Susanna's Guidebook

Susanna
Susanna's Guidebook

Sightseeing

Malta is a variety of colours and places not just sun ☀️ and sea! Each season highlights different zones of these islands from green to sandy, from quiet to noisy partying venues! Hope something is up to your liking!
Amazing sandy beach with jaw dropping sunsets
Għajn Tuffieħa
Amazing sandy beach with jaw dropping sunsets
For trekking enthusiasts. Explore the red hued countryside and troglodyte dwellings further on.
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Il-Majjistral Nature & History Park
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For trekking enthusiasts. Explore the red hued countryside and troglodyte dwellings further on.
Amazing scenic views of the blue Mediterranean sea. Take a short boat ride and see it up close.
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Blue Grotto
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Amazing scenic views of the blue Mediterranean sea. Take a short boat ride and see it up close.
If you think Malta is just beaches and prehistory, think again. This beautiful little woodland will take you in the greenest heart of Malta.
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Buskett Woodlands
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If you think Malta is just beaches and prehistory, think again. This beautiful little woodland will take you in the greenest heart of Malta.
With only two regular inhabitants this little island boasts of the most instagrammable spot in all of the Maltese archipelago, the Blue Lagoon. Beat the crowds and head there on a weekday. Take a ferry from Sliema or Mtarfa or even from Gozo. This recommendation comes with a bit of a warning, there will be lots of people teeming on this little island. Not ideal for quiet types in summer.
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Comino
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With only two regular inhabitants this little island boasts of the most instagrammable spot in all of the Maltese archipelago, the Blue Lagoon. Beat the crowds and head there on a weekday. Take a ferry from Sliema or Mtarfa or even from Gozo. This recommendation comes with a bit of a warning, there will be lots of people teeming on this little island. Not ideal for quiet types in summer.
Iconic old walled Capital, home to many a noble family adorned with majestic old abodes. Mix with locals of nearby Rabat too, and visit one of the many catacombs.
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Mdina
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Iconic old walled Capital, home to many a noble family adorned with majestic old abodes. Mix with locals of nearby Rabat too, and visit one of the many catacombs.
Go back in time, visit this unique house belonging to one of Malta's many explorers in Malta's old capital. Have tea on the green rooftop café.
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Palazzo Falson
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Go back in time, visit this unique house belonging to one of Malta's many explorers in Malta's old capital. Have tea on the green rooftop café.
Imagine living in such a house. What a gem, restored by its present owners.
Casa Bernard
46 Triq San Pawl
Imagine living in such a house. What a gem, restored by its present owners.
Malta's highest point, breathtaking views and sunsets. Long promenade for long thoughts.
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Dingli Cliffs
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Malta's highest point, breathtaking views and sunsets. Long promenade for long thoughts.
Breathe into the historical fabric of the three walled cities once witnesses to the Great Siege of Malta. Wander through the narrow cobbled streets, grab a glass of wine from one of the tavernas.
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Birgu
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Breathe into the historical fabric of the three walled cities once witnesses to the Great Siege of Malta. Wander through the narrow cobbled streets, grab a glass of wine from one of the tavernas.
Oldest free standing neolithic remains? Older than the Pyramids? So much to discover for the archaeology buffs out there. Also include the Hagar Qim temples too.
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Mnajdra
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Oldest free standing neolithic remains? Older than the Pyramids? So much to discover for the archaeology buffs out there. Also include the Hagar Qim temples too.
A unique experience ....travel deep underground into this old burial place. Pre booking may be required.
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Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum
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A unique experience ....travel deep underground into this old burial place. Pre booking may be required.
For World War II afficionafdos, this is the place to visit and review Malta's place in this war and why the George Cross was awarded.
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The Lascaris War Rooms
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For World War II afficionafdos, this is the place to visit and review Malta's place in this war and why the George Cross was awarded.
A true nobleman's house. Take a tour with the Marquis himself.
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Casa Rocca Piccola
74 Republic St
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A true nobleman's house. Take a tour with the Marquis himself.
Enjoy a cocktail on the rooftop. Lookout for the views stretching to Valletta and beyond.
AX The Palace Malta
Enjoy a cocktail on the rooftop. Lookout for the views stretching to Valletta and beyond.
An eclectic array and display of Malta's long maritime historical journey. For the maritime afficionados.
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Malta Maritime Museum
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An eclectic array and display of Malta's long maritime historical journey. For the maritime afficionados.
A pretty garden in the middle of Malta. The President's official residence is not open to the public but the gardens are a haven of flowers and greenery away from the madding crowd.
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San Anton Gardens
7 St. George's
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A pretty garden in the middle of Malta. The President's official residence is not open to the public but the gardens are a haven of flowers and greenery away from the madding crowd.
Pristine sea in a fisherman's cove. Not just for diving but also snorkeling and swimming along the coast which is dotted with sea caves. Away from the big crowds. Laid back zone where locals swarm.
Ghar Lapsi Divesite
Pristine sea in a fisherman's cove. Not just for diving but also snorkeling and swimming along the coast which is dotted with sea caves. Away from the big crowds. Laid back zone where locals swarm.

Food Scene

Amazing local cuisine, both in Valletta and in Mgarr.
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Nenu The Artisan Baker
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Amazing local cuisine, both in Valletta and in Mgarr.
For the quintessential coffee or tea, cake and yummy brunch, this is the place just 300m away from my house.
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Mint
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For the quintessential coffee or tea, cake and yummy brunch, this is the place just 300m away from my house.
You gotta try these flaky pastries filled with ricotta cheese or peas. Open 24hours, the best place to try them. The famous pastizzi.
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Is-Serkin
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You gotta try these flaky pastries filled with ricotta cheese or peas. Open 24hours, the best place to try them. The famous pastizzi.
Not just a restaurant but an amazing garden where Napoleon is said to have stayed.
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Palazzo Parisio
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Not just a restaurant but an amazing garden where Napoleon is said to have stayed.
From fish to local produce and lace. The place to be on Sunday morning when it is teeming with locals shopping around.
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Marsaxlokk Open Market
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From fish to local produce and lace. The place to be on Sunday morning when it is teeming with locals shopping around.
The oldest cafeteria in Malta. Famous for cakes and meeting all the who's who.
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Caffe Cordina
244 Republic
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The oldest cafeteria in Malta. Famous for cakes and meeting all the who's who.
For a quick bite or a leisurely meal. Cuccagna is the place, just down the road.
La Cuccagna
47 Triq Amery
For a quick bite or a leisurely meal. Cuccagna is the place, just down the road.
For a different taste once in a while, these kebabs will fill you up.
Kebab Bistro
For a different taste once in a while, these kebabs will fill you up.
For a lazy coffee or tea and cake time after walking through the narrow roads of Mdina to a scrumptious plate of ravioli in a unique gentrified setting.
Bottegin Palazzo Xara
For a lazy coffee or tea and cake time after walking through the narrow roads of Mdina to a scrumptious plate of ravioli in a unique gentrified setting.
A restaurant with an amazing location and also typical food. Try their fried rabbit or borage filled ravioli.
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The Cliffs Restaurant
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A restaurant with an amazing location and also typical food. Try their fried rabbit or borage filled ravioli.
For the vegan, cakes, bakes and yummy soup. Claudia will be happy to make you feel at home with her authentic food.
Kafe Fula
For the vegan, cakes, bakes and yummy soup. Claudia will be happy to make you feel at home with her authentic food.
For a typically Maltese and Mediterranean dishes. A mere 2km away.
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Gululu Restaurant
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For a typically Maltese and Mediterranean dishes. A mere 2km away.
Amazing spicy cuisine and service! Touch of the Orient with Chef Hani, second generation Lebanese in Malta
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Ali Baba
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Amazing spicy cuisine and service! Touch of the Orient with Chef Hani, second generation Lebanese in Malta
Open sea views, lazy sunbeds, and quick dips in the blu sea below. Plus some mouthwatering spaghetti marinara. What more could you wish for? Arrival by private boat possible too!
Ta' Cenc Il-Kantra
Open sea views, lazy sunbeds, and quick dips in the blu sea below. Plus some mouthwatering spaghetti marinara. What more could you wish for? Arrival by private boat possible too!
For the sweet tooth or the ice cream lover. Grab a cake or Cornetto and keep wandering around Valletta.
C. Camilleri & Sons Ltd. - Valletta
For the sweet tooth or the ice cream lover. Grab a cake or Cornetto and keep wandering around Valletta.
A unique place to share a romantic meal. Cocooned deep down in a natural cave. French chef patron / owner in attendance. Ole
Grotto Tavern
9/10/12 St Pauls Square
A unique place to share a romantic meal. Cocooned deep down in a natural cave. French chef patron / owner in attendance. Ole

Neighbourhoods

The word Sliema derives from the word peace. The place used to be the summer residence of many a British official stationed in Malta during the World Wars. A chat with one of the older generations can keep a history buff amazed.
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Sliema
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The word Sliema derives from the word peace. The place used to be the summer residence of many a British official stationed in Malta during the World Wars. A chat with one of the older generations can keep a history buff amazed.
A true city built by gentlemen for gentlemen. A mere 10mins away by ferry from The Strand, the trip is worth your while, not least to view the only signed majestic painting of the Caravaggio inside St John's Catbedral. For true art lovers and architecture buffs. This is the place.
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Valeta
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A true city built by gentlemen for gentlemen. A mere 10mins away by ferry from The Strand, the trip is worth your while, not least to view the only signed majestic painting of the Caravaggio inside St John's Catbedral. For true art lovers and architecture buffs. This is the place.
Just 400m away. While away your time, looking out at sea sipping your chai latte.
Starbucks Sliema
14 Ghar il - Lembi
Just 400m away. While away your time, looking out at sea sipping your chai latte.
Malta's sister island is bursting with little villages around the old Cittadella, the old city perched on a little hill in the middle of the island. A place for trekkers and country lovers.
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Gozo
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Malta's sister island is bursting with little villages around the old Cittadella, the old city perched on a little hill in the middle of the island. A place for trekkers and country lovers.
Summer or winter this place is a good spot to breathe in the Mediterranean sea. Ideal swimming spot in summer, or simply a quiet book reading area.
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Exiles Beach
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Summer or winter this place is a good spot to breathe in the Mediterranean sea. Ideal swimming spot in summer, or simply a quiet book reading area.
For the fitness conscious, this gym and sauna is just round the corner, few 100m away.
Feelgood Wellness Spa
124 Tower Rd
For the fitness conscious, this gym and sauna is just round the corner, few 100m away.
The quintessential bar where everyone hangs out in summer, sipping a drink on the steps while humming jazz tunes. Don't miss this crowd!
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Bridge Bar
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The quintessential bar where everyone hangs out in summer, sipping a drink on the steps while humming jazz tunes. Don't miss this crowd!

Services

In case you need dry cleaning services or don't feel like doing the washing.
Lagoon Launderette
In case you need dry cleaning services or don't feel like doing the washing.
The ultimate body experience. Pamper yourself with body and mind treatments in a calm atmosphere.
Athenaeum Spa
The ultimate body experience. Pamper yourself with body and mind treatments in a calm atmosphere.

Conselho para os viajantes

Costumes e cultura

Village festa

Don't miss a village festa dedicated to the patron saint of the locality. They mostly happen in summer, with every weekend having some festa or other in some village. Also accompanied by colourful and sometimes noisy fireworks. Some say they are the best in the world. I let you be the judge of that. Winter festas are few. Then there are the Good Friday processions in mid April and Easter Sunday with the procession of the statue of Christ the Risen. With COVID restrictions over, the festa season, and fireworks season 🔥 will begin in May! Next up At Catherine in Żejtun & St Nicholas in Siġġiewi
Transporte

Transport

Get the Tal Linja card from Sliema Strand. Gives you value for money to travel around Malta and Gozo. You can also choose the hop on hop off bus for an easy quick tour around the islands if you don't feel like driving. The ferry to Valletta gives you access not only to Valletta but also to the other ferry to the three cities if you head down the big lift at Castille Gardens. To travel to Gozo a bus from Sliema Strand 222 leaves every hour for Ċirkewwa from where you get the ferry to Gozo but one can also take the slightly more expensive ferry from Valletta to Gozo.
Transporte

Transport

Nowadays one finds various apps to help with going around. Ecabs and Cool are just two which can help you get around if you don't hire a car. Car hire is also convenient on the other hand. But quite a few like to use the convenient little scooters. All for rental from many outlets.
Transporte

Ferries and boats

Ferries are a unique way to travel and sometimes shorter route. From Sliema Strand take the Valletta ferry which takes 10mins while from the other side of Valletta one can take the ferry across the Grand Harbour to the Three Cities or even the 40min fast Ferry to the island of Gozo.. One can also take host tours around the Grand Harbour or to our little jewel Comino Island.