I am back in Malta!

Arriving at Luqa International Airport was easier than I had anticipated. I had uploaded my COVID certificate and travel documents on the Verifly App, and no-one asked for PCR tests or COVID certificates.

The airport arrivals hall has had an upgrade over the last 3 years. The ongoing internal expansion will elevate the floor space of the airport terminal from the current 18,000 sqm to a substantial 31,200 sqm.

My first week back in Malta has been amazing and feels like being back at home. The weather has been 34 degrees most days, so I am having to go to the beach early to be back at home before it’s at its hottest.

The water is so clear and the natural landscapes offer plenty of contrasts, every section of coast marvellously unique and diverse, every beach has its own character, its own personality.

I have spent my beach time on Mellieha Bay beach in the north of Malta and Ħondoq ir-Rummien Bay on Gozo. 

Mellieha Bay (Ghadira Bay)

Renting an umbrella and 2 loungers costs € 15 a day but it is well worth it.


After a morning in the sea and sun, do what many Maltese do, and buy a pastizzi. A traditional savoury pastry from Malta. Pastizzi’s usually have a filling either of ricotta cheese or curried peas They only cost 50c and are truly delicious.

Hi-light of my week was eating out LOA in St Pauls Bay. South American fusion food that was truly delicious. A little more expensive than your average restaurant but the food, the view and the ambiance exceeded all expectations.