Our 30 days in Malta were unlike anything else we've ever seen. Such a tiny island with so much to offer: beautiful nature, a rich historical and cultural background, abundant waters full of delicious sea creatures, and friendly locals! What could be better? Here are some of the views that took our breath away. Let us know your favorite in the comments below.
Blue Grotto - Caves, Cliffs, Views
Discovered completely by chance, these cliffs in southeast Malta are a sobering view of the giant water that surrounds the island. If you're ever feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges or think your ego is getting a little inflated, this is the place to go. Just one look at giant blue water will make you feel small. This is also a popular dive site. If you want to check out the caves from the photos below, tickets for the boat ride are 8 Euros.
St. Julian's Bay - Harbor, Bars, Urban
This sunset scene is so beautiful that I didn't even need to add a filter. This is the raw photo. St. Julian's is a busy area in the summer, with streets full of young and older lads livin' it up at the pubs, bars, and clubs. If you want a more authentic Maltese experience we recommend spending just an evening or two in this area but living someplace a little further north.
Valletta - History, Cityscape, Colorful
Malta's capital is very unlike any capital we've ever been to before. Religious by name and purpose, Valletta was built by the great Knights of Malta. Named after the Grand Master of the Order of St. John, the fortress city played a prominent role in many nautical battles over the island. In the photos below you can see the southeastern part of the peninsula, where a memorial to the many battles over the Maltse islands were fought.
Today, canons are fired daily at noon and 4pm at the Upper Barrakka Gardens. Tickets to the audio-visual presentation about the canons at Valletta cost about €2 for adults. It's a good way to learn about Malta's significance in world history.
Qawra - Rocks, Clear Water, Quiet
Our apartment in Qawra was beyond our expectations. Just two blocks from the waterfront and with two balconies, we were able to use the view of the ocean as a daily forecast. In mid November the sun was warm enough for a day on the shores of Qawra and Buggiba. But watch out, the water is very cold! If you're not much into getting wet, this is a great spot for reading or writing a book.