If you are thinking about visiting Malta some time soon this is for you. I went off season in February for a weekend so prices were quite low. I paid approximately £38 for my flights with Ryanair and £51 pounds for my hotel. I travelled solo and had a good time so here is a quick Malta solo travel guide.
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Weather and When To Visit
As someone from the UK the weather in Malta is decent all year round but it is a lot colder from December to Feb/March at around 15-17 Celsius degrees.
The official summer months are from May to September. July and August tend to have the warmest months, sometimes going above 30 Celsius degrees.
To have the best mix of less people but decent weather the best months seem to be May, September and October but please check the weather forecasts before booking.
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Transport and Getting Around
Since I went for just a weekend, when I left the airport I took one of the airport buses straight to Valletta with the X4. The airport buses are X1, X1A, X1B, X3 and X4. You can find out more HERE.
Getting around was pretty easy and the main way to get around is to hire a car, use the buses, walking, ferry and Bolt/Cool.
They also have a hop on and hop off bus tour in Malta that you can use to get around.
In Valletta there is a luggage storage called Stow Your Bags where I dropped my bag for a few hours. I have also used them in Milan and I really like their service. It’s all digital and you can pay when you get there via the screen. I left my bag here while I explored Valletta for the afternoon.
You can also leave your luggage in your hotel before check in.
Things To Do
The capital of Malta is Valletta. The whole city of Valletta is a UNESCO world heritage site so there are quite a few things to see in Valletta. Such as St John’s Co Cathedral, Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens, St Fort Elmo, Valletta Waterfront, Grandmaster Palace Courtyard and Casa Rocca Piccolo.
Mdina is the old capital city of Malta. and is famous for some of the most beautiful churches and cathedrals in Malta.
Marsaxlokk is a small picturesque fishing village located in the South-Eastern part of Malta which is popular for its colourful luzzu boats
Visit The Three Cities
Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua, known as the Three Cities of Malta, are pieces of history and is one of the oldest areas in Malta.
Take a Day Trip To Gozo, Comino and Blue Lagoon
You can take a day trip to Gozo, Comino and the Blue Lagoon. The day trip started at 10:30am and finished around 6pm, if you visit during the summer you can swim in the Blue Lagoon!
Gozo and Comino are the other two islands in Malta and this trip is well worth it! You can book here!
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Where To Stay
I stayed at the 115 The Strand by NEU Collective located in Il Gzira and would highly recommend. It is a very nice 3 star hotel with great customer service. I felt safe as a solo female traveller and had no issues!
Popular areas to stay in Malta are Il Gzira, Sliema, Valletta, St Julian’s Bay and St Pauls Bay.
Is Malta Black/POC Friendly?
Whenever I travel I have to do research on Black people visiting that country or city. I personally didn’t have any issues in Malta with racism but on my TikTok a few people gave positive and negative stories.
Overall, I enjoyed my Malta solo weekend especially my day trip to Gozo, Comino & the Blue Lagoon. Malta is very a beautiful country and I recommend Malta for quick getaway or for a longer trip.
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