Capital city of Malta, a Unesco world heritage site, Valetta will be hosting the title of European Capital of Culture in 2018. In Valletta, you will find some of the most fascinating places to visit and things to do whilst in the Maltese Islands.
Blue Lagoon, Comino
On the tiny island of Comino you will find the sheltered, dazzlingly blue waters of this small inlet.
Boat trips from Gozo and Malta to Comino enable you to take a dip in the lagoon. Also on Comino is St. Mary’s Tower, which is featured in The Count of Monte Cristo.
Golden Bay, Limits of Mellieħa, Malta
Golden Bay is one of Malta’s most popular sandy beaches. Despite this accolade, it is set among countryside and is relatively undeveloped. It has easy access making it Golden Bay suitable for the less mobile or those with small children.Golden Bay has the facilities you need for the day – a cafe-restaurant, sun lounger and umbrella hire, and plenty of fun water sports from jet skiing and paragliding to banana boat rides. The atmosphere here is both chic and family fun.
Paradise Bay, Limits of Mellieħa, Malta
Paradise Bay and Paradise Bay Hotel Beach are two sandy beaches at the northernmost tip of the island, close to the quay where the Gozo ferry operates a shuttle service daily for Gozo. This hotel beach is a quiet spot that offers tranquillity – a getaway with a view of a busy environment in the distance. The beach also offers a good view of the island of Comino with its imposing tower. It is open to the public as well as for hotel residents. The water is crystal clear and ideal for family relaxation.
Blue Grotto, Limits of Qrendi, Malta
This natural picturesque grotto and its neighbouring system of caverns mirrors the brilliant phosphorescent colours of the underwater flora. The scenery around this area of the island is breathtaking. The cliffs rise out of the blue Mediterranean and the froth of the waves as they hit the rock face can make for some excellent shots.
Calypso’s Cave, Overlooking Ramla Bay, limits of Xagħra, Gozo
This cave is situated in a cliff face, a short distance from Xaghra and overlooks the red sands of Ramla Bay. This cave is assumed to be the cave referred to by Homer in `The Odyssey’ where Calypso, the beautiful nymph kept Odysseus as a `prisoner of love’ for seven years.
The cave’s interior and exterior are not too impressive but the magnificent views are worth it.
Fort St. Angelo
Fort St. Angelo is the jewel in the crown of The Maltese Islands’ military heritage. According to legend, the fort stands on the site of a fortified Roman settlement.