Malta is a truly beautiful Mediterranean island with a lot of things to do and see year-round, including in April. Here are some options you might consider when you stay with us at Hotel Juliani this spring.
We certainly recommend that you take some time to enjoy the outdoors. April is a great month to enjoy the beautiful weather here in Malta. You could take a stroll right from our front door and explore Spinola Bay. This picturesque bay is the heart of St Julian’s, with colourful fishing boats bobbing in the harbour, a truly Mediterranean scene. Be sure to check out the Love Monument. This modern sculpture of a couple kissing is a popular photo spot in St Julian’s, located on the promenade. Ideal for holiday selfies!
Another beautiful bay in St Julian’s, Balluta Bay is a quieter spot with a small beach and a number of cafes and restaurants. Cafe culture is big here, and we think you’ll love it. In addition to our own Michelin rated Zest restaurant and Cafe Juliani, you’ll find lots of great food to explore and enjoy. Malta is known for its delicious cuisine, which blends Mediterranean and North African flavours. Why not sample local specialties such as pastizzi, rabbit stew, and fish dishes at one of the many restaurants?
Sunday April 16th marks the return of the annual Strawberry Festival in the village of Mgarr. April is the peak season for strawberries here in Malta, it’s the perfect time to visit for strawberry fans! During the festival, known by the locals as ‘Festa Frawli’, visitors can enjoy a wide range of strawberry-themed activities, such as strawberry picking, tastings, and checking out the cooking and baking competitions featuring the fruit. The festival also includes a parade featuring colourful floats, traditional Maltese bands, and dancers, as well as a pageant to crown the “Strawberry Queen” of the festival.
During your visit you should explore the picturesque village of Mgarr and its surrounding countryside, which is known for its fertile soil and abundant produce. Mgarr is also home to several historic landmarks, including the Mgarr Parish Church and the Ta’ Hagrat and Skorba Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Strawberry Festival is really fun, and a great way to celebrate Malta’s agricultural heritage and the delicious fruits that are grown on the island. Mgarr is approximately 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) from town, and it takes around 25 to 30 minutes to drive from St. Julians.
How about some fireworks? The 21st edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival will be taking place on seven nights between Monday 24th April and Sunday 30th April 2023. Each night promises a stunning spectacle of colour, and the closing night is bound to be truly awesome. Each year, the festival hosts a Pyromusical competition, with fireworks are designed to match the rhythm of a musical number. Awards are then distributed to the most impressive displays in this highly competitive event.
So come and stay with us this April. Whether you’re looking to relax and soak up the sun or explore the island’s rich history and culture, there’s something for everyone. Discover Hotel Juliani today and experience all that Malta has to offer.