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).
Laguna Marina is an exclusive, boutique yacht marina on the Valletta waterfront and the only marina in Malta to offer an ‘all inclusive’ option to its clients. Laguna Marina’s concept is for the motor yacht owner to find their boat ‘ready to go’, allowing them more time to enjoy the use of their craft and leaving the hassles of boat ownership to us. The service provided is personalised, professional and to the highest standards. Laguna Marina’s location, at the heart of the stunning and vibrant Valletta Waterfront development, offers an all weather marina with safe and secure moorings thus extending the owners usage time of the yacht through the warm winter months. Situated within the capital’s Grand Harbour, the Valletta Waterfront is in a historical and sheltered port which is regularly visited by cruise liners and other vessels from all over the Mediterranean. Laguna Marina offers bespoke services. Installed with floating pontoons and fingers to provide easy access, Laguna Marina offers its clients assistance with berthing, refuelling, catering, valet parking, guardiennage, waste collection and a concierge service. We are confident that with our positive attitude towards our clients, you will enjoy being with us. Laguna Marina was not developed by operators, but by its very first customers, themselves discerning boat owners wishing to see a customer focused exclusive marina in Malta. Like you, they are far too busy working to look after their yachts, but expect to be able to sit back and relax on board at a moment’s notice, and demand the highest levels of service, professionalism and courtesy, much like you.
Celebrity Chef patron, Aaron Degabriele, brings more than 20 years of experience right in the heart of the capital city Valletta, just a few meters down to the left of St. George’s Square in Archbishop Street.
Our specially selected Menu with the freshest ingredients available on the market, skillfully combined into a selection of starters, main courses and desserts. The chef also boasts of a variety of daily specialties freshly prepared on demand. Accompany a delicious meal with a bottle of wine chosen from over 100 labels.
Address: Aaron's Kitchen, 107, Archbishop Street, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
As the premier destination among 5-star Valletta hotels, the Grand Hotel Excelsior is ideally located on the doorstep of a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Capital City of Valletta, with all its major attractions, culture, art treasures, and historical architectural gems.
This acclaimed Valletta Malta hotel prides itself in providing the discerning traveller with magnificent accommodation, breathtaking views of Marsamxett harbour and Manoel Island, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, and an unforgettable dining experience. Its central position allows for easy travel to all parts of the Maltese islands.
Address: Grand Hotel Excelsior, Great Siege Road, Floriana FRN1810, Malta
Welcome to Kalkara Marina which is situated in picturesque Kalkara Creek situated in Malta’s Grand Harbour. We endeavor to make your stay as comfortable as possible with the facilities we offer and to make your stay as pleasant as possible. It is very essential to us that your stay be as relaxed as possible. We take great pride in providing our guests with the highest levels of professional service and hospitality, and it is our implicit goal to exceed your expectations.
Kalkara Marina is surrounded with historical buildings, well within one’s vision while at the marina, namely the majestic Valletta bastions, Vittoriosa’s Fort St Angelo, and Ricasoli situated in Kalkara itself.
Welcome to the Royal Malta Yacht Club, home of the Rolex Middle Sea Race.
The Royal Malta Yacht Club has a deep commitment to yachting and organises a full programme of racing and social activities throughout the year.
Located right on the water in Ta' Xbiex Marina the Club offers extraordinary facilities which include a lounge bar and dining area with outdoor terraces, roof top terrace, conference rooms, a fitness room with changing rooms, waterfront facilities for small boats and a seasonal marina for larger boats.
This English enthused family-run pub on High Street, Sliema, is open from 10am till late, offering a range of dishes and snacks served between 12pm and 10pm all year round (except Mondays and the one week annual leave during the summer before football season starts). Appetizers are also served while you enjoy your preferred beverage.
The service is very warm and friendly, making you feel right at home. Also the owner has ample experience, having worked in the catering business for 33+ years.
We offer Sunday Lunch Roast, very competitive prices on food and drinks, take away services available, all major sports on Big Screen & LCD s all year round, food served till 10pm and we also have our very own 3D TV with glasses.
Address: Salisbury Arms, 81 Triq Il - Kbira, Tas-Sliema SLM 1506, Malta
On approach, the breakwater with St Elmo lighthouse located at its eastern end is easy to identify. Leave this to starboard, and the short breakwater off Fort Ricasoli to port. Fort St Angelo is then rounded to port to enter the final approach channel, which is marked with small red and green buoys. Call us on VHF channel 13 for berthing instructions.
Yachts should also contact Valletta Port Control on channel 12 when 12 miles out, and may be asked to call again one mile from the entrance, depending on the movement of commercial traffic within the harbour.
66 Saint Paul’s is set in a recently restored and modernised 17th century palazzo, located in Malta’s capital city of Valletta. This beautiful property offers, personalised service and luxurious accommodation, in an architectural gem of a building.
All bedrooms have been individually designed in a classic contemporary style. Where possible, and particularly in the older part of the building, the owners have tried to retain many of the original features, and there are many! Consequently, all rooms are slightly different both in size and character. Each is perfectly appointed with a writing desk, flat screen TV and Nespresso coffee machines. Larger rooms have the added benefit of traditional Maltese balconies or private sun terraces. Bathrooms are modern, and all come equipped with a walk-in shower or bath and Molton Brown amenities.
Address: 66 Saint Pauls Hotel, 66 St. Pauls Street, Valletta VLT1212, Malta
Dockshop Malta is your source in Malta for all your yachting coatings, repair and maintenance products.
Not only do we stock the best and premier products and all necessary ancillary and supporting materials
but whatever your requirements are - we can deliver!
With global industry wide associations we are geared to meet the needs of the yachtsman from smallest
to the superyacht. And being professionals with a long associations with the industry ourselves we know what
products you require and the support you demand, Be it advice on compatibility, coatings, the correct
adhesives, mastics, cleaning issues, protection, tools .. we can help. Ask
Address: Dock Shop, 7 Valley Road, B'Kara, BKR 9022, Msida Malta
Ellcee Nautical Supplies Co. Ltd. has been trading as Camilleri Marine serving the maritime industry since 1979. Located on the seafront right in the hub of the Maltese yachting centre, we aim to provide our customers with a number of essential supplies and services.
Powered by a team of engineers and specialists, who are trained and certified by our 42 brand-strong portfolio, we are able to assist not only in supplies, but also to troubleshoot, diagnose and advise on the products and supplies required.
Address: Camilleri Marine, Triq Ix - Xatt, Il-Gżira, Malta
The Diacono family is somewhat synonymous with food. Grandfather Charles Wirth, a banker by profession, had a passion for good food, not to mention for having a good time too. He involved himself in the opening of catering establishments in Valletta and Buskett. Needless to say that this love for good food, inherently rubbed onto his daughters Rita and Therese who in turn did not miss the opportunity to do the same with their children. Rita, with the occasional help of her eleven children prepared an average of 14,235 meals a year just to feed her family in what was a very large kitchen by today’s standard.
Address: Rubino, 53 Old Bakery Street, Belt Valletta 1454, Malta
A truly unique venue located in the heart of Malta’s Capital – Valletta.
The Undercroft Café offers a range of home-made cakes & pastries, lunch, traditional afternoon tea, specialty coffees, and drinks.
The delightful setting in the Undercroft of St.Paul’s Pro-Cathedral a historical Grade 1 building in the heart of Valletta which was built in 1839 funded by the Dowager Queen Adelaide.
Café Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Address: The Undercroft Café, St Paul's Co-Cathedral (The Anglican Church), Old Theatre Street,, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
Our kitchen is open all day, every day from 11.30am until 10.00pm. (Fridays and Saturdays to 11.00pm) D’Office is perfect for lunch in the city, convenient to offices, shops or when visiting the wonderful sights that Valletta has to offer. Come in for a cosy dinner or just to call by at any time to relax. You can have a full meal or platter at any time of the day accompanied by a glass or two of wine from our carefully selected wine selection from Maltese and foreign vineyards.
All dishes are prepared fresh and we are especially recognised for our Mediterranean fish dishes which change daily depending on market availability. Super pasta dishes, a selection of great grills and other fresh dishes will convince you that we are indeed Valletta’s best Bistro.
Address: D Office Bistro, 132, Arch Bishop Street, C/W 1 & 2 Fredrick Street, Il-Belt Valletta
Rampila is a unique restaurant situated in the historic bastions of Valletta, Malta’s capital city. Rampila comprises a Restaurant, a Wine Bar, a Terrace and an Exhibition. The location has a fascinating history. Designed and built by the Knights of St. John in the sixteenth century as part of the defensive bastions guarding the newly constructed city of Valletta, Rampila is now a haven for good food and wine set against a spectacular Baroque backdrop.
Recently Valletta has undergone a remarkable transformation with refurbishment projects restoring the classic structure of the city. Rampila overlooks the City Gate and Bridge recently remodeled by renowned Architect Renzo Piano. With Valletta being selected as European City Of Culture for 2018 there is plenty of great reasons to visit the City and while you are here a visit to Rampila is a must.
Address: Rampila Restaurant, St. Johns Cavalier, Il-Belt Valletta VLT 1110 Malta
The 720 berth Msida and Ta’ Xbiex Marina, operated by Creek Developments Plc, can handle pleasure yachts of up to 22m in length. Long sought-after for the convenient central location and the shelter afforded from the prevailing North-Westerly winds, the marina is also naturally protected from other wind directions, while the breakwater protects against a North-Easterly swell.
After a comprehensive renovation, bringing the Msida & Ta’Xbiex Marinas to the highest standards, we are delighted to be able to welcome visitors to the Marina once again. Whether coming into the Marina after a long voyage or a short hop, nobody wants to get lost in formalities on arrival. Book in advance and benefit from being met by our Marina Assistants, guided to a reserved berth and provided with utility access keys. Mail/poste restante, provisioning, bunkering and a full range of services can also be pre-arranged to make the best use of your time.
The feelings that the Grand Harbour brings have been inspiring for The Harbour Club, and have driven us to develop a restaurant that rewards our diners with a holistic experience that influences all our senses. Our team works hard to provide our diners with a combination of high quality food and wine and an exceptional level of service.
Our ability to provide this experience in a carefully converted warehouse that was built by the 64th Grand Master of the Order of Malta in 1712, gives our diners a unique dining experience. Indoors, one may enjoy a cosy interior, decorated elegantly with a recycled deck of an American ship. On the terrace, the stunning view of the Grand Harbour as you enjoy a glass of wine and one of our exquisite dishes, will remain memorable.
Address: The Harbour Club, 4/5, Quarry Wharf, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
The Preca sisters (Ramona and Roberta) both worked at their family restaurant Tal-Familja in Marsascala. They were both in their mid-twenties and at such a young age one would easily be tempted to think that it was there that they cut their gastronomic teeth. In truth, it transpires that they were already veterans by this time after having spent much of their childhood fiddling in their father’s kitchen at the mythical King’s Own Band Club in Valletta.
It was there that the girls learnt their ropes under the keen, imposing watchful eye of their father Charles, helping out in the chopping of parsley, capers, olives and any other ingredients which would adorn the club’s mouthwatering appetizers.
Address: Palazzo Preca Restaurant, 54 Strait Street, Valletta, Malta