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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.
Beach
“One of the most popular sandy beach, surrounded restaurants, cafeterias etc.. Water sport lovers welcome!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Theme Park
“One of Malta's major tourist attractions. The original film set of the 1980 film, Popeye starring Robin Williams. Spend a whole day in Sweethaven visiting each building, enjoying their pools, taking a boat ride, watching animators and having a bite to eat. Set in stunning surroundings, there are regular buses directly to the set with something for the whole family to enjoy and open all year round.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The largest sandy beach on the Maltese Islands. Bus route from Birkirkara is 49”
  • 39 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Mellieha and the surrounding north area has lots of scenery to explore and clear crystal blue waters in which to swim and relax. The north of Malta enjoys open spaces and lots of places to visit and explore.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful spot favoured by the locals, with beds, activities, food and drink available. Accessible by bus.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Absolutely our favourite in Malta! Getting down to the beach requires a descent of a tall flight of steps (over 100, but it’s the perfect place for a really chilled out afternoon of swimming and sunbathing and watching the clouds passing by. Red sand and clean water, is quiet and not very busy. Tip: At “Singita Miracle beach” every sunset becomes an unforgettable moment. The Ritual of the Sunset is celebrated every evening in the very moment the red sky disappears behind the sea, you can also enjoy the Aperitif. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Saint Agatha's Tower, also known as the Red Tower, Mellieħa Tower or Fort Saint Agatha, is a large bastioned watchtower in Mellieħa, Malta. It was built between 1647 and 1649, as the sixth of the Lascaris towers. Wikipedia”
  • 21 locals recommend
Transportation
“From Malta to Gozo by ferry. You can pass by car, or on foot. €5/ head the charge for the ferry. €15/car.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“One of Malta's largest and most popular beaches, given it's name Golden Bay due to the Golden color sand. If its windy head here for some fun in the big waves!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice location overlooking the church of Mellieha and the sea. Elegant place and unseen service.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
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“I order usually vegetarian breakfast with avocado, haloumi cheese, toast bread but of course with sticky bacon on the side.. Perfect pancakes, sliced cakes, coffee perfect too. Perfect start for your day!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“This secret little cafe hidden behind the church has breath taking views of Mellieha Bay and Gozo. It is awesome place to chill and watch the sunset too. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Hotel Pool
“This small and beautiful sandy beach is located to the north of the island and is an ideal place for those travellers who want to lie in the sun and enjoy a day at the beach in Malta. It is also a fantastic place to practice snorkelling and to enjoy wonderful views of the sea. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
School
“Go horse riding in Golden Bay and enjoy unforgettable sunset views Golden Bay Horse Riding is located behind the popular and pretty beach of Golden Bay and because of the scenic route”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
  • 6 locals recommend
Bay
“Paradise Bay is a small sandy beach surrounded by high cliffs and a view of Gozo in the distance. It lies over the hill beyond Mellieħa Bay, on the road towards the Gozo ferry which departs at Ċirkewwa. It is easier to reach if you’re renting a car. Public toilets, as well as a large snack bar, are available on location.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Theme Park
“One of Malta's major tourist attractions. The original film set of the 1980 film, Popeye starring Robin Williams. Spend a whole day in Sweethaven visiting each building, enjoying their pools, taking a boat ride, watching animators and having a bite to eat. Set in stunning surroundings, there are regular buses directly to the set with something for the whole family to enjoy and open all year round.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice location overlooking the church of Mellieha and the sea. Elegant place and unseen service.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“This is our favourite restaurant in the village. There is the option of eating inside or outdoors, either way food is always superb and service is second to none. Reservations are strongly recommended!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“ Great nice place on the beach. Internally beautiful, with spectacular and very cozy kitchen and well furnished. Externally beautiful and more welcoming for the summer. Exceptional menu, all very good from the starter, to seafood, to fried foods. The children's menus are also excellent, at fair prices.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
“Another great local venue. Go late as it doesn't really get busy until after 2300hrs. Live music at weekends. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rebekah’s is hands-down my favorite restaurant in Malta. Managing Director, Manuel Attard, and his brilliant staff present guests with a truly unforgettable dining experience. What sets Rebekah’s apart from other Maltese eateries is superb food quality, rich flavors and an intimate setting.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“50 metres up the road and you can experience one of the best Chinese restaurants in Malta. Booking is recommended.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A lovely dining experience with a view and even just to have a bottle of wine and platter ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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