Whether you are visiting Malta for just a short time or you have the luxuryy of enjoying an extended stay, there are a few things that you should try to make time for so that you can really make the
most of your trip.
Take a Day Trip
There are some many beautiful places in Malta and your tour operator is sure to offer a variety of day trips. Be sure to check the prices and conditions first as these are not usually included in
the price of the holiday and can add up quite quickly.
I especially recommend taking a day trip to Gozo which is a neighbouring island which is small enough to be enjoyed in a single day. It features stunning scenery and some excellent restaurants.
Enjoy Some Spa Treatments
Most of the hotels in Malta are of a very high quality and often have a spa attached to them. In some cases you will find that one or two complimentary treatments are included with your
stay but usually you have to pay an extra surcharge.
— Lynne (@tripplannermama) April 24, 2015
It can be worth it though as the Maltese know how to look after their guests and leave them feeling luxuriously pampered! You should be able to enjoy a relaxing massage, sauna, or a hot stone
treatment. If you are looking for a more permanent type of treatment that requires a medical license such as dermal fillers, then you’ll probably have to wait until you get home.
Sample the Local Food
The Maltese enjoy a rustic style of cooking and are particularly famous for their sweet dishes, pastries and biscuits. You may have to go off the beaten track a little bit to track down the kind of eating establishment that the locals go to, rather than the more tourist-themed restaurants but the effort will be well worth it!
Explore the Markets
Malta is home to many outdoor markets, and probably the most famous one is ‘Il-Monti’ held in Valletta on Sundays. At these markets you can find a huge array of goods, ranging from clothes to food and everything in between.
There are even some specialist markets such as the Marsaxlokk fish market which is help along the coast also on Sundays.
A visit to the sister island of Gozo is a must even for a day. The island is full of history, culture and traditions that you will not find in a lot of places across the world. You can also stay in a nice farmhouse rental.
A farmhouse is an old house converted in a rental accomodation. Most of them have a nice olive garden and a pool with deck chairs where you can relax and enjoy a coktail.