The Ultimate Guide to BBQs in Malta

September and October in Malta are those two months when there is plenty of sunshine while it's not too hot. This makes this season perfect for having BBQ somewhere by the sea.  However, it turns out that BBQ-ing al fresco in Malta can be tricky- not every beach is available. Where can I go? Do … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to BBQs in Malta

6 Maltese Things that you need to Take Home with you

What happens to the stereotypical souvenirs we usually buy? The key chain- we attach it to our keys for a while, until it gets caught to our clothes and we end up hating it forever after. The mug with the Eiffel tower on the side? It’s probably collecting dirt in the cupboard, because let’s face … Continue reading 6 Maltese Things that you need to Take Home with you

5 Best Pasta Places in Malta

I have a widely popular and accepted theory- soulmates exist, and that soulmate is pasta. It’s hot on most days, it brings you love and comfort, and it’s Italian. And when it is consumed in moderation, it can be very healthy for you, with its low-glycaemic index and ability to provide immediate energy (or, if … Continue reading 5 Best Pasta Places in Malta

5 Hip Vegan Restaurants/Cafes in Malta to Check Out This Summer

Summer is a perfect time to embark on lifestyle changes. While the Maltese Isles are renowned for their own local specialties and out–of-this-world seafood dishes, with the numbers in vegetarian and vegan community growing steadily, Malta’s vegan and vegetarian eateries have been booming with new popularity boasting exotic, summer-fresh and utterly yummy offers. For your … Continue reading 5 Hip Vegan Restaurants/Cafes in Malta to Check Out This Summer

5 of the Best Bars in Valletta

Apart from its cultural and historical features, Valletta offers a vast treasure in gastronomy and entertainment. Both locals and foreigners alike know that Valletta is the place to be on a Saturday night, or any night at all! Here are the top five best bars in Valletta- you’ll be aching for a whisky on the … Continue reading 5 of the Best Bars in Valletta

What’s On? Malta’s Summer Highlights 2019

Whilst winter is a great excuse for staying in with a hot cup of tea and some Netflix & Chill, summer is the perfect season for going out and having fun! Malta boasts of the best summer parties and events- from concerts to wine fests and cultural activities. Here’s the ultimate list of what to … Continue reading What’s On? Malta’s Summer Highlights 2019

5 ways to deal with a Maltese Summer

Malta is known for its warm, sunny, Mediterranean climate - with 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, there’s no denying that the sun will play a prominent role within your Malta holiday. As much as you might enjoy bringing back that “Hey everyone I was on holiday” tan as a souvenir, it is 2018, and … Continue reading 5 ways to deal with a Maltese Summer

Malta’s Hottest Beach Clubs: Summer 2019

Visiting Malta is an exciting experience pretty much any time of the year.  Yet to get a full scope of what a Maltese summer actually entails, you should definitely visit us during the months of June-September. Our summer months are a whirlwind of beach barbecues, pool parties, local feasts, music festivals, concerts and upscale soirees … Continue reading Malta’s Hottest Beach Clubs: Summer 2019

Exciting Events: Musts When Visiting Malta in Spring 2019

Late-spring-turning-into-summer in Malta is an exciting time, jam-packed with an array of festivals and a flurry of fun events. We have already covered the upcoming events in spring here.  But there are few more thrilling events, that we couldn't miss out! If you have the opportunity to visit Malta in April/May 2019, aside from heavenly … Continue reading Exciting Events: Musts When Visiting Malta in Spring 2019

How to make your own figolli

‘Figolli’ are traditional Maltese Easter sweet pastries and their recipe that has been inherited through generations over hundreds of years. At Easter time, these are still very popular on the island, and this is not surprising as they taste great! Why not try to prepare your own figolli?  Here is an easy recipe for tasty … Continue reading How to make your own figolli

What’s on? Malta Spring Highlights 2019

Maltese isles being one of the prime tourism spots in the Mediterranean cannot really complain about lack of excitement in any season. Yet like most other countries, springtime in Malta is awaited with a particular eagerness and delightful yearnings, as it truly is the most perfect time to enjoy the islands inside and out.  Aside … Continue reading What’s on? Malta Spring Highlights 2019

6 Most Magnificent Hidden Gems of Malta

The islands of Malta and Gozo are packed with history, culture and tradition, openly visible around villages and cities. However, there are some hidden gems worth viewing and visiting, but fair warning to you, dear reader- they’re not your typical tourist attractions! 1. Secret Passage in St. Gregory’s Church This Church, found within the outskirts … Continue reading 6 Most Magnificent Hidden Gems of Malta

Vacancy : Delivery Driver

We are seeking to recruit a Delivery Driver to assist with our daily operations. The ideal candidate must possess a valid driving licence (C+ or C1 preferable), a good level of spoken and written English, is customer-focused and has a pleasant personality. Interested persons are to contact our offices on 77444174.

Malta and Gozo Carnival week 2019

If you happen to be in Malta during the week of February 28-March 5, you are in for a real treat: The Malta Carnival festivities, which is one of the most anticipated and celebrated events of the year. The Maltese Carnival or Il-Karnival ta’ Malta is one of the oldest historical traditions dating back to … Continue reading Malta and Gozo Carnival week 2019

Seven Essential Maltese Phrases You Need to Know

Not everyone is in Malta for the same length of time, but whether you’re visiting our little island for a week or three months, it is definitely recommended that you learn at least a smidgen of Maltese to make your holiday more pleasurable. There are plenty of reasons why taking this route is a good … Continue reading Seven Essential Maltese Phrases You Need to Know

Malta’s Trendiest Cocktail/Wine Bars

Whether you're looking for somewhere to stop off for a pre-party cocktail or you need a perfect place for an evening hideaway to enjoy a decent draft beer or good quality wine, there's a worthy drinking spot to suit every taste. Scroll on to discover the finest cocktail/wine bars the Island has to offer. Cheers! … Continue reading Malta’s Trendiest Cocktail/Wine Bars

Malta Off-Season Fun During Rainy Days

Despite the island’s optimistic average calculation of 300 sunny days a year if you decide to visit Malta during the off-season, you might happen to hit a streak of windy and/or partially rainy days. Do not be disheartened by a bunch of ominous purple clouds announcing a potential storm. Yes even our stormy clouds possess … Continue reading Malta Off-Season Fun During Rainy Days

Off-Season Malta Outdoor Fun

Our beautiful islands have become a popular holiday destination all year round. If you happen to visit Malta during our off-season (usually January and February), chances are high that you will get to experience at least a couple of our glorious Mediterranean winter days. For this reason, we have compiled a list of fun activities … Continue reading Off-Season Malta Outdoor Fun

Join Our Team! Guest Relations Host Vacancy

Join Our Team! Shortletsmalta Limited is seeking to recruit Guest Relations Host to make our clients feel welcome and ensure their pleasant and comfortable stay in our properties! Main Duties: ✔️ Ensure that the booked accommodation is in top shape prior to the clients’ arrival; ✔️ Meeting and greeting guests upon arrival at their apartment … Continue reading Join Our Team! Guest Relations Host Vacancy

Malta/Gozo Christmas Highlights 2018

Coming from the far north in hopes for a Mojito and pool kinda Christmas Holidays? The Maltese Isles are close enough. The weather is usually mild and sunny round Christmas time with temps around 16-22 C (although we cannot guarantee it with absolute certainty), which is perfect for outdoor barbecues, or just chilling on a … Continue reading Malta/Gozo Christmas Highlights 2018

We are hiring: Property Management Executive, Accounts Clerk, Office Administrator

  Due to business expansion and consistent growth we are recruiting: Property Management Executive, Accounts Clerk, Office Administrator. Property Management Executive Main duties: Ensure that all properties of the Luxury Villas Complex are impeccably maintained. Coordinate schedules and all works required with employees and with contracted service providers for the general upkeep of the properties. … Continue reading We are hiring: Property Management Executive, Accounts Clerk, Office Administrator

Where to Nosh in Swieqi

Most importantly Swieqi has become The Place to try trendy and scrumptious culinary delights. With so many budding new cafes and restaurants in this area, we have carefully selected just the places for you! The Deli Malta   This local artisan, gourmet food café called simply The Deli has been a true blessing and a … Continue reading Where to Nosh in Swieqi

The Hidden Gems on Manuel Dimech Street

Upon your arrival in Malta you most likely will experience an avalanche of sightseeing offers. Since our vibrant and multifaceted island has much to offer in terms of nature, history, events, cuisine and wines, you may find it overwhelming to pick and choose. No need to worry or FOMO (have fear of missing out). Follow … Continue reading The Hidden Gems on Manuel Dimech Street

Mountain biking in Malta (Video)

Malta and Gozo offer unique cycling opportunities. Amazing scenery, narrow country lanes, quaint village streets and much more can be discovered when mountain biking along the several trails on the islands. Rent a mountain bike or book a private tour and discover the natural beauty our islands have to offer. Planning a trip to Malta? … Continue reading Mountain biking in Malta (Video)

Glassmaking at Ta’ Qali crafts village (Video)

Visit the Ta’ Qali crafts village and witness skilled craftsmen creating beautiful glass forms, amongst other crafts. Spend a relaxed afternoon here and take home a special memory of our islands. Planning a trip to Malta? Shortletsmalta.com is a perfect place to find a flat for rent in Malta. Discover and enjoy Malta and all its … Continue reading Glassmaking at Ta’ Qali crafts village (Video)

Malta’s Up-and-Coming Coffee Culture

As the cooler season is settling in, you are probably planning on spending some time getting lost in the labyrinths of winding city streets, admiring the unique Maltese architecture (a blend of Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine and British influences) and happily stumbling upon the one–of–a-kind coffee shops offering mouth-watering treats and really amazing coffee. If you … Continue reading Malta’s Up-and-Coming Coffee Culture

What’s on in October

The month of October is upon us, and with this Autumn month come long-awaited events! From the popular Notte Bianca in Valletta, to the romantic Birgu by Candlelight, this month presents some fantastic outings around our gorgeous island. Along with these annual events, the end of October brings forth the child-favourite holiday of Halloween. This … Continue reading What’s on in October

Irresistible Città Vittoriosa (Video)

Birgu, also known as ‘Città Vittoriosa’ is an old fortified city facing Valletta, and it’s the place where the Knights of St. John first settled. Not only is this small city bursting with history, architecture, and museums but it also has a beautiful marina with cafes and restaurants along the waterfront. Whether visiting during the … Continue reading Irresistible Città Vittoriosa (Video)

Autumn Magic in Gozo

With epic beach club parties signaling the end of summer season in Malta, you may be feeling that all the fun is over now. Yet do not despair, we have plenty of excitement in store for you this coming fall season. All you have to do is take the ferry over to the island of … Continue reading Autumn Magic in Gozo

Celebrating Malta’s Independence Day in Valletta

With Malta’s upcoming celebration of Independence Day on the 21st of September, we think it’s the perfect time to present our readers with a one-day historic tour itinerary in Valletta that highlights Malta’s eventful past. Read on! Celebrate Independence Day https://www.instagram.com/p/BeJF71oDnB1/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=rody3r4qyded The Independence monument commemorating this historic day can be found in Floriana, in front … Continue reading Celebrating Malta’s Independence Day in Valletta

Maltese Honey (Video)

Malta is renowned for it’s pure honey and it was a great pleasure meeting Arnold, who walked us through the process of producing this Maltese gold. Malta’s warm climate allows for a very rich honey production with 8 seasons of honey in one year. Make sure to try some genuine Maltese honey when visiting the … Continue reading Maltese Honey (Video)

What’s on in September?

Summer is almost over, and with September approaching, the end of those lazy beach days looms over us. Yet Malta isn’t ready to stop celebrating just yet! This month brings forth a vast selection of bustling activities and summery events which extend that holiday vibe. The festa season ends during this month too, making its … Continue reading What’s on in September?

Yummy! Prickly Pear season is on (Video)

During the summer months, fruit and vegetable stalls are coloured by the vibrant fruit of the prickly pear (bajtar tax-xewk in Maltese) cactus plant. Malta’s hot climate makes it an ideal place for these to grow. Why not have a taste while you're here? First used by the Knights of St John for its moisturising … Continue reading Yummy! Prickly Pear season is on (Video)

Healthy and Delicious with a Mediterranean Twist

Aside from its natural “wonders” Malta is well-known for its hospitality and a myriad of culinary delights ranging from traditional Maltese dishes (a blend of Sicilian, Arabic, English, French and Spanish cuisine) countless home-made Italian pasta varieties, an abundance of fresh and delicious seafood choices to endless fresh salad concoctions that will satisfy the most … Continue reading Healthy and Delicious with a Mediterranean Twist

Għadira Nature Reserve (Video)

The Għadira nature reserve is a beautiful bird sanctuary in the north of Malta. Most of the birds seen here are migrants and stop to refuel and rest before continuing their long journey. Currently, the reserve is hosting ten young flamingos which is a record number in Birdlife Malta’s history. Other species of birds, as … Continue reading Għadira Nature Reserve (Video)

The Trendiest Fitness Clubs In Sliema and St.Julian’s Areas

Visiting the gorgeous Maltese Islands? Contemplating how to squeeze in a workout between dips in the Mediterranean, visits to ancient temples and medieval cities, sunsets on the top of a cliff and cocktails at a rooftop beach club? What if we told you, you can have all of the above and also stay in excellent … Continue reading The Trendiest Fitness Clubs In Sliema and St.Julian’s Areas

Marsaxlokk’s fish market (Video)

Traditional Luzzu’s and larger fishing boats line the picturesque coastline of Marsaxokk, Malta’s largest fishing village. This village is definitely worth visiting, especially on Sunday mornings when a large fish market is set up right by the coast. After a visit to the market, why not have lunch at some of the finest fish restaurants … Continue reading Marsaxlokk’s fish market (Video)

Visit Gozo: Five Stunning Beaches off the Beaten Path

Planning your visit to the island of Gozo? Thinking what are the best beaches for a cool summer dip in the Mediterranean waters? You have probably heard of the famous Ramla Bay that is known for its redish-orange sand and is a visitors’ must during your stay in Gozo. Surrounded by cliffs on both sides, … Continue reading Visit Gozo: Five Stunning Beaches off the Beaten Path

What’s on in August

August in Malta is one of the busiest and bustling months of the year – festas abound, outdoor events take place every weekend – there is always something to do in Malta during this sweltering summer month. The most prominent of all festas is undoubtedly the festa of the Assumption of Our Lady, or as … Continue reading What’s on in August

Malta’s Village Feasts (Video)

Brass bands, beautifully decorated churches, food stalls, and amazing fireworks. Malta’s summer months are characterised by traditional village feasts, or ‘festas’ which form an important part of the Maltese culture. If visiting Malta during the summer months, a visit to a festa is highly recommended! Upcoming feasts: Feasts s in Malta and Gozo in August … Continue reading Malta’s Village Feasts (Video)

Malta’s gorgeous chapels (Video)

Malta has about 400 churches and chapels, with small wayside chapels sprinkled along the countryside. The earliest chapels date back to the 12th century and used to serve the community of farmers in the area.Often hidden in plain sight, these historical gems are simple and modest buildings offering a quiet place for contemplation. If you’re keen … Continue reading Malta’s gorgeous chapels (Video)

Recipe Monday – Salt Cod Fritters

Ingredients 500g salt cod 50g plain flour 1tsp baking power Pinch of salt Lemon Juice 2 cloves of garlic, crushed Method Soak the cod in cold water overnight, discard and replace the water sever times (soak during the day so you don't have to wake up at night 🙂 ) Make the batter and add … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Salt Cod Fritters

We are hiring!

Shortletsmalta Limited is seeking to recruit Guest Relations Hosts and an Office Administrator, in line with the Company’s growth and plans for further expansion in the near future. Guest Relations Hosts The role requires that clients are positively impressed with the facilities and services we provide, through outstanding customer service, and that the whole process … Continue reading We are hiring!

Living in Valletta – Living in an Open-air Museum

Set among the majestic Old Battery overlooking the prominent Grand Harbour Amazing Valletta Harbour Views 2-bedroom apartment has it all. Location and View! This truly unique, recently renovated, elevated two-bedroom apartment is located in one of the most idyllic part of Malta’s Capital City – Valletta. It is exactly located in one of the best vantage … Continue reading Living in Valletta – Living in an Open-air Museum

FIFA Fever – Where to Watch the Final this Sunday

Stoked for the upcoming FIFA Final while holidaying in Malta? Who isn’t! If you’re still undecided on where to watch the game of the year this weekend, we’ve got you covered. Pembroke Image Source: https://expats.mt/event/the-world-cup-2018-pembroke-experience/ To make the most out of the Maltese Summer weather, The World Cup Malta 2018 Pembroke Beach Experience will provide … Continue reading FIFA Fever – Where to Watch the Final this Sunday

Recipe Monday – Lemon Granita

Summer is here! Let's make some granitas! Ingredients Half litre lemon juice 1 litre water Sugar as much as you please Method Pour the freshly squeezed lemon juice (around 10 ripe lemons) & water in a saucepan. Put it on low heat. When the mixture is warm enough pour in the sugar & stir until … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Lemon Granita

Aquatic Activities to try this Summer (Video)

Crystal clear waters, turquoise-aquamarine hues, and salty air are what summers are made of and we can’t wait to jump right in! Here are just a few ideas to get things started!   It’s no secret – summer in the Mediterranean is pretty amazing. What’s not to love? The long, sun-drenched days melt away into … Continue reading Aquatic Activities to try this Summer (Video)

Recipe Monday – Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 300g chestnut mushrooms, sliced 400gr arborio rice 2 glasses dry white wine 1.5 liters/2 pints hot vegetable stock 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 knob butter Salt and freshly ground black pepper 120g grated Parmesan cheese Freshly grated Parmesan, to serve Method Heat … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Mushroom Risotto

Mdina

Mdina, also known as the silent city served as Malta’s capital up until Medieval times. Whether touring this city on foot or taking a ride on board a carriage, you will be fascinated by it’s timeless atmosphere, architecture, and its cultural and religious treasures. Make sure not to miss a visit to one of Europe’s … Continue reading Mdina

What’s on in Malta this July

July is almost upon us in full summery swing, and with this sunny month come a variety of exciting events – some which are by now, summer staples, and some which are truly unique to this year. In between all the barbecues, all the sizzling beach days that this month is well known for, these … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this July