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 (1 is easiest, 4 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Languages spoken: English, Maltese, Italian
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.
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)