Solo Travel Destination: Malta

We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Ann, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Ann is from the United States, and submitted the following report about Malta. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers!

Solo travel rating: (1 is easiest, 4 is most difficult. Please see chart below)

Languages spoken: English, Maltese, Italian

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St. Julian’s

Reasons to go:  Malta is one of the smallest countries in the world. Located in the Mediterranean just south of Sicily, Malta has everything – diving, swimming, historic sites, a UNESCO World Heritage site, great food, and very, very friendly people.

It’s a small set of three islands (Malta, Comino and Gozo) and it’s very easy to get all around the islands using the bus system as well as the ferries.

Stay in San Gilian (St. Julian’s) and you’ll be close to the nightlife in Paceville or the historic capital of Valleta. It’s a gorgeous and relaxing place to go with plenty of things for everyone to see and do.

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Azure window in Comino

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Mdina, Malta

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Blue Lagoon, Comino, Malta

Solo Travel Destination Rating System

Safety – 2 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)

Language – 1 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)

Navigation – 1 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)

Culture – 1 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)

Average Rating – 1 (1 is easiest, 4 is most difficult)


  • shriya jain


    Your article was really helpful. I am planning a solo trip to the Malta Islands during July – August, 2015. Could you tell me how safe is it for a woman solo traveller.

    Thanks in advance :)

  • lieve

    Malta itself is not really my cup of tea, beautiful but very crowded with tourists…. I prefer its little brother Gozo, similar, smaller but quieter!

  • Barbara

    I’m looking for a cold season hang out spot, between 50 & 75 degrees F, interesting culture, some history, etc. I don’t do cars. How hard is it to get there and navigate by foot and public transit?

  • Debbie

    I visited Malta as a solo traveller recently, my grandad was Maltese and I wanted to find out a bit more about my Maltese heritage. I wasn’t disappointed, it’s an amazing place, especially Valletta and the silent city of Mdina, the history, culture, traditions, architecture, and of course the amazing bus service that gets to every part of the island for about €2 a day!

  • chgorn

    My first solo trip was to Malta in 2008. I have to admit that it was one of the best trips ever. Bought a bus pass for the week and traveled the island. After sightseeing for the day, I came back to the resort and had pool time reading and swimming. I did things on my own time and loved it. Malta is beautiful and safe.

  • anne

    A country I must go back to , as it is my fathers homeland . Alas all but one cousin are living there now , but will still be good. I have not been for years and I said to my hubby , must go to Malta this year. My father left Malta in the 50’s and married my mum Irish and so we were not brought up with a Maltese culture (some) which is a huge shame for us.and he passed away when I was 10.