"A visit to Splash and Fun promises to be a great day out whether you’re feeling wild and adventurous or laid back and relaxed"
Bay Street Tourist and Shopping Complex offers you a great mix of high street brands, quality independent shops, restaurants, services, family entertainment and even a four star hotel. We are open 10am until 10pm 7 days a week, so there really is no other shopping and leisure destination that can keep you entertained every day!
Located in the heart of Malta’s premier tourist destination, St. George’s Bay, our unique blend of indoor and outdoor shopping, dining and leisure is complemented with a regular events & entertainment programme creating a lively atmosphere for families and shoppers all year round.
- To re-introduce the ancient art of falconry in Malta
- To make educational and entertaining natural free flying displays with our well trained birds of prey
- To breed our captive birds on view to the public
- To reintroduce native species of birds of prey to Malta
These are the sensations that run through you when you are passionate about cars. And at the Malta Classic Car Museum, we are absolutely head over heels in love.
Although many cars inspire us, there are some classic cars that simply set your heart racing and your blood pumping like fuel flowing through a V8 engine. These classics, art given shape in steel and chrome, range from T-Birds to Spitfires and Fiats to Fords. They encompass the iconic look and feel of motoring and we have a vast selection spread over 3,000 square metres of museum.
Specialising in Maltese Cuisine, Fresh Fish & Shell FishIx-Xatba Restaurant is a family run restaurant situated in the northern parts of Malta. Renowned for its Fresh Fish and Shellfish including fresh alive lobsters and oysters. Also specialising in traditional Maltese and Mediterranean cuisine, using fresh ingredients on the local market.
After changing ownership a couple of times over the years, in the late nineteen nineties the establishment was converted into a restaurant. In 2008, brothers Karl and Michael Diacono took over the restaurant and slowly started to infuse their knowledge and expertise to create something rather unique. Michael is today highly respected as a chef who owns and runs Giuseppi's Restaurant in Mellieha as chef patron.
The Diacono family is somewhat synonymous with food. Grandfather Charles Wirth, a banker by profession, had a passion for good food, not to mention for having a good time too. He involved himself in the opening of catering establishments in Valletta and Buskett. Needless to say that this love for good food, inherently rubbed onto his daughters Rita and Therese who in turn did not miss the opportunity to do the same with their children. Rita, with the occasional help of her eleven children prepared an average of 14,235 meals a year just to feed her family in what was a very large kitchen by today’s standard.http://rubinomalta.com/#top
Probably one of Malta’s top attractions, the Blue Lagoon is located to the West of Malta’s third largest island of Comino. The island itself is inhabited by only four people and only has a hotel, chapel and watch tower, so it remains largely untouched by man.
The Blue Lagoon itself gets crowded during the summer months (it’s a popular location to swim), and not surprisingly. With its mesmerising, crystal-clear azure-coloured waters it’s a little slice of paradise.
Built by the British between 1878 and 1886 to beef up the defense of its territories in Malta, Fort Rinella and its single Armstrong 100-ton gun sits on the North-Eastern side of Malta, on the outskirts of Kalkara (around the corner from The Three Cities). Although never fired in conflict, the gun saw practice shots fired once every three months and was sparingly used because of the cost of shells for the 450mm diameter barrel.
Nowadays the gun is fired once a year (usually on the first Sunday in May), using only black powder, but its museum and site are nevertheless an interesting place to visit.
Housed within the Presidential Palace in the centre of Valletta, the beautiful interiors of the Palace State Rooms are a sight to behold.
Having been the residence of successive Grand Masters, as well as Governors during British rule and nowadays the President’s Palace, the building is a magnificent piece of heritage with art adorning almost every wall.
Formerly a state-of-the-art hospital, built by the Knights of Malta in the late 16th century, the Sacra Infermeria (nowadays Mediterranean Conference Centre) is one of the most impressive buildings in Valletta.
As part of a visit to The Malta Experience (audio-visual show), you can get a guided tour (either separately or in combination with the show) of the building and its history. The tour is highly recommended, the show also worthwhile watching for a good primer on a high-level overview of Malta’s history.
With a great vantage point over Grand Harbour, the Saluting Battery was built by the Knights in the 16th century and used by the British as an artillery battery until the 20th century. Recently restored, you can get a tour around the location and one of the guns located there is fired twice a day, at noon and at 4pm.
You can access the Saluting Battery by descending a few steps in the middle of the Upper Barrakka Gardens.