The Best Gozo Beaches

  • Jul 18, 2018

A trip to Gozo is an important part of visiting Malta especially if you are after unique picturesque beaches. Whether you choose to pop over for a few hours or make a day of it, there are some great beaches to visit depending on your mood. Ramla Il-Hamra [caption id="attachment_1121" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo Credit: sky_hlv[/caption] This sandy beach is the

malta village feasts fireworks

Malta Village Feasts| Experience A Valletta Feast Whilst In Malta

  • Jul 7, 2018

If you’re planning a trip to Malta, you’re probably already aware of the islands’ rich cultural experiences; the food, the military history, the architecture… but for a really memorable experience of true Maltese life, we definitely recommend you experience a Village Feast during your stay. What is a Maltese Village Feast? Malta’s Village Feasts, or “Village Festa” originates from the


10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Malta This Summer!

  • Jun 24, 2018

We could easily think of a million reasons to visit Malta this year, but we’ve managed to refine our list down to ten to show you why you’ll have a great time any time of the year. 1. Valletta is the European Capital of Culture 2018 Malta is extremely proud to have it’s capital city Valletta as the chosen European

orchestra concert

Joseph Calleja Concert In Floriana, July 2018| A Musical Must-See

  • Jun 16, 2018

Joseph Calleja, one of Malta’s most talented singers is putting on a very special concert with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and with special guest Eros Ramazzotti in Floriana on the 21st July this year, as part of his world tour, following his album release in February. Joseph Calleja’s concerts are among the most popular events in Malta and sell out

casinos in Malta

Exploring Malta Casinos

  • Jun 9, 2018

Holidays are the perfect time to treat yourself and have some fun, and Malta has a range of spectacular casinos to make your break that little bit better. Whether you’re a regular gambler or new to the tables, the casinos will provide excellent entertainment to suit just about anybody. From deluxe restaurants to open-air bars, you’re guaranteed to have an

A number of museums are located in Valletta City

The Top 5 Malta Museums You Should Visit!

  • Jun 2, 2018

Visiting the grand and historical museums that Malta has to offer should definitely be at the top of your to-do list when you plan your stay. Fortifications Interpretation Centre, St Mark Street, Valletta The Fortifications Interpretation Centre is like no other museum in Malta. It was built in 1582 and renovated into one of the most admired places in Valletta.

malta dive sites

Malta Dive Sites| Diving Holidays In Malta

  • May 28, 2018

The waters surrounding Malta, Gozo and Comino islands are incredibly clear, and visibility is excellent hence making diving in Malta a superb experience. There are some unique breathtaking natural features to explore in the Mediterranean Sea, and the seabed surrounding Malta is the final resting place for a number of shipwrecks which are now conservation sites. Because there are so

St.Julians, Malta

Top 5 Best Places To Stay In Malta Explored!

  • May 20, 2018

Whether you are a solo traveller, looking for a romantic week with your partner, some nightlife, culture, or perhaps planning a family holiday - you won’t be disappointed with all Malta has to offer. There’s something to suit everyone and every type of holiday, but your tastes and interests will determine which resort will suit you best. Valletta – Malta’s

malta beaches - blue lagoon

Malta Beaches| Top 10 Malta Beaches Worth Visiting Whilst In Malta!

  • May 6, 2018

Part of  your stay in Valletta should involve enjoying Malta beaches, after all, we have so many of them! Visiting the beach is one of the favourite things to do in Malta, thanks to the warm weather and beautiful coastlines. These are our top ten picks! Mellieha Bay, for a proper sandy holiday beach for all the family, visit Malta’s

Isle Of MTV Malta, Valletta place to stay

Isle of MTV Malta Music Week 2018 – Where To Stay & What To Do?

  • Apr 28, 2018

Malta is filled with music in June.  ‘Isle of MTV’s music takes over Valletta's neighbouring town Floriana, from 27th June to 1st July, with an exciting line up of some of the world’s biggest artists including Jess Glynne, Jason Derulo, Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga and The Chemical Brothers. Some concerts like the Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike concert in Il-Fosos

Picture featuring Sliema in Malta - where the Maltese in general speak a combination of Maltese & English

What Language Is Spoken In Malta?

  • Apr 14, 2018

It is true that there are many UK ex-pats in Malta, as it was formerly under British rule. And Malta is a European Union country open to tourists from around the world, so it’s no surprise that English is spoken widely. 88% of the Malta population are English speaking, and due to Malta’s close proximity to Italy, around 66% of

Popeye's Village, a hidden Malta village

Hidden Malta Gems – Beaches, Caves & Quirky Villages

  • Apr 3, 2018

There’s so much to see and do when you visit Malta, but aside from the main attractions and historical landmarks you might expect, there are some hidden Malta gems that are well worth a trip. Hidden Beaches In Malta If you’re looking for a more secluded place to soak up sun and sea, you won’t be disappointed, Malta is an

Valletta Capital of Culture 2018

Valletta 2018 Events To Celebrate Valletta European Capital Of Culture

  • Mar 24, 2018

Why you should Visit Valletta during V18, Or rather why wouldn’t you? Why wouldn’t you want to visit a city that’s so steeped in culture that it’s been awarded the European Capital of Culture in 2012, and in partnership with Dutch City Leeuwarden will be celebrating that title again in 2018. Valletta is bursting to the brim with activities, and

Is-Suq tal-Belt, Merchant Street, Valletta map

Is-Suq Tal-Belt – Discovering One Of Valletta’s Newest Attractions

  • Mar 17, 2018

‘Is-Suq Tal-Belt’ Or The Covered Market in Valletta, Uncovers Some Of Malta’s History Inside the walls of Valletta, you’ll find a city that will immerse you in culture; where you can find Museums, Galleries, al fresco dining at the harbour and many piazzas, winding cobbled streets, a palace, forts, and a stunning Cathedral to name just a few landmarks… But,

Casa Ellul Boutique Hotel Suite 8

Mr & Mrs Smith Malta Hotel Recommendations| Casa Ellul Reviews

  • Mar 8, 2018

The Mr & Mrs Smith website is considered one of the most authoritative and honest sites for understanding luxury travel destinations and boutique hotels. We are delighted to have a dedicated Casa Ellul page on Mr & Mrs Smith Malta Destination Section, and to see the review comments from their “official sources”, plus extra reviews from guests that have enjoyed

One of the beaches you can visit whilst in Gozo

Things To Do In Gozo – Snorkelling Spots, Beaches & Main Attractions

  • Feb 24, 2018

Gozo is a great little island to escape to, away from the hustle and bustle of mainland Malta. Gozo has beautiful secluded beaches, stunning landscapes and views, its fair share of Maltese history, landmarks, fortifications and architecture; and an excellent selection of places to eat and chill out. If you’re staying in Valletta for more than a couple of nights,

streets of valletta

Streets Of Valletta

  • Feb 17, 2018

Valletta’s streets are very pedestrian-friendly, making Valletta a great city for exploring on foot. Anyone that’s visited Malta before will have fond memories of the cobbled Valletta streets that feel like a step back in time.  The streets are all straight, some of them small and narrow; and some of them wide and long, spanning across the majestic capital city.

carnival spirit malta

Carnival Spirit In Malta

  • Feb 5, 2018

The Carnival spirit in Malta is something epic. In fact, Malta has celebrated Carnival week in February every single year, since the rule of the Knights of St John. February is for this reason a great time to visit Malta for a rich experience of arts, celebration and culture. Valletta is at the heart of all the carnival action where the

Meghan Markle’s Malta Visit… & Her Lovely Stay At Casa Ellul In Valletta

  • Jan 28, 2018

We speak a lot of the luxury boutique environment that we’re very proud to have created at Casa Ellul. Our hotel is a popular destination for travellers looking for a private and unique accommodation to stay in during a trip to Malta. Our Valletta location means we are popular for all kinds of purposes; a quick city break, a romantic

Pamper Your Loved One This Valentine’s| A Weekend Break In Malta

  • Jan 24, 2018

Malta is a truly romantic getaway for couples any time of the year, but it is especially ideal to pop for a city break for Valentine's Weekend. Valletta is a great city for spending time with your loved one. There’s plenty to see and do if you want to have an active weekend, making happy memories and taking in the

Balluta Bay St.julians popular for bars in Malta

Bars In Malta| Tips For The More Mature Over 30’s

  • Jan 13, 2018

Many of us have been guilty of the odd pub crawl abroad in our youth; of looking for where the best drink deals are, downing shots and following the crowds, only to regret it in the morning as we tried to enjoy the next day of our holiday with a hangover! As we get a little older, we start to

A honeymoon in Malta - Malta marriage proposal

Planning A Malta Honeymoon – What To Do & Where To Stay

  • Jan 7, 2018

There is a lot of pressure on engaged couples to plan the perfect everything to fit in with the stereotypical dream wedding scenario; the perfect dress, perfect venue, perfect honeymoon… but a lot of couples can get carried away and end up doing the same old things that everyone else does for their wedding and honeymoon, without taking time out

Pastizzi - one of the top Maltese foods you must try

Top 10 Maltese foods you really must try whilst on holiday in Malta

  • Dec 28, 2017

The Maltese food experience has been influenced by the country’s diverse history, and there are a few firm favourites that we highly recommend you try on a trip to Malta. Rabbit Stew Or, as the locals say, Stuffat Tal-Fenek, is a Maltese favourite, often served in two courses. Left to marinade overnight, the rich tomato sauce that accompanies the stew


Is Malta an Expensive Destination to Visit?

  • Dec 21, 2017

When looking for places for a next city break or holiday, something most of us need to consider to some extent is the cost of visiting a county. Local economies vary wildly, currency exchange rates fluctuate, and city life is generally more expensive than countryside locations. Some countries and capital cities are well-known for being more expensive because they tend

Why Valletta is the best location to stay in Malta

5 Reasons Why Valletta Is The Best Place To Stay in Malta

  • Dec 13, 2017

Malta is a fantastic holiday destination and one to be enjoyed for all it has to offer – not just a quick beach break but a trip filled with culture, history, excellent food experiences & nightlife. Whether you plan to visit Malta for just a few nights, or will be staying for a few weeks, make the most of your

Malta in December - weather & Christmas activities

Malta Weather In December & The Christmas Atmosphere

  • Dec 6, 2017

December is always a busy time of year no matter where you are in the world, with plenty of festivities taking place. Sometimes it’s great to take time to get away from it all, and think about spending Christmas time, or the run up to Christmas, somewhere different. Malta is a wonderful place to visit in the Winter, for a

gay friendly malta

Valletta| The perfect romantic destination for LGBT couples

  • Nov 28, 2017

Sadly, still in the 21st century, finding somewhere to stay on holiday can cause anxiety for LGBT couples, particularly when visiting a foreign country for the first time. Finding somewhere that is accepting of modern relationships is really important to having an enjoyable stay, particularly when it’s a romantic getaway or even a holiday. Not all of us want to

Cospicua one of the 3 cities in Malta

Visiting Malta’s Three Cities from Valletta

  • Nov 20, 2017

A visit to the Three Cities is a Maltese experience that many tourists miss out on, as the existence of the Three Cities is not publicised anywhere near as much as the main attractions like the Grandmasters Palace. But we thoroughly recommend a day trip, or even an overnight stay in one of the Three Cities, to Birgu, Senglea and

Valletta streets -Valletta is perfect for your stay in Malta if travelling solo

Things To Do If Traveling Solo To Malta| A Valletta Bucket List

  • Nov 12, 2017

Valletta is an excellent city to visit no matter what your travel status. There’s so much to see and do, whether you visit as a couple, a family, or are taking time out to travel alone. Casa Ellul owners Matthew and Andrew Ellul have lived in Valletta their whole lives, and know the city inside out. They’ve helped us compile

Top 10 Valletta Attractions Recommended By Casa Ellul

  • Oct 7, 2017

The Ellul family have called Valletta their home for many generations, and the authentic experience of this beautiful city is entwined within the history of this family's formerly home, Casa Ellul. As true Valletta locals, we at Casa Ellul feel it is our obligation and most certainly our pleasure to discuss the following Valletta attractions - to pass on our

Valletta City named after La Valette

La Valette & A Brief History Of Valletta, Malta’s Capital City

  • Sep 14, 2017

Grandmaster de la Valette played a crucial role in Valletta's history and in shaping the capital city as we know it today.  From just a short visit to Valletta anyone can see that Malta’s fantastic capital city is steeped in hundreds of years of history. There are very many story-telling landmarks and monuments across the Maltese islands; but Valletta particularly

Valletta, European Capital of Culture 2018

Why is Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018?

  • Sep 4, 2017

Businesses across Malta are looking forward to 2018 with much excitement as their beloved capital city Valletta has been chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2018. The news was first delivered in 2012; so this moment has been enthusiastically anticipated for nearly 6 years. The team behind Valletta’s new title Designated by the European Union, the title of European

Tourist shop in Malta, showcasing 'Malta Travel Guide' books

Malta Travel Guide – Shopping, Beaches, Restaurants, Cocktails & More!

  • Jun 21, 2017

With Malta’s great climate throughout May to October, when visiting for a holiday, being close to the beach might seem the wisest option.  However with the amount of tourists visiting the island, especially during the summer months, these popular beaches, particularly the northern beaches like Mellieha Bay, can get very busy and in peak times you’ll likely find yourself lying down on

Here’s Why You Must Spend Your Valletta Stay In A Boutique Hotel

  • Jun 17, 2017

Malta is an island with a 7,000 year history. A holiday to the island should absolutely mean a stay in the capital city, Valletta. The city has a unique identity, it’s bold and strong with its baroque fortresses and cathedrals, yet gentrified in its offering of culture through very many museums, churches, two cathedrals and small but varied shops, restaurants

If in Valletta in two days - take a boat ride to view Valletta's fortifications

What Not To Miss Whilst Visiting Valletta| Valletta In Two Days

  • Jun 10, 2017

If you’re a first-timer looking forward to spending some time in Valletta, we have created a fulfilling itinerary to show you all that our beautiful city has to offer and to help tell the story of why Valletta has been designated as the European Capital of Culture for 2018. One of the most enjoyable aspects of exploring Valletta is that

Fun Things To Do In Malta| Visit Some Art Galleries Whilst In Valletta

  • Apr 24, 2017

Malta is full of talent. We adorn our walls here at Casa Ellul with works by local artists and can help you find works which you may want to have shipped to your home. There are a handful of galleries in Valletta, with some government organisations too housing works by local talent. The Arts Council, Malta Society of Arts and

A woman shopping in the charming boutique shops in Valletta, Malta

Malta Shopping| 5 Valletta Boutique Shops You Absolutely Cannot Miss

  • Apr 16, 2017

Shopping may not be the first thing that springs to mind when thinking of Malta. With the legacy of its blown glass, silver filigree and gold jewellery, Malta has changed in recent years as its designers and artisans are now running stores in the capital city of Valletta. If you are a follower of fashion, you can't have missed Charles

Cocktail drinks at one of the bars in Valletta, Malta

Valletta Nightlife| Theatre, Restaurants, Life Music & Bars

  • Apr 11, 2017

Valletta is the newest hotspot in Malta in the evenings. This resurgence in popularity has been anticipated for years. The theatres have never stopped being busy, but with the theatre scene bursting with events, bars and restaurants have sprung up in almost every side street to entertain punters. For the culture vultures, events are regularly held at The Manoel Theatre,

Spend the perfect holiday weekend in Valletta walking around these beautiful streets

The Perfect Holiday Weekend in Valletta – Sunshine, Baroque & Fun!

  • Apr 6, 2017

It's that time of year when the beach starts to beckon, trunks and bikinis are in the shops and you are raring to wear them and sun yourself. The unpredictable weather and distance to the seaside means that Malta is a much better bet. And a lot closer than you think. If guaranteed sunshine for 300 days a year, baroque

The bath tub mentioned in the TripAdvisor review about Casa Ellul in Valletta, Malta

A Top Position on TripAdvisor| Casa Ellul In Valletta, Malta

  • Mar 7, 2017

“Loved it So Much we Booked Again Before we Checked Out!” The staff at this perfectly located hotel was superb. Nothing was too much for them, restaurant recommendations were wonderful, a very reasonably priced rental car was procured at short notice and delivered to the hotel and taxis everywhere we wanted to go were efficiently arranged. The breakfast was abundant

That Somewhere Extra Special For Your Honeymoon In Malta

  • Mar 1, 2017

So you’re planning the wedding of your dreams and you know you are going to want somewhere extra special to stay for your honeymoon. With no jetlag, a one hour time difference to GMT, flights from many UK and European destinations, history, sport, incredible food and beaches with 20 minutes of everywhere, and loads more to see and do, Malta

Malta Weekend Break| Nest At Our Luxury Boutique Hotel This Easter

  • Feb 22, 2017

With direct flight times of less than 3 hours from most European cities, Malta is perfectly placed for a weekend break at any time of year, but its even better for long weekends! Staying in the capital city of Valletta, means your are able to walk to most attractions, making the most of your time on our ‘rock’. Malta is

Image showcasing a suite at Casa Ellul, a boutique hotel in the centre of Valletta

Hypnotic Malta – Book A Stay At Casa Ellul, Right In The Centre Of Valletta

  • Dec 22, 2016

If you’ve decided on your New Year Resolutions for 2017 and know they are going to be tough; why not plan to kill two birds with one stone and book yourself a stay in our luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Valletta and book a place on a hypnosis workshop with Alan Bates? Now, we can help smother you

How To Relax In Our Boutique Hotel Whilst In Malta

  • Dec 19, 2016

They say you should learn a new thing every day; learning to pamper yourself should be on the list too we think. We all lead such busy lives and feel guilty when we take time off. Staying in a boutique hotel is a treat. We admit it. But not something you should feel guilty about. Indeed, we’d like to teach

View of Valletta's Attractions from Casa Ellul Boutique Hotel

I Bet This Is The Best Boutique Hotel In Valletta

  • Sep 30, 2016

Working in the gaming industry is pretty tough. The competition is stiff, the stakes are high and the hours are long. Players from around the world are online at all hours, regulation is tight and the team is young, multicultural and hungry for success. Sometimes, I just need to get away from the office, though the opportunity doesn't easily present

A Musician’s Experience At Casa Ellul Boutique Hotel In Malta

  • Sep 28, 2016

Having played in many of the world's concert halls, I had become a little blase to traveling for work, but us musicians can't really say no to a gig. And we certainly can't say no when staying a luxury boutique hotel in Malta is part of the package! Valletta becoming the Capital of Culture in 2018 means that more and

‘No Place Like Home, Except Casa Ellul’ ~ An Australian-Maltese Guest

  • Sep 27, 2016

My parents moved to Australia in the 1960's and we were painted a pretty poor picture of it when we were children. We did come over en masse in the early 1970's and my childhood memories are fond of the very simple life we had here. Camping at the beach with an entourage of cousins, the tuna sandwiches dripping in

View of Fort St.Elmo, where the National War Museum is situated

Malta’s National War Museum In Fort St. Elmo In Valletta

  • Sep 25, 2016

Like many British tourists to Malta, my family had military links with the islands, stretching back to between the wars. Malta's military history deserves some attention, the Knights shiny armour seems to get the majority of the attention in the tourist information but the Second World War in particular was a very important time for the island and indeed for

The National Library In Valletta, Just Around The Corner From Casa Ellul

  • Sep 24, 2016

Most of our guests come to escape the day to day chaos of their lives. They come to relax, to be pampered at our small luxury hotel, to sit in the hot tub on their terrace, to nestle in one of our sumptuous chairs to catch up on their reading. Many an author has based themselves and indeed retired on

The hot tub mentioned in the post, where you can enjoy a glass of Prosecco if travelling solo to Malta.

Travelling Solo To Malta? Casa Ellul Welcomes You!

  • Sep 21, 2016

Being single has many advantages, especially when it comes to traveling. When traveling alone, some hotels will shove you in the room adjoining the lift shaft.  However, Casa Ellul boutique hotel in Valletta treats you like royalty. Well, they treated me like royalty anyway. The staff are chatty and welcoming but not in a feeling sorry for you because you