How to Have a Perfect Day Out in Gozo

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

Recycling in Malta- All you need to know

Are you staying in Malta for a while? Want to recycle, but cannot figure out the local recycling system? Then keep reading; this article will explain all you need to know about recycling in Malta. First things first- why recycle? Recycling conserves our natural resources, meaning that products are recycled in order to make new … Continue reading Recycling in Malta- All you need to know

7 Restaurants in Malta for the Pasta Lovers out there

We need to talk about a Mediterranean must-have today, ladies and gentlemen - pasta, in all its divine forms. From the humble spaghetti to flamboyant fusilli, sumptuous pappardelle, and beyond - it is a truth universally acknowledged that most Maltese people just can’t live without good pasta on hand to satisfy their carb cravings. If … Continue reading 7 Restaurants in Malta for the Pasta Lovers out there

5 Reasons Why Valletta is the Perfect Place to Live In

Valletta, or ‘Il-Belt’ (The City), is loved by locals and tourists alike - but what makes this great walled city so popular? A quick look online will reward you with countless photos showing off our capital city’s incredible beauty, but let’s take a closer look at why so many people want to make Valletta their … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Valletta is the Perfect Place to Live In

6 of the Best Burger Joints in Malta

This is dedicated to all foodies out there- when you're on holiday, every day is a cheat day. Calories don't count. 1. New York Best Situated in three locations: Msida, Paceville and Sliema, this place is hard to miss. Their menu is extensive to say the least; from breakfasts, to salads and wraps, to the … Continue reading 6 of the Best Burger Joints in Malta

Spotlight on: Mellieħa

The island of Malta is rich in history, culture and tradition- elements which are found at the heart of every typical Maltese village, no less the tranquil village of Mellieħa. Mellieħa is a village situated on a hill, in the Northern region of Malta, and it is known for being one of the most tourist-friendly … Continue reading Spotlight on: Mellieħa

6 Places in Malta serving up Tasty Cocktails

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

How to Pack like a Pro: 6 Quick Tips

Let’s be honest – packing is probably the most annoying part of any holiday, no matter where you’re going. Some of us are packing ninjas, able to get organised and sort out a suitcase at a moment’s notice without breaking a sweat. Most of us mere mortals, however, need a little help – and possibly … Continue reading How to Pack like a Pro: 6 Quick Tips

7 Essentials for your Summer in Malta

As the weather gently starts to shift from cool spring days into some slightly warmer weather, it’s easy to get a little excited about the Mediterranean summer on the horizon! Every year, thousands upon thousands of holiday-makers and adventure-seekers flock to Malta to take advantage of all the sun, sea, and fun this island gem … Continue reading 7 Essentials for your Summer in Malta

Why You Should Rent a Car in Malta

The suggestion of renting of car when spending time in Malta might seem a little odd. After all, everyone knows our island is tiny, and in addition to that fact we even have a pretty efficient bus service that can take you anywhere you need to go. Renting a car seems unnecessary, right? Not quite. … Continue reading Why You Should Rent a Car in Malta

Kayaking in Malta

If you’ve been following our blog recently, you might have noticed that we’re really putting an effort into providing different ways of immersing yourself in the beauty that is our natural Maltese landscape. Malta has such an endless supply of nature that we can’t imagine anyone getting tired of it, but it’s precisely because Malta’s … Continue reading Kayaking in Malta

Make Way for Segway Tours in Malta

The Segway has been around since 2001, even though it feels like a very new invention Perhaps that’s because Segways were never a huge trend in Malta – though you would find them in the streets here and there you could never exactly find hundreds of people travelling around on them at a go. Which … Continue reading Make Way for Segway Tours in Malta

Rock Out at Rock the South

We realise that over the past few months we’ve written quite a bit about music concerts and larger-scale festivals. We’re sure you get the message: there’s a lot of music happening in Malta. Can we get back to the nature and history, please?, you might be asking. Rock the South isn’t just any festival, though. … Continue reading Rock Out at Rock the South

Maltese Bands Releasing an Album in 2017

Maltese Bands releasing an album in 2017 - Maltese music scene, alternative music, local music

A Guide to Some More of Malta’s Museums

Another guide to the museums of Malta - history lovers, art lovers, aviation lovers - you will surely find something that interests you in Malta!

NYE Parties You Can’t Miss

New Year's Eve in Malta - what to do, where to go to celebrate the start of the New Year while in Malta.

Christmassy Locations in Malta

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you might initially be disappointed by what Malta has to offer this holiday season. Snow alone doesn’t make a good Christmas, though! In fact, we can say with confidence that Malta’s Christmas is one of the most exciting around. We even have the CNN backing our claims up, … Continue reading Christmassy Locations in Malta

How to Survive a Day in Malta on the Cheap

If you had to ask us, we’d tell you that Malta’s living costs are generally pretty reasonable. We won’t make the argument that Malta is the cheapest country to live in or even have a holiday in, but we do firmly believe that it’s very possible to budget yourself when coming here, resulting in a … Continue reading How to Survive a Day in Malta on the Cheap

Preparing for a Maltese Winter, One Month Early

21st December marks the official shift to winter, and although we’re still more or less a month away from that date, it’s important to know what to expect if you’ll be spending at least some of your winter time in Malta.

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

Keeping Warm: 4 Maltese Liqueurs to Consider

Now that winter is at our doorstep and the temperatures are getting colder, people tend to turn to alcohol to bring some warmth to their face and hands. If you are in Malta, or planning to get here soon, you might want to stay away from your traditional whiskies and wines, and try something more … Continue reading Keeping Warm: 4 Maltese Liqueurs to Consider

Five Maltese Authors with Works in English

With the Malta Book Festival just around the corner, it’s delightfully easy to get into the spirit of reading. Any bookworm who happens to be in Malta really must take the opportunity to check out the literary genius of a few of our own authors! Of course, attempting to tap into our literary culture might … Continue reading Five Maltese Authors with Works in English

6 Reasons you should attend the Malta Book Festival

  The Malta Book Festival has become a yearly appointment, with every year bringing a bigger crowd, and a better, more varied programme. Here are 6 reasons why you should be navigating the labyrinthine streets of Valletta down to the Mediterranean Conference Centre from the 9th to the 13th of November: Not a book fair … Continue reading 6 Reasons you should attend the Malta Book Festival

The Battle of Malta: Gear up for Malta’s Biggest Poker Tournament!

Any Maltese history nut, or really any regular patriot, will be quick to point out Malta’s war-stricken past at most given opportunities. From the famous 1565 Great Siege of Malta, to the island’s assistance during the two World Wars, it is safe to say that our ancestors have witnessed a battle or two. The next … Continue reading The Battle of Malta: Gear up for Malta’s Biggest Poker Tournament!

Living in Malta – What to expect

Malta has become increasingly popular with expats in recent years. A boom in the Gaming Industry as well as various other job opportunities have opened a new road for foreigners living on our island.  The major part of our population speaks fluent English (it is an official language after all), cost of living is achingly … Continue reading Living in Malta – What to expect

Villa Carob Hill – Modern Luxury exuding tranquility and peacefulness

Set among the sprawling hills of Santa Maria Estate in the exclusive location of Mellieha, this four-bedroom, brand new, contemporary villa is the latest addition to Shortletsmalta’s ever-growing repertoire. Always keen on broadening their horizons and breaking all boundaries of limitation, the directors of Shortletsmalta Ltd embarked on an ambitious project – a goal to … Continue reading Villa Carob Hill – Modern Luxury exuding tranquility and peacefulness

A Stylish Slumber

Down by the sea shore where the ferry from Sliema berths along the coastline of Valletta, is a very old building, unseen from the road above, but quietly present and sitting right at the water’s edge. The building has existed for many centuries, constructed at the time of the Knights of the Order of St … Continue reading A Stylish Slumber