Choosing where to stay in Malta?
- Aug 31, 2019
Where to stay in Malta...all you need to know!
You’ve booked a flight to Malta. Perfect! You’ll be delighted to learn that Malta is blessed with picturesque and Instagram-worthy towns and villages with a wide range of high-quality accommodation options to choose from.
Don’t have time to research? You’re in luck! We’re running down the top 8 places to stay in Malta.
This city screams baroque. From ornate churches and chapels to stunning palaces, Valletta is a feast for the eyes. Its culture, history and vibrant nightlife make this city an ideal location if you want to experience authentic Malta. Furthermore, Valletta is Malta’s main bus terminus, meaning that you can travel by bus without having to worry about navigating Malta’s traffic by car.
Sliema is the place to be if you’re into shopping, modern architecture, fine dining and high-end bars. It could probably serve as the new, hip base for the Sex & The City ladies. Grab a metropolitan and enjoy Malta’s sunsets in trendy Sliema.
- St. Julians & Paceville
Undoubtedly, St.Julians and the neighbouring nightlife district – Paceville – are widely known for hardcore partying. This highly-accessible, seaside location is brimming with bars, clubs and a younger crowd.
- The Three Cities
This collective term refers to the historical cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua. This trio is a historian’s paradise. With towering forts, winding streets, tiny local bars and stunning houses of character, these cities are ideal for those individuals who want to experience Malta from a local’s perspective.
- Mdina & Rabat
Mdina, or the Silent City, was Malta’s first capital city. This historical, fortified city features a tonne of museums and award-winning bars and restaurants.
Moreover, this peaceful and picturesque gem is complemented by the neighbouring town of Rabat, home to the famous St.Paul and St.Agatha’s catacombs.
- Bugibba & Qawra
These seaside towns have a lot to offer and are perfect for the budget-conscious traveller who is looking for affordable accommodation. With a myriad of bars, restaurants and amenities, Bugibba and Qawra are hugely popular during the hot summer months.
Mellieha is another seaside town in Malta’s northern region. It’s blessed with sandy beaches and excellent hiking trails, as well as countless shops, bars and restaurants. What’s more – Mellieha is the perfect base if you’re planning to visit Malta’s neighbouring islands – Gozo and Comino – which are just a boat ride away.
Gozo, a.k.a Calypso’s home, is Malta’s prettier, Manhattan-sized, sister island. Gozo is one of the top diving destinations in the world. Additionally, the island is famous for its rich folklore, picturesque villages, untainted countryside and the Ġgantija Neolithic temples – which are among the oldest, free-standing & human-made structures in existence.
Our Go-To Location?
While it’s super tough to pick just one location, we’re choosing Valletta as our go-to location to stay in Malta. The bus terminus is a big plus, plus Valletta’s distinctive nightlife culture, featuring exhibition openings, gourmet food, jazz music, wine and more wine, is an experience in itself.
Furthermore, you should definitely opt for Casa Ellul if you’re looking for a luxury boutique hotel in the city centre. This family-run boutique hotel is a stone’s throw away from Malta’s internationally-renown Manoel Theatre. Fusing traditional Maltese architecture and modern chic elegance, Casa Ellul delivers a winning formula that revolves around the core Maltese values: family, hospitality and la dolce vita!