The Best Instagram Spots In Malta

An island that basks in 300 days of sunshine is already likely to be rather picture perfect. Blend that with historic architecture and a rugged coastline and you’ve discovered an Instagrammer’s dream destination. We walk you through the most photo-worthy places around the Malta to ensure your social feed suitably picturesque.

Mdina

Every quaint street and narrow passageway in Mdina offers up another photo opportunity. In fact, we challenge anyone to take a leisurely stroll around this Medieval city and not succumb to the lure of snapping at least one shot. Fontanella, a traditional coffee shop, provides sweeping views across the sunsoaked landscape – and the homemade cakes are more than aesthetically pleasing. Also, it’s worth seeking out the infamous blue door with pretty pink flowers outside.

Valletta

The capital city of Malta is plagued with interesting things to see and do. Wander around the streets and you’ll find picturesque spots aplenty. The Strada Stretta is a long and straight street, where (if free from tourists) you can get a lovely snap. But it’s the views from the Upper Barrakka Gardens that are truly unrivalled and cannot be missed.

Gozo

This island north west of the main island of Malta is worth a visit for many reasons. Thrill-seekers will be satisfied with the incredible dive sites, history buffs will rejoice at the fortified city of Citadel but above all else, photography enthusiasts will be amazed by this magical island. Azure waters stretch for as far as the eye can see and this is only enhanced by the unique vantage point that the cliffs provide.

Marsaxlokk Bay

You may be lured to Marsaxlokk Bay for the daily open-air market offering up incredible fresh fish, but it will be the picturesque views which will entice you to stay awhile. The brightly coloured traditional fishing boats that are bobbing in the water are just begging to be photographed. We’d recommend wearing your brightest ensemble to coordinate with the postcard-worthy scenery perfectly.

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Spinola Bay

The contrast of high-rise buildings alongside turquoise waters peppered with pretty boats makes this a unique location to photograph. At night, it’s just as impressive too, as the lights from the buildings reflect off the water beautifully.

Blue Grotto

This Maltese sea cave gets its name for the legendary Grotta Azzurra (blue grotto) in Italy and its beauty will not disappoint. Take to the water to experience the network of six caves that makes up the grotto and when you hop back in the boat, be sure to get a picture of that spectacular scene.

Popeye Village

Originally built for production of the 1980s film, Popeye, this set remains standing and has, in fact, now become a fun park which draws in many tourists. Situated on a beautiful cove, you are able to get magnificent views of the set from lots of angles. But here’s what to expect if you actually go for a visit.

Comino


What this tiny Maltese island lacks in geographical size, it makes up for in photography potential. It’s a paradise for adventure-seeking holidaygoers who want to explore in the clearest waters, but it’s also just as fascinating from a languid state of blissful repose. Don’t forget your obligatory pineapple cocktail snap that is sure to be a hit on your feed.

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