Whether you’re thinking about visiting Malta for a well-deserved holiday this summer or just want to make this Mediterranean gem your home away from home for a little while, one of the first things you need to think about is where you want to stay. Malta may be a small island (with a very big personality, we might add), but when it comes to finding the right place for you to stay in, there are options to suit every taste, mood and season. Today we’re going to take a little whistle-stop tour of some of our favourite places right here in Malta – which one will you choose?
Valletta: The 2018 Capital of Culture
Our majestic capital city is a hotspot for all things cultural, historical and culinary, and home to some of the most incredible baroque architecture you’ll ever see. During the day, Valletta is a bustling centre of business, shopping, and quaint cafes just buzzing with the chatter of friends catching up over coffee or professionals on their lunch breaks. The city is filled with historical attractions to see, including the regal Biblioteka Nazzjonali (National Library), Saint John’s Co-Cathedral, the Lascaris War Rooms, the Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens, and Fort St. Elmo, to name just a few of our personal must-sees. As day fades into a sultry Mediterranean night, the city comes alive once more with countless cozy wine bars, welcoming cocktail lounges and top-quality restaurants for you to savour. Valletta really does have it all.
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Mellieha and St. Paul’s Bay: The Beach Lover’s Haven
Mellieha and St. Paul’s Bay are two sun-seeker favourites that feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of life in central Malta. Perfect for the beach bunnies out there, you’ll be absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing which stretch of sandy beach you’ll visit each day, and the crystal blue sea is bound to wash away all your worldly worries the minute you splash into the water. Our favourite spots have to be Ghadira, Little Armier, Paradise Bay, Golden Bay, and Ghajn Tuffieha!
Sliema and Gzira: The Dynamic Duo
These two towns are ideal if you want to be at the heart of all the action and get to know the locals a little better! Sliema and Gzira may be next door neighbors, but they definitely have their own distinct personalities. Sliema is a shopping hotspot dotted with cute cafés and eateries to hit after a long day of retail therapy, while Gzira has that classic Maltese charm and a bit more of a laid-back vibe that Mediterranean people are known for. There are a couple of things these two places have in common: gorgeous seafront views across to the capital city, and a promenade perfect for morning jogs or evening walks! Oh, and as two very central towns, you’ll have great access to transport links here.
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