Are you a sunset lover? If you answered yes, continue reading. Whether you are in Malta at the moment or thinking of coming to study on the island, this is helpful information for you. The island has plenty of nature stunning places to explore, but not from every place you can see a good sunset. That’s why I have compiled a list of the best 7 spots you can go and catch a breathtaking sunset in Malta.
1. Għajn Tuffieħa
Is one of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the island. You can find this beach on the north-west coast of Malta. A picnic is a perfect plan to enjoy the views and the warm weather, grab some of your favorite foods and drinks and experience a nice time while you see the sun setting across the bright Mediterranean Sea.
2. Fomm Ir-Riħ
‘Mouth of the wind’ in Maltese, this is a small bay surrounded by white cliffs and a pebble beach. It’s located in the limits of Mgarr, in the Northern Region of Malta. If you want to come to this amazing spot, you will have to prepare your best hiking shoes as it’s not easily accessible by car and you will have to take a short walk to get there. But that’s why this place is special and worth the walk. It’s one of the most unspoiled and quiet places you can find on the island. When you get there you will enjoy the unreal landscape and the views of the majestic cliffs where you can spot a beautiful panoramic view of the sunset over the sea.
3. Dingli Cliffs
This is one of Malta’s highest points along with Mdina. In the western coast of the island. The cliffs offer some breath-taking views out to the Mediterranean sea, beyond the small, mostly barren and depopulated islet of Fifla. Those who want to catch the ultimate sunset-viewing spot can appreciate one by standing on top of the cliffs or either by taking a boat onto the water; this option may not always be available in winter, depending on the weather. But if you manage to be in the water you can enjoy looking at the cliffs while they absorb the golden glimpse of the setting sun.
4. Wied Iż-Żurrieq
The famous Blue Grotto cave is located here, on the south east coast of Malta. This is a popular destination for tourists with boat trips visiting the caves running all days of the year, weather permitting. This is a stunning place to watch the sky change color as the sun sets in the distance.
5. Popeye Village, Mellieħa
Originally, the film set from the 1980 musical ‘Popeye’, which is now a well-known attraction in Malta with boat rides & food outlets. This theme park is located in Anchor Bay, in Mellieħa. You can get to the pier to appreciate nature’s beauty as the sun sets behind the cliffs and reflects on Popeye Village’s colorful buildings.
6. The Bastion Pool
You can find this pool at the end of the luxurious gardens of The Phoenicia Malta, Malta’s most iconic hotel, located just outside the capital of Valletta. Here you will experience an oasis of calm and relaxation. It’s a perfect place to chill and wonder how Valletta’s ancient bastion walls turn gold as the sun sets over Marsamxett Harbor.
Also known as the ‘Silent City’, is a fortified city in the Northern Region of Malta. Mdina had the privilege of being the island’s capital from antiquity to medieval times. This fortified city is located in a high spot on the island, which offers stunning views of Malta’s landscape. A great place to see the sunset from a unique position on the bastions high above the city.