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Most of the population and businesses in Malta are based on the east side of the island around Valletta.
There are several marinas around here and plenty of businesses in the area, including quite a few independent restaurants/bars. Lots of people commute into Valletta by getting the regular ferry service which runs across the water on both sides to Sliema and Birgu respectively.
On the South coast of the island Marsaxlokk and Marsascala both have quite a few restaurants albeit no real marinas as such (mostly small local boats for fishing etc.). Marsaxlokk does get a lot of day-trip tourists, particularly at the weekends. Valletta and surrounds is a busy area. The traffic can be bad, so getting the ferry service onto Valletta is usually easiest. A lot of the roads on Malta are in poor condition, your sat-nav may well send you down some dubious looking tracks!
The local beer (Cisk) is very good, and the local pastizzi are also excellent and very cheap (30c in most places).
Comments (5)
03/05/2018 @ 12:26 pm
Harbourguides Crew
Hi Gary and Dawn
To answer your question regarding restaurants and things to do near anchorages, the answer is yes, we will be featuring businesses and services all around the island. Many of our visitors don't necessarily stay close to marina on their visit. They tend to explore the island either via boat or by land transport, including car and bike hire, taxi, or public transport. So keep checking our guide as more and more businesses and services come on board over the coming weeks.
HG Crew
29/04/2018 @ 7:11 pm
Gary & Dawn Carlson
We are coming over in September till October. we love food and like to anchor, Will you have restaurants etc. near overnight anchorages as well as near the marinas? Think it would be useful.
28/04/2018 @ 1:42 pm
Beryl and Jim
Great stuff, look forward to using it
27/04/2018 @ 11:46 am
Harbour Guides Crew
We are pleased to announce that due to popular demand, two of our representatives Steve & Richard will be visiting Malta on the 6th May and will be on the island for two weeks compiling our very first Malta guide.
Our initial response is extremely positive and we look forward to visiting this fabulous sailing mecca and compiling a comprehensive and invaluable guide for yachtsmen and general visitors.
And in reply to Beryl and Jim, yes we will be incorporating Gozo.
16/04/2018 @ 7:16 pm
Beryl and Jim
we are sailing to Malta this Summer, probably late June early July. Will the Malta Harbour Guide be up and running by then with the charts etc. on? we use your guides a lot on our travels and are delighted that you are doing one for Malta. afre you incorporating Gozo?
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28/06/2018 @ 10:56 am
Optimum Marine Surveys by John Heale
I recently used the services of Optimum Marine to carry out a survey of my vessel. Oli Byles carried out the survey and I found the service professional, informative and courteous. I would recommend this company. John Heale
27/06/2018 @ 3:28 am
Palazzo Preca Restaurant by Norma 2 Crew
Look no further, this is THE best restaurant on Malta. Charm, ambience, service and of course the food. Everything perfect!
12/06/2018 @ 9:05 pm
Porticello Restaurant by Joe and liza
Place to go for fresh seafood, in a superb location as well! Must visit while in Malta!
12/06/2018 @ 9:01 pm
Salisbury Arms by Neil and sue blackburn
Great pub grub, visited this place a few times while in Malta, service great, never had a bad meal.
24/05/2018 @ 9:22 am
Salisbury Arms by Richard Marcinko
Great English style pub right in the heart of Siliema. has football on, great food, and atmosphere. A little taste of England but with the sunshine
23/05/2018 @ 8:53 pm
Msida and Ta’ Xbiex Marina by Harbourguides Crew
Top marina in a great location. well run, friendly staff and good facilities. If looking for a marina in Malta, this is a good choice.
13/05/2018 @ 7:14 am
Palazzo Preca Restaurant by Barry and sue
Great to see the restaurant on the guide, it's one of the best restaurants on the island, will definately be visiting again next year.
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