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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place to shop
“The ancient fishing village of Marsaxlokk (marsa-shlock; from marsa sirocco, meaning 'southeasterly harbour') at the head of Marsaxlokk Bay resolutely remains a slice of real Maltese life, despite the encroachment of industry and the descent of hundreds of tourists every Sunday for its weekly fish and souvenir market. Old low-rise houses ring the waterfront, and a photogenic fleet of brightly coloured luzzu (fishing boats) dance in the harbour attended by their weatherworn owners. The town is home to around 70% of the Maltese fishing fleet, and is renowned for its top-notch seafood restaurants, making it a magnet for long-lunching locals and busloads of day-trippers. It makes for a relaxed base once the Sunday hordes have left. If you're after nightlife into the wee small hours, you'll be disappointed. But if you're looking to chill out (and regularly tuck into all manner of fishy morsels), you'll be happy. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The cave contains the bone remains of animals that were stranded and subsequently became extinct in Malta at the end of the Last Glacial Maximum. It has lent its name to the Għar Dalam phase in Maltese prehistory, and is viewed as one of Malta's most important national monuments.The cave contains the bone remains of animals that were stranded and subsequently became extinct in Malta at the end of the Last Glacial Maximum. It has lent its name to the Għar Dalam phase in Maltese prehistory and is viewed as one of Malta's most important national monuments.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“St Peter's Pool Marsaxlokk is another lovely beautiful natural peaceful inlet pool that is frequented by many tourists locals. It is an ideal location where you can relax away from the daily busy tourist areas. Located between Marsaxlokk fishing village and Delimara Point. It is located in the south of Malta surrounded by the lovely blue deep waters and natural limestone rocks. It attracts swimmers for its crystal clear azure and light green colours and also offering ideal areas for snorkelling.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“rocky beach,popular. Take the bus to Valletta, then to Marsaxlokk. Ask for boat trip taking you to St Peters Pool.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For fish lovers. In the menu offer both conventional and non conventional dishes. A bit expensive, but the quality of the food and the service are excellent.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beach
“Always bustling with activity, Pretty bay offers something for everyone including beach sport activities and nearby bars, cafes and kiosks.​ One of the very few beaches located in the Southern region of Malta, in Birzebbugia, this beach has both a rocky area as well as a sandy area. Compared to other beaches in Malta, this bay is by far one of the largest.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
“This picturesque bay features a swimming beach, boating, cargo ships & views of Il-Brolli. Great Restaurants/Playground. Safe Sandy Beach for Smaller Children”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Ferretti Housed within the ruins of an ancient battery built back when the Knights of St. John were still strutting around the island, wine bars don’t come much more historic than Ferretti. One of Malta’s more stylish nightspots, guests can enjoys their drinks on the outdoor terrace overlooking a moat, or move inside into contemporary interiors. The cellar offers an eclectic selection of vintages, both from Malta and abroad, while the kitchen serves up classic Mediterranean fare. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Locality
“Our very own seaside fishing village, famous for its great seafood as well as being able to see our traditional fishing boats!”
  • 62 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Delicious fresh food with a great ambiance and location. If you're in luck you may meet Adrian, the owner, who is fantastic!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very good for Maltese Food and Fish in the cute southern village of Marsaxlokk. Check openinh hours and if its on a weekend lunch or dinner try to book before especially for Sunday Lunch when there is the Market”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Visiting Marsaxlokk early on a Sunday allows you to truly immerse yourself in the Maltese culture and appreciate the work done by local fishermen. See the traditional and colourful fishing boats & enjoy a lovely meal!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoyable all year round. Fantastic swimming spot during summer, whilst offering a nice walk in colder weather - Xrobb L-Ghagin Nature Park.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“St Peter's Pool Marsaxlokk is another lovely beautiful natural peaceful inlet pool that is frequented by many tourists locals. It is an ideal location where you can relax away from the daily busy tourist areas. Located between Marsaxlokk fishing village and Delimara Point. It is located in the south of Malta surrounded by the lovely blue deep waters and natural limestone rocks. It attracts swimmers for its crystal clear azure and light green colors and also offering ideal areas for snorkeling.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“For fish lovers. In the menu offer both conventional and non conventional dishes. A bit expensive, but the quality of the food and the service are excellent.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Ferretti Housed within the ruins of an ancient battery built back when the Knights of St. John were still strutting around the island, wine bars don’t come much more historic than Ferretti. One of Malta’s more stylish nightspots, guests can enjoys their drinks on the outdoor terrace overlooking a moat, or move inside into contemporary interiors. The cellar offers an eclectic selection of vintages, both from Malta and abroad, while the kitchen serves up classic Mediterranean fare. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Delicious fresh food with a great ambiance and location. If you're in luck you may meet Adrian, the owner, who is fantastic!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very good for Maltese Food and Fish in the cute southern village of Marsaxlokk. Check openinh hours and if its on a weekend lunch or dinner try to book before especially for Sunday Lunch when there is the Market”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Visiting Marsaxlokk early on a Sunday allows you to truly immerse yourself in the Maltese culture and appreciate the work done by local fishermen. See the traditional and colourful fishing boats & enjoy a lovely meal!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend

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