Planning a family trip is never an easy feat, especially when young children are involved. The little ones are more easily irritated and can get grumpy really quickly, so you need to find ways to keep them entertained and avoid those dreaded tantrums! Most families on holiday have found that staying at a rental home … Continue reading 9 Things to add to your Malta Family Trip Bucket List
Thinking about visiting Malta in the spring? Well if you’re not you definitely should be! Experiencing the island around this time of the year means that you’ll be in for a Mediterranean treat. The Maltese spring is generally warmer than most, and there’s a pretty solid chance you’ll see many of the locals jumping at … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Visit Malta in Spring
Have you ever wondered what lies beneath your feet? A network of secret passages lies beneath our beautiful capital. Discover another world when visiting Valletta, Europe's capital of culture 2018. The cisterns are open to the public for the first time until 1st July as a part of major exhibition Dal-Baħar Madwarha (The Island is What the … Continue reading (Video) Under the City
Malta is a history lover's paradise. This island has attracted a variety of ancient populations, each of whom left their mark on its stones. While some of these remains are quite known to the public and are visited regularly by tourists and locals, there are other sites which seem to lie low on travellers' radars. … Continue reading Lesser Known Historical Sites in Malta
We just can’t believe that we’re already hitting April, ladies, and gents! It feels like only yesterday we were getting all hyped up and excited about what to do for New Year’s Eve, and now whoosh - we’re here looking at some fabulous springtime fun. Without further ado, let’s take a cheeky little tour through … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this April?
Spring in Malta feels short and sweet compared to our long, sultry summers and chilly, wet winters, so you know we’re very ready to make the most of this fabulous (hay-fever filled) season right from the get-go. Not sure where to start? Here are just 6 of our favourite springtime activities to the things going … Continue reading 6 Perfect Activities for Springtime in Malta
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”. —Dr. Seuss In an age when social media and gadgets dominate every sector of life, it’s difficult to put down your phone, and consequently, shut off your brain. Truthfully, at Shortlets Malta, we highly … Continue reading 5 Malta-centric Books you’re going to want to read Before, During and After your Holiday
Malta’s coastline is dotted with over 30 coastal watchtowers… and you definitely cannot miss them! These beautiful towers are rich in history and are also great marking spots for beautiful walks around Malta’s amazing coastline. Towers were built by the Knights of Malta and date back to the 17th century. Different features distinguish towers built … Continue reading (Video) Coastal towers of Malta
Malta's historic sites surely know how to pack a punch. They're ancient, they're beautiful, and some of them are downright spooky... Spooky, you might think? Yes, some of Malta's historical sites have some bloody backgrounds, some gory, gruesome details that are sometimes left out of the history books. Some of these spectral stories are based … Continue reading Spooky Historic Sites in Malta
For all of its abundant art, culture, and history, Malta is sometimes regarded as one big islandful of a party. And guess what? Locals highly encourage the thought! We host some of the biggest, world-renowned parties on this island (thing Glitch, Tomorrowland etc.), yet these events cannot begin to compare with the popularity of Isle … Continue reading Isle of MTV 2018- First Act Announced
When one thinks of Gozo, Malta’s untainted sister island, one might quickly jump to thoughts of a villa or a farmhouse in the middle of a tranquil village, lounging by a pool, a trip to Maxokk (Gozo’s most sought after bakery, home of the Gozitan ftira) or Jessica’s Delights (a local cake shop found in … Continue reading 6 Fun-tastic activities to try out in Gozo
Ġbejna (Maltese pronunciation: [ˈd͡ʒbɛjnɐ], plural ġbejniet) are cheeselets typically made from sheep milk, salt, and rennet. They are prepared and served in a variety of forms: pickled, salted, peppered, covered in herbs, dried, or as a plain, fresh cheeselet. Trying a fresh Maltese ġbejna when visiting Malt is definitely a must! Planning a trip to … Continue reading (Video) Maltese Ġbejna
In the small village of San Lawrenz, Gozo Wenzu still runs one of the oldest blacksmith workshops on the Islands. Wenzu still practices the old trade and uses no machinery. The tools he still uses are over 100 years old. Once Wenzu retires, these doors will be shut down forever. Planning a trip to Malta? Shortletsmalta.com is … Continue reading (Video) The Last Blacksmith
Ghajn Tuffieha Bay is located on Malta's North Westerly coast. This secluded beach is reached through a long flight of steps. The beach is filled with natural beauty! Though this beach is very popular with bathers in summer. Visiting during the cooler months is definitely a must. The slopes surrounding the beach are perfect for hiking … Continue reading (Video) Ghajn Tuffieha beautiful all year round and truly amazing in winter!
March is truly a month for the party animals among us – but fear not! If you’re not up for Irish-themed merriment or mad electro-house parties, we’ve still got a little something special lined up for you. Here are 5 of our top picks for things to do in Malta this March: 1.Pi-Yo (Pilates and Yoga) … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this March?
Proudly perched on a natural plateau, the walled city of Mdina is one of the most beautiful historical locations on the Maltese Islands. Known to many as ‘The Silent City’, Mdina also goes by the names Città Notabile (The Noble City) and Città Vecchia (The Old City) and has been around since roughly the eighth … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Visit Mdina this Week
Amazing Carnival celebration in Valletta! Catch-up on Carnival festivity 2018 if you missed it out. Please note that Carnival Grand Finale postponed to this Sunday because of the bad weather.
With the passing of January, Malta descends into a state of revelry and colourful frenzy, as social norms are bent during the five days of Carnival. The Maltese, as they tend to do about everything else, put their heart and soul into this jovial five day feast; some even start planning for these days a … Continue reading Malta Carnival 2018 – The Jovial (and Grotesque) Celebration before Lent
Paul Curmi, better known as Pawlu ‘il-Pampalun’ whose face is synonymous with the Maltese Carnival. Known and loved in his hometown of Valletta, his passion, and love for Carnival has stolen the hearts of Maltese and foreigners alike. With over 68 years working on Carnival floats, at 87 years of age, Pawlu is still going strong. Head on … Continue reading Meet Malta’s very own Carnival King!
There are many facets to Maltese culture; one which we are immensely proud of is our colourful and vast music scene. One might think that we limit ourselves to the yearly Eurovision entry, or our traditional “Għana”, but in reality, our national talent stretches far beyond that. Here are some local bands that are making … Continue reading 5 Maltese Bands to Watch Out For in 2018
St Julian’s is Malta’s most concentrated touristic and entertainment hub, buzzing with tourists and locals, especially during the summer months. It might seem impossible to picture a quiet spot in this city of the night, however, there are some quaint places which won’t be as crowded as the Paceville steps, or St George’s bay at … Continue reading Off the beaten track – Places to see in St Julian’s
Valletta has become one of Malta’s most hip cities in the past few years. This year it is set out to be more in vogue than ever, while graciously bearing the title of European City of Culture 2018. Cool new shops and restaurants are popping up in Valletta every week, and while they may be … Continue reading Off the beaten track – Places to visit in Valletta
Your best friend - that special someone in your life you seems to know you even better than you know yourself sometimes. The one who tags you in ridiculous memes all day, and the one who knows so many of your deepest, darkest secrets that you just can’t afford to get rid of them now … Continue reading 6 Activities in Malta to try with your BFF
Sliema, the shoppers’ mecca of Malta, the high-rise array rising up from the sea, dwarfing smaller structures with her imperious heights. It is hard to imagine that one can find peaceful spots in this bustling city, with its constant flow of traffic and its myriad of shoppers and businesses. Yet if you look closely enough, … Continue reading Off the beaten track: Sliema
Any avid traveller could tell you that there’s no place like Malta. Some may call a trip to Malta a refreshing experience, others… cultural shock. From our loud, passionate natives, to our less than smooth roads (even the Italian actress Monica Bellucci, who came to spend the New Year, commented on how “disastrous” they are), … Continue reading 5 things that are totally unique to the Maltese Islands
A quick word of friendly advice in this new year - never underestimate the power of team building activities. When you spend twenty to forty hours a week working alongside the same group of people, it’s super important to spend some time fostering friendships and building stronger bonds with your colleagues - it doesn’t matter … Continue reading 5 Truly Fun Team Building Activities in Malta
Welcome to 2018, ladies and gentlemen! Now that we’ve had a few days’ break to recover from all the fun and frivolity that come with the festive season, this is as good a time as any to start filling our brand-new calendars with the first few events of the year. From photography and music to … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this January
Malta is a cultural and historical haven; it is often said that an entire lifetime is not enough to fully absorb all the history that Malta has to offer its visitors. Every village, every corner, every inch of this island, has historical significance. From the ancient Mdina, to the provincial Bormla, all the way back … Continue reading How to feel like a Medieval Knight in 21st Century Malta without really trying
We all that at least one friend who seems to be constantly on the lookout for their next adventure, big or small. They’re looking forward to that next rush of adrenaline that sets the heart thumping against ribs and uncontrollable smiles spreading from ear to ear. So what kind of gift should you get for … Continue reading 6 Gift Ideas for the Adventurers in your Life
Malta is a slice of Mediterranean paradise known the world over for its sun-soaked beaches and crystal-blue seas. When it comes to summertime fun, finding something to do is as easy as throwing your sunglasses on. Since our little rock is synonymous with sun, sea, and hot days spent tanning by the pool with a … Continue reading 5 Things to do on a Rainy Day in Malta
No matter what time of year you choose to visit Malta, any trip to this Mediterranean hotspot is incomplete without spending at least one day exploring our sister island. Gozo (Maltese: Għawdex) is just a 30-minute ferry ride away from the northernmost part of the island, with return tickets costing €4.65 for adults, €1.15 for … Continue reading How to Have a Perfect Day Out in Gozo
With Halloween behind us and Christmas merriment just around the corner, November is a month brimming with excitement and anticipation for all the fun to be had. With so much happening around Malta, it can be a little difficult to know which events to pencil into your calendar - that’s why we’re sharing 6 of … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this November?
Malta, being the Roman Catholic country that it is, has never been big on celebrating Halloween. However, this predominantly American holiday is growing in popularity in our islands as the years go by, and is enjoyed by children and adults alike. 1. Go on the Valletta Ghost Tour As you may or may not know, … Continue reading 5 ways to celebrate Halloween in Malta
Halloween is just around the corner, witches and wizards, but don’t worry - that doesn’t mean all the events this month are spooky and ghoulish. We’re in for another fun-filled month this October, with anything from dinner under the sparkling night sky to thought-provoking theatre, a tantalising tattoo expo, and more. Here’s a quick look … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this October?
Malta and the arts- they go hand in hand. This tiny island is packed with local talent, and attracts musical acts from around the world. The following are a few well known acts to follow this year- trust me, they will knock your socks off. 1. Rotting Christ- 23rd September, 2017 This gig will be … Continue reading Musical Acts to look forward to this Year
Mosta is a traditional Maltese town, constantly developing and re-inventing itself, keeping up to date with the modern exigencies of its inhabitants. However, Mosta is also considered a highly historical and cultural town, renowned mainly for two things; the Rotunda and its urban legends. The “Rotunda” of Mosta (formally known as the Parish Church of … Continue reading Spotlight on: Mosta
Horses are without a doubt some of the most majestic, sensitive, and loving creatures in the animal world, and being able (and allowed) to ride one is definitely something of a privilege. If you’ve never tried horse riding before, here are just a few reasons why you should start! 1. You get to bond with … Continue reading 6 Reasons to take up horse riding in Malta
The Three Cities are known individually as Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa, yet locals known them by other names; “Bormla”, “l-Isla” and “il-Birgu”, respectively. These cities have, in time, settled into quiet traditionally authentic Maltese villages, yet in the past they were not only regarded as homes, but as crucial fortresses of the island, to almost … Continue reading Spotlight on: The Three Cities
It’s 5pm somewhere, right? 1. Żmerc, Attard This bar is an absolute favourite of all; those who have only just discovered alcohol (legally) and those who are older and wiser, who only come down for a pint or two with friends. Its versatility, combined with a friendly, enthusiastic atmosphere, makes for the perfect “change of … Continue reading 5 of the Best Bars in Malta for when it’s Wine o’clock
Magic is something that was ever-present in our childhood, but less so in our adulthood. From Disney movies, to television series like Bewitched, and finally, Harry Potter- who hasn’t been mesmerized by the idea of magic? Magic has been around for centuries, it is known as one of the oldest and most sought-after genres of … Continue reading Do you believe in Magic?
Whether you’re a fitness fanatic, casual gymgoer, or proud couch potato, it’s never a bad idea to mix a little exercise into your summertime fun, right? Staying active doesn’t have to be a chore – here are just a few of our favourite ways to get moving while you explore Malta and make the most … Continue reading 5 Ways to Have Fun and Stay Active in Malta
Summer in Malta is known for a multitude of things- beaches, concerts, unbearable heat (I’m talking about you, heatwave ‘Lucifer’), but among the locals, summer usually indicates one thing- village festas. They are held on particular dates between the months of May and September. Love them or hate them, they happen; fireworks, festoons, flags, petards, … Continue reading The Maltese Village Festas- Where to go this summer
Malta’s sister island, Gozo, is so beautiful that Maltesers and tourists alike love to escape there for weekend breaks or day trips to enjoy its idyllic beaches and laid-back vibe. No trip to Malta is complete without spending at least a day in Gozo, so here are just 6 things to help get you started … Continue reading 6 Things to Do when you Visit Gozo
Comino is Malta and Gozo's (little) sister island, situated right in between both islands, and being 3.5 square kilometers in area, she sure is tiny. However, she is none the less beautiful, some even preferring her to her sisters. Below are six reasons why you should book a Comino and Blue Lagoon Cruise with Fun … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why you should visit Comino this Summer
It’s no secret - summer in the Mediterranean is pretty amazing. What's not to love? The long, sun-drenched days melt away into fiery sunsets and cool yet lively nights, and time spent relaxing isn’t just accepted, but actively encouraged by the locals. So what’s the best way to cool down when you’re visiting our gem … Continue reading 5 Summertime Activities to Keep you Cool in Malta
What is it about a Maltese summer that has thousands of tourists and travellers flocking to this side of the Mediterranean each year? Some visitors love our sun-kissed island so much, they never leave and decide to make Malta or Gozo their permanent home! So let’s take a cheeky look at just 7 top reasons … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Visit Malta this Summer
If you're on holiday in Malta, and you fancy a holiday within a holiday, look no further. Fun Malta offers you the Sicily Tour, a one day trip of a lifetime. Sicily happens to be the largest island within the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by other smaller yet equally beautiful islands. It is home to Mount … Continue reading Explore our Italian Neighbour Island- Sicliy
Nothing says ‘summer in Malta’ like sipping gorgeous cocktails by the sea as a laid-back afternoon turns into a sultry Mediterranean night. With so many great places to try dotted all over the island, we thought we’d give you a few tips on where to get started when you’re in the mood for a cheeky … Continue reading 6 Places in Malta serving up Tasty Cocktails
Roll on, summer! It’s July in Malta and people all over the island are waving ‘goodbye' to last week’s scorching heatwave and saying ‘hello’ to another month full of so many awesome events and things to do that you’re sure to find something to suit any taste or mood. Are you ready for a fabulous … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this July?
If you're in Malta, and your Instagram is full of selfies, or pictures of your dog (no judgement), and you feel it needs some refurbishment, go on an expedition to some of Malta's most heart-worthy sites, and get snapping. Guaranteed to get you more followers! 1. Sail Around our favourite sister island, Comino https://www.instagram.com/p/BV4UmYLlt-8/?tagged=comino Sun, … Continue reading 7 of the Most “Instagram-able” locations in Malta