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First Visit-Honeymoon

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First Visit-Honeymoon

Hello,

My fiance and I are thinking we would like to visit Malta on our honeymoon this upcoming fall 2008. It appears to be a country full of history and sites to see. We would plan a ~12 day honeymoon (traveling from US) and would most likely spend the majority of that time in Malta with a possible side trip to either Italy or Greece. While we do greatly enjoy siteseeing and would love to roam the islands of Malta, we would also like to relax at some beaches on our honeymoon. Some of the travel guides we have viewed talk about very rocky beaches in Malta which do not sound comfortable for sunbathing...yet others tell us there are many sandy beaches- which should we believe? Are the sandy beaches located in a specific part of the island.

THank you

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1. Re: First Visit-Honeymoon

Sandy beaches are predominantly in the North of the island.

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2. Re: First Visit-Honeymoon

you wont be able to do a day trip to greece, however you could take the hydrofoil to scicly tghe boat leaves 7am in morning and rfeturns about 11pm a long and tiring day but very nice.the sandy beaches are mainly in the north of the island.

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3. Re: First Visit-Honeymoon

I'm going there for my hooneymoon too! can anyone recomend a boat or coach tour?

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4. Re: First Visit-Honeymoon

Hi NFraser

What time of year will you be in Malta? There are boat trips round the island stopping over in Comino for a swim, lunch included. I think it's the boat called Hera that do this. Captain Morgan also organise boat tours (Hera probably better) Look them both up

Coach tour might be an idea for visiting Gozo as public transport there isn't too good. On Malta itself I would just get around using public transport.

USX1, when in autumn are you visiting Malta. Sandy beaches mainly in the north of the island but malta is tiny and nowhere is far.

Day trip to Sicily is not really enough to see anything of Sicily. You could fly from Malta to different parts of Italy or even Greece should you wish to do so

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5. Re: First Visit-Honeymoon

i would recommend you hire a car and do gozo by yourselves get a good hand book and map and take a day touring the island into some of the smaller villages. the island is only 9mils x 4 , .

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6. Re: First Visit-Honeymoon

I'm going over in September. I quite fancy going on the sea plane is it any good?

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7. Re: First Visit-Honeymoon

To each their own...this is just my opinion....

But I think I would chose somewhere a little more romantic than Malta. Although we had an okay time there I think in 12 days you might get bored. We saw some of the main sites and then we were left just walking around looking for something to do.

I also noticed how much garbage was scattered all of the place. I remember Rome being dirty too...but not like this. I don't know if it is so littered because tourists don't throw their trash in a bin or what...but seriously they need to invest in street sweepers.

I guess if you stayed mainly in the hotel and enjoyed your vacation their it might be romantic. The Radisson Bay Point had some opportunities to be romantic...if you want to pay for it.

I wish you the best of luck. I remember planning our honeymoon just about 5 years ago. It is a lot of decisions. Have you thought of staying in a castle in Ireland or Germany? Maybe a resort on the Red Sea in Egypt. We visited El Gouna, Egypt two years ago in the fall. It was lovely. Italy also has tons of romantic places. It just depends what kind of trip you are looking for.

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8. Re: First Visit-Honeymoon

HEY!!!!!! Stop putting them off!!

I think Malta is a very romantic place.We went to Venice a couple of years ago and found it the most commercialised, unromantic place on earth. Even the gondaliers spend all their time on their mobile 'phones!!

Malta has a selection of rocky and sandy beaches,with the sandy ones mainly north of the island.I would choose one of the nice 5 star hotels in either St Julians or Valletta-good bases for touring.

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9. Re: First Visit-Honeymoon

I agree with leeroy

HEY!!!!!! Stop putting them off!!

We have been to Malta for the last 4 years and are going again this year - we still find new places to go to and visit old favourites. I can't see how you saw the main sights in less than 4 days and had time to spare... Guess it is each to our own...

usx1 There are so many historic sites to see, you could spend all your time at prehistory sites with the Hypogeum a must (bookable in advance online as there is limited viewing each day.) without doing other things honeymooners do!

Hope you book and have fun & have a great wedding

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10. Re: First Visit-Honeymoon

I don't mean to put them off...sorry. Malta is not a bad place. I do agree with an above poster that said Venice was not very romantic either. Depending on the people Malta might be the best place in the world. It was not a bad trip by any means. We were not robbed, we did not get lost, we did not have any incidents that would make us truly dislike the island. But I would suggest keeping options open until you are sure you have found the perfect place. I am a 27 year old female American...and this is just my opinion. I am not sure what the demographics are for usx1...

usx1...if you are interested in chatting outside of the forum let me know and we can exchange email addresses or something. Is this your first trip outside of the US? What specifics are you looking for? (beach? history? good food?) What are you willing to compromise on? (beach? history? food?)

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