Planning a trip to Malta but you’re stuck on what to do and where to go? I got you covered! Check this blog post for the ULTIMATE bucket list destinations that you must add to your Malta itinerary with tips and tricks from a local!
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If you’re new here, hello. My name is Rebecca and I was born and raised in Malta.
You might be thinking … what is Malta? Where is Malta?
Well, my friend. Malta is its own country and my home country! In today’s blog post, I decided to share with you the places in Malta you must visit on your trip to my home country.
Malta is very small. However, millions of tourists visit every year. Are you one of those millions planning on coming to Malta? Keep on reading to get to know more about Malta!
In this post, I compiled SOME of the TOP destinations you MUST visit in MALTA! There is also a FREE ebook waiting for you at the end of this post. Don’t leave just yet, keep scrolling!
You can’t visit Malta and not go to our capital city.
One of my favourite things to do when I’m back home is hopping on the bus on a sunny warm day and spend a couple of hours walking around Valletta or sitting at a cafe and watch people walk by.
Valletta is easily accessible by bus and ferry from all over Malta.
Want more information about Valletta and what to do in Valletta? Click here!
Furthermore, in 2019, Valletta hosted it’s own Christmas market. It was truly magical and I am so happy that Malta decided to jump on the bandwagon and organize a Christmas market!
Are you a Game Of Thrones fan? If the answer to that question is ‘yes’ or ‘hell yes’ or ‘girl, please’ then Mdina should definitely be on your list!
HBO filmed a couple of scenes in Mdina and ever since then, tourism soared. Plus, the city is full of photo spots perfect for the gram
For more information about Mdina and what to do in Mdina, click here!
Are you a seafood lover? If you are, you must visit Marsaxlokk!
Marsaxlokk is a fishing village located in south-east Malta. Locals and tourists flock to Marsaxlokk for a delicious feast of fresh seafood and pretty views!
The fish market is held every Sunday and believe it or not, it is a popular activity amongst tourists!
You can find more information about Marsaxlokk here!
🇲🇹 Popeye’s Village:
Have kids? Go to Popeye’s Village!
This theme park was the filming set for the 1980 movie ‘Popeye’. The producers left the set intact and now it has been turned into a theme park and you can find stalls selling food and even go on boat rides!
🇲🇹 Blue Grotto:
An often-overlooked gem is Blue Grotto in Żurrieq. It is one of Malta’s stunning swimming spots and locals flock to this place every day during summer.
You can also take a tour to see the caves. Highly recommend that!
Click here to read my blog post about Blue Grotto
Gozo is another island. In fact, we call it our sister island.
Some of the top places to visit in Gozo include Rabat, the Ċittadella, Ta’ Pinu Church and Tal-Mixta Cave! I also recommend taking a quad bike tour. It’s super fun!
🇲🇹 The Three Cities:
Heading back down to the south of Malta, the three cities are another often overlooked gem.
The three cities are rich in history. Fun fact: Birgu, one of the cities, was Malta’s capital city during the reign of the Knights of St John!
I highly recommend checking them out while you’re in Malta. You can also take a ferry to Valletta or Sliema from Birgu.
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🇲🇹 St Peter’s Pool:
One of Malta’s most stunning beaches in St Peter’s Pool. If crystal clear waters and plenty of sunshine is your cup of tea, then this is the place for you! Make sure you get there early. The only way to reach St Peter’s Pool is by car.
If you’re looking for a quiet, lesser-known spot, drive to Kalanka Bay! It is only a couple minutes down from St Peter’s Pool.
🇲🇹 Sliema/St Julian’s:
The Sliema/St Julian’s area is the tourist hub of Malta and I always recommend people staying there when visiting Malta. This is because everything is easily accessible and there’s lots to do there!
Check out booking.com to find good deals on hotels.
NOW FOR THE FUN PART:
As promised, I created a free ebook for you to download and use as a reference point when visiting Malta.
All you have to do is add your email address and you’re good to go!
Do you have any more questions about Malta?
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