Malta National Aquarium

After breakfast we set off on another bus adventure, this time to St Paul’s Bay to visit Malta’s National Aquarium. During our hour-long journey, we saw many different styles of architecture, landscapes and neighbourhoods.

The aquarium is split up into different zones that feature both marine life and the history and hidden treasures of Malta. There is also a zone that covers reptiles and amphibia. The aquarium is excellent and we saw several types of fish that were unfamiliar to us.

St Paul's Bay

We had lunch in La Nave bistro (part of the aquarium complex) overlooking St Paul’s Bay and the islands of St. Paul, Comino and Gozo. Even though it was rather windy, we chose to sit outside to with our choice of cake options so that we could enjoy the views. I noticed another lady coming outside and taking a seat only to retreat inside a few minutes later because of the wind. After she had gone back inside, I noticed that, in her haste to get inside, she had left her rucksack hanging on a chair outside. I went inside to tell her that she had left her bag behind.

St Paul's Bay

Back in Valletta we decided to have a cuppa in the room overlooking the harbour rather than going to a café in the city.

Later, we had a pre-dinner drink in the hotel bar before walking into Valletta for our last evening meal in Malta where we dined in La Pira. I chose a stuffed fresh pasta dish instead of my usual fish choice. The food was delicious and the service was laid back but attentive.

View from the top of the steps

On our way back to the hotel, we stopped for a drink in a bar overlooking St John’s Co Cathedral. In comparison to previous days, we found it rather chilly because of the breeze so we returned to the hotel for one last drink before our journey home.

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 29th 2023

4 Responses to “Malta – Day Ten”

  1. Hels says:

    I know that looking out over the harbour during WW2 must have been life threatening, but now it is blissful.

  2. Mark in Mayenne says:

    Bonjour Cherie, would you say that Malta is a good and interesting place for a holiday?

    • CherryPie says:

      Both of us found Malta really interesting, it is full of history. The views, wildlife and nature are also spectacular. For those who are into diving there are many locations where this can be done.

      We intend to go back to see some of the things that we missed (or were closed). And in my case retrace my steps in Valletta and Gozo to replace those that I lost…