the island to encourage recycling, up-cycling, cut down on plastics and more importantly use natural ingredients. Thanks for your feedback :) Kind Regards, Josette
Written October 23, 2018
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ricean
8 contributions
Friends
Lovely handmade jewellery and unusal gifts for you and your friends/family. The owner was very friendly and attentive. Obviously very creative items on offer. This little shop is tucked away - so every effort should be made to explore and buy from.
Written June 6, 2017
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Hello there, Thank you for the kind review. I am very happy to hear that you like the shop and items within. Most certainly looking forward to welcoming you here again :) Kind Regards, Josette
Written June 9, 2017
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Alison B
29 contributions
We spent a lovely couple of hours with Josette creating bath bombs made of natural products. It was a de-stressing and super fun experience. The items in Josette’s pretty shop are so unique. You can truly tell that she is so passionate and truly loves what she does.
We also made friends with Daisy her gorgeous and super friendly dog. We left her workshop with a big smile on our faces loaded with the bath bombs that we made during our time there.
Well done Josette and Daisy.
Written November 22, 2019
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Andria B
3 contributions
Solo
Got sunburnt very quickly on the first day being back on the island. Josette had just finished a batch of handmade, all natural aftersun with soothing ingredients. My shoulders were so burnt they were untouchable until I sprayed the hand made after sun to cool the burns. Great products with a great aroma. Well worth it!!
Written April 12, 2019
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Joanna S
Mallemort, France6 contributions
Couples
The handmade soaps that Josette makes are truly sensational. Non-irritant, beautiful aromas, especially the lavender and green tea one, which surpasses any homemade soap I have found in Provence, France. These soaps make the most perfect gift as well as for use in the home. Josette also sells the best local wine and other local delicacies. In fact there are too many items to mention. Visit this shop when you are next in Marsalforn, you will not be disappointed. You can also purchase the soap at Hair & Co. near Arcadia in Victoria.
Written December 13, 2018
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Mushumle
26 contributions
Friends
This is a need-to-visit while in Marsalforn!
If you like handmade soaps, local crafts and food, this is the shop for you! Realxed atmosphere where you can litterally feel the creativity between the walls as shop owner Josette often work on her procucts during the day.
We returned to the shop several times during our 2 weeks stay and brought back the nicest gifts to friends and family - and myself :-)
Written July 30, 2018
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Hell Mushumle, I am really sorry for late reply. I have been a bit busy with the soap project and now that things are calming down here in Marsalforn, I made it a point to sit down and reply to all the kind reviews that I am so grateful for. Hence I must say THANK YOU: I am really happy to hear that you like the items I make and I hope we see you very soon in the near future. Hopefully see you soon and you can return back to the shop as many times as you like :) Kind Regards, Josette
Written October 23, 2018
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nadyaqawra
qawra2 contributions
Family
Have been wanted to go to this shop and finally made it. Bought something that really works , Natural stuff ,healing ointment that's good for jelly fish and mosquito bites.thanks a lot you see me again.
Written July 6, 2018
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Dear Nadya, Thank you very much for your kind review. More than anything I am very happy to hear that you are satisfied with the Natural Healing Ointment and that it is working for you without the use of any chemicals. It is one of the best natural products we have made so far and a revelation to find this combination of natural ingredients that work so well against jellyfish stings, mosquito bites, wasp stings, burns etc etc. It still baffles me that sometimes the best ingredients are found in nature without the use of any chemicals and how we forgot that it provides most of the ingredients we need for our well being. Thank you again and in the meantime I look forward to welcoming you back to the shop. Kind regards,
Written July 8, 2018
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Tinka A
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Couples
you need to go to Josette‘s shop! the shop is tucked away a bit but it‘s a hidden gem and you won’t be disappointed! there is so much to explore - all goods locally and handmade - we tried the local liquor - so yammi and the variety of Josette‘s handmade soaps are judt gorgeous!!! it doesn’t matter of you you search for something to yourself or for your beloved ones - you will find something special here - plus you will find a new friend! thanks for a lovely enthusiastic shopowner who‘s making a stay on Gozo even more special - we will come back!
Written March 19, 2018
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