Summer is synonymous with the Mediterranean sea. Once the temperatures start rising, people from around the world start flocking to the Mediterranean beaches to enjoy the cool turquoise waters and balmy weather. However, when you are planning for your summer vacation, you want to make sure that the nightlife at your destination is equally alluring.
Malta is a quaint little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea tucked between Sicily and the North African coast that can offer you the best of both worlds. If you are planning to take a trip to Malta this year, you’re in luck because the country has just reopened to tourists after a 4-month lockdown due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. To help you start planning your itinerary, we have compiled a list of popular rooftop bars that you should visit when you travel to Malta.
This beautiful restaurant and bar is one of the hidden gems in the Maltese capital, Valletta. The raving reviews of the De Robertis make it one of the hottest spots on the island. The restaurant offers a selection of Mediterranean and European dishes that are guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
However, the main wow factor at De Robertis is hands down the breathtaking view that you can enjoy from the terrace while sipping on your favorite drink. The cozy atmosphere at this rooftop bar makes it the perfect spot to celebrate a romantic evening with your significant other without breaking the bank. Make sure you plan ahead and make reservations since it’s always packed during the summer months. Also, when booking in advance, you will have the luxury of picking the perfect table to make sure you can capture some magical photos.
When you drive north of the capital, Valletta, you will reach a dreamy seaside town called St. Julians, which is home to this next rooftop bar on our list, Hugo’s Terrace. If you like to take a break from the busyness of the city, Hugo’s Terrace is the perfect escape. Offering an unmatched view over St. George’s Bay, there’s no surprise this vibrant bar is one of the most popular nightlife hangouts in Malta. To make sure you reap the rewards of this gorgeous view, the blog When Is The Best Time To Visit Malta? (12 Tips By Month/Weather) suggests a June trip when the weather is at its best. In addition to the atmosphere at Hugo’s Terrace, the creative crew spares no efforts in coming up with signature cocktails and unique DJ music that’ll make you want to stay until the wee hours of the morning.
Furthermore, the food menu is pretty versatile, from pizzas to burgers to seafood platters, you will surely find a dish that satisfies your hunger. What’s also unique about this bar is the fact that it can also accommodate vegetarians and vegans with its mouth-watering animal-free dishes.
Located on top of the DB San Antonio Hotel in Qawra, Taza Skybar is the epitome of rooftop charm. The rooftop view where the infinity pool blends in with the beautiful St. Paul’s Bay in the backdrop will make you feel like you have stepped into a painting. If that isn’t enough, Taza Skybar is well-known for its distinctive menu of food and drinks that you can best savor while watching the sun setting on the horizon. Taza Skybar is a part of the DB Hotel, however, you don’t have to be a guest at the hotel to gain access, the bar is open every day from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM to all outsiders.
TemptAsian Lounge is one of those places that people can’t stop buzzing about. It’s believed to be one of the most exquisite places not only in Malta but in all of Southern Europe. Part of the lavish AX Palace in the town of Sliema, TemptAsian brings a taste of the East to Europe. The drinks and dishes served in TemptAsian are inspired by the Aian cuisine. Whether you love sushi, pho, or murgh makhani, you can find it all and more in TemptAsian. To take full advantage of your time in this amazing rooftop lounge, make sure you book a table on the terrace for magnificent views of Sliema and Valletta’s harbor.
Another worthy rooftop bar in the beautiful St. Julian’s town is the SKYBEACH lounge located 19 floors above the Intercontinental Hotel in Malta. SKYBEACH is well-known for its luxurious setup and a splendid view. Once you set foot in this place, you will feel like you have stepped into a secluded haven where nature is surrounding you from every side. You can enjoy the greenery and the seaside view from the SKYBEACH while having lively conversations with your friends over some refreshing drinks. However, you need to make sure you have access to a babysitter because unless you are a guest at the hotel, your kids won’t be able to join you on the SKYBEACH terrace.
You can find this Modern Mediterranean restaurant and bar in the city of Mdina which once served as the capital of Malta during the medieval period. Part of the 7th century Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, De Mondion is one impressive rooftop bar that will surely impress you. With its one Michelin star, you should expect nothing short of a feast for your tasting buds. When it comes to the view from the rooftop, De Mondion doesn’t disappoint, you will get to enjoy a panoramic view of Mdina. Save De Mondion for when you are yearning for some refinement at the end of your trip after you’ve had enough of the beach bum life.
If you are looking for a more traditional Maltese experience, Selmun Bar is an excellent choice. In the touristic village Mellieha, this family-run establishment is not to be missed. The bar has a vintage vibe and overlooks the beautiful St. Paul’s bay. However, what people love the most about the Selmun bar is the friendly service and warm welcome the staff shows you from the first moment. For the days when you feel a little homesick and need a comforting meal to pick you up, make your way to Selmun bar, you won’t regret it.
Malta is a favored destination for many reasons. The mesmerizing sand beaches and vibrant nightlife attractions will make you want to go back for years to come. Find inspiration from this list and make reservations ahead of time. You don’t want to miss the chance of experiencing Malta from up above.