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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Italian Restaurant
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“Just about 9km from Valletta, the capital of Malta, will take you to St. Julian’s and Paceville – the place where life happens after 10 pm. Possibly the busiest place on the whole island and as well where most tourist flocks their way in for some fun.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“In the newly developed Tigne Point is located The Point Shopping Mall, a relatively recent addition to the Maltese shopping scene that packs a punch with its abundant stores that sell everything from latest fashions to electronics. There are a few cafes and a supermarket inside. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Island
“Gozo is the second largest island of the Maltese archipelago. If using public transport you can get the bus to Cirkewwa and from there the ferry across to Gozo. There is also a hop-on hop-off option you could look into. In Gozo visit Rabat (the Basilica of Saint George) & Cittadella, the Ta' Pinu Sanctuary, Ggantija temples. Stop for a photo of Ramla l-Hamra at Calypso's Cave and in Dwejra where the famous Azure Window stood - you will still be able to see the Inland Sea and get a boat ride from here- and the Fungus Rock. If you have a rented car you should also pop down to see the salt-pans past Marsalforn.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Lounge
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“With its white sunbed mattresses and infinity pool, Cafe del Mar breathes luxury. It is a day- and night-time venue for stylish twenty-something socialites, who flock here to parade designer swim suits and savour elegant cocktails to lounge music and some of the best sunsets on the island. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Situated at Qawra Point, The Malta National Aquarium has been designed to educate, entertain and tell a story about the marine world from the Mediterranean Sea to the Oceans. Safe and reliable mobility is one of our primary challenges “Access for All” is a design philosophy that envisions a built environment designed with the specific and changing needs of all its inhabitants in mind, irrespective of their age, status and physical capabilities. This is especially the case for children, people with disabilities and the elderly, whose freedom of movement may be considerably restricted. For them “Access for All” means having immediate surroundings that are secure, aesthetically pleasing and stimulating to the senses, with essential amenities and facilities close by. The Aquarium is based below the reception floor with lift access on entry and exit. You should allow at least 45 minutes to go around the aquarium, where you will be assisted by presenters throughout the zones who will be able to provide you with verbal information supplementary to the information tablets. There are two catering outlets where you can enjoy a drink or light snack and even lunch/ dinner. La Nave Bistro is situated on the ground floor next to the Aquarium reception, along with the kiosk in Pjazza San Pawl for a more casual snack or coffee. The Aquarium Giftshop is available to visitors and non visitors and offers a variety of souvenirs, this is easily accessible as it is situated on the ground floor by the Aquarium reception. Staff members are on hand throughout the facilities should you require any assistance.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A one-of-a-kind historical place. The oldest free standing neolithicical temple in the World. A UNESCO World Heritage site. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Bay Street Tourist and Shopping Complex offers you a mix of high street brands, independent shops, restaurants, services and family entertainment. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Beach
“Tigne point is a good place for swimming in the harbour and to see the view of the Western side of Valletta.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Historic Site
“These temples are older than Stone Henge and are an impressive sight with a majestic view!”
  • 62 locals recommend
Garden
“Visit this garden for a scenographic of the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities. Everyday at noon the cannon is fired!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Island
“If you want to spend the day in a beautiful blue lagoon, this is the place to go. You must buy a cocktail inside a pineapple and take a picture with it. It's kind of a tradition! 😁 If you like hiking or camping is also a great choice ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the most popular sandy beach, surrounded restaurants, cafeterias etc.. Water sport lovers welcome!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Castle
“Gozo's fortified city. Unseco world heritage site , Recently restored..A must visist”
  • 44 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Good for Children & Adults alike; Some Animation too; The place where the American Movie Popeye was filmed some 40 years ago”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bay
“It is a beach frequented exclusively by young people, because it is the center of many English schools. It could be a bit noisy and crowded, but fun is guaranteed. Very recommended for young people!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The largest sandy beach on the Maltese Islands. Bus route from Birkirkara is 49”
  • 39 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Lounge
“With its white sunbed mattresses and infinity pool, Cafe del Mar breathes luxury. It is a day- and night-time venue for stylish twenty-something socialites, who flock here to parade designer swim suits and savour elegant cocktails to lounge music and some of the best sunsets on the island. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Good for Children & Adults alike; Some Animation too; The place where the American Movie Popeye was filmed some 40 years ago”
  • 38 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Restaurant with awesome food and nice views of the msida marina/Valletta within close approximation of the accommodation, highly recommended for a relaxed and enjoyable dinner.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“- 80 Fawwara Lane, Sliema, SLM 1670, Malta +356 2133 7367 Chris produces a homemade style Maltese cuisine like Dad's Famous Braggioli, Thick Home Made Beef Stew, "Ikel ta Dari" (Food as it used to be prepared by our grandparents), "Balbuljata tal-Bulubif", "Bebbux", "Stuffat tal-Qarnit" and "Haruf il-Forn". ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gululu – Kcina Maltija, is the only casual diner in St. Julian’s with a full menu of Maltese food. Restaurant is in fact one of the best places on the island to taste favourite local dishes including: Typical Ftira – Maltese Pizza – from our traditional wood burning bread oven with various delicious toppings Għaġin il-forn (baked macaroni) Aljotta (fish soup) Fenek Stuffat (rabbit slow braised in white wine) Recommend!!!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Live music on weekends, trendy spot everyone enjoys! Perfect for late evening food, followed by some drinks and a dance. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Some would say that it's the best restaurant in the area, it has been voted best restaurant in Malta many times and serves dishes packed with flavour whilst offering great views. If you're looking to have a great meal, this place will definitely not disappoint you!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“Vechia Napoli - most local ,authentic Italian with cracking good food for a very fair price. Great pasta and pizza. Around €25 for a Starter, main and drinks. Try the Calzone Vechia Napol”
  • 22 locals recommend

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