Visit Malta

One of my favorite travel hacks is how easy and affordable it is to fly within Europe. When my boyfriend came to visit me for a week in Italy, we were looking for places to travel to and of course we had to visit Malta. We were on a time crunch, but we were ready for adventure.

We ended up booking our trip from Milan to Malta for 2 days where we stayed at Plaza Regency Hotel. Our trip was quick as we planned a sunset tour one day and the rest, we were ready to go with the flow.

views from hotel room when we visit Malta
View from our room, and across the street is the water.
plaza regency hotel views when you visit Malta
Breakfast buffet and views!

Arriving in Malta

We booked a taxi from the airport that took us right to the hotel which was about 15 minutes away. Looking back, I would suggest doing the bus because you can get a feel as a local and it is way cheaper. But, we wanted to get right to our destination so we did not do that. Sometimes it’s just easier and more comfortable to grab a quick taxi.

Dinner and a Sunset Tour

Our trip was a quick one as we flew in early evening around 5:30pm, and went out for dinner at L’ Ostricaio Balluta. We ordered a shrimp pasta dish and a lobster pasta with a bottle of wine, of course. If you’re looking for a restaurant by the water, this is the place to go when you visit Malta!

shrimp pasta near hotel
Shrimp pasta dish.

The following day we enjoyed our time by the beach, soaked up the sun, grabbed a snack, and then headed to our sunset tour.

Churros and oreo donut from a shop visit Malta
Churros and Oreo Donut for fuel.
stepping on ladder out of the water
Enjoying a swim in the water.

We booked our reservation through Get Your Guide, Camino: Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon, and Sea Caves Tour where we snorkeled, had one too many drinks, and a yummy dinner on the boat. Our dinner was included with the tour tickets, but we did have to put down a security deposit for snorkeling that we got back once equipment was returned. This is one thing you have to do when you visit Malta!

Overlooking the boat from the land.
Hop on the SeaBird boat when you visit Malta.
Snorkeled here in the water and cave.
Spot where we snorkeled.

Leaving Malta

We headed out the following day to the airport, severely hungover, where we thought we would try the buses back. Instead of taking two buses, we took three which honestly isn’t too bad looking back on it now. At the time, we were stressed, and I thought I lost my phone, but it all worked out as we got to the airport on time, and my phone was indeed with me!

Us on the boat during sunset for our visit Malta
We had the best time!

Plans to return

I would definitely go back to Malta as it is a small island, but there’s so many more things to see and do. Next time, I would love to see more architecture, visit the capital, Mdina, and maybe even scuba dive! This blog post has great ideas to things to see!

Looking at the Island from the airplane when you visit Malta
Overlooking the Island

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