Why Malta Should Be On Your Hit list This Summer

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blue lagoon comino

Over the long Easter weekend, myself and a friend headed to Malta for four days of hopeful sunshine, exploration and relaxation. In all honesty I wasn’t expecting all that much as I knew it was a relatively small island and that my grandparents loved it so I wasn’t expecting there to be much to do, but I was wrong.

To maximize our time we flew from Luton into Malta airport and back to Stanstead through Ryanair and in all honesty Ryanair really weren’t that bad other than a slightly untimely departure home. We had no idea how we were going to get from the airport to our accommodation and thought we’d end up with a (probably expensive) taxi, but no Malta have their own airport shuttles and we paid just 24 euros to get us both to our apartments, and for them to pick us up again.


We had almost four full days on the island and there was plenty to do during our trip. We decided to stay in St Julians which is deemed as the party capital of the Island, just a 15-minute bus ride from the island’s capital Valletta. During the day, we barely spotted anyone and most of the bars/ clubs looked like they’d shut down but by 10pm the streets were lined with people dressed up for a night out and the music was pumping. We heard a little noise from our apartments but we were pretty much on the strip, definitely worth a visit if you want drinks or a night out.

We had one full day trip out to Comino and the Blue Lagoon. Comino is a tiny island off the coast of Malta with seemingly no inhabitants but it has the most gorgeous beachfront and cliffs. We ended up going on the coldest out of four days and couldn’t manage a proper swim but my god in the summer it must be amazing. There are some caves just a small swim off the beach and it’s manageable (i.e. not too deep!) as we saw several people swimming across. We spent our day climbing to the highest point of the island, lounging on the beach and eating ice cream (aka heaven!) The day trip cost us just 20 euros which not only included the trip but also a free lunch and free bar on the boat (beer, wine, water and soft drinks) so it was pretty much a free day out for us!


You can do a day trip to the other small island called Gozo but we didn’t have time to do this. Alternatively, you can do both Comino and Gozo in one day but I don’t feel you’d get long enough on either island. As Malta is so close to Scilly (40 miles) you can do a day trip there as well which would have been lovely if we’d had the time.

We spent another day doing the hop-on-hop-off bus around the whole island which again only cost us 20 euros. We stopped at a fishing village called Marsaxlokk Bay which was so picturesque with it’s brightly colored moored boats and busy market. We had some really nice seafood here which was all fresh with some of the best calamari I’ve ever had. Later in the day we stopped at the Blue Grotto which is another coastal area (although with no beach) where you can get a little speedboat into the sea to go into some caves which are full of clear waters and pretty quartz under the sea-line. A definite must have if you’re in Malta.

Malta Fishing Village

Finally, we spent time in Medina which is a walled city within Malta and used to be their capital. There are some breathtaking views across the island and the option for various tours throughout the city. We opted for a little train which took us through the streets pointing out some of the best things to see.

Malta definitely surprised me in regards to how much there was to do and I’d definitely recommend it as somewhere to go even if it’s just to enjoy the crystal clear water and the sunshine.

Have you ever been to Malta or have you been tempted?
April 1, 2016
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  • I’ve wanted to go to Malta for so long. I have some friends who moved there permanently. Great photos!

  • Looks absolutely gorgeous! Would love to go but with our budget and holidays with a child with asd needing very careful planning we don’t tend to get far. On the list for ‘one day’ though. Lovely pics :)

  • Yvonne

    These photos and reading your post makes me long for a holiday! I have never been to Malta but it is definitely on my list of places to visit :) x

  • I’ve never really thought about going to Malta but it looks so beautiful and great that you can get there for a shorter trip. I can’t wait for our summer holiday, in August! Hopefully time will fly by!

  • Jazmin Williams

    I was invited to a wedding in Malta last year but my dad was very ill so was unable to make it. It does look beautiful, though! I think this is on my travel bucket list now :) x

  • I would love to go to Malta one day – I was meant to go when I was 21, but I got swine flu and was banned from flying! x

  • Jo Smith

    Stunning views! I’ve never even been abroad yet in my 31 years so I love seeing posts like this

  • Beautiful pictures. We used to go to Malta every year as kids – reading your post bought back some lovely memories – thanks :)

  • I haven’t been to Malta for years, but it is a lovely place and so relaxing to go, I do want to go back there one day x

  • malta is on my to visit list one day. i love how you can see the sea floor. it looks absolutely stunning

  • I have been here twice and had an amazing time a beautiful place to visit

  • Helen Clark

    It sounds like you had a great time! What was the weather like at this time of year? Malta is not somewhere I’ve thought of going before but after reading this I’m definitely going to look into it more x

    • The weather was reasonable, low 20’s most days so no need for layers and it was comfortable. I think May time would be the nicest weather without it being too hot x

      • Helen Clark

        Ah that’s warmer than I imagined it would be, it must have been lovely compared to here! X

  • Ickle Pickle

    I have never been to Malta – but know a few friends who have, and they love it. It does look beautiful, I would love to go. Kaz x

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    I visited Malta as a child and had an absolute blast! I’d love to take the kids there one day :) H x

  • Aww sadly I’ve never been but it is definitely on my to do list :) the pictures look amazing xx

  • I’m seriously tempted to go after reading this. It looks so beautiful. Your pictures are gorgeous. I’d love to visit the blue grotto. Definitely one to add to the bucket list. x

  • I am so jealous. Would love to visit Malta.

  • kitty kaos

    How lovely I could use a long weekend like that x

  • Just look at those blue waters! Looks like you had a really lovely trip, I’ll add this to my bucket list :)

  • This looks IN-CRED-IBLE. I want to go on holiday right now!!!

  • One Yummy Mummy

    looks stunning.. we have booked the algarve for may and your holiday snaps have really put me in the mood for it

  • emily

    Looks like you had such fun! I hope my blog post was helpful too. Love Malta! x

  • Kira L Curtis

    I went to malta when I was very young so unfortunately I can’t remember it :( I wish I could because from what I’m hearing, it’s great! I’d love to be able to go back some day!