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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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“Just about 9km from Valletta, the capital of Malta, will take you to St. Julian’s and Paceville – the place where life happens after 10 pm. Possibly the busiest place on the whole island and as well where most tourist flocks their way in for some fun.”
  • 118 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“In the newly developed Tigne Point is located The Point Shopping Mall, a relatively recent addition to the Maltese shopping scene that packs a punch with its abundant stores that sell everything from latest fashions to electronics. There are a few cafes and a supermarket inside. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Island
“Especially since you will be staying in the North of the island, I would recommend that you make the trip over to our sister island and spend the day there enjoying all it has to offer. Just grab the ferry from Cirkewwa (Only around 30 minutes by bus) and you'll be there in around 20 minutes!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Lounge
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“With its white sunbed mattresses and infinity pool, Cafe del Mar breathes luxury. It is a day- and night-time venue for stylish twenty-something socialites, who flock here to parade designer swim suits and savour elegant cocktails to lounge music and some of the best sunsets on the island. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Aquarium
“A main focal point in St Paul’s Bay, the National Aquarium can be seen from miles around. An attraction for all the family, the aquarium is split into separate zones, each depicting different themes such as the Grand Harbour, Shipwrecks, and the Tropical Ocean. Also including a reptile section, the whole place offers the opportunity to witness some of the most unusual sealife and reptiles firsthand. The aquarium also holds daily events for visitors to enjoy. With a bistro offering panoramic views on site, it is definitely worth spending a few relaxing hours here.”
  • 41 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. ”
  • 42 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. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Beach
“Lots of shops to explore in Tigne Point and around the area of Sliema. Beautiful spots for lunch or drinks too.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Located about six miles (9.5 km) south of Valletta is the small town of Qrendi. The two megalithic complexes of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra are situated close to the coast about 500 meters apart. Hagar Qim and Mnajdra are fascinating World Heritage Sites that date back to the Ggantija Phase (3600-3200 BC). The society responsible for the construction of both temple sites is often referred to as the ‘temple builders.’ Little is known about these people, other than they most likely came from modern-day Sicily and lived peacefully as hunter-gatherers.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Garden
“Best view of the grand harbour is from here TIP: go for sunset on a nice day, and then take elevator down and ferry to the three cities its lovely”
  • 40 locals recommend
Island
“a 5 min boat trip from gozo could land you on the middle island called comino. its crystal clear waters are very inviting. in the summer season its a very sought after area by the younger generations so a morning visit is advised.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the most popular sandy beach, surrounded restaurants, cafeterias etc.. Water sport lovers welcome!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Castle
“The Citadel - Gozo’s Jewel in the Crown. Make sure you visit the impressive grain/water silos.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Theme Park
“One of Malta's major tourist attractions. The original film set of the 1980 film, Popeye starring Robin Williams. Spend a whole day in Sweethaven visiting each building, enjoying their pools, taking a boat ride, watching animators and having a bite to eat. Set in stunning surroundings, there are regular buses directly to the set with something for the whole family to enjoy and open all year round.”
  • 37 locals recommend
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
Natural Feature
“The largest sandy beach on the Maltese Islands. Bus route from Birkirkara is 49”
  • 39 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Lounge
“With its white sunbed mattresses and infinity pool, Cafe del Mar breathes luxury. It is a day- and night-time venue for stylish twenty-something socialites, who flock here to parade designer swim suits and savour elegant cocktails to lounge music and some of the best sunsets on the island. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Theme Park
“One of Malta's major tourist attractions. The original film set of the 1980 film, Popeye starring Robin Williams. Spend a whole day in Sweethaven visiting each building, enjoying their pools, taking a boat ride, watching animators and having a bite to eat. Set in stunning surroundings, there are regular buses directly to the set with something for the whole family to enjoy and open all year round.”
  • 37 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
“Gululu – Kcina Maltija, is the only casual diner in St. Julian’s with a full menu of Maltese food. Restaurant is in fact one of the best places on the island to taste favourite local dishes including: Typical Ftira – Maltese Pizza – from our traditional wood burning bread oven with various delicious toppings Għaġin il-forn (baked macaroni) Aljotta (fish soup) Fenek Stuffat (rabbit slow braised in white wine) Recommend!!!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Live music on weekends, trendy spot everyone enjoys! Perfect for late evening food, followed by some drinks and a dance. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Some would say that it's the best restaurant in the area, it has been voted best restaurant in Malta many times and serves dishes packed with flavour whilst offering great views. If you're looking to have a great meal, this place will definitely not disappoint you!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“Vechia Napoli - most local ,authentic Italian with cracking good food for a very fair price. Great pasta and pizza. Around €25 for a Starter, main and drinks. Try the Calzone Vechia Napol”
  • 22 locals recommend

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