This article will help you understand what makes Malta such a special destination: what the island has to offer and why it’s so popular.
North of Malta – Beaches, Beaches, Beaches
The North of Malta is a treasure trove of stunning beaches, each one offering something slightly different. Families enjoy the long shallow shoreline of Ghadira Bay, where young children can play in the sand and paddle into the sea safely. Golden Bay and Riviera Bay (found right next to each other) both offer a sandy beach face surrounded by cliffs. In winter these spots are very popular with walkers and hikers.
Central Malta – Nightlife and Entertainment
The ever-popular localities of Sliema, St. Julian’s, and Gzira are the beating heart of the island’s entertainment zone. Within these neighbouring localities you will find cinemas, excellent restaurants, a bowling alley, nightclubs, and plenty of shopping opportunities. Why not take a walk along the Sliema promenade, right on the edge of the sea, and see where the evening takes you?
Western Coast of Malta – Rugged Cliffs and Untouched Countryside
The Western coast of Malta is a treasure-trove of picturesque cliffs and wild countryside. There are many trails popular with hikers, some leading down to the sea, others up to a commanding view of the turbulent waves and the tiny island of Filfla beyond.
Southern Malta – Fishing Culture and Ancient History
Fishing has long been an important part of Malta’s identity – both as an industry and as a part of the national culture. This is still very much the case in the fishing town of Marsaxlokk, where visitors can watch fishermen return to shore on their luzzu boats with their catch of the day.
The Southern region of Malta is also very rich in historical sites. The Megalithic temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra are over 5000 years old, and continue to provide insight into an ancient way of life.
Gozo – The Most Rewarding Extra Mile
Gozo is Malta’s sleepy sister island. The island of Gozo can be reached by a short 30-minute ferry ride, taking passengers from Cirkewwa to Mgarr’s harbour. Enjoying a more relaxed pace, Gozo definitely holds its own in terms of stunning beaches. Opera performances are held annually in the capital city Rabat. Bombastic Carnival celebrations are held in February, often accompanied by humorous political floats and revellers in cheeky costumes.
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