Malta Travel Guide

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    Luzzu boats in Marsaxlokk harbour
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    Typical Luzzu boat
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Malta Highlights

  • Pro
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     Small, international, mostly good weather and still cheap 

  • Con
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     Indiscriminate Building 

  • In a nutshell
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     Island of sun, sea, history and friendly people 

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Valletta

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712,1811,12

Gozo

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493,1355,14

Sliema

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251,590,36

Saint Julian's

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227,323,32

Malta

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244,647,28

Bugibba

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179,352,22

Mellieha

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104,297,12

Marsaxlokk

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135,379,2

Mdina

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280,847,1

Vittoriosa

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110,250,0

Rabat

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116,412,1

Mosta

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71,220,0

Comino Island

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45,149,0

Zurrieq

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19,82,0

Senglea

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28,43,0

Attard

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28,45,0

Dingli

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31,90,0

Mgarr

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21,41,0

Gharb

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26,68,4

Il- Gzira

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9,13,4

San Pawl il-Bahar

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7,30,0

Msida

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15,17,0

Xewkija

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17,41,2

Marsaskala

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8,13,0

Ghajn Tuffieha

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20,24,0

Cospicua

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11,19,0

Paola

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9,12,0

Zejtun

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2,7,0

Marsalforn

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7,23,26

Dwejra

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20,53,0

Victoria

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28,148,4

Hagar Qim

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11,42,0

Bahar ic-Caghaq

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2,9,0

Popeye Village

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4,59,0

Xaghra

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4,18,6

Zabbar

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2,4,0

Birzebbuga

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2,29,0

Manikata

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2,11,0

Kalkara

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3,12,0

Ggantija

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27,67,0

Mgarr

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6,18,0

Hamrun

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4,3,0

Balzan

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3,0,1

Valletta

See all 712 Valletta Tips
  • Walls, gateways & gardens

    Valletta Things to Do

    Whilst wandering around central Valletta, actually looking for the Palace Stae Rooms (see seperate tip), I came upon this delightful little courtyard and learned a bit about it's quite interesting history. It really is like walking into a bit of an oasis of calm here as it is merely feet from the bustling main thoroughfare of Republic Street. I...

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  • Park Lane Aparthotel

    Valletta Hotels

    Park Lane Aparthotel is a nice place to stay in the north side of the island. The neighborhood is...

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  • Caffe Cordina

    Valletta Restaurants

    The restaurant is conveniently located on Republic Street and is handy for a snack or meal. The desserts are rich and tempting although the meals I had there didn't stand out as good or bad. Coffee is also decent but not great, but don't order tea--like too many restaurants, they bring out hot water and a teabag, so you get vaguely tea-flavored...

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Gozo

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  • Ta' Pinu Church

    Gozo Things to Do

    The Church of Ta Pinu is a pilgrimage to the island of Gozo, is one of the tourist spot on the island, inside the church if you walk through behind the altar you will find an area where many stuff being save from many years, such as a wooden legs, crutches and even a foreskin in a jar, there are message attach in each cards and you can read why...

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  • San Andrea Hotel Gozo

    Gozo Hotels

    Xlendi Promenade, Xlendi, Island of Gozo, Malta

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Clean grey buses

    Gozo Transportation

    It could be sometimes useful to take the bus in Gozo, but the island is quite easy and beautiful to walk.

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Sliema

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  • Lovely sea views!

    Sliema Restaurants

    We visited Fresco's Cafe, Bar & Restaurant during our visit to Malta in December 2013.Fresco's is located on Sliema's seafront promenade and its dining room offers floor-to-ceiling windows that afford wonderful views across St Julian's Bay. The much sought after window seats were already occupied when we arrived, but we were still able to enjoy the...

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  • The Waterfront Hotel

    Sliema Hotels

    The Waterfront hotel was next to the Hotel Milano Due where i had spent 5 nights in November 2010....

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  • Malta's Biggest Shopping Mall

    Sliema Shopping

    Malta's newest shopping mall, and also its biggest, was built on the renovated peninsula of Tigne Point, where the old barracks used to be. It's fully air-conditioned shopping heaven stretched across three floors. There's all the best stores, with a definite British bent, including Malta's largest department store: Debenhams.

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Saint Julian's

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  • Do the domestics.

    Saint Julian's Things to Do

    OK, this is certainly not the most exciting tip I will ever write on VT but it is designed to give some practical advice on a subject that may well be of use to the traveller especially if they are staying here for a long period of time, that of laundry.I had looked all over nearby Sliema for a self service laundry without success and had been...

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  • Corinthia Hotel St. Georges Bay

    Saint Julian's Hotels

    I travelled to Malta with Mi Malta's fam trip. I arrived late at night and first thing was having...

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  • How much for a pizza?

    Saint Julian's Restaurants

    I very rarely would write a review about a place I had never been as I generally find it to be unfair but I am going to make an exception here. As I have mentioned in many other restaurant reviews here on VT, I am a great believer in local knowledge and this is indeed the reason for my not visiting. Allow me to explain.As I mentioned in another...

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Malta

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  • Rabat: Maltese

    Malta Restaurants

    This is reviewed as one of the best restaurants in Rabat, but it's only a small place (and this is Malta) so don't expect too much. I enjoyed my meal a lot: A Maltese dish of ricotta and pea pie. The only downside was the potato chips served with it turned out to be exactly that: potato chips from a packet. Nice ones, though. My wife thought her...

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  • The Westin Dragonara Resort

    Malta Hotels

    Great experience .Huge room- executive floor +view to the pool and casino .nice terrace Breakfast is...

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  • Rabat

    Malta Things to Do

    Rabat is the bigger than its Siamese twin town of Mdina. Its name derives from the word "suburb" in Arabic, a name it shares with the capital of Morocco, and once upon a time it was exactly that: the suburb of Mdina. There's not a huge deal to see in Rabat, but if you are visiting Mdina (and you should) it's a shame not to make Rabat a little...

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Bugibba

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  • avoid like the plague!!

    Bugibba Shopping

    shop opposite mc donalds, not sure on the name but will check and update. Went there yesterday morning to get A couple of passport photos for my baby and this shop had an ad on the window saying that they do them. So , shop was meant to open at 10. keeper didn't turn up till 10:15. I went straight down and asked if she did passport photos for...

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  • Sunseeker Holiday Complex

    Bugibba Hotels

    Trejqet il-Kulpara, Bugibba, SPB 04, Malta

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • The Bus Terminal

    Bugibba Transportation

    You can find the Bus Terminus-3 at the corner of Tourist Street and Ghawdex Street.The following buses are available:-48 Cirkewwa (Gozo ferry terminal)-49 Valletta-Qawra-St. Paul's Bay (late bus)-58 Valletta-70 Sliema-86 Rabat & Mdina-149 Valletta-427 Marsaxlokk-449 Valletta (via Msida)-627 Marsaxlokk (via Coastal road)-652 Sliema-Qawra-Golden Bay...

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Mellieha

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Marsaxlokk

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Mdina

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  • The Jewel in the Crown.

    Mdina Things to Do

    Mdina is a great place to visit and walking the tiny streets and the ancient battlements of the "Silent City" are very interesting things to do. The different audio visual "experiences" vary in quality but canbe interesting as well (see seperate tip). For me, and as the title suggests, the jewel in Mdina's crown is undoubtedly the Cathedral of St....

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  • The Xara Palace

    Mdina Hotels

    I did not stay in this hotel, but I passed by it, when walking through the old town of Mdina. b.t.w....

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  • It's all included in the price.

    Mdina Things to Do

    If you visit Mdina, you simply must see the magnificent Cathedral of St. Paul right in the centre of the old walled city. I have a seperate tip and travelogues about this wonderful building. Included in the ticket price and giving rise to the title of this tip, is admission to the Cathedral Museum which is situated in the old Archbishop's Palace...

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Vittoriosa

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  • A great little cafe.

    Vittoriosa Things to Do

    I had debated putting this as a restaurant tip and the place appears to offer a good range of "bar" food which looked very good but I did not eat there myself so I will place it as a "things to do" tip.Malta, being Southern European, is very much a cafe society. People gather, normally outside, to have a drink or a bite to eat and discuss thing,...

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  • A very fine Museum.

    Vittoriosa Things to Do

    Although I did find very much more when I was there, my primary reason for visiting Birgu / Vittoriosa was to visit the Malta at War Museum. This is administered by the admirable Fondazzonji Wirt Artna, a charitable organisation who also administer the Saluting Battery and Lascaris War Rooms in Valletta as well as nearby Fort Rinella.The location...

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  • Notre Dame Gate

    Vittoriosa Things to Do

    Notre Dame gate was built in 1675 by 'Grandmaster Fra Nicola Cotoner' as the principal gate into 'Cottonera' some 9km of continuous fortified trace that encircles 'The Three Cities'(Vittoriosa,Senglea and Cospicua).It is byfar the most imposing and perhaps the nicest of all historic town gates in Malta.It is built on five levels making the highest...

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Rabat

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  • Yet more catcombs.

    Rabat Things to Do

    I seem to have spent an awful lot of my time in Malta underground one way and another. Catacombs abound and this group is underneath the Wignacourt Museum (see seperate tip). The catacombs here are connected with, although not physically to, the St. Paul's catacombs a littl furher up Baijada Triq Sant' Agatha (St. Agatha Street). These catacombs,...

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  • Point De Vue Guesthouse and Restaurants

    Rabat Hotels

    No. 2/7, Saqqajja Sqr., Rabat, Malta

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • A fascinating hole in the ground.

    Rabat Things to Do

    On my recent trip to Malta, I seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time underground. I don't know why but there seem to be a lot of caves and undergraound places on the island, some natural, some manmade and some a mixture of the two. This is one such place and quite fascinating it is too if somewhat eerie. It is the St. Paul's...

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Mosta

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  • Mosta Dome/Parish church

    Mosta Things to Do

    The Dome of Mosta's Parish Church (St.Marija Assunta -Assumption of the Virgin Mary) is said to be the 4th largest church dome in Europe.Built from 1833-1871 on the site of a previous church,it was designed by 'Giorgio Grognet',whose plans were closely based on the Pantheon in Rome.On 9th April 1942,during an afternoon air-raid,a 200kg Luftwaffe...

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  • Rotunda of St Marija Assunta

    Mosta Things to Do

    As Mosta, at the beginning only a small village of farmers, developed rapidly in late 18th century, its inhabitants felt the need of a bigger church.The famous Rotunda was made on a site of the much smaller church built in 1614. The new church was supposed to be built around the older church and when the construction was completed the old one to be...

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  • Plugs & Electricity in Malta

    Mosta Local Customs

    Electricity in Malta has 220 Volt, but the plug might be different from the one that you use in your homecountry and so it will be the best to take an adaptor-plug with you, because even the big hotels obviously dont have a single plug in the rooms for the ordinary plugs of Europe.Charging your batteries etc. will only be possible when you have the...

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Comino Island

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  • Blue Lagoon

    Comino Island Things to Do

    The clear clean waters of the blue lagoon are second to none and this is the main reason why it is a must to visit it in summer. Unfortunately during the peak of summer it gets too overcrowded and full of boats. The beach is very tiny and Ioses a bit of its magic when its covered with umbrellas. Ideally its best to avoid the weekend. Other than...

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  • Amazing but not when it's too crowded!

    Comino Island Things to Do

    The clear clean waters of the blue lagoon are second to none and this is the main reason why it is a must to visit it in summer. Unfortunately during the peak of summer it gets too overcrowded and full of boats. The beach is very tiny and Ioses a bit of its magic when its covered with umbrellas. Ideally its best to avoid the weekend. Other than...

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  • Kayaking around Comino

    Comino Island Sports & Outdoors

    We took a half day kayaking trip from Mgarr Harbour in Gozo to Comino with Rugged Coast Adventures. It was fantastic and I would highly recommend it. You get to see so much more than if you're sat at the Blue Lagoon or whizzing past on a speed boat. We went into some of the caves, which would be inaccessable unless you're a very good swimmer, or a...

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Zurrieq

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  • Xarolla Windmill - cool even without...

    Zurrieq Off The Beaten Path

    The Xarolla Windmill is the most famous windmill that was constructed by the Knights of Malta. Many similar windmills were built all over Malta, but this is the coolest. It was built by Grand Master Antonio Manoel de Vilhena in 1724.In 1992 the windmill was restored and it is now the only functioning windmill in Malta. The Xarolla Windmill proudly...

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  • The Blue Grotto

    Zurrieq Things to Do

    The Blue Grotto is located near Zurrieq and is one of Zurrieq's highlights. The grotto actually consists of several sea caverns. Each day from sunrise to about 13:00 hours you can admire water reflections in various shades of blue. Several caverns reflect the fantastic fluorescent colors of the underwater flora, whereas other caverns just show...

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  • Filfla

    Zurrieq Things to Do

    Near Zurrieq you can have wonderful views on the island of Filfla, which is a nature reservation and may not be visited. It was also used for shooting training in the second world war.

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Senglea

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  • THE DRY DOCKS

    Senglea Things to Do

    The dry docks were built by the British to meet the demands of shipping traffic caused by the building of the Suez Canal in 1869. The Somerset dock was built in 1871 and the Hamilton dock was built in 1892.

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  • the promiade

    Senglea Favorites

    at the week end here one will find karioke night and even dancing by the sea ,the wonderfull nice summer breeze,the coulored lighting, the friendly people,, by day one could walk in the prominade and see where the capstain which the knights had made to pull tought the chain from senglea to saint angelo, see the several men made shelteherDid you...

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  • Senglea

    Senglea Things to Do

    Senglea got its name from the Grand Master who fortified it Claude de La Sengle. Beforehand Senglea was known as L-Isla coming from an Italian word, isola, which means an island. Its main street running along its centre is Victory Street or Triq Il Vitorja to give it its maltese name. Along this road is every type of social club imaginable - no...

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