Until a few years ago the youth tourism, oriented to fun, did not take much thought to Malta, but nowadays this tourist destination is the hub of European nightlife. Will Malta become the new Ibiza? It is probably a bit too much as a comparison but, for sure, in a few years we can talk again about it.
A pearl in the midst of the sea
What attracts to Malta, and that has also attracted settlers who arrived in this land, it is the strategic position at the centre of the Mediterranean, making it easily accessible and halfway between Europe and Africa.
If at first Malta was colonized by Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Angevin, Aragonese, Italian and English, to rule the Mediterranean, today that position so strategically makes a real pearl of the same sea and the island of fun, easy to get and very much alive. Malta’s history has its roots very remote, since the first evidence of humans on the island date back to 5200 BC. It is a land that has always inhabited and, therefore, the traditions and the testimonies of all the civilizations that have conquered the land are an added value that make Malta one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean and beyond.
Malta can be reached very easily, since many low cost airlines have thought of flights that depart from main airports and that, with their relatively low cost, motivate young people to choose precisely this as their holiday destination. Not to mention the fact that Malta is also reachable by ferry. If you consider also that here you will find everything you want to have fun, while spending an unforgettable summer of sea and entertainment, and travelling with a low budget, it’s done.
But where you have fun in Malta and what provides the island with regard to entertainment?
As mentioned, Malta is a beautiful island, which encompasses many facets ranging from ancient history to the sea and the sun, but also the nightlife. Those arriving in Malta with the idea of fun certainly will not be disappointed, because here, year after year, they are growing clubs, discos, restaurants and everything else and the world of entertainment can not but be happy. Malta, therefore, is taken by storm, just like Sardinia or Ibiza, from all those who want to spend a summer full of hot sun, sea and fun. What could be better than enjoying the sunset on an island that is the focus of one of the most beautiful seas of the world, namely the Mediterranean? Before delving into the real advice, it should always remember that Malta is not a single island, but contains a number of islands that are the island of Malta, an island of Comino and Gozo.
The island of Comino is unique, because it is virtually uninhabited but for sure the most beautiful sea in the archipelago.
Of course, the island of Malta is the busiest and the most beloved. Here the nightlife is concentrated in the two main cities that are in Valletta, which is the capital of the island, and St Julian. Valletta offers so much to all who come. Whether it’s young people looking for fun or for classical music lovers, the city is without doubt the best choice. Here is the famous Manoel Theatre which is a real place of worship for those who are fans of classical music and theater performances. Here, in fact, they go on stage all the major cultural events of the island and is also the home of the famous Philharmonic Orchestra of Malta.
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But who goes to the theater you can not pass up the opportunity to have a coffee in one of the oldest bars in the city. This is the theater café, located in the beautiful courtyard of Casa Bonici, which is a splendid eighteenth-century building located in Old Bakery Street.
Bar and Cafes
To all those who, instead, want to have fun without paying too much attention to all that is cultural, we recommend attending the many bars and pubs of Valletta that are a favourite of both locals and foreigners looking for fun. One of the bar without a doubt the best known of the city is the Cafe Jubilee, one of the most popular located on St Lucia Street. It is a bar where you can eat traditional cuisine and immerse yourself in the world of blues, jazz and ethnic music. Here you find yourself and you will meet people from all over the world. Trabuxu is also a hot spot. Easy to reach, since it is located right in the city centre, this place offers plenty of very fine wines to customers. It is a trendy wine bar, where you can also enjoy excellent traditional dishes. The promenade of La Valletta, then, is full of bars, more or less small, that offer music every night and where you can drink and have fun. We are talking, for example, about the V5 Bar, the Q Bar and many more.
St Julian’s also full of entertainment, including discos that rock out to the rhythm of R & B, salsa, hip hop and more. There are also many night clubs of various kinds.
As for the nightlife in Gozo, one must say that here we have fun until late at night and there are two places, the Aurora and the Arena, which often host many famous singers and groups. Even here there are clubs, discos, bars and all that you want to spend a holiday full of fun.
The official language is English, which facilitates tourists increasing number coming from everywhere!