Welcome to Marsaxlokk
Old low-rise houses ring the waterfront, and a photogenic fleet of brightly coloured luzzu (fishing boats) dance in the harbour attended by their weather-worn owners. The town is home to around 70% of the Maltese fishing fleet, and is renowned for its top-notch seafood restaurants, making it a magnet for long-lunching locals and bus-loads of day trippers.
It makes for a relaxed base once the Sunday hordes have left. If you're after nightlife into the wee small hours, you'll be disappointed. But if you're looking to chill out (and regularly tuck into all manner of fishy morsels), you'll be happy.