Malta Travel Guide


Anchor Bay

Situated a kilometer away from Mellieha is a tiny picturesque inlet, called Anchor Bay. This is the home of Popeye Village. Now a tourist attraction, Popeye Village was originally built as the setting for the file "Popeye" (1979) which starred Robin Williams. Popeye Village is a good amusement park for families with young children.

Armier Bay

Situated in the green area of Mellieha known as L-Ahrax, Armier Bay consists of two sandy beaches. The larger beach is known as Armier while the smaller one is often referred to as Little Armier although it is also known as White Tower bay. The two beaches are separated by a rocky outcrop. Facing Comino, Armier Bay has the same pristine blue sea that can be found in the Blue Lagoon.

Blue Grotto

One of the favourite tourist attractions in Malta, the Blue Grotto is a large, domed cave. Only accessible from the sea, the cave owes its name to the deep azure colour of the water inside. Look just below the water level and you will be able to see bright coral clinging precariously to the inner walls of the Blue Grotto.

Bugibba

BugibbaSister resorts, Bugibba and Qawra form the largest seaside resorts in Malta. The villages sprang up in a frenzy of building following the development of Malta for tourism in the 1970's.

Comino

Blue lagoonA small rock of an island wedged between Gozo and Malta, Comino is often described as the 'best kept secret in the Meditteranean'. Populated by a handful of people and renowned for the crystal clear waters of tbe Blue Lagoon, Comino is an unspoilt paradise and an ideal destination for a relaxing holiday far from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Dingli

Dingli TownshipThe highest point in Malta, Dingli is most noted for Dingli Cliffs which rise to 230-260m. The rugged windswept landscape at Dingli is marked by rocky outcrops of limestone. The view from Dingli Cliffs is superb and looks over a stretch of deep blue sea across to Filfa, Malta's Island Nature Reserve.

Dwejra

Azure WindowIn the Southwest of Gozo, close to Dwejra Point are 3 of Gozo's most famous natural phenomenon; the Azure or Blue Window, the

Floriana

Floriana was built as a suburb of Valletta in the 17th century to enhance Valletta's fortifications. Boasting few attractions except a a handful of historic buildings, Floriana draws few visitors except those with a cultural inclination. Floriana's most important feature for tourists is Pinto Wharf - the arrival and departure point for ferries to Sicily.

Ghajn Tuffieha

Ghajn TuffiehaSituated on the northwest cost of Malta, Ghajn Tuffieha is a close neighbor to Golden Bay. While very picturesque, Ghajn Tuffieha tends to be somewhat quieter than the other sandy beaches in Malta due to the unavoidable long steep flight of stairs which leads down to the bay.

Ghar Dalam

Ghar Dalam CaveMalta's most important paleontological site, Ghar Dalam is a massive cave situated in Birzebugga. Ghar Dalam provides the earliest evidence of human settlement on the islands of Malta and Gozo. Some 7,400 years ago, this huge cave provided home and shelter to the first settlers on the island.

Ghar Lapsi

Ghar Lapsi is a little cove in the low limestone cliffs in the south west of Malta. A popular watering hole, Ghar Lapsi is a natural lido and a good spot for snorkelling and diving.

The enclosed cove is situated at the bottom of twisting road which leads to a car park. Across the road from the ghar lapsi restaurant is a steep slope and stair case leading to the cove.

Gnejna Bay

In English, 'Gnejna Bay' means 'Garden Bay'. Like all Maltese beaches, it is very popular with local families but yet is somewhat off the regular tourist trail.

Golden Bay

Golden BayOne of Malta's most popular sandy beaches, Golden Bay is situated on the northwest coast of Malta. It has all the facilities you need - a café-restaurant with enviable views, sun lounger and umbrella hire, and plenty of fun water sports from jet skiing and paragliding to banana boat rides.

Marfa Ridge

Marfa Ridge is a rugged, unspoilt area ideally to walking. Described by one guidebook as 'Malta's final flourish before dipping beneath the waters of the Comino Channel'. The skyline here is dominated by the Red Tower built in the 17th century it was one of a series of defences designed to protect Malta from seaward attacks. It is now open to visitors.

Marsaxlokk

Filleting Fish at the Sunday MarketA sleepy village, Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village most visited for it's large Sunday market. Tourists and locals descend on Marsaxlokk to buy everything from fish and capers to souvenirs, clothes and traditional Maltese cakes.

Mdina

MdinaThe ancient capital of Malta, Mdina is perched on a rocky outcrop in the centre of the island. A walled city, Mdina is two thirds surrounded by terraced fields. The other third is adjacent to Rabat, Mdina's sister town from which she was severed by the Arabs.

Mellieha

Mellieha BayA haven for families and sun-lovers, Mellieha is somewhat remotely situated (by Maltese standards). Life here began as a small hilltop village which only developed when the Knights came to Malta and built a series of coastal defences in the 16th century.

Mellieha Bay

Mellieha BeachThe largest and most popular sandy beach in Malta, Mellieha bay is situated in the north of Malta.

Mgarr

Air Raid Shelter SignJust a few kilometres away from the popular sandy beach Ghajn Tuffieha, Mgarr is somewhat off the beaten track for most tourists.

Mnajdra Temples

Mnajdra TemplesSituated in Heritage Park, just a short distance from the Hagar Qim temples, the Mnajdra Temples are situated in the southern cliffs of Malta. Isolated by rugged terrain, there are three temples here lying side by side and overlooking an oval forecourt.