Malta Weekend Guide

I’ve collaborated with Iniala Harbour House to visit Malta, so the time his come and I’ve planned a 4 nights visit to this little gem!

Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta is a captivating archipelago brimming with rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture. Comprised of three main islands—Malta, Gozo, and Comino—this small but mighty nation boasts a unique blend of influences from various civilizations that have left their mark over millennia. From ancient temples and medieval fortresses to crystal-clear waters and bustling markets, Malta offers an enchanting experience for every visitor.

Valletta, where my trip was to, the capital city of Malta, is a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its stunning Baroque architecture, historic fortifications, and cultural richness. Founded in the 16th century by the Knights of St. John, Valletta boasts a wealth of historical landmarks, including St. John’s Co-Cathedral, known for its opulent interior and Caravaggio masterpieces. The city’s strategic harbors and bastions, like Fort St. Elmo, highlight its military significance. Valletta is also a vibrant cultural hub, offering theaters, museums, and lively street festivals, blending its historical heritage with a dynamic contemporary lifestyle. Its narrow street

Here you go, a weekend guide in Malta!

In terms of hotels, I recommend Iniala Harbour House which is located overlooking the harbor, absolutely stunning views, property and great service. If you’re looking for a small boutique stay checkout Casa Ellul (small luxury hotels of the world). Another hotel I’ve read alot about is The Embassy Valletta Hotel but I haven’t been/seen it!

Day 1: Exploring Valletta

Morning: Start your weekend in Malta with a visit to Valletta, the capital city. Begin at the Upper Barrakka Gardens, offering panoramic views of the Grand Harbour. Next, explore St. John’s Co-Cathedral, home to Caravaggio’s masterpiece, “The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist.”

Lunch: Head to Guzé Bistro, a charming restaurant known for its Maltese and Mediterranean cuisine, located in a 16th-century building. Try their rabbit stew, a traditional Maltese dish.

Afternoon: Continue your exploration with a visit to the Grandmaster’s Palace and the National Museum of Archaeology. Wander through the narrow streets and discover quaint shops and cafes.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at Noni, a Michelin-starred restaurant offering modern Maltese dishes with a twist. Their tasting menu is highly recommended for a culinary journey. or Trabuxu Bistro in town!

Day 2: Discovering Mdina and Rabat

Morning: Drive to Mdina, the ancient capital of Malta. Stroll through the “Silent City,” with its medieval and Baroque architecture. Visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Mdina Dungeons.

Lunch: Dine at Fontanella Tea Garden in Mdina, famous for its delicious cakes and stunning views over the island.

Afternoon: Head to Rabat, adjacent to Mdina, and explore the Catacombs of St. Paul and the Domus Romana. These sites provide insight into Malta’s Roman and early Christian history.

Dinner: Dinner back in Valletta, Beef Bar (meat) or Aki (sushi)

Day 3: Explore Gozo /or/ Boat Day

Morning: Take a ferry to Gozo, Malta’s sister island. Start your day at the Ggantija Temples, some of the oldest freestanding structures in the world. There are Quad Bikes or Jeep tours in Gozo if you prefer to go on an organized tour!

Alternatively: Rent a private boat and get to explore from sea Gozo and Comino Islands! A dip/swim in time permits in the blue lagoon!

Dinner: Dinner in Sliema is a nice option If you’re not too tired after the trip!


Weather: Malta enjoys a Mediterranean climate, so pack accordingly. Summers are hot and dry, while winters are mild and wet. I visited Mid-June and it was great!

Local Cuisine: Explore with food! Try traditional Maltese dishes such as pastizzi (flaky pastry snacks), and ftira (Maltese bread).

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