Now that the grey, cold days are way behind us, it’s time to get ready for the magical summer and spend it in a proper way. If you find yourself looking for a new place to visit on your holidays, you should consider the Mediterranean’s sea island, Malta. This is the place where English, French, Roman and Arabic influences meet offering you this special vibe that you won’t find that easy. From ancient cities, citadels, history, azure waters, orange sand beaches, deep blue caves to the best parties and Mediterranean gastronomy, you find them all on this 316 km2 island.
Make the best of your Malta holiday
Valletta is the capital of Malta and is a walled city built in the 1500s. If you are into the Baroque architecture, this is the place to visit because of its historical buildings, palaces, gardens and churches. You will get lost on Valletta’s narrow streets, fall for the colors and people’s joy, and spend your evenings at the best restaurants and terraces. You’ll be impressed by the city’s gardens and fortifications, which consist of bastions, curtains and cavaliers.
We definitely recommend you to look for an accommodation in Valletta because from here you have access to every corner of the island. You are 15 minutes away from the airport and you have access to anything that you could need, which offers you a great comfort.
On Merchants Street, you find two of the best places to stay in Valletta: the five star Rosselli – AX Privilege Hotel, which had its opening just a few weeks ago, and AX The Saint John, which is a four star rated hotel. Both of them are built inside historical palaces, which were gentle restored without loosing any of their Renaissance elements and were transformed into boutique hotels.
You can feel the touch of aristocracy from the first seconds spent inside. The courtesy of the staff, the attention paid to even the smallest details and the mixing of the high technology with the historical elements make your staying special and memorable. Each room has a different design and this arouses your curiosity. Nothing is missing from the rooms, you feel spoiled and relaxed. Comfortable beds, lavender perfumed pillows, soft towels, refreshing body care products, a well equipped minibar, tea & coffee facilities and a bottle of champagne are waiting for each customer.
Make the best of your Malta holiday
Both, the Rosselli and the Saint John hotels put to your disposal spectacular view terraces over the historical buildings of Valletta and over the Mediterranean sea. Every morning becomes a tasteful treat due to the special breakfasts which offer a variety of choices for all the gourmets out there. You could enjoy a selection of cheeses, vegetables, pastry, fruits, fresh juices and finest aromatic coffees. And if this isn’t enough, you can also order an a la carte special egg based breakfast. From the reach English breakfast, pouched eggs and omelette to vegan and gluten free dishes are waiting for you.
You should know that for a relaxed and carefree holiday, the best way to move around is by using the smart taxi service from eCabs Malta. This is a handy option for you to get from one place to another, if you don’t intend to rent a car. Considering that the streets of the cities are tight and uphill, this requires serious driving skills and a lot of patience to find a parking spot, so ordering an eCab car seems a more suitable option. You can choose from standard services to luxury ones, even for bigger groups from 5-8 people.
Make the best of your Malta holiday
You just need to download their app, and in less than 15 minutes, your ride will be waiting for you. A 15 km trip costs around 20 euro for a standard car and around 30 euro, if you choose the executive service. Just have in mind that you will be having at your disposal comfortable, clean and top cars, no matter what kind of cab type you select. You’ll be traveling in style. Ah, by the way, eCabs Malta owns two classic cars: a 1950 Austin Princess Vanden Plas and a 7-Seater Convertible Beauford. Just imagine yourself in one of these cars, listening to your favourite music, with the sea on your left and your best holiday ahead.
Where to party
St Julian’s is one of the most animated cities in Malta. It’s just a few kilometers away from Valletta and has a crazy nightlife. The bars, clubs, terraces, happy people, the lights, the music and the keep on partying vibe are giving are creating an electric atmosphere. If your inner party animal isn’t satisfied by this rich offer of St. Julian’s, then you should go partying in Gianpula Village. This is a specially designed for the best parties complex in Malta. It has 10 venues and it can host more than 5 events at the same time. You can spend your night by the pool, on a rooftop or in the jungle. Each venue has a different story and you become a part of it.
Malta has a lot of breathtaking beaches and the beauty is that you won’t find two alike. You can’t get bored here as you will find from rocky beaches to orange sand ones.
You definitely have to take a day of your holiday and spend it in Gozo, a small island close to Malta. You get here by a 25 minute ferry trip and then you should head to the Ramla Bay, which is an orange sand beach. With its clean shallow water and its fine sand everyone will enjoy it. You can also climb the hill above Ramla Bay and get to the Tal Mixta Cave. The view from here is spectacular.
Saint Peter’s Pool is a natural pool beach as its name says and it’s perfect if you are looking for a more adventurous day at the beach. Everything around you is rocky and it has pale green waters that will make you want to do snorkelling.
The Blue Lagoon looks like it has been plucked from the Caribbean with its turquoise water. You can find it on this little island called Comino and it is accessible by boat.
The Golden Bay is the most famous beach in Malta. Its sand is golden and the waters clear and azure. It has all the facilities that you might need and you definitely have to have lunch or dinner at one of the restaurants found right on the beach. The food is amazing and the view will haunt you forever.
For an island tour, it’s best for you to rent a boat from Marina Valletta or from Sliema, for example. There are many unforgettable places, which can be reached only by boat, so if you want to make the best of your trip, you should have this in mind. For example the Gozo and the Comino islands are reachable only by sea. You can also book one of the group trips, which are daily and take you to the best places.
If you intend to do more than just lying under the umbrella with a cocktail in your hands, than you should visit the island’s historical cities like Mdina,Sliema, Birgu, Cospicua or Marsaxlokk. They all have in common this romantic atmosphere, narrow streets and historical churches and buildings. Also, Marsaxlokk Village should definitely be on your list because it’s a joy for the eyes and the soul due to its green waters and Luzzus, the colourful painted little Maltese famous boats. The fish market here is very famous too and here you will find the best fish and sea food served at the restaurants.