Best Places to Visit in Malta

THE MALTESE ISLANDS

MALTA, GOZO, COMINO

COMINOTTO, FILFLA AND ST PAUL’S ISLET
The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the center of the Mediterranean 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north of
Africa.

 

T Maltese archipelago, consists of mainly three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino. The archipelago is named after Malta which is the largest island of the group.he

MALTA

Malta is an advanced economy. The country is a member of the European Union and enjoys sunny weather nearly all the year.

Spinola Bay

San Ġiljan is a town in the Central Region of Malta. It is known for tourism- oriented businesses, such as hotels, restaurants and nightclubs which are centred mainly in an area known as Paceville.

Valletta

Malta is about 316 km2 with population of over 400,000 inhabitants. Valletta, is the capital city of Malta.

Kalkara Marina

Kalkara Marina is situated in picturesque Kalkara Creek in the heart of Malta’s Grand Harbour.

Marsascala

Marsascala is an ancient fishing village, with a picturesque bay and a good restaurants, located in the southeast corner of the island.

Il Hofra l-Kbira

Facing Northeast this is a little known unspoiled anchorage with clean clear waters for bathing. Ideal for leisurely days at anchor or overnight stays. Good holding ground.

Marsaxlokk

Marsaxlokk is a fishing village in the South part of Malta famous for its fish market, colorful boats and fish restaurants.

Blue Grotto

The Blue Grotto is a fantastic cave system with fantastic light reflections inside and a beautiful large arch opposite the island of Filfla.

Filfla

Gnejna Bay is a sandy beach with limestone cliff perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Re commended for anchoring. No services, good holding ground.

Popeye Village

Popeye village is a set of wooden houses. This village was created in 1980 to serve as a set and location for the musical Popeye. Today, it’s open to the public.

Għajn Tuffieħa

Għajn Tuffieħa is one of Malta’s most beautiful beaches. Almost untouched by man, with natural beauty all around you. Soft sandy bottom, good mooring.

Selmun Bay

Facing N/NE Selmun Bay is a lovely small sandy bay. A great place to escape the crowds. Soft sandy bottom.
Good holding.

St Paul’s Island

St. Paul the Apostle was shipwrecked on the island on his way to Rome to be prosecuted. Good anchoring protected from N/NW.

Comino

Comino covers only 3.5 km2. The island is situated in between of Gozo and Malta. Comino is named after the cumin herb that once flourished on the Island.

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon with its crystal clear turquoise water, compared with bounty paradises in the tropics. Ideal for over night anchoring.

Crystal Lagoon

Crystal lagoon is a lovely bay. It is fringed by steep cliffs and therefore accessed only by boats. Sea is crystal clear and the bottom is good holding ground.

Elephant Rock

Elephant Rock is a sea natural arch eroded through Upper Coralline limestone. It is located on the east side of Comino Island

GoZo

Gozo is the second largest island of the Maltese archipelago. Its landscape is spectacular with many green hills, rocky cliffs and caves.

Mgarr Marina

The harbour is also used by local fishing boats, day tripper boats, plus the drive on passenger ferries running between Gozo and Malta.

Mgarr ix-Xini

This is a long and narrow waterway leading to a beach at its extremity. Very good holding ground.
Excellent for swimming.

Xlendi bay

Facing W/SW. This is a very picturesque bay. A number of good restaurants and bars surround the bay. Small sandy beach. Good anchorage.

Fungus Rock

Entrance to the bay is facing North. Good holding ground. Beautiful clean sea. Very peaceful. Recommended for overnight stay.

AZure Window

The Azure Window is Gozo’s iconic flat-topped natural limestone arch over the sea at Dwejra. It can be seen from the shore or from a boat.

Wied il-Ghasri

A very scenic inlet too narrow to access by yacht but anchoring outside and visiting by tender one will find a small bay at its extremity.

Ramla Bay

This is Gozo’s, and arguably Malta’s, best beach. A wide stretch of red sand, it is often referred to locally as “Ramla il- Ħamra” – the Red Sandy Beach!

Gebel tal-Halfa

This is a beautiful little bay situated behind a large rock, which is ideal for day trips. Good anchorage.
Quite close to shelter in Mgarr Harbour