Last week I spent two nights in Malta on a little girly trip and it was amazing!!! We booked it pretty last minute on that fail safe method of 'where is cheap and not too long to fly to' and Malta ticked off both categories. Due to the roller coaster that is life, I hadn't had much time beforehand to think about the trip so sort of went with low expectations on account of not having had chance to really think about it at all. Well, I loved it!! We stayed in Valletta which very much reminded me of the South of Italy (it's not too far from there, finally decided to look it up on a map) and was just stunning. We stayed in a little apartment called Vintage Valletta that was very reasonably priced and also AMAZING. Honestly had everything we needed, an amazing location, very comfy bed and the most amazing interiors. Would 100% stay there again! Aside from some lovely accommodation, Malta is home to many a delicious restaurant and many a wonderful sight to see. The view of the water front is incredible, and judging by your recommendations there is so much to do there that two nights really wasn't enough. Lots of what people mentioned was a bit of a journey away from where we were staying, and was based in different cities in the area, so if I was to go back I think I would make it a bit of a longer trip.
We still managed to fit a lot in. We started our stay with an amazing meal at The Harbour Club which was delicious, with some amazing gin & tonics to accompany the meal. The view from there in the evening is spectacular and one of those settings that can't help but feel very romantic (we just about refrained from proposing to one another). The next day was afternoon tea at the Hotel Phoencia - they Kindly let us spend some time by the pool too which was just stunning. I would definitely stay there if I was after some luxury!! From there we went for some drinks and a dance at Cafe Del Mar which wasn't hugely our vibe - it transported me back to a Marbella night out circa 2012 and the music left a lot to be desired. I think a few drinks in it would be good for a dance but was one of those places that can't help but feel a little tacky and dated when you're there stone cold sober- although I can't comment on what it is like in the daytime and sunshine! Our last day we checked out St Peter's Pools which were stunning but sadly ruined by people!! The views were unreal, the water the most amazing blue and so lovely and warm this time of year - but the rocks themselves were littered with rubbish. It's always so sad to see things like that but it really is just the way things go sometimes which is such a shame and I know you will have all been to beautiful places ruined be people. We finished the trip with an incredible meal at In Fame, an Italian restaurant that served up some very very memorable pasta.
I would 100% love to visit again, and am wondering why Malta is a place I had never considered visiting before? I didn't speak to one person who had been before, so it certainly seems a little under the radar despite Italy being so close by and such a popular destination for the Summer! Hopefully this will inspire some of you to book a trip because it was really affordable too.