10 Top Things You Must Do In Malta – Malta Bucket List!
- Sep 14, 2019
A run down of the 10 top things you simply must do while you're in Malta...
Malta is blessed with picturesque locations that offer a tonne of possibilities when it comes to immersing yourself in the Mediterranean lifestyle. The Maltese way of life is the epitome of what the Italians refer to as la dolce vita (the good life), and let’s face it, who doesn’t want to experience that? We’re making it super easy for you to enjoy all the goods that Malta has to offer by running down the 10 top things you simply must do while you’re in Malta.
1. Swim at Golden Bay & Għajn Tuffieħa Bay Beaches
These beaches can only be described as ‘utterly incredible’. Situated in the North West of Malta, Golden Bay and Għajn Tuffieħa are popular hotspots for tourists and locals alike. With crystal clear waters, immaculate natural surroundings and a tonne of accessible amenities, it’s no wonder that these two are widely considered as the top two sandy beaches in Malta.
2. Take a dip at St.Peter’s Pool & have lunch in Marsaxlokk
St Peter’s Pool is a unique swimming spot located in the fishing village of Marsaxlokk.
Simply put, it’s a natural swimming pool that invites you to spend your day swimming and sunbathing to your heart’s content. Wrap up your day with a delicious meal at one of Marsaxlokk’s top restaurants. Although this town’s typical cuisine revolves around fish and seafood, you can rest assured that you’ll find the perfect restaurant and menu in this super welcoming town.
3. Explore Valletta’s historic buildings
Valletta is Europe’s pandora’s box of historical delights. With historic buildings, picturesque balconies, colourful doors, stunning churches and bustling streets, Valletta’s got something for everyone.
Stroll down the main street and notice the stark difference between the modern shops and the traditional Maltese balconies. Visit St John’s Co-Cathedral and feast your eyes on countless painting, including the works of Caravaggio and Mattia Preti. Spend some time at the Upper Barrakka Gardens, and don’t miss the salute that takes place at noon.
4. The Three Cities & Fort Angelo
If you’re looking to experience the authentic and traditional side of the Maltese lifestyle, you should definitely make it a point to visit Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa – collectively known as the Three Cities.
Immerse yourself in Malta’s history, and visit Fort St Angelo, the bastioned fort in Vittoriosa. This building has seen it all – the Battle of Malta, the Great Siege of Malta, World War II, you name it!
5. Learn about Mdina & walk through its beautiful winding streets
Mdina, also known as the silent city, offers a truly unique experience. It’s a peaceful town that’s too beautiful and aesthetically-pleasing to miss. The winding streets, traditional Maltese palazzos, chapels and churches that are located within this walled city all contribute to an atmosphere that you’ll never forget.
6. Spend a day in Gozo
If your schedule allows it, we highly recommend a quick visit to Malta’s sister island – Gozo. This mini island is internationally renowned for its natural beauty, fantastic hiking trails and stunning bays. Get a ferry from Cirkewwa, and leave all your worries behind when visit Calypso’s isle.
7. Party in Paceville or at Gianpula Village
The Maltese lifestyle and partying go hand in hand. Paceville is an easily-accessible partying hotspot that’s located right next to St Julians – a popular tourist destination. With countless pubs and clubs, this area is famous with the younger crowd.
Additionally, Gianpula Village is a party animal’s dream. With indoor and outdoor nightclubs, festival-worthy areas and party-ready rooftops, this trendy hotspot is the perfect location for a night to remember (or not to remember).
8. Swim in the Blue Lagoon, Comino
The Blue Lagoon is not just another beach. First off, it’s located on Comino – the tiny island that’s right in between Malta and Gozo. Additionally, we can guarantee that it’s quite possibly the clearest and bluest water you’ll ever encounter!
9. Walk along the Sliema promenade and shop at the Point
Sliema is Malta’s very own Manhattan. With luxurious high rise buildings, designer shops and countless cafes and restaurants, Sliema is perfect if you want to experience what a life of luxury is all about. The Point (at Tigne Point) is Malta’s prime shopping complex. Featuring a nice mixture of international and local brands, it’s an excellent spot for all the shopaholics out there.
10. Cruise around the Blue Grotto
Situated in the quaint village of Zurrieq, the Blue Grotto is a picturesque, natural wonder that is definitely worth a visit. A cruise around the area in a traditional Maltese boat is the perfect way to dive into the wonders of Malta’s seaside culture and to marvel at the clear, bright blue water and the mystical caves.
Where to stay whilst in Malta?
It’s quite challenging to find accommodation that genuinely suits your needs and desires. Thankfully, Casa Ellul is a multi-faceted boutique hotel that prides itself on offering a personalised service for each and every customer.
Situated in Valletta, its easily-accessible location means that you can discover Malta’s top sites without having to worry about transportation.
This luxury boutique hotel fuses modern and traditional aesthetics and hospitality values, to provide a Mediterranean experience that you will remember and cherish forever.