Has it really been a year since our last trip to Malta ?!
Leaving from the Dubai airport at 7am on a beautiful Emirates 3777ER we were on our way.
Before we knew it the flight was over and we were back on the big, beautiful, historic limestone island.
It was a short trip this time around. We had four days (including arrival and leaving days) to pack full of adventures. This time we are saying at the Westin Dragonara Resort which is about a ten minute drive from the center of St. Julian’s and 30 minutes drive from the center of Valletta, but for our very first night back in Malta we booked in at The Palace, where we stayed during the end of our last trip (this was because it was closer to Mr. Z’s mandatory meeting).
I definitely wasn’t complaining though.
Our flight landed a little past 2:40pm on Thursday afternoon and we checked into our beautiful sea view room at The Palace, freshened up and dressed up before headed up to the pool top lounge for a little pre-dinner drink.
Dressed in Teresita Orillac crop top and blue macaw skirt I was in full vacation spirits.
Welcome back to Malta indeed …
What I’m Wearing:
Crop Top and Skirt : Teresita Orillac
Shoes: Ted Baker
From the rooftop we sipped on our cocktails and took in the Maltese sunshine while discussing plans for dinner.
We decided to stroll down the streets of Malta and along the waterfront to find a Sicilian seafood restaurant that had been kindly recommended to us by a member of The Palace.
However we soon discovered by a little hand written note stuck to the other side of the restaurant’s front door the owner of the restaurant was now on holiday!
We laughed and Z did a quick online search to find out where we should now go for dinner. We ended up cutting back across the inland through the winding streets into St. Julian’s (which did help us build but a healthy appetite) where we arrived at Wigi’s Kitchen; one of the top five best restaurants in Malta.
A tiny little restaurant with only roughly fifteen tables all tucked away on a second floor space with two large half moon windows looking out over the small bay which was now lit up with the fairy lights of the outdoor bars all against the backdrop of a grand cathedral I knew we would be sitting down to a proper traditional feast.
For mains Z took the highly recommend beef pie and for me a freshly caught and simply grilled fish.
When the catch is this fresh no need for sauces or spices. Simply delicious.
After we finished our wonderful dinner Z and I took our time walking back to the hotel along the coast following and passing by the late night bars, restaurants, cafes and gelato stands before turning inland and back up the thin winding roads to our fresh crisp hotel room sheets (one of life’s small joys) and called it a very good night.