I was already done with the cold.  I surprised myself, googling something along the lines of:
“Warmest places in Europe in January”
Or this one:
“Sunny destinations in Europe in January”
Surprisingly, my Canadian roots aren’t good enough.  After several months under the Australian sun and a few more months under the Asian sky, I couldn’t handle the cold-ish English weather.  I needed my dose of blue sky, my vitamin sea.
There were a few possibilities; Canary Islands, Crete, Morocco or Malta.  
And there I was, searching for cheap flights on Skyscanner.  … And Malta won.



Malta certainly had a blue sky, but it wasn’t necessarily warm! *Cough* It was the coldest week of the winter.

Once again, I fell in love with another place.  I’d go back to Malta anytime.

What to do in Malta? “What to see in Malta” would be the right question here.

Here’s a list of the best places to visit in Malta in photos – for your pretty eyes.  I also have a post about how to travel to Malta on a budget.  So, get ready to book a flight!




Valletta, capital of Malta, will impress you with its colorful streets.  Recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, you shouldn’t hesitate and add this cute little city to your Maltese bucket list.  Take the less busy streets to admire some of the most colorful doors and windows.  Valletta rhymes with unique raw street pornography.  While you’re there you should also check Valletta waterfront, which is a cool spot to get some original shots.


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Valletta - Malta - Best places in Malta

Valletta - Malta - Best places in Malta




I found out about Marsaxlokk while I was trying to decide where to go next… on Instagram.  Colorful boats, blue water and lots of restaurants terraces were quite compelling.  From what I saw, it would have been a great idea to attempt a sunrise along the bay, but I was a bit too late for it.  I still managed to appreciate a perfectly affordable lunch surrounded by vivid colors.


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Spinola Bay, St-Julian’s


St-Julian is one of the popular places you can find budget accommodation.  Even if you’re not staying in the area, you must check out Spinola Bay.  Enjoy a walk along the bay and most importantly, be crazy about those bold colors.


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St-Julian's - Spinola Bay

Spinola Bay - St-Julian's


Golden Bay


Golden is the word I’d use to describe the beach at Golden Bay.  I suggest you grab a meal at the restaurant on the beach where you will also share this moment with several little birds.  (They are cute, but cheeky!)  This place seems to be a great spot to admire the sunset at night.


Golden Bay - Malta


Popeye Village


As soon as I saw this colorful place on Instagram, I knew I had to get to Popeye Village.  It wasn’t that easy with public transport, but it was definitely worth it.  While you’re there, you should walk around the cliffs.  


Popeye Village - Malta

Popeye Village - Malta


Azure Window


Azure Window is on Gozo (another island accessible by ferry) and is well known because of Game of Thrones.  This limestone arch is stunning!  It’s quite hard to imagine until you see it!  In the area, you’ll have the impression that you are walking on the moon.  I’d suggest you walk around the cliff and find your own spot to appreciate the view.

Update: unfortunately, the Azure Window collapsed in 2017.
gozo - malta

Gozo - Malta


There are many spots you should go while you’re in Malta.  I only had 6 days, but I hope I can make it back again during summer time.

Next time, these places will be on my list:

Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon, Comino, Mdina, Birgu and Marsalforn Bay.


Have you been to Malta?  What are your recommendations?


gozo - malta


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