Top things to do in Southern Malta

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra

Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra

The megalithic temples of Ħaġar Qim (adge-ar eem; 'standing stones') and Mnajdra (mm-nigh-dra) are the best preserved and most evocative of Malta's prehistoric sites, with an unparalleled location atop sea cliffs. P…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Birżebbuġa

Għar Dalam Cave & Museum

The reason to head to Birżebbuġa is to see the Għar Dalam Cave & Museum, 500m north on the main road from Valletta. Għar Dalam (aar-da-lam; the name means 'cave of darkness') is a 145m-long cave in the Lower Cor…
Top Choice Bay in Marsaxlokk

St Peter's Pool

St Peter's Pool is a fantastic swimming spot, a natural lido in the rocks with large areas of flat slab for sunbathing between swims. Follow the narrow road out towards Delimara Lighthouse until you are just past th…
Top Choice Seafood in Marsaxlokk

Tartarun

Locals love upmarket Tartarun, which offers a more sophisticated take on all things fishy. Dishes such as sea bream, roasted prawn and cherry tomatoes are perfectly executed. The 'fish snacks' menu (€4 to €13) is a …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Marsaxlokk

Terrone

Seasonal, sustainable and local are all important at Terrone, where the menu is adjusted on a daily basis. Sit inside the chic interior enlivened with colourful tiles, or outside with fishing boat views, and enjoy d…
Top Choice Cafe in Marsaskala

Bongo Nyah

Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours all mingle on Bongo Nyah's eclectic menu. A quirky cocktail list, Gozo's Lord Chambray craft beers on tap, and regular music and comedy events conspire to make the ba…
Island in Żurrieq

Filfla

Filfla is the smallest of Malta's archipelago of five islands. It's 5km off the south coast of Malta, and was separated from the mainland as the result of the geological Maghlaq Fault. Its name probably comes from t…
Beach in Marsaxlokk

Il-Kalanka Bay

Nearby St Peter's Pool is deservedly popular as a swimming and sunbathing destination, but continue down the same road (Triq Delimara) to quieter Il-Kalanka Bay. New signage now makes it easier to find, and the bay'…
Natural Feature in Żurrieq

Blue Grotto

This huge natural arch is in the sea cliffs 400m to the east of the seaside hamlet of Wied iż-Żurrieq. Thirty-minute boat trips also take in seven caves, including the Honeymoon Cave, Reflection Cave and Cat's Cave.…
Mediterranean in Marsaxlokk

Roots

This modern eatery in Marsaxlokk may not have harbourfront tables like other nearby establishments, but that means it works harder on service and in the kitchen. Menu highlights include just maybe Malta's best calam…