Well hello to you my reader chums! June has been a jam-packed month so far and I'm loving every second. The week just gone, I ventured out on a group trip to sunny Malta for 8 days. It was by far one of the most relaxing and fun holidays I've ever had. The bigger group meant, the laughter, fun and games never stopped; there was always something going on.
As you can imagine, we took a gazillion pictures, but I've cherry picked by favourites. Let's take a look at my trip to Malta..
Day 1 - Arriving and exploring
From left to right (Jordan, Luther, Bailey, me, Dan, Lily, Danielle, Kieran, Chloe and Molly)
On the first day, we arrived too early for check in so dropped off our bags and explored the local area around the hotel. It was minutes away from clear blue waters and rock pools galore. We stayed at the St Georges Park Hotel in St Julians, located at the heart of everything including activities, restaurants, bars and more.
Once checked in, as many of us were tired from the early flight, we chilled out by the poolside, soaking up every ounce of Malta sun we could get. The weather was a scorcher, the hottest I've experienced in a while - hello tan!
After dinner, we took a stroll down to the marina area, which at night looks even more stunning than daytime. Shops and restaurants glistening in the night sky, a sight not to be missed amongst the harbour waters.
Day 2 - Beach chilling and pedal boats
As Malta is mainly all rocks and water, there aren't actually and proper sandy beaches. We discovered an artificial beach which was made up of tiny rocks in oppose to sands. A few of the guys went jet skiing whilst the other group of us chilled, chatted and took a paddle in the sea. Then all of us split off onto the pedal boats, pedalling out into deeper waters and snorkelling in the sea.
A long old day at the seaside for us beach babies had to end in ice cream. We found a gelato shop where you could layer as many ice creams, sauces and toppings to make the perfect sundae; dessert goals for sure.
Day 3 - Unicorn fun and cocktail dreams
It's safe to say Malta was hot, the weather ranging from late 20s until early 30s. We spent a few days soaking up the sunshine by the poolside and day 3 was one of those days. Before the trip, I bought a unicorn float from Primark and everybody named him Leeroy. We decided to blow him up and see all the fun we could have!
It wouldn't be a group holiday in the sunshine without a few cocktails to end the night. Only a few minutes from our hotel, we had the Peppermint bar and an entire strip of nightclubs/pubs to choose from. Peppermint had to be our favourite as they made the best cocktails and the location was so convenient.
Chloe and I
Day 4 - City bus tour and the Blue Grotto
Every trip I go on, I love to take advantage of the hop on hop off bus tours, as you can see a wide part of your new location and learn about the history that surrounds you. We chose the South route which ended in the Blue Grotto, an incredible location of sea views and hidden caves.
My boyfriend Dan and I in the Blue Grotto area
The surrounding of the sea was all rocks so we set up our towels and sunbathed on there. I was wearing my new love, this classic black Topshop bikini.
Chloe and I at the Blue Grotto
We spent a few hours there chilling and most of the guys/girls taking a swim in the clear waters. A few of our group even went cliff jumping which in itself was terrifying to watch!
To end the day, we took a walk down to the marina for a lovely spot of dinner as a squad.
Day 5 - An excursion to Comino Island
Even though I was a little nervous to jump on the speed boat at first, Comino Island had to be one of my favourite days of the holiday. The speed boat in itself was such a laugh - it felt like a party water ride with waves jumps and club tunes blaring. We all had the best time singing along and absorbing the sunny environment that laid ahead.
As we rode into Comino, we drove through so many caves and witnessed the beauty of Malta's natural clear water.
Comino Island was just as beautiful once we set foot onto land. The crystal clear waters, rocky terraces and bustling stalls made for an epic day. Half of us swam and the other half got a boat to the other end of the island as it was a quieter location for a swim. We all loved it and I even went for a snorkel in the clear yet ultra salty waters.
Molly and I with our matching bikinis on Comino Island
To finish off a fabulous day, we treated ourselves to a lovely dinner out in Lore & Fitch steakhouse. If you're ever in the St Julians area, I'd highly recommend this restaurant. The food was some of the best I've ever tried and service as high in standards. We even went back there on our last night as we all loved it that much!
Day 6 - Pool day and Lads/girls night out
The 6th day was another ultra chill day where we had a lot of fun and games in the pool! From throwing each other in the water to British bulldog, it was a ball of laughs. Once the shenanigans were over, we spilt the group in half and us girls went on our own night out whilst the guys were free for a lads night. Filled with cocktails and chats, the Malta nightlife offers something for everyone.
Day 7 - UFO inflatables, matching swimsuits and date night
Popping on our matching swimsuits, us girls bought especially for the occasion, we took a stroll down to the harbour area, where you could have a swim and take a boat in deeper for some water sports. We had a little dip then took it in turns to ride the UFO which essentially is a massive inflatable sofa, attached to a boat which pulls you along. I sat between two of the boys in fear of falling off, however the experience was insane, we all had a giggle as we soared across the bumpy waves.
There was a few couples in the group, so everyone had a chance for date night and we chose that day. I picked a lovely Italian restaurant called Sardinella which served up a delicious halloumi starter and Bolognese for mains. We then took a lovely stroll down the marina for a spot of ice cream before joining the rest of the group later that night.
Day 8 - Waterpark and steakhouse
The last day, we headed down to the 'Splash and fun' waterpark. It wasn't the biggest waterpark I've been to, however it had its fair share of slides, a fab wave pool and lazy river to float down. A chilled day in the sunshine, making a splash in the water park, was the best way to bid goodbye to an incredible holiday. We finished it off with a dinner in our favourite steakhouse and the next day were up, on our flight home to cheery England.
Malta, I love you. For the water fun, endless laughs and unforgettable moments with the best group of people I could ever wish for, it's a summer holiday to remember. Some people you just click with and know they'll be with you in all life throws at you. I've found that group, I have my best gal pals, a loving boyfriend and all the other lads. Much love to all my squad. Here's to the next adventure!
I hope you enjoyed this insight into my Malta trip. Have you ever visited?
Thank you for reading <3