A Day in Malta – How to Spend a Day in Malta Like Never Before
Traveling and spending a day outside of the confines of your own usual routine is something great. Sometimes what we all need is a day off from our monotonous daily life. If you happen to be visiting or living in Malta, and are looking for ways to spend a day in Malta away from the boring every day life, we got you!
In this article, we will show you what an ideal day in Malta should look like for someone who has just arrived there. We will give some precise and detailed instructions about what you can do and where you would go if given the opportunity.
There’s no doubt that Malta is one of the most fascinating countries in Europe. It’s climate and location did not only make it a much more pleasant place to live in and visit over and over again, but also allows you to live a unique experience like never before.
With that being said, let’s start with the first point:
A Day in Malta
- A Breakfast in Sliema: By now you’ve probably already heard of Malta’s beautiful beaches, weather, coastlines and architecture. So why not start the day in a place where it has it all! Offering endless dining and shopping options, Sliema is the perfect place to start your day with a big breakfast to get you up and running. Whether you prefer a healthy meal, or a full English breakfast, you will surely find your preference. This city is the most visited place by tourists since its lucrative vibe and busy shopping malls offer everything one could wish for.So, if you happen to be in Malta, and you want to have a breakfast that gives you the full experience, then having a homemade breakfast in Sliema is indeed the perfect idea to start you day in Malta.
- Catch the Ferry to Valletta:
Now that you had one homemade Sliema breakfast, and got energized to the point that you can almost cross all the country on foot, it is time to start that day in Malta by taking the ferry to Valletta. What is fascinating about this experience is not only it is unconventional and exceptional at the same time, but it is also a great way to get to the capital city in a romantic and charming style. Additionally, catching its is a good idea since it will give you the chance to have a splendid look at the city of Valletta that is worth a thousand pictures and a million react on your Instagram feed. So, make sure not to miss the opportunity if you happen to find time for catching the ferry to Valletta. Plus, the trip only lasts roughly half an hour, which is something relatively fast considering the time that you have.
- Time to Explore Valletta:
Whether you are someone who is short on vacation time, or someone who is willing to enjoy the full Maltese experience, exploring the city of Valletta must be at the top of your to-enjoy list if you ever decided to spend a magnificent day in Malta.
First, you have to start by exploring the highlights of the city. There is nothing better than exploring the capital city’s iconic places, and comeback home at the end of your journey with a pack of stories of “YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT I SAW IN MALTA TODAY”. Thus, we advise you to pay a visit to St. John’s Co-Cathedral and smoothly move to the Upper Barrakka Gardens. The Upper Barrakka Gardens have one delightful view of the Grand Harbour that will simply give you that sensation that a day in Malta is simply a day in a completely different realm. After visiting these places, you must feel the urge for a hot drink, which is something completely natural since your body is craving even more sugar in order to keep that rush of excitement inside of you and to have the energy to complete a whole day in Malta. This is why we advise to have one refreshing cup of coffee that will make you wonder why doesn’t your local cafeteria prepare one like it. Cafe Cordina’s coffee is one Maltese hot drink that everyone who visited Malta should have drunk at least once while being there. Its flavor is simply unique and it shapes your feel of the journey by adding a dose of sweet taste. So, make sure to savor what the place has to offer since Valletta represents the core of the Maltese universe.
Food, food and more food!
- An Amazing Fish Lunch at Marsaxlokk:
So far, you have enjoyed three of Malta’s luxurious experiences. You had a Sliema Breakfast, you caught the ferry to Valletta, and you have explored the capital city and tasted one of the most sublime coffee flavors on the planet. So, “where would I go next?” you may ask yourself. At this particular moment of the day, you might realize that what you may need to experience next is an all-Maltese lunch. And there is no better way to enjoy it than to have a fish lunch in Marsaxlokk. But then, you might ask: what is the best way to get to Marsaxlokk? After all, you are trying to have the full Maltese experience.W would recommend catching a bus, which will take around 40 minutes. On the way you can appreciate Maltese agriculture and architecture and also take a glimpse of the everyday life on this island.And for this reason, we recommend that you have a Maltese fish lunch since it is their specialty. (and because you are on island surrounded by a wide variety of fish breeds).
Important Note: We recommend that you leave some space inside that belly of yours since more Maltese meals are coming along the way.
- History and Snacks in Mosta:
By now, you should have already reached a decent level of enjoyment and excitement in Malta. But the party is not over yet. What you should do right now is to get on your feet and head to Mosta for a wonderful dose of history. Once you arrive to Mosta, make sure to check the Rotunda. The Rotunda is considered to be the third biggest unsupported dome on earth. Interestingly, during World War 2, this dome was hit by a bomb that miraculously did not detonate. You can enter and see the bomb intact inside the church.If you are still hungry, make sure to visit one of the many cafeterias in the Mosta square that will surely suffice your appetite.
- An All-Maltese Evening in Rabat and Mdina:
To put it in simple words, you cannot spend some time in Mosta without considering the idea of visiting Rabat and Mdina next. It is almost like putting some sugar to your coffee and not stirring it. The coffee will be slightly sweeter, but you’re simply not getting the full sweet taste. Additionally, you will be leaving a lot of sugar at the bottom, and if you do not visit Rabat and Mdina next, then you’ll miss a lot of fun in Malta. Fun that you could have experienced and remembered for the rest of your life as the unforgettable day in Malta. Most importantly, Rabat is so close to Mosta that it will only take you little while to get there. And once you are in Rabat, all you have to do is to stretch those feet of yours a little bit for small walk to reach Mdina, which in case you didn’t know, it is Malta’s old capital city. While in Mdina, make sure to enjoy an out-of-this-world view of half of Malta from the Mdina bastions. You can even spot some of the previous locations that you have visited. And if you have saved some space inside that tummy of yours, then it is time for one delicious snack at Fontanella. This place has one amazing cake collection that will make you order more in order to have them as a late-night snack at the end of the day. But, don’t eat too much of them. Otherwise, you will miss the chance to savor the all-Maltese traditional pastizzi from Serkin in Rabat.
- Dingli or Paceville (Why not Both!) :
By now, you might be feeling so tired. And you should know that this is something completely normal. Rome was not built in a day. This is why your next stop includes simply sitting and enjoying. You will simply experience a sensation that will leave traces of Nostalgia whenever you remember Malta.Near Rabat, there are the amazing Dingli cliffs that allows you to enjoy a sky full of stars since it is located away from light pollution. By sitting there at night, you can enjoy what mother nature has to offer to make your day in Malta a story that can only be found in fairy tales. But, if you are the energetic type, and you would like to enjoy Malta to the fullest, then you should consider visiting one of Paceville’s clubs. Malta is one of the countries that are most active during night time. This means that while being there, you can enjoy what the Maltese nightlife has to offer. So, make sure to visit one or two before calling it a day.
As a conclusion, we can deduct from the above-mentioned that Malta is indeed one of the most amazing sites that you can ever visit in your whole life. Not only it is a place full of joy, excitement, amazement, and thrill that pushes you to want and desire to explore more of it, but it is also a site where the mind and soul can recover and get energized for the upcoming periods of your life. So, if you haven’t been in Malta, or you are simply looking for a new location that will surely blow your mind. Then visiting Malta might be the decision that will change your life forever.
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