Travel Tips from A Local: The Best Things to Do in Malta

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Things to do in Malta: Malta Travel Tips from a Local. A Quick List of What to Do in Malta from a Local!

This post is part of our Tips from a Local interview series, where we interview locals for insiders travel tips about their city! Today, we’re chatting to Michelle Zammit, who blogs at Cheeky Passports about the highlights, hidden spots, and best things to do in Malta. If you’re wondering what to do in Malta, read on for Michelle’s top tips!

Things to do in Malta

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Thanks for Taking the Time to Chat with Us, Michelle! Can you Tell Us About Your Life as a Local in Malta?

I was born in Malta and I’ve lived here all my life, although I’ve also been exploring other parts of the world for the past 15 years. My partner Nikki and I will soon be leaving the island on a one-way ticket to travel full-time, so I’m trying to enjoy my own country as much as possible right now! I’m a pharmacist by profession and I work about 20 minutes away from the village I live in. Malta is a tiny island and nowhere is too far, although traffic can be a nightmare!

View of Malta and the Ocean
Photo Credit: Cheeky Passports. Used with permission.
What Are Your Favorite Spots for a Beer or Cocktail in Malta? 

I normally enjoy going to wine bars after work – we really love our wines and cheeses here in Malta!

My favourite hangout during the week is Four Seasons Wine Bar in Birkirkara (Triq il-Papa Urbanu VIII). My group of friends and I have been going there for years, mostly during the winter when its cozy interior and friendly ambience make going out worth while.

Several bars in the Paceville area are great for cocktails, especially on Sunday afternoons during happy hour.

View of a boat in Malta
Photo by Cheeky Passports. Used with permission.
What Are Your Top Don’t Miss Highlights In Malta?

Malta’s 316 square kilometres are packed with tourist attractions, but to me, the island’s top sight is the subterranean 5000-year old Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum. Originally a burial site, the complex is made up of several chambers on different levels, and possesses some remarkable acoustic properties.


View of a church in Malta
Photo by Cheeky Passports. Used with permission.
What Are Some Hidden Gems You Want Visitors to Know About In Malta?

Fomm ir-Riħ beach is one of the most beautiful on the Maltese islands but few tourists know about it. It is not the most comfortable or the easiest beach to get to since public transport to the area is limited, and some hiking is required to access the picturesque bay. The cool, crystal clear waters and great photo opportunities make the effort worth while though!

View of the ocean in Malta
Photo by Cheeky Passports. Used with permission
What Is the Coolest Neighborhood in Malta & What Should a Visitor Do There?

At the moment Strait Street in Valletta is all the rage. A former haunt of drunken sailors and prostitutes, it has been revamped to include lots of hip bars and some good restaurants, making it the place to be on weekend nights.



Things To Do in Malta Map

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What’s the Best Place to Get a Great Instagram in Malta?

Sunset at Għajn Tuffieħa (Riviera) bay in summer. A towel, a bottle of wine and a camera and you’re all set for a glorious spectacle.


View of a rocky beach in Malta
Photo by Cheeky Passports. Used with permission,
Is There Anything Else You’d Like to Add? Anything We’ve Missed You Think Visitors Should Know About Malta?

The fortified city of Mdina is a very popular tourist attraction usually visited by day, but I believe that it is most beautiful at night when the true character of the silent city emerges.

View of fortified city
Photo by Cheeky Passports. Used with permission,


What’s Your Website, and Where Can We Find You on Social Media? 

Our blog is, where we write about couples travel, food adventures and provide travel tips for various destinations.

On social media, the best place to find us is on Facebook or Instagram.

Big Thanks to Michelle for Sharing Her Malta Travel Tips Today! Be Sure to Read More on Her Blog, and if You Like this Post, Share it to Pinterest!


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6 thoughts on “Travel Tips from A Local: The Best Things to Do in Malta”

  1. My husband and I just spent five days in Malta. It is a beautiful holiday spot, even though many popular areas were very crowded at this peak time of year. We created several YouTube videos featuring advice about food, tours, and things to do. I am surprised to hear Michelle recommends Valletta. It is where we stayed and we felt perhaps St. Julian’s Bay may had been more lively. However, we enjoyed many excellent restaurants in Valletta. We would certainly return to Malta for another holiday for so many reasons!

    1. Hey Sunny,

      Awesome to hear you had a great trip. We haven’t been to Malta yet, but hope to check it out later this year, or early next year. Always great to hear a different perspective on the places you liked the best…as they say, different strokes for different folks! :)

  2. My husband & I are heading to Malta for a 3 week long-stay vacation.
    We will be there in November…. less crowds, hopefully decent weather!

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