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What to Do around The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta

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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.
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Triq San Gwann, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
Tourists may flock to Valletta for its incredible history and nature, but many miss St. John's Co-Cathedral, which houses the famous Caravaggio paintings "The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist" and "Saint Jerome Writing." The Cathedral is open...
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Malta
Village Fiestas are held weekly in various towns and villages across Malta. These street festivals celebrating the village patron saints, and include beautiful, colorful firework displays and processions with statues. If you're in Malta during the...
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Fomm ir-Riħ Bay, Malta
Fomm ir-Riħ Bay is a remote bay located in the north of Malta, near Bahrija. The bay and its breathtaking pebble beach are accessibly only by hike. The bay is popular with snorkelers and divers, but the views of the sea, cliffs, and lush valleys...
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Mellieha, Malta
This amazing scuba diving site is located off the Dragonara Cave, near Mellieha at Ahrax Point. This popular wreck is great for all experience levels as well. Five meters below the surface you'll go through a small entrance leading you to an...
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Triq San Gwann, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
There are no words that can prepare you for the baroque interior of the St John's Co Cathedral in Malta. And that's a good thing, because the instant reaction as you step through the first set of doors is worth the admission price alone. I'm not...
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Għar Lapsi, Malta
After braving the Blue Lagoon and Azure Window crowds, Ghar Lapsi is the ideal spot for swimming in Malta's pristine waters. A tiny inlet and small fishing village, this is the place to experience Maltese summer like a local. The calm waters and...
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Malta
Malta's rubble walls may look simple but, when you investigate deeper, they tell a fascinating story. Built with patience and limestone, there’s nothing holding them together but the skillful stacking and weight of themselves. I saw the wall...
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Triq Il-Marfa, Il-Mellieħa, Malta
Located near Cirkewwa, this site explores the Tug Boat Rozi. The experience is great for all levels of scuba divers. MV Rozi was a Bristol built tugboat launched in 1958 as the Rossmore by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd. In 1969 she was sold to Rea...
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Valletta, Malta
History buffs can meander down staircases and passageways and into the former Malta WWII operations base, the Lascaris War Rooms. Located below the Upper Barrakka Gardens, the restored chambers and tunnels of the then-secret complex now contain...
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36 Old Treasury Street,, Valletta, Malta
As one of the last pieces of architecture commissioned by the Knights of Malta before fleeing, the National Library, or Bibliotheca, is a reference library containing old manuscripts, historical documents, newspapers, and rare bound books. Bring...
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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...
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Valletta, Malta
Get off the touristy streets and wander around the neighborhoods of the old town of Valletta. Take in the beautiful wooden balconies that stretch around corners and cross over cobblestone streets. But be prepared for some hill work—this old city...
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4 Triq l-Għassara ta' l-Għeneb, Il-Furjana MRS 1912, Malta
Near Valetta Grand Harbour, dive to see the HMS Maori. Named after the indigenous Māori people of New Zealand, the HMS Maori was a Tribal-class destroyer with the Mediterranean fleet. The historic ship was even involved in the pursuit and...
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Triq il-Marina Kalkara MT KKR, 1320, Il-Kalkara, Malta
The Italian freighter MV Odile was bombed during the Second World War and now lies broken on the sea floor. She faces northwest and is lying on her port side. Near Kalkara Reef, this is a great place for divers to explore. The wreck can be entered...
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2 Dawret Il - Qawra, San Pawl il-Baħar, Malta
From 1958 to 1968, the Imperial Eagle ferry boat traveled between Malta and Gozo carrying a load of 70 passengers, 10 cars, and goods. For the following 20 years, it was used as a cargo ship on the same route. It was originally bought to replace...
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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...
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Valletta, Malta
Valletta is one of the world's largest natural harbors. It may not be the largest but it's definitely the most dramatic. Whether you know a bit of the history of the Crusades or not, you can't help but feel impressed and even a little intimidated...
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Nadur, Malta
A marriage and family might have brought artist Hermine Sammut to Gozo, but it was the simple, creative atmosphere and beautiful landscapes that made her stay. Gozo is only a short 30 minute ferry ride from Malta and is the vacation destination...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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Tul Il-Kosta, Naxxar 9038, Malta
If you've always dreamed of swimming with dolphins, here's your chance. Sign up for the program at Mediterraneo Marine Park (it's recommended that you make a reservation ahead of your visit), where you can swim with Black Sea dolphins and say...
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21 Merchants St, Valletta, Malta
When I first arrived in Malta and walked around the neighborhood I was staying in, I immediately noticed that the majority of houses had name plates. It turns out, here it's a tradition to name your house. Some houses were named for the people who...
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The Mall, FRN1478, Floriana, Malta
The bus system that ran around the island of Malta operated using vintage buses from all over the world. They were individually decorated and named (all orange and yellow so as to be recognized as the local bus service). You could take them...
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The historical Is-Suq tal-Belt market in the UNESCO world heritage site of Valletta sits practically lifeless but the beauty is there. It was the first building to be constructed entirely out of metal in Malta in the mid-1800’s, and it survived...
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St. George's Bay, Malta
The small strip of sandy beach of St. George's Bay is right in the middle of St. Julian's entertainment hub and within easy walking distance of many restaurants. As the day progresses, St. George's Bay becomes gradually busier with families and...
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Triq it-Turisti, San Pawl il-Baħar, Malta
Vintage car enthusiasts — and general nostalgists — will love this museum with its impeccably maintained and lovingly restored cars, from T-Birds and Spitfires to Fiats and Fords. In addition to cars, the museum has a vast collection of motoring...