I consider a trip to Malta in February. It is only possible from Sunday to Sunday. I have an idea of renting a bike. Assuming 40-60km per day (because it will be enough for my wife ;-). I believe that 2 days in Malta and 1 day in Gozo will allow me to see most of the islands. We don't like to stay at one place in the evening as well. I count one additonal day for seeing something extra like Valletta and Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. It gives me only four days in total. I'm afraid that seven days is a bit too much. Let me know that I'm wrong please ;-)
The sea can be slightly too cold for swimming/snorkeling in February, can it?
Is that right that there is a high chance for long lasting heavy rain days in February, which can spoil a bike trip idea at all?
I don't mind traffic much as I'm from a country well known for ruthless drivers (hahaha).
I will appreciate your answers.
We hope to spend 3 weeks in Malta over Christmas and the New Year. Ideally in an aparthotel as we do not do breakfast and like to sometimes cook or eat out.
How prepared should we be for meals over the holidays? Will supermarkets be closed at odd times? Do cafe's and restaurants close for family time? Do we need to book a Christmas meal out? I do not want us to have a miserable Christmas day with no wine and nice food !! Help !! Many thanks Alix (UK)
On our trip to Malta Dec 3rd-14th
- what kind of clothes (t-shirts/long sleeves...)?
- temperature C ?
- beach life?
- bus station in Sliema?
- prepaid internet card for my android tablet for 3-14.12. Where to buy?
- 48 h sightseeing card for bus/boat trips. Where to buy in Sliema? Price?
I will be visiting malta from the 15th to the 18th of December. So far my itinerary is as follow
15th of December arrive at 2:10 pm by the time I get to my accommodation in valletta it will probably be 4pm so I guess I am still in the time for the sunset? Where can I go to take some lovely pics of sunset Upper Barrakka Gardens perhaps? can i walk there or do i need a bus?
Once it gets dark should i go to sliema or st pauls to have dinner?
16th of December planning to book a gozo day tour which includes: Mgarr, Victoria citadel, Azur Window in Dwejra, Xlendi Bay and Ggantijja Temples
17th of December planning to book a mdina day tour which includes: Mdina, Dingli cliffs, Mosta
18th of December since my flight is at 6:15 pm I thought I would go to Marsaxlokk in the morning to take some lovely pictures (how can i get there quickly?) and then come back to valletta and explore the city on foot to take some more photos
What do you think of this itinerary? have i missed out on anything important?
Also could you recommend me a nice bakery in valletta where I can get good coffee and good quality baked goods or croissants for breakfast?
What is it like busy/quiet good for a business, does it get many visitors etc thank you
I am having difficulties finding day tours departing from Valletta in winter. Why is that? I though that Malta with its mild winter weather would be a magnet for tourists so I would expect tourist companies to offer daily tours in winter
If you know of any company which has winter day tours please let me know
I would like to do a walking tour of valletta, visit vittoriosa and mdina and visit gozo
Has anyone got a photograph of the new entrance to Valletta ?
I liked the old arch ! I think it was part of Malta's heritage but I have heard it has been destroyed forever.
how much money should I bring?
were going in november for a break is it classed as of season do the bars and pubs start shutting down like in some parts of spain and portugal or can we still enjoy a good old knees up ! rachel 31 x
We have stayed in Qwara/Buggiba twice now - during our first visit in 2008 we walked the sea-front promenade from the very end of Qwara to the very end of Buggiba (above the harbour) and along the way saw these wonderful sculptures of the planets. At the Qwara end, we started with Mercury and gradually walked along passing Venus, Earth, Mars ......etc. all the way to tiny Pluto above Bugibba Harbour. The sculptures were set on the wall/railings and were spaced-apart in proportion to their distance from the sun and each other. So, the first "inner" planets were fairly close together and then from Mars outwards became quite distant from each other with Pluto being quite remote.
This year, with all the building work going-on for the new sea life centre, we only found two planets near the central promenade area and Pluto had gone all together!
Will they put the missing planets back once building work has finished?
Was Pluto "demoted" as it was considered not to be a planet recently?
The mystery continues!
Were looking for a small bar with locals, food and nice music on Malta, any options?
I am fine with a nice resort in gozo with resturants around for nice scenary any hotel suggestion
I would like to explore Malta in Nov/early Dec this year for week or two. I wanted to know if any one can recommend family, who is happy to provide accommodation and possibly some lovely cuisine. I'm not really fan of hotels or tourist areas, because it doesn't reflects the real life of locals and it's culture. Any help would be much appreciated. =o)
what is available for children in mellieha
We'll be having a couple of days at a hotel in Marsalforn. Can we walk to the salt pans - and how long would it take? Or is there a bus? (We won't be driving.)
We have recently booked to come to Mellieha in September and wondering what is the best means of transport from the airport? we will only have one small case therefore do not mind using the local transport as we think that this will be a great start to the holiday.
I also am lead to believe that you can buy a week bus ticket as we hope to see as much as we can whilst on are stay.
Any advice would be much appreciated
My son has just moved to Birkirkara and knows no-one. Where's the best place for him to go to meet people. Plus what bus would he catch to go to Ta’ Qali??
Any help would be appreciated.
how difficult/expensive is it to get from Valletta airport to Valletta old town?
Any idea on how to go from airport to Cirkewwa around midnight? Is taxi the only option I could not find busses running that late online.
Hi Myself and my GF both 30 are going to Malta next week and have to decide where to base ourselves for 7 nights. We found several nice holiday apartments in Bugibba, however I was advised that the best place to stay in Malta location wise if Valletta. Can you let me know if Bugibba is a busy location? We would like a rather lively area although not full of young drunk louts. Are there sufficient nice restaurants and bars in the town to occupy our evenings/nights?
Need advise on fresh fruits vegs near the Park hotel, sliema. What type of discounted supermarkets in Malta?
I saw 5 lidl shops in malta, but they far away from hotel.
Not sure about aldi, tesco or other european supermarkets where discounts on fresh food available every week.
Top free attractions in Malta by areas: North, South, Valletta, Central. Including museums and 1st wk of september festivals, excluding churches and cathedrals.
How much does it cost?
What is the Name of the Arch on the road to Valletta
Think of going to Mellieha for our holidays. Is it easy to get around without a car? Plenty of supermarkets, restaurants etc. We are a couple in our late 20's so pretty fit and up for some walking.
I am Trying to find a Clean and Cheap Hotel in Malta,Europe.
On the internet I have found a national war museum at St Elmo, a Malta at War Museum at Vittoriosa, and the Lascaris War Rooms, also at Vittoriosa. Are all three operating or have some been superseeded by others.
Also is there anyone familiar with these museums who would give their opinion as to which we should visit if we only have time for one.
We also intend visiting St John's Co-Cathedral and Museum, the Grand Palace and Armoury and the Casa Rocca Piccolo all in the space of four hours. Which two should we visit first as we may not get the third seen in the limited time we have.
Going to Malta in Mar what's the weather like? Do I need heat in apartment? Is Valletta
Or Sliema the best place to stay. Johnny
We will visit Malta in late October, and trying to choose accommodation. Is it likely that we should need air conditioning at that time of year?
We also thought we would stay around Sliema or Valletta central - pros and cons of both would help us.
What is the hotel in Rudolph Street, Sliema , Sliema , SLM3310?