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The beach promenade from Sliema to St. Julian’s. Photo: Shutterstock
The beach promenade from Sliema to St. Julian’s. Photo: Shutterstock

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Malta tips for families

Sandra and Filip Rogers and their family lived in Malta for nearly seven years before moving back to Sweden. Their first child, William, was also born there. Here they give us their top tips on the island.

The Rogers family. Photo: Sandra RogersMalta is the perfect island for families with children, as children are generally welcome in restaurants. Malta is also a relatively small island, so take the opportunity to visit lots of places while you’re there.

The Rogers family’s top tips:

The beach promenade from Sliema to St. Julian’s

Take a stroll along the Mediterranean Sea, past old people sat on benches, children playing, and lots of joggers on the long beach promenade. Sunbathe on the rocks or enjoy a Cisk (Maltese beer) at one of the many little outdoor cafes. Take your time. There are some great children’s playgrounds in the area between Sliema and St Julian’s. If you’re feeling hungry, we recommend calling at La Veccio Napoli. Order their truffle pizza with Parma ham. Or set off from Sliema in the late afternoon and end with dinner at one of St. Julian’s many restaurants in the most romantic bay in Malta.

Blue Lagoon, Comino

Take a boat trip to the Blue Lagoon. This is perhaps our most “touristy” tip, but it is a lovely boat trip and the lagoon really is a little piece of paradise. Next door to the island of Comino is the greener island of Gozo. Well worth a visit, or why not stay a few days and hire a fantastic farm house?

Lobster ravioli at Da Pippo in Valetta. Photo: Sandra Rogers Photography

Da Pippo in Valetta

Da Pippo is Malta’s best lunchtime restaurant. You’ll need to set aside half a day to enjoy all the dishes on offer though. There is no set menu, but the lobster ravioli with Maltese white wine is a real treat. They have high ceilings here to accommodate lively conversation and big gestures.

136, Melita Street, Valletta

Tigne Point

Large air-conditioned shopping mall. Perfect when it’s too hot to be outside. There’s something here for all the family.

Pjazza Tigné, Tigné Point TP01
tignepoint.com/the-point-shopping-mall

Mdina. Photo: Shutterstock

Mdina

The silent city. Don’t miss one of the most historic places on Malta. Mdina is a medieval city (and the former capital) where time has stood still.

Other places on Malta well worth a visit:

Djingli Cliffs. Photo: Sandra Rogers Photography

Dingli Cliffs

The highest point on Malta. Awe-inspiring views.

Breakfast at the Hilton in Portomaso

Portomaso St Julian’s, PTM 01
hiltonmaltahotel.com

Dinner at Zest

Hotel Juliani, 12 St George’s Road, St Julian’s
hoteljuliani.com/dining/zest

Popeye Village

Triq Tal-Prajjet, Il-Mellieħa
popeyemalta.com

Apple’s Eye in Mellieha

Malta’s finest beach

Malta Marine Park

Here you can swim with dolphins.

Tul Il-Kosta, Naxxar 9038
marineparkmalta.com

Just Burger

The tastiest hamburgers on Malta.

Triq Ball, San Ġiljan
justburger.co

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