This idyllic Mediterranean archipelago is often touted as Europe’s next nightlife hot spot. And not without good reason: It’s got guaranteed sun, gorgeous beaches, and enough festivals, clubs, and open-air dance parties to rival Ibiza. Here’s what you need to know about partying in Malta.
Night Sightseeing Tours
Malta’s fortress-like defenses and historic honey-colored buildings are at their most enchanting when lit up after dark. Embark on a nighttime sightseeing tour to view the old city of Valletta, Mosta’s stunning Rotunda, and the atmospheric lanes of the former capital, Mdina, illuminated. It’s also possible to take a guided evening trip to a Maltese village festa (feast day), and to join the local community as they celebrate a religious feast with processions, music, food stalls, and fireworks.
Bar and Club Crawls
Nightlife on the island of Malta centers on a couple of key areas. St Julian’s, Paceville is perhaps the busiest nightlife hub, and its high concentration of bars and clubs make it ideal for bar crawls. The resorts of Buġibba and Qawra in St. Paul’s Bay are a little calmer, though still have lots of bars to choose from, while Valletta offers sophisticated wine bars. For those who want Ibiza-style mega-clubs, there is the open-air Uno Village at the edge of Ta’ Qali National Park, which hosts crowds of up to 4,000, while the Gianpula Village complex in Rabat on the island of Gozo features several clubs and bars—all under one roof.