The jewel of the northern peninsula of Malta, Marfa, is the perfect location for experiencing the island’s beauty. In the area you will find high-quality beaches, spectacular views and unspoiled countryside awaiting you. Whilst the resort’s popularity is increasing, those seeking a quieter, true Maltese experience can still find a secluded slice of paradise here in Marfa.
Sun worshippers will not be disappointed by the long days and hot sunshine in the summer, meaning that July and August are the best time to go with temperatures in the high 20s or higher.
For slightly cooler (but still hot!) weather, visit instead between November and May when the average daily temperature is 20°C degrees. This sort of weather is perfect for both sightseeing and relaxing on the beach.
Aside from the fantastic natural surroundings waiting to be explored, there are some spa facilities to help you relax into the vibe of the resort.
Also well-worth a visit is the Popeye Village, originally used for the 1980’s musical of the same name. If you don’t mind taking a short drive, head to the Meditteraneo Marine Park where you have the chance to swim with dolphins. It’s just 7 km away.
Marfa is less than 1 km from Mellieha Beach, a beautiful, bustling haven for anyone wanting to sunbathe.
Closer to Marfa, there are many small coves and quaint, quieter beaches to enjoy.
In Marfa, you’re never too far from food and drink, including local, oriental, European and even Italian food. Take a stroll down San Antionio St. for a number of top-rated restaurants.
The evenings in Marfa will be peaceful and quiet. You can enjoy a drink while watching the sunset or cosy up to a quaint café or bar and mingle with locals. If you’re looking for something more lively, take a short ride to Mellieha. Here, you’ll find a variety of bars open late. For something unexpected, venture just 3 miles to Qawra to enjoy an Elvis tribute evening.
As is the case all over Malta, the churches are full of history and mesmerizing architecture. They are well worth visiting, along with the historic St Agatha’s tower whose silhouette dominates the Marfa Ridge skyline. More recent history can be found with a visit to the Mellieha air raid shelter from World War II.
Experienced scuba divers and novices alike will be drawn to Aquatica, where even beginners can enjoy the marine life around a local wreck by the end of the course. Those looking for a more gentle exercise could tackle the Marfa Ridge country walk, perfect for exploring the countryside and coastline. You’ll be amazed at the area’s geological and architectural history.
Marfa is well-served by bus for travelling locally and also for exploring further afield on the island. There are regular ferries to the island of Comino, with its beautiful clear waters and blue lagoon.
The climate is typically Mediterranean, similar to that of Southern Italy or Southern Greece. In the summer there is up 12 hours of sunshine a day.