Marsaxlokk

This enchanting little fishing village is situated on the south-east coast of Malta. One of the few areas to be seemingly unaffected by tourism, Marsaxlokk remains the island’s prettiest and most authentic port.

The beautiful harbour, with its brightly coloured boats bobbing up and down in the glistening bay has given Marsaxlokk the honour of being Malta’s most photographed resort. Here, life continues as it has done for generations, maintaining the village’s sleepy charm.

In addition to the famed luzza boats, colourful fishing nets adorn the quay which – with the tight-knit fishing community who work at the harbour’s edge – completes the traditional scene.

People come from all over Malta to explore the fish market held every Sunday next to the harbour and the availability of such fresh fish also means that there are many fantastic seafood restaurants in the area.