This post is about what to do if you visit the island I call home. In the picture above (thanks to my brother) you can see the three main islands that make up Malta from the plane window. As there are a lot of activities one can do in Malta, this is the first post of a series of posts that I will upload in the coming weeks.
The Maltese islands are a group of mainly 3 islands situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. The three main islands are Malta, Gozo and Comino with a number of smaller islands surrounding the coast. It is a small island of around 400,000 inhabitants occupying most of the island with characteristically unique towns and villages. Being a small country, one would think that many activities one might want to try would not be available, but despair not, Malta is home for numerous activities that will suit everyone’s tastes.
Activities to do when in Malta
Whatever your tastes are, be sure that you will find ways to enjoy them here. Whether you’re a foodie, a party animal, a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast or if you’re just looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy the sun, Malta offers something for you. Any type of holiday you want to have, you are sure to find some spot where you can undertake the activity you are looking for.
The Cuisine in Malta
They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The Maltese have taken this to heart and obey this as if it was a universal truth that is key for the survival of the race. Food is never a shortage around the island and you are never further than a few steps from a restaurant or a take away. In fact, so as not to be hungry for long even if you’re too tired after a day exploring the island, you can download an app on your phone that gives you a lot of options that deliver anywhere, from your hotel room to that comfortable spot you found at the beach.
If you fancy a nice quiet dinner, many restaurants around the island are available with different cuisines usually available at the same restaurant. Therefore if you crave a creamy pasta dish but your partner is dying for a juicy piece of meat, you can both quench your thirst at the same restaurant. There are also a lot of restaurants that offer typical Maltese dishes such as the delicious rabbit stew (you can only find this in Malta), the mouth-watering ross il-forn (rice with meat sauce that is cooked in an oven) or the typical Maltese aljotta (fish soup with a number of different herbs that together make your taste-buds party in your mouth).
If you’re in a hurry but you still want to taste a typical Maltese dish, you can try out a pastizz (typically ricotta or a pea and beef mixture inside an oil or butter drenched dough), a Maltese all-time favorite. Even if you’re full, do try out a maqrut (imqaret in plural) which are deep fried pastries stuffed with dates.
Tip from a local: Do a quick search on Google for the best restaurants, however if you choose a top restaurant do reserve a table as we love our food and an outing is not an outing without food.
My next post will give you an insight to the partying scene here in Malta for those who want to dance the night away.
Until next time… stay safe u dream big.