Valentine’s Day in Malta — Romantic Trips & Excursions [2024]

Valentine’s Day is the festival of love, which is celebrated worldwide on February 14th. On Valentine’s Day in Malta, it is customary to spend the romantic hours with a couple’s trip, hike, city trip or wellness. After the offer was thinned out during the Corona period, since 2023 you can once again draw from the full range. Let your imagination run wild and leave everyday life behind. Search for the five Love Languages and enjoy the romantic moments, a sunny Valentine’s Day in Malta. Because you and your partner are worth it.

Are you planning something extraordinary in sun-drenched Malta? Then we have 7 great ideas for you on how to collect some beautiful moments. We hope you enjoy planning, pampering and falling in love all over again!



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Tip 1: Walk along the wonderful sandy shores

The north of Malta is particularly suitable here. Visit the picturesque town of Mellieha with its wonderful sandy beaches:
Golden Bay Mellieha
Għajn Tuffieħa, Mellieha, Malta | Photo by Keith Camilleri

In hiking boots and with a picnic basket, you can explore Malta’s north on a walk. At an expected 14–18 degrees, you can enjoy Valentine’s Day along the rugged coastline and bays. The season provides seclusion for a picnic for two or invigorating walks in harmony with nature. At this time of year, the weather is still mild, and you can enjoy your Valentine’s Day walk to the full.

Gozo donkey hike

The circular walk takes about 2 hours, including a snack break. The start and end point is the Church of the Conception on the road from Qala to Hondoq, which is well worth seeing.

Quick registration via Meetup.

Tip 2: Rent a farmhouse in Gozo

On the island of Gozo, a secluded Gozitan farmhouse can often be rented on a budget, complete with a swimming pool and luxurious furnishings. So it’s easy to create a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Explore the green countryside and nature in Gozo. Take long walks in the picturesque towns and villages of Gozo and enjoy the sunset on one of the magnificent cliffs with endless sea views.

Tip 3: Romantic dinner after a wellness couple massage

There are many places in Malta for a romantic dinner. The AX The Palace hotel in the bustling town of Sliema, offers massages for couples in its Marion Mizzi Spa & Wellbeing area. During a couple’s massage, you and your partner relax side by side on two separate massage beds. This allows you to enjoy the comforts of the massage together while listening to soothing music and aromatherapy.

Later, on the 9th floor of AX The Palace hotel, you can enjoy an exceptional six-course dinner on Valentine’s Day. The hotel is known for its great international cuisine offerings. It is the ideal setting for a passionate and romantic dinner for two.

Do you have no time for a couple massage?

Then Phoenicia Malta offers the Valtentine’s package the right:

  • à la carte breakfast for two people
  • A bottle of pink prosecco and strawberries in the room on arrival
  • Dinner for two at the Phoenix Restaurant on Valentine’s Day
  • 130 euro dining credit if checked out before 14 February
  • Complimentary non-alcoholic minibar
  • Use of the facilities at the Deep Nature Spa at The Phoenicia Malta

Share your magical moments at The Phoenicia Malta.

Tip 4: Discover the Maltese capital Valletta

Valletta is the smallest capital city in the European Union, with about 6,000 inhabitants. Valletta has a rich history through

  • the Ottoman Empire,
  • the Knights of Malta,
  • Napoleon,
  • the British Empire
  • to the bombing by the III Reich.

In 2018, Valletta became the European Capital of Culture. Explore the narrow streets where the painter Caravaggio fled justice. The colourful Maltese balconies and the many squares served as movie sets for Hollywood producers.

Parts of the series and films Game of Thrones, Count of Monte Cristo, World War Z or Steven Spielberg’s München (Munich), among others, were filmed in Malta’s capital Valletta.

Malta Valletta Canons
Valletta, Malta | Photo from Pixabay

On Valentine’s Day in Malta through Valletta with Moisés Redondo

Explore Valletta with the expert guide: We have known Moisés Redondo as an expert guide for years. Contact Moisés via Facebook or Instagram

Start your exploration with the noon salute of the cannons from Barraka Gardens. Visit the jewel of Valletta, the St. John’s Co-Cathedral. You will see the old railroad line from Valletta to Mdina, as well as the new Parliament of Malta, the Malta Opera House and the Auberge de Castilla.

At the end of the tour, Moisés will surely be able to recommend you a restaurant that suits your taste: from Maltese traditional pastizzi and ftira, to 5-star restaurants that leave nothing to be desired.

Tip 5: Challenging hike in Gozo with and without donkey

The hikes along Gozo’s coasts are among the most beautiful hikes in Europe. Don’t feel like exploring on your own? Then contact experienced guide John via Meetup. John has been living on Gozo for more than two decades and organizes guided donkey tours, as well as 10 different exciting, sometimes challenging, multi-hour hikes. Explore together the amazing secrets of

  • of Dwejra
  • Comino, where Brad Pitt once stood with his mother in the movie Troy, in the magnificent Blue Lagoon,
  • Hondoq Bay,
  • or the Mistral cliffs with farms built into the rock.

Also on Gozo you can end Valentine’s Day with an extraordinary candlelight dinner. The island of Gozo is known for some of the best restaurants. There you will be served Gozitan, Maltese and Mediterranean dishes. For Valentine’s Day, Gozo’s Michelin Guide 2020-nominated restaurant Ta’ Frenċ stands out in particular. On Valentine’s Day or the night before, enjoy the 6-course Valentine’s Day – Gem of Love menu at Ta’ Frenċ.

The charming and appealingly restored farmhouse in Xagħra serves traditional Mediterranean cuisine by the long-serving team. The Valentine’s Day menu includes delicacies such as pan-seared scallops, beet risotto, slow-cooked veal cheeks served with creamy smoked truffle mashed potatoes and caramelized parsnip puree.

Tip 6: A gondola ride from Valletta to the Three Cities

The Barklor Cooperative offers tours on a Maltese gondola around the Grand Harbour, as well as the crossing to the history Three Cities. On Valentine’s Day, enjoy the city of Vittoriosa (Birgu), one of the oldest maritime cities and also the first home of the Knights of St. John, as well as the various fortifications, by water cab (Dghajsa). You can also book the Dghajsa for an individual tour on Valentine’s Day.

Tip 7: A culinary experience in the evening should end on Valentine’s Day

Love goes through the stomach. Treat your sweetheart or your loved one with a romantic gastronomic and culinary experience of a special kind.

Malta’s catering establishments have put together menus especially for Valentine’s Day weekend. We would like to recommend 5 of them to you:

  1. L’Artiglio, Valletta
    This fantastic restaurant Artiglio in Valletta has created a special Valentine’s Day menu. You can choose between four or five courses. The choices are duck bruschetta, baked camembert or steak tartare.
  2. Caviar & Bulls, St. Julian’s
    Caviar & Bulls offers to the imposing sea view a 6-course Valentine’s Day menu with rabbit terrine, fresh truffle with roasted hazelnuts over slow-cooked duck leg and duck breast with sweet potatoes. Dessert will be a raspberry sorbet with hazelnut and white chocolate icing.
  3. Grotto Tavern, Rabat
    The Grotto Tavern in Rabat is in an old vault opposite St. Paul’s Church. The lovingly decorated restaurant will serve a romantic five-course meal on Valentine’s Day. Turbot with cauliflower couscous, roasted and caramelized butternut squash will be served by candlelight.
  4. Bacchus Restaurant, Mdina
    Enjoy this affordable 4 course Valentine’s Day menu in a stunning setting. The smoked local goat cheese is accompanied by a roasted cauliflower and parsnip cream, and caramelized onions and apples. After the local sea bass, the Valentine’s Day menu ends with a home-made dessert of chocolate and local strawberries.
  5. Tosca Restaurant, Mellieħa
    Tosca Restaurant, near Mellieha Bay, offers roasted crawfish tails, sweetbreads, and a white and purple cauliflower soup as its Valentine’s Day menu.

A bouquet says more than 1,000 words

Do you want to spontaneously surprise or make someone happy, then you will find the most beautiful flowers and plants at Il-Qronfla. Give affection for Valentine’s Day and show your loved ones that you are there for each other. One thing is for sure: a bouquet will bring a smile! Il-Qronfla is one of the most popular florists in Malta.

Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day on 14 February?

According to tradition, the Catholic saint and martyr Valentine of Terni was executed in Rome on 14 February 269. Naked and scantily clad men spanked (beat) women’s bottoms with goat or dog whips. Back then, it was supposed to increase fertility and prevent infertility. This festival is also associated with the mating season of animals and the beginning of spring. In the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I “combined” or replaced the pagan Lupercalia festival with the Christian Valentine’s Day festival.

When did St. Valentine come along with love and romance?

According to tradition, the Catholic saint and martyr Valentine of Terni was executed in Rome on February 14, 269. Valentine of Rome married couples according to the Christian faith. He gave the married couples flowers from his garden. These couples are said to have been particularly happy.

The emperor says young men should not be husbands

Christian marriage was forbidden under Emperor Claudius II. The emperor firmly believed that single and especially young men were better off serving as soldiers. Emperor Claudius II had the priest arrested and sentenced Valentin of Terni to death in 269, others write 270. Around 100 years later, Christianity became the state religion. The Roman bishop Julius I built a basilica in Valentine’s honor bearing his name. This can be seen in a list of bishops from the year 354.

Valentine, flowers from the garden and being happy found their way into a poem in 1382. The poet Geoffrey Chaucer mentions Valentine’s Day as a day for lovers in his “Parlement of Foules”. Since that time, there has been the British custom of giving something to one’s beloved secretly or anonymously as a “secret Valentine”.

The alternative story to St. Valentine:

St. Valentine fell in love with his jailer’s daughter while in prison. Before his execution, he gave her a letter signed “from your Valentine”. This phrase is still used today to express love and affection.

What are the 5 languages of love

  • Love words (praise and appreciation)
  • Togetherness (tenderness and or time)
  • Gifts
  • Helpfulness
  • Intimacy

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On which day of the year is Valentine's Day traditionally celebrated?

Valentine's Day takes place worldwide on February 14.

How many Valentine's Day tips does World of Malta have?

For Valentine's Day, World of Malta has chosen the lucky number 7 for the number of clues.

Who was St. Valentine and why is he associated with the holiday?

Valentine was a Roman priest who married secret lovers according to the Christian faith. He gave the married couples flowers from his garden and possibly wrote a love letter in prison. St. Valentine is therefore associated with love and giving.

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