The beautiful fishing village of Marsaxlokk is the ultimate place to experience the very best of Maltese scenery, culture and cuisine.
Situated on Malta’s stunning southern coastline, Marsaxlokk is as famed for its colourful luzzu boats dotting the crystal blue water as it is for its fresher-than-fresh fish.
With plenty to offer for your holiday itinerary, here’s how best to spend a day in picturesque Marsaxlokk.
Explore the Marsaxlokk Fish Market
If your day in Marsaxlokk just happens to be a Sunday, then a visit to the village’s legendary dawn-break fish market is an absolute must. With vibrant stalls selling everything from souvenirs to local produce, as well as a huge array of seafood, there’s no better place to kick-start your day amongst the locals.
Take a Cruise around Delimara Point
If you have time to spare following the market, then it’s the perfect time to indulge in one of Malta’s many sightseeing boat cruises to take in the exquisite scenery past capital city Valletta, St Thomas Bay, Island Bay and St Peter’s Pool (where you’ll be swimming later!), as well as Fort Delimara, the unique fortification that is built into the cliff face and has been the backdrop for many Hollywood movies.
Dine on the Local Fresh Seafood
People drive from far and wide to visit Marsaxlokk for lunch, and for good reason. This quintessential Maltese fishing village has an extraordinary choice of restaurants all offering Marsaxlokk’s signature fresh seafood on the menu. Simply select one from the many lined along the coastline, and relax after the morning’s adventures with truly excellent food and a perfect view across the water.
Discover St Lucien’s Tower
Nourished and refreshed following your lunch, continue your sightseeing tour around Marsaxlokk with a visit to St Lucian Tower. An ancient fort built by the Knights of St John in the 17th century, the tower is one of the largest watchtowers on the island. With the tower and fort being used today by the Malta Aquaculture Research Centre, history enthusiasts may also enjoy one of the regular tower tours.
Take a Dip in St Peter’s Pool
A stunningly beautiful natural pool at the tip of Delimara Point near Marsaxlokk, St Peter’s Pool is famed for its crystal clear turquoise blue waters, making it a perfect secluded spot for swimming or snorkelling. The rocks surrounding the pool are also flat and smooth enough to sunbathe upon and dry off after your swim.
Enjoy the Horizon with a Sunset Stroll
After dinner at another of Marsaxlokk’s abundance of restaurants, there’s no better way to complete the day than with a drink at a local bar and a relaxing stroll along the village’s coastline. With exquisite views across the harbour, the traditional, brightly-painted Maltese boats known as ‘luzzus’ that line the water’s edge will remind you that you are in the very heart of the Mediterranean.