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
We might not have snow or snowmen, but Christmas in Malta is always something special anyway. The island comes alive with the warm glow of festive lights filling the quietest of village streets and you can feel the embrace of Christmas cheer and good will everywhere you go. This is one of the most fun-filled … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this December?
A fortified city known by many names; Mdina, Citta’ Notabile or even Citta’ Vecchia, yet the most striking of names given is “The Silent City”, due to its quiet, respectable and almost eerie disposition. You’ll find it beckoning from almost every region in Malta, due to its position on the highest hill in the centre … Continue reading Spotlight on: Mdina, the Silent City
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
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
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
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
Summer in Malta is a pretty special affair, with endless sunny days and boundless blue seas wherever you turn. The first thing that comes to mind when people think about this piece of Mediterranean paradise is probably an image of sandy beaches and lazy days spent at the beach. While swimming is a popular way … Continue reading 7 Things to do in Malta this Summer
Biking in Malta does not always seem to be a popular mode of transport, and that’s pretty understandable considering that Maltese roads are usually quite busy, making biking a pretty risky option most of the time. If you want to get your biking fix, though, you can go for the road less travelled and book … Continue reading Offroad Biking in Malta
The future is here, and its name is Jetfly. Just take a look at the cover photo in this article. Doesn’t that look like something you want to do right now? Or do you find it somewhat terrifying? If you’re still trying to figure out what Jetfly is all about, it’s a pretty straightforward concept. … Continue reading Jetfly: Is it one of Malta’s Coolest Activities?
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ― Leonardo da Vinci Most people in the modern world will have flown on a plane at least once in their life, and everyone will have his … Continue reading Try a Trial Flight in Malta
‘Water, water everywhere – and not a drop to drink’, wrote Samuel Taylor Coleridge in his famous poem, ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. Well, the sea in Malta might not be potable, but it sure is great for scuba diving. We’ve spoken about exploring Malta on land. We’ve written about connecting with Malta’s beauty … Continue reading Scuba Diving in Malta
Not many people might accept an invitation to go abseiling right away, especially if they’ve never attempted the sport before. You can’t really blame them – descending a rock face with the use of rope can be terrifying. That is, until you learn how safe it is when done properly. Abseiling is not as dangerous … Continue reading Abseiling in Malta
If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you’ll know that there’s no shortage of places to work out at in Malta if you’re into gyms. Yet the fitness possibilities in Malta don’t end there. From weights, to all kinds of sports, to martial arts and more, you can rest assured that you’ll find … Continue reading What’s Better than Regular Yoga? SUP Yoga!
This year, Carnival is taking place between the 24th and 28th of February, making this article a month early in the calendar. You might be perplexed by this, but considering how seriously the Maltese take Carnival, with some diehards working towards the event all year round, an announcement just a month prior sounds just about … Continue reading Carnival in Malta 2017: What Can You Expect?
Music fans in Malta are truly blessed. From alternative rock to EDM, one doesn’t need to venture far to find a thriving scene. Yet not everyone might know that Malta is also home to one of Europe’s most exciting Baroque music festivals. If you’re the kind of person who would rather baroque on than rock … Continue reading The Valletta International Baroque Music Festival
Not many Maltese people would readily admit that we have too many public holidays, and let’s face it; why would we? Public holidays are great! Our island is home to the most holidays in the European Union, which we’re happy to count as a pretty substantial achievement. Besides, public holidays aren’t just fun, whimsical days … Continue reading The Day Malta Became a Republic
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
It’s official: Christmas is less than a month away. That means that we can we can talk about our favourite holiday without shame; when we want and for how long we want to. Scrooges of Malta, beware! Joking aside, it’s impossible to not get excited about Christmas and its traditions. Regardless of what the holiday … Continue reading How to Make Imbuljuta tal-Qastan
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
Malta is undoubtedly abound with camera-ready locations just begging to be snapped, from picturesque countrysides to majestic architecture. We’re taking a look at the most photogenic locations on the island, giving you some inspiration for your next photographic journey. Wied iż-Żurrieq https://www.instagram.com/p/BM7djPFDsKn/ Definitely one of the most captivating views on the island, Il-Wied … Continue reading Remarkably Photogenic Spots: Malta
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
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
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
Given Malta's relatively miniscule size, most would wonder whether there are enough places to visit and stuff to do before things take a boring turn - worry not dear travellers! Read on below for an extensive A to Z catalogue of places to visit and things to see/do in the Maltese islands - assuring your … Continue reading Malta’s must-see – an A to Z of the Maltese Islands
Should Jean Parisot de la Vallette awaken from his 500 year old slumber and visit the city he had proudly designed and helped build, (but unfortunately never managed to see), he would surely do a double take and frantically call his architects. The once closed off fortress city now has wide-open gates, which hundreds of … Continue reading Valletta – a living masterpiece
The ancient people of the Maltese islands had many stories and legends surrounding their history and ancestors. Most of these myths find their foundations in truth and historical facts, although they were then embellished every time they were handed down from generation to generation. Some of these legends are associated with well-known characters in Maltese … Continue reading Legends from the Island – Mysteries and Myths of the Maltese
Children scream in delight, zooming past with a handful of paper confetti in their hands. Fireworks spiral their way into the air, leaving behind a trail of gleaming light. Band players huff and puff away at their trumpets and trombones, the odd thump from the bass drum echoing. Vendors call out to eager buyers, proudly … Continue reading Il-Festa t-Tajba!!
A trip to Gozo should be on everyone’s bucket-list. Our little sister island, known for its magnificent three hills, is a natural splendour, still very much raw and unspoilt. The Gozitans are friendly and welcoming (albeit being somewhat quieter than their Maltese neighbours), and the island offers a totally different feel than Malta does. Even … Continue reading A Day Trip to Gozo – How to make the most of your time on our sister Island!
Take our quiz to find out which kind of rental property would work best for you while on vacation! http://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/257733/what-kind-of-rental-property-suits-you-best Or take your pick from the results below: Luxurious Villa Only the best will do for you, and you make sure to have the best even during your travels. Your holidays are centred around utmost relaxation, … Continue reading What kind of rental property suits you best?
Kitesurfing is a relatively new sport, becoming a mainstream sport in 1999. It is a surface water sport which combines elements from wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing and paragliding. A kitesurfer uses the power of the wind with the kite to propel him/herself across the water, while also using the waves to be able to jump higher. … Continue reading Beaching It! – An insight into the world of Kitesurfing in Malta
Food is not just a means of nourishment for many. It is treated like a social vehicle; the act of eating is used as a medium - to meet up with family or friends, to discuss business, to celebrate an occasion. People seem to bond over food, making it a powerful social tool. Now imagine … Continue reading When Food can be Fatal – Food Allergies and Eating Out
It is common knowledge that stress is a killer. When you are stressed, your body does not function properly, making you more prone to illness; your mind is over-worked and thus leads to making rash decisions; and you are simply not 100% there. Stress can ruin you, in every possible way. Fortunately there is a solution to combat this stressful predator – a break from everyday life and day-to-day routine, which provides a much needed rest for mind, body and soul. That is all well and good; I can hear you say, but what about the kids? True - what about the kids? Should holidays be child-free? Do parents deserve a break more than the children do? Would bringing the kids along actually increase stress levels? We sat down for a chat with Elaine Grech a therapist specialising in Family Issues, to get more insight about the love/hate relationship of the Family Holiday.
In the past few years, holiday rentals - be it apartments, condos or villas - have grown steadily in popularity as the most opted for accommodation choice. This trend has never been as en vogue as it is right now; whilst holiday homes have been around for many years, the surge and demand for more … Continue reading Vacation Rentals – Advantages of renting a Holiday Home
Malta - our little island in the middle of the vast Mediterranean Sea. Yet, many have not heard of it, do not know where it is, do not know of our language, do not know her people. Here are some very quick facts, brushing up your skills on Malta and the Maltese: Malta is an … Continue reading Malta – an island of a thousand hues
1. The Weather Malta is in a state of perpetual summer almost all year long. Known for its 300 days of sunshine, our sunny little island enjoys mild temperatures even during the months of January and February. Storms just pass by, and usually clear up after a few hours. 2. The People The Maltese are … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons to Visit Malta