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Top Choice Aquarium in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

Malta National Aquarium

Opened in 2013, this glass-and-metal starfish-shaped building perches in a sublime position on the Qawra headland, with endless blue views. It's great fun, with huge tanks showing environments that mimic the waters …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

Tarragon

Tucked above the harbour at St Paul's Bay, Tarragon combines sea views with a sophisticated Mediterranean-fusion menu. The white-tableclothed, wooden-floorboard style is both upmarket and informal, and seasonal stan…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Mellieħa

Commando

Recently opened in a 300-year-old building on Mellieħa's heritage main square, the gutsy Mediterranean menu at Commando features a cassoulet of slow-cooked pork and beans, braised-beef ravioli, and a risotto of loca…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Mellieħa

Munchies

Multiple recommendations from local accommodation owners and an absolute waterfront location put Munchies near the top of Mellieħa's eateries. The menu covers the usual Mediterranean bases of ftira, pizza and pasta,…
Top Choice Bistro in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

Lovage

This corner bistro may be surrounded by tourist pubs, but it's a dining standout in the backstreets of Buġibba. The trio of lamb, beef and wild-boar sausages with onion marmalade is a hearty starter, while more deli…
Top Choice Italian in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

Acqua Marina

A tiny Italian restaurant that stands out for its attention to detail. It's a cut above, from the sea-hued decor and careful table decorations to the warm welcome from owner Carlo, to the simple yet delicious Italia…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Mellieħa

Rebekah's

Rebekah's is tucked away in Mellieħa's back streets, but it's worth seeking out (head south to the end of Triq Franġisk, then take a right). The menu ranges from local king prawns and pan-roasted salmon to a hearty …
Ice Cream in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

Sottozero

OK we're calling it: Sottozero sells the best ice cream and gelati in all of Malta. Our favourite flavours are the black chocolate, cannella (cinnamon) and liquorice, but with 115 flavours there's something for ever…
Nature Reserve in Golden Bay & Għajn Tuffieħa

Park tal-Majjistral

The area between Golden Bay and Anchor Bay was once earmarked for a golf course, but opposition from environmental groups led to the creation of National Park tal-Majjistral. Information boards show walking trails, …
Amusement Park in Mellieħa

Popeye Village

Steep-sided, pretty little Anchor Bay was named after the many Roman anchors that were found on the seabed by divers, some of which can be seen in the Maritime Museum at Vittoriosa. In 1979 Anchor Bay was transforme…