Malta Journals

Weekend in Malta

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A March 2009 trip to Malta by UK Flower Girl

Azure Window, Gozo Photo, Gozo, Malta More Photos
Quote: Malta has always been on my list of places to visit, but we never got there. When my husband had a work conference there we jumped at the opportunity to visit the island for ourselves. My daughter and I met him for the weekend after his conference.

Radisson Blu Resort and Spa

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Hotel | "Radisson Blu Golden Sands"

Radisson Blu Resort and Spa Photo, Golden Bay, Malta
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Situated on Golden Sands beach in Mellieha Bay, Radisson Blu Resort and Spa won me over from first sight. This 5* hotel impressed me over and over throughout our three-night stay. My husband had already spent four nights here and loved it as much as I did. Our room, a suite that was part of the Zenith collection, had a bedroom with a separate lounge area. The bedroom had a king-sized bed and a door leading out to the balcony that spanned the entire suite. The lounge area had a table and chairs, sofa and a desk area. I never tired of looking out the window at the amazing view of the beach below. The best part about the balcony is that we could open the doors in the lounge area and th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 11, 2009

Radisson Blu Resort and Spa
I/o Mellieha
Golden Sands, Malta
+356 2356 1000

Myo Ka Golden Sands

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Attraction | "Blissful Massage, Average Manicure"

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Bliss.The only way to describe the Ayurvedi full body massage I had at the Myoka Spa in the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa.My husband, Tom, checked in for a conference and received a 20% off certificate for the spa. As soon as I saw this I decided to book a couple of treatments.The list of treatments is immense. There are salon services like haircut and colouring. They also have manicures, pedicures and facials. They have massages of all sorts as well as a more specialised such as a Ayuverdic menu. The spa usually has at least two items on offer.I booked myself in for a full-body Ayuverdic massage and a manicure. This would be a first experience for me...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 11, 2009

Myo Ka Golden Sands
Radisson Blu Golden Sands
Golden Sands, Malta
+356 2356 0000

Toothpick clowns from the pharmacy Photo, Mellieha, Malta
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I am not one to frequent a doctor's office. If I am ill I would rather let it run its course than go to the doctor for anything. I had a terrible winter for flu, colds, sinus and chest infections. I thought I was better, but found myself feeling quite poorly when I landed at Malta. As we were driving around on Saturday I decided to stop into a pharmacy and get an expectorant. Luckily, Malta has a very high rate of English speakers (so much that there are schools there to teach people English). The pharmacist was only too happy to help me. Not only did she give me an expectorant for my chest, but, much to my surprise, prescribed me an antibiotic saying that I probably wasn't healed fr...Read More

Ferry to Gozo

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Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal, Mellieha Photo, Malta, Europe
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When visiting Malta, you really must make time to take the ferry over to Gozo, one of the other islands in the chain. Since we were staying on the northwest side of Malta the ferry port was close to us. The main link is between Ċirkewwa, Malta and Mġarr, Gozo. Right at the ferry port there are no facilities make sure you have what you need before going there. Although the ferry does have minimal facilities to get you over to Gozo. You will find a seating area with a place to buy warm sandwiches, cold sandwiches, snacks and drinks. There are plenty of seating areas all over the ferry inside and out.The ferry can get quite busy so make sure you get there ahead of time and ...Read More

Salt Pans of Gozo

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Crashing waves Photo, Gozo, Malta
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After landing on Gozo, we headed to the north of the island. Our guidebook mentioned salt pans. Neither of us had ever seen a salt pan so intrigue brought us there more than anything else.What we found was simply spectacular. From the road above the sea these "pans" were laid out in seemingly random tracts. This name, salt pans, seemed such a bland name for the magnificent sight before our eyes. Settled below perfectly sculpted sand were these pools of water. Some were perfectly lined-up geometrical pools and others seemed haphazardly dug. I couldn't contain my excitement. I bundled Sofia into the sling and set off down for a closer look. It it wasn't for the wind, the...Read More

Western Gozo Coastal Attractions

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The natural Tunnel at the Inland Sea Photo, Gozo, Malta
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On the western coast of Gozo there are several natural attractions in one small area that can be seen at one time: Azure Window, The Inland Sea and Fungus Rock. This is a Nature Reserve area with protected status.The area called Dwejra is where you will find these natural attractions. Either take the bus to Dwejra or park in the car parks near the inland sea.Azure Window: A natural window in the cliffs nearly 100m high created by wave erosion.Fungus Rock: Known as the General's Rock in Maltese, Fungus Rock was named for the fungus growing on the rock's flat top. The fungus was used for medicinal reasons ages ago, but it was eventually found that there were no ...Read More