Arrived back in UK last Thurs eve after a wonderful few days spent in this lovely area of Malta.
My mum and 2 kids were staying at the Luna Complex for 2 weeks,so went over to join them for a while.Couldn't get booked in there,so stayed at the RIU Seabank instead which I found very nice.Just a shame it's going AI next year,which I'm not a fan of.Like to visit local tavernas for dinner and have abit of freedom,so as much as I loved the hotel,won't be returning.(Have done a review on hotel on TA).
I found Mellieha a great place to have a holiday.The beach is nice and was just across the road from the hotel.Enough bars/restaurants to visit in the hotel itself,just done the road on the way to the Luna and even more in the village up the hill.We visited the village on my last night and got a cab up for 10 euros and walked back down.Took about 20 mins or so.After a lovely meal we sat in the kiddies park next to the church and my 5 yr old played with the maltese kids and had a whale of a time.Can't recall name of restaurant in village,but also had meal at pizzaeria in my hotel,one at Blue Water and the other at Zefferino's.All big portions and reasonbly priced.Drink prices good aswell,apart from my hotel drinks.Quite expensive IMHO.Spent a few nights for post dinner drinks at the lovely beach bar opp to my hotel.Lovely chilled out place with great staff and relaxing music.Had some lunches there also.
Eldest son and I got bus to Valletta one day and think we were really lucky with them seeing all the probs going on at the moment.Got bus from stop opp my hotel and bus turned up after 10 mins,got seats there and back,but was abit of a scramble Valletta end when everyman for himself trying to get on bus and extremely packed both ways.Such good value though for 5.20 euros return for 2 people.Trip took 2 hrs getting there and just 1 hr back.We went to the Malta Experience which was so interesting,had lunch at Eddie's Cafe Regina in Republic Square,mooched around and did some shopping.Really loved Valletta.
Overall I had a superb 1st time visit to Malta but just to short and will definately go back as so much more to do and see.The weather was hot and people so friendly and welcoming.I would like to have a week in Mellieha and a week somewhere else,maybe Sliema or St.Julian's.Fantastic country and people.Thanks alot Malta!!!!!!