The Mediterranean is home to coastal jewels travelers love to explore like Italy’s Amalfi Coast and Croatia. However, one destination in the region many still tend to sleep on is the beautiful island nation of Malta.
From historic sites like the baroque St. John’s Co-Cathedral and the Azure Window with its impressive seaside views to island hopping to nearby Gozo for a day of hiking, there is so much to discover in Malta. Kenyan fashion writer Silvia Njoki (@silvianjoki) recently went on a Maltese escape and the beauty she captured left us speechless.
With 2020 just a few months away, we know you’re looking for new places to wander, and between our exclusive guide and Silvia’s stunning images, we’re pretty confident that Malta will make it to the top of your travel wish list.
Welcome to Malta
Located in the central Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and the North African coast, Malta is known for historic sites, limestone cliffs, hidden coves, amazing diving and sandy red-gold beaches. If you’re trying to escape the tourist crowds, visit during the early fall season but skip November when the rain sets in. Malta uses the Euro meaning the exchange rate isn’t in favor of the U.S. dollar, so be sure to budget accordingly.
Photo Credit: @silvianjoki
Malta is a country overflowing with ancient castles to explore. If you want to live like a modern day queen with a castle all to yourself during your visit, grab a room at local properties like Corinthia Palace.
Photo Credit: Corinthia Palace
Cuisine in Malta reflects the country’s history and ties to countries like Italy, Spain and Britain. While traditional dishes like fenek (stewed rabbit) may not be your go to, fresh seafood is easy to find and can be enjoyed with a view at local restaurants like Mr. Friz.
As an island, Malta naturally has gorgeous beaches perfect for relaxation. Catch a tan and people watch at popular spots like Golden Bay Beach before you leave.