15 photos that will convince you to visit Malta!
Blue Lagoon, Comino Island
Golden Bay Beach
Mouth of the Wind
Ancient City of Mdina
Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort
Where to Stay:
We stayed at the beautiful Marina Hotel in St. Julians. For an additional $33 the front desk scheduled transportation to and from Malta airport which was a huge help! The room gave off mega beach vibes and the balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea was indescribable. When staying at Marina Hotel, you also get access to all pools/restaurants of the neighboring resort (pictured above). The resort offers a free of charge ‘travel concierge’ in which we booked both of our excursions. Added bonus? The front desk gives you a GOPRO (for free) & you are able to use it as you wish throughout the entire day. If you wish to keep any of your photos you pay for the SIM card, and the photos are all yours! How awesome is that! I would highly recommend staying at this resort when visiting Malta. The Marina is beautiful, affordable, convenient & you can’t pass up these spectacular views…
Tip #1: Looking for the best deal?! During the last week of May the resort was offering half off our stay ! Look to schedule before the crazy summer months!
Dinner Views from hotel
We paid €25/per person for the Blue Lagoon/Camino Island cruise. We ordered a shuttle to come to our resort and take us to the ship! This was an all day cruise to the Blue Lagoon at Comino Island. Once you arrive at the Blue Lagoon, the boat offers a buffet style lunch (included in price) & an open bar with beer and wine (also included!!). We had a few hours to explore the beautiful island before getting back on the boat and enjoying an hour long ride back to Malta. Yes you read that correctly – €25/per person for the boat ride, lunch, alcohol & a safe ride back to your resort. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Tip #1: bring beach towels with you because the beach is very rocky and it’s not the most comfortable to lay on! Tip #2: Bring cash with you because there are several food and drink vendors at the Blue Lagoon that are cash only!
You can’t leave without doing the all day Jeep Safari tour around Malta. We paid €50/per person for this excursion and toured so many different places around the island. After curbside pickup from our resort we then spent the rest of the day in the back of an old jeep with a front row seat to some pretty badass places. We stopped at over 9 locations including the Red Tower, Popeye village, the Ancient City of Mdina, Blue Grotto, Dingli Cliffs and Marsaxlokk Fishing Village (pictures above). Halfway through the trip, our tour group took an hour break and ate at a local restaurant in town (lunch included in price). Side note: Try CISK, the local Malta beer! It is delicious and only 1 euro! This is an all day excursion and worth every penny!