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Visit Malta: The top 10 places to be seen this summer

Grand Harbour Marina, Malta, has weekly events and provides almost constant entertainment to captains and crew - ensuring they enjoy the best of everything the Maltese archipelago has to offer.

Visit Malta this summer or winter, and check out the following 'places to be seen' as suggested by our Sales and Marketing Manager at Grand Harbour Marina, Caroline Navarro.

PANORAMA Cocktail Bar & Restaurant recently refurbished and part of the British Hotel, overlooks the Grand Harbour. This exquisite venue gives you the ultimate bird’s eye view into the Grand Harbour Marina. Its balcony seats a good dozen comfortably and the bar has an extensive choice of boutique liquors. A great option for aperitivo, followed by dinner downstairs or choose Friday night while the Jazz evening’s happening below at the Bridge Bar to be part of it all.


NAAR Restobar perched right on Balluta Bay and set against this wonderfully, quaint backdrop allows one to drink & dine all day plus the option of having a dip either in the fresh water pool or the sea below. Naar also shows short films nights in the open air by the sea, what better way to totally chill out!


CAFÉ DEL MAR situated in the north of the island is part of the National Aquarium Complex and well known as the perfect place to enjoy an idyllic sunset. A beach club by day, restaurant and bar by night, everything happens around the infinity pool. There are a large variety of organised evenings Sushi Tuesdays and Sunset Wednesdays & Sundays. Well attended events such as Champagne Showers, La Belle Musique and Red Sunset Party all have reputable DJs such as Fat Boy Slim this July.


BAIA Beach Club is situated in the far north point of Malta opposite Comino Island close by the Gozo Ferry terminal. Little Armier bay is well known for its clear light blue sea offering private mooring buoys, a good anchoring option with private access by tender to the beach club. Above the beach club there is a lovely open terrace, serving lunch & dinner year round.

Grand Harbour Marina chose Baia Beach Club as its destination for its Berth Holders Summer Kick Off Yacht Rally, now second year running and becoming a date in the yachting calendar supported by several corporate sponsors including No. 12 Fine Wines & Provisioners.


MEDASIA Playa, the first beach club to open on the Tigne Seafront in Sliema is very popular day and night.  Serving great cocktails and Mediterranean Asian fusion cuisine complemented by chilled tunes makes this venue the ideal summertime spot. Medasia prides itself on having an active calendar of events and international DJ visits.

KUYA Beach, the most recent edition to the Tigne Seafront beach clubs offers very reasonable sunbeds and delicious Asian street food. Part of Kuya & House of Ho restaurants in St Julians, Kuya beach is becoming well known for its Thursday evenings, Horizon, offering a live band and serving food until 11pm.

PEARL beach club, part of the Charles Grech bistros, wine bars & wine shops is the place to be seen. Situated on Tigne Seafront in between Medasia & Kuya Beach, it is definitely a very exclusive choice offering an extensive champagne and wine list. The restaurant is nicely situated overlooking the pool area and serves good food all day with the occasional organised party and guest DJ from Ibiza. Pearl beach offers tender pick up for yachts wishing to spend the day here or just to dine at one’s leisure.


HUGO’s INFINITY pool deck & lounge is one of Paceville’s newest editions and part of the Hugo Group, well known for having the leading nightclubs and bars in the busiest nightlife location on the island. Hugo’s Infinity found on the rooftop of Hugo’s Boutique Hotel is a stunning venue perched above and not part of the hustle and bustle below.

SKY BEACH on the 19th floor of the Intercontinental is another newly opened rooftop bar and infinity pool in St Julians with breath-taking views of the whole island. Sundays at Skybeach is the place to be, with a DJ and special wine list.


MGARR MARINA LOUNGE BAR right on the water at Mgarr Marina, is the closest thing to being on a boat. Serving from breakfast right through to dinner, this floating barge offers a unique drinking and dining experience. Part of the goings on, with the Gozo Ferry arriving and departing this venue is definitely a must visit, accessible best by boat once berthing at the marina.

Click here to book a berth this summer or winter and visit the best places to eat, drink and be seen in Malta.