Malta

  • What to Expect?

Malta is a country which has an abundance of everything that a traveler can wish for: Sea Beaches, Sun, History, Art and Architecture, Beautiful Landscapes and last but not the least, its friendly people and vibrant nightlife. There is nothing called ‘Main Attraction of Malta’. You find attractive places all around this little island.

 

The best and most crowded times in Malta are between June-August. September is also a good time to visit, since the crowd of tourist fades away, but the awesome Mediterranean weather is still there for you!

 

  • Before you Go!

If you are planning your trip in summer months, plan well in advance as things may get pricey and even unavailable. Air Malta is the national carrier of the island nation and flights, if booked early, can be quite pocket-friendly.

 

Carry a lot of sun-screen and options for sun-protection as Malta has abundant availability of scorching sun. It is good to carry electronic adapters since Malta uses the Type G adapter like that in UK, Ireland among others.

 

Although Malta is quite safe yet ensure that you have an appropriate travel insurance coverage for any unforeseen circumstances.

 

  • Must see places in Malta

 

  1. Mdina
  2. Valletta
  3. Mellieha Bay
  4. Golden Bay
  5. Popeye Village
  6. Julian’s
  7. Haqar Cim and Mjandra Temples
  8. Fishing Village of Marsaxlokk
  9. Island of Gozo
  10. Island of Comino and the Blue Lagoon

 

  • Off-beat Malta locations

 

  1. The Mosta Rotunda
  2. Paradise Bay- best for sunset in the evening
  3. The Santa Maria Bay and Caves in Comino
  4. An evening stroll in the Gozo Citadella

 

  • Getting Around

 

Although Malta has a widespread network of public transport yet the best way to see the island and get its essence is to hire a car and travel. It also allows you to drive around the sister island of Gozo as there are regular ferries between the islands.

 

Driving in Malta is on the left side. Although roads in Malta are not that fast-moving, yet for people used to right side driving, it is advisable to mentally prepare yourself by watching a few YouTube videos Malta roads and driving.

 

Non-EU travelers require a valid International Driving License to be able to drive.

 

  • For your Taste Buds

 

Everywhere you go, you would find Rabbit Stew, which is the unofficial National Maltese Cuisine. The dominating cuisines in the Maltese Region are Italian and Mediterranean. If you are a seafood lover, Malta is your paradise.

 

Do not forget to taste the Pastries from the innumerable Patisseries you will find in the island, especially in Valletta.

 

For the best food experience, we can highly recommend Restaurant Tarragon. It is considered the best restaurant in the island and provides an amazing view. The atmosphere and the staffs are equally awesome in this restaurant.

 

  • Good to Know’ Travel Tips

 

Malta is within the EU and Schengen Area and hence holders of the Schengen Visa can travel to the country.

 

Although the local language is Maltese, yet, being a former British colony everyone in Malta speaks English and it is the main mode of communication within the island nation.

 

Roads in Malta can be tricky and, in some places, rough. It is advisable to buy a full car insurance while renting out a car. Alternatively, a complete insurance coverage can be bought from iCarhireinsurance.

 

All EU sim cards work the same way as the base country tariffs due to the EU No-Roaming Policy.

 

The currency is Euro and if you are coming in from a country with a different currency, the most cost-effective way is to use your credit card to withdraw money from any recognized ATM.