Malta for Couples
Collected by Dottie Combe
The Maltese islands are a beautifully historic and naturally picturesque destination in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. Swimming through sunken ships, connecting with local artisans, weaving down historic streets, and basking in the sun are all apart of a trip here.
292 Triq Sant' Orsla, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
Head to the Upper Barrakka Gardens for sweeping panoramic views of the Grand Harbour. From this vantage point you can also spot the old towns of Senglea and Vittoriosa, and the shipyards below. You'll encounter the Saluting Battery, where daily...
74 Republic St, Valletta, Malta
Take a look inside one of the old Maltese houses and tour the Casa Rocca Piccola. In this 16th-century palace of a noble family, you are led through with a docent and learn how these houses operated and how the families lived. It’s an hour-long...
2 Dawret Il - Qawra, San Pawl il-Baħar, Malta
The HMS Stubborn was scuttled for ASDIC purposes and is in magnificent condition lying upright with a 10 degree list toward starboard side. This wreck is 45 meters deep and a great diving experience. Here you can see the torpedo tubes, propellers,...
Nordurljosavegur 9, 240 Grindavík, Iceland
Iceland’s largest and most famous geothermal spa lies around an hour outside Reykjavik, quite close to Keflavik Airport. With a dramatic setting amidst large black lava boulders, the steam-filled, creamy-blue pool area is a striking and...
Dragonara Road St. Julian's STJ, St Julian's, Malta
Quadro is one of the most popular restaurants in Malta. It's perfect for an elegant night out; the venue is open and airy with gorgeous views of the sea. The fresh, Mediterranean, seafood-centric fare changes as often as the the tide.
Rabat Road, Xaghra XRA 9010, Malta
Ta Mena estate is back to its roots: wine and olives. They still produce other jams and spreads in small quantities, but their main mission today is to let the world know how great Gozitan wines are. And based on my taste test, they can rival any...
244 Republic, Il-Belt Valletta VLT 1114, Malta
Stop in for an espresso or cappuccino at the opulent Café Cordina (a local and tourist hangout near the Cathedral on Republica Street). I suggest you pass by all of the tourists sitting outside and instead have your coffee the local way: standing...
91, Triq Manwel Dimech, Sliema SLM 1055, Malta
The Sliema Stamp Shop caters to a classic traveler's tradition: collecting stamps. With a collection of local postage and historical information, this specialty shop is more than a destination for the niche collector. Find your way here and you'll...
Marina St, Marsalforn, Malta
After visiting the Ta Mena Winery and farms on Gozo I completed my farm-to-table experience in Marsalforn, a little fishing village along the sea. The Ta Mena Farm runs the restaurant Il-Kartell and supplies the fresh produce and wines they have...
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