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Malta, the small European country in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, has a lot to offer solo travellers. It’s easy to get around, has great food and hotels, and offers plenty of things to see and do. If you’re looking for an affordable vacation destination that won’t break the bank but will give you a taste of what Malta offers and some amazing food experiences…this is it!


luxury hotel resort

Malta is a popular destination for travellers, and so you will find many hotels across the country. The price of your room can vary depending on the time of year and where in Malta you’re staying. If you’re planning a trip to Malta during the peak season (like summer), be prepared to pay more than if you were staying during the off-peak season (like winter).

The most expensive hotels in Malta are usually found in its main tourist areas like Sliema, St Julian’s and Paceville so they may not always have the best views or location but they do offer high standards of service and comfort and easy access to public transport links such as buses or ferries that can take guests around the island without needing their own vehicles which can help with reducing costs while travelling solo.


Typical Italian pesto
  • The best place to eat in Malta is at the Blue Lagoon in Comino. It’s an open-air restaurant, bar, and swimming pool all in one. You can sit there all day long and drink beer or wine, swim in the sea, eat lunch or dinner—you name it!
  • The second best place to eat is Harry’s Bar & Restaurant on St. Julian’s Avenue—probably because it’s right next door to the first place I mentioned! They have amazing food here too though, so don’t miss out if you can help yourself 🙂
  • If I’m looking for somewhere more casual, than Il-Forn was always my favourite spot; they do some of the best pizzas (and other Italian dishes) in town-plus their outdoor seating is perfect for people watching on busy nights like Friday night 🙂


Blue grotto cave in Malta. Natural limestone arch over a lagoon
  • The Blue Grotto is a cave system on the southern coast of Malta. It’s a dark and beautiful place that you can visit by boat, where you’ll be able to swim among stalactites and mingle with marine life.
  • The Dingli Cliffs are located off the northeast coast, offering an impressive view of St. Thomas Bay. It’s also home to some dramatic rock formations like Qawra Reef and Golden Bay—perfect for taking some photos and exploring nature!
  • The Azure Window was once one of Malta’s most famous landmarks; however, it collapsed in 2017 due to erosion from weathering and human activity. You can still visit its remains at Dwejra Point Nature Reserve in Mellieha Bay, but keep your expectations low as it may not be what you’re expecting!
  • Hagar Qim Temples are ancient stone structures found on the island of Gozo (near Victoria). They were built over 5,400 years ago during the Neolithic era by an unknown civilization; they’re believed to have been part of religious rituals back then!
  • Hypogeum is a series of underground tunnels dug beneath Malta’s capital city Valletta—once used as burial chambers for nobles who ruled during King Hospitaller times (1130-1530). These days there isn’t much left inside apart from big rooms filled with stalagmites which essentially make it worth visiting just because they look cool but don’t expect anything too exciting beyond that…unless maybe if you’re into spelunking? 😉


The first thing to figure out when you’re planning a trip to Malta is how to get there. Although Malta is an island, it’s not remote, and it’s easy enough to fly into the main city of Valetta from most major European hubs (including London, Paris and Rome). There are also ferry routes from Italy and Egypt if you can’t face an overnight flight. Once on the ground in Valetta, take a bus or hire a taxi to take you through some of Malta’s most iconic sights: Mosta Dome (the world’s third largest dome church), Siggiewi village (home to a medieval castle) and Mdina (a walled city built by Arabs). You’ll also want to check out Hagar Qim Temples—these temples have been around since before 2000 BC!

After exploring these sites, head back to your hotel for dinner at one of Valetta’s many restaurants or make use of one of its many grocery stores if there aren’t any restaurants open.

Malta has lots of amazing sights as well as great food and hotels.

Malta is a great place to visit. It has lots of amazing sights, but also great food and hotels.

To start with, you can’t go wrong with Malta’s capital city Valletta. It has a lot of history and a beautiful fort overlooking the harbour (you can even stay there). There are lots of churches nearby as well, so if you like that sort of thing, then Malta is perfect for you!

Valletta, Malta, Skyline in the evening with the dome of the Carmelite Church
Valletta, Malta.

If you prefer nature over culture, then head out west, where most of Malta’s beaches are located. These beautiful white-sand beaches will keep your tan glowing long after your trip back home. There are also things to do here, like hiking along trails dotted with olive trees or kayaking around little islands offshore from Gozo.

If neither sightseeing nor beach bumming appeals to you then book yourself into one of Valletta’s many hotels instead – they’re wonderful places to stay!


Malta is a wonderful place to visit, and I hope this guide has given you the confidence to explore it on your own. Whether you’re travelling solo or with friends, there’s so much to see and do in Malta that it can be overwhelming at times. Don’t worry though! I’ve covered everything from where to stay, eat (and drink), what sights are worth seeing, how much money you’ll need for each day of your stay on this island paradise – plus tips on getting around too.