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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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“This small village in the heart of Sliema is mainly known for the great pubs and clubs it offers. It is a true party at night. ”
  • 114 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Lounge
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“Best place on the island to see the sunset! It has a large infinity pool that looks out across the sea. As the sun goes down the lights reflect off the sea and pool creating a beautifully dramatic effect! A must for that perfect holiday photo! It boasts an array of great restaurants, great music and bars. Thursdays are sushi and Jazz nights one of my favorites. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Point Shopping Malta offers great shopping opportunities of leading world renowned brands, as well as a number of restaurants and cafes.”
  • 53 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. ”
  • 41 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. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Contemporary showcase for local sealife Modern aquarium with local fish species, reptiles, amphibians & insects, plus a gift shop & cafe.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Garden
“From the Upper Barrakka Gardens you can enjoy a spectacular view of the the Birgu, Bormla and Senglea, also known as the Three Cities. The mouth of the Grand Harbour faces north east and is bounded to the north by Fort St Elmo, and is further sheltered by an isolated breakwater. The Harbour is bounded to the south by Fort Ricasoli. The Grand Harbour has a long history, particularly due to the islands strategic location and natural harbours. This Harbour has in fact been used since prehistoric times. From the Upper Barrakka Gardens you can take a lift down to the coast, where you can also get a ferry boat taking you across the Harbour to the three cities.”
  • 38 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Island
“Gozo, called Għawdex (aow-desh) in Malti, is a gloriously pretty island, with what the 19th-century nonsense poet Edward Lear called a 'pomskizillious and gromphibberous' landscape. He coined the words to describe the island's fairy-tale hillocks topped by enormous churches, its hidden, glittering coves, and its sculptured coastal cliffs. Gozo moves at a much slower pace than its bigger, busier neighbour. Although it is more than one-third the size of Malta, it has less than one-tenth of the population – only about 30,000 Gozitans live here (and they are Gozitans first, Maltese second). This is a lovely place to kick back, with sandy beaches, rocky coves, excellent scuba diving and snorkelling, plus history in the form of megalithic temples and medieval citadels. For foodies, there's the appeal of vineyard visits and great oceanfront dining on fresh seafood, and just a short boat ride away is the glorious Blue Lagoon on tiny Comino. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
  • 19 Experiences
Historic Site
“The temple of Ħaġar Qim stands on a hilltop overlooking the sea and the islet of Fifla, not more than 2km south-west of the village of Qrendi. At the bottom of the hill, only 500m away, one finds the remarkable temples of Mnajdra. Both sites are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Close to the property is this village that was left intact after the filming of Popeye’s film. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Beach
“Lots of shops to explore in Tigne Point and around the area of Sliema. Beautiful spots for lunch or drinks too.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Castle
“Unique historical place in the heart of Victoria. The old town used to offer security to the locals for ages. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the most popular sandy beach, surrounded restaurants, cafeterias etc.. Water sport lovers welcome!”
  • 39 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Island
“If you want to visit Comino for a day, catch bus 135 from nearby bus stop Tmiem. Stop at Malta Airport and then take bus X1 and stop at Marfa. Catch the ferry to Comino. The journey takes 138 minutes by public transport or 45 minutes by car. Interesting places include Blue Lagoon, St. Mary's Tower and St. Mary's Chapel and nearby beach that takes the same name.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The largest sandy beach on the Maltese Islands. Bus route from Birkirkara is 49”
  • 39 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
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

Top restaurants

Lounge
“Best place on the island to see the sunset! It has a large infinity pool that looks out across the sea. As the sun goes down the lights reflect off the sea and pool creating a beautifully dramatic effect! A must for that perfect holiday photo! It boasts an array of great restaurants, great music and bars. Thursdays are sushi and Jazz nights one of my favorites. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Close to the property is this village that was left intact after the filming of Popeye’s film. ”
  • 33 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
“If you are looking for an authentic Maltese meal and don’t feel like traveling too far, this would be your best bet as they’re a short bus ride away from the accommodation and specialize in Maltese quisine.”
  • 32 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
Restaurant
“Fancy Maltese restaurant with good quality food. Mid price range. Good for a nice meal before hitting the party scene at St Julian / Parchville ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Al fresco on their terrasse, you will enjoy a traditional Mediterranean meal while being waited on by their attentive staff. ( it is wise to book both for lunch or dinner) À la fraîche sur leur terrasse, vous vous régalerez de plats méditerranéens traditionnels, servis par un personnel très attentif. (Il est recommandé de réserver que ce soit pour le déjeuner ou le dîner). ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“If you are celebrating a special occasion or just want to treat yourself, I fully recommend Tarragon. Tarragon is a stylish, romantic restaurant with stunning sea views, attentive staff and innovative/classic Mediterranean cuisine. What I like the most is that their food and service is consistent over the years. They are on the pricey side but it is worth it! ”
  • 23 locals recommend

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