Day 1: The Capital – Valletta
Cruising into the city
Exploring the historic centre
Bird’s Eye Views
Day 2: Southern Malta – Mdina, Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Temples, Dingli Cliffs, Blue Grotto
Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Temples
Day 3: Gozo & Comino
Days 4 & 5: Bumming at Golden Bay Beach
Day 6: Marsaxlokk
What to consider before you come
When to Come: May/June
Don’t Forget to Pack
- UK adapters
- Sun screen
Where to Stay: Sliema
How to Get Around
- First of all, buses run very infrequently considering the volume of passengers. I will never forget how I nearly got trampled to death trying to board a bus at Golden Bay beach.
- Secondly, bus schedules are more of a recommendation than anything else. We saw buses come up to 20 minutes late. Or were they 30 minutes early? Who knows.
- Thirdly, if you finally do manage to get on a bus, they are unreasonably uncomfortable. Most of the times you will have to stand on the bus as buses are small and only very few seats are available. Also, some of the buses do not have rear exit doors so you have to struggle to reach the front door if you want to disembark. Do not take the bus from the airport if you have a lot of luggage; there is literally no space for it.
- Finally, some of the buses go the longest possible route between A and B which will stretch your travel time considerably compared to car. If you can, get on one of the TD (Tallinja Direct) buses. They are express buses with fewer stops.
What to Eat & Drink
- Rabbit stew or fried rabbit
- Ftira (Maltese flat bread)
- Sweet Maltese pastries (Read about some of them here)
Now, what do you think? Have you been to Malta before? is there anything we have missed? Which restaurants would you recommend? Share your thoughts and pictures with us! Let’s stay in touch!