Good morning dreamers! I definitely took a bit of a hiatus last week (some weeks you just need a damn break right?). Anyways, I’m back. And per usual, today is Monday and I have an awesome place to share with you! If you’re anything like me, you probably could have guessed 4 or 5 places where “Malta” was, and you were still wrong (obviously geography isn’t my strong suit). Regardless, Malta is an island between Sicily and the North African Coast (pretty perfect spot if you ask me).
So, Malta is one of those places (like many others that I share) that can be both relaxing yet fun. As you might guess, it’s an architectural dream, filled with ruins, towns on the hillside, and some pretty perfectly colored water. Best time to go is around May (beach season starts end of April and ends just before November). It can get hot there if you go mid-summer so be prepared. You can get there by plane (AirMalta) or, if you’re in Italy (or taking a vacation there), Malta is only about a 90 minute ferry ride from Pozzallo Italy (score).
Once there, many hotels are located in the country’s capital, Valletta. My recommendation is Hotel Phoenicia. Price ranges anywhere from $100-$275 depending on when you’re going, what type of room you get, so on. But, trust me, it’s one of those places you’ll never want to leave. With it’s historic limestone elements on the property and updated decor, you’ll experience a bliss that you’ve never felt before. Who doesn’t love a pool with a view of the ocean?
As I mentioned, this is a place where you can both relax (hello brunch at the pool and spa days) as well as go out and explore. There are a lot of historic tours that will take you around the island to see some famous monuments, as well as adventures that include sailing, diving and other water activities. Don’t forget to stop and check out the Blue Lagoon…it’s definitely a sight for sore eyes. You can also island hop to nearby Gozo, another great island, for some additional R&R. I’m sorry, you can NEVER have to much R&R…am I right? Ugh, that’s what I live for!
Anyways, have you guys been here? It’s definitely on the list of places to go for me when I hit up Southern Europe. Where did you stay? What activities did you do?