My wonderful week in Malta


Craig takes a dip Hi there, hope you're all well!

Just thought I'd share a few photos from my recent break in Malta. Thank you SO much if you were one of the helpful few who were sending me tips and suggestions for what to do via my Facebook page (Craig Rowe Tvpresenter) while I was there.

It was my first trip to Malta, so I was at a bit of a loss of what to do and where to go. I suppose that's the risk you take when you book last minute and don't have time to research!

Craig enjoying his cocktail The weather the whole week was glorious, wonderful sunshine but not too hot. We did find some great places to eat and towards the end of the stay we stumbled on a great place for cocktails – I'm not really into wine and beer, but I do love my cocktails!

The highlights of the week were:

Craig on the ferry to GozoSpending two days in Gozo, a neighbouring island to Malta that you reach by ferry. It's so laid back and friendly. We explored in perhaps the best and worst way; by bike. Best because by cycling around I got a sense of of the lanscape much better than being in a car, and worst because Gozo is SO hilly and the humidity was through the roof, so it was pretty hard work! I was so proud I did it though.

Craig at the Splash & Fun Waterpark Visiting the Splash & Fun Waterpark in the south of Malta. My Fuji waterproof camera came in really handy!

Craig, Eve and Stuart Meeting the wonderful Eve in a hotel we spent some time in at St Julians. She was the friendliest, funniest, most charming woman who has this ability to make you feel at ease within seconds. We spent a fair bit of time with her in the fab Moorish chill out area.

Stuart and Craig enjoy cocktails at the Hotel Intercontinental Drinking cocktails at the Hotel Intercontinental in Paceville by the sea. You can see Stuart and I enjoying a couple of amaretto sours in this pic – bliss!

Craig snorkelling A visit to Comino, another island near Malta. We visited the Blue Lagoon and I've never seen water like it – the most perfect azure blue. The waterproof camera came in really handy again for the snorkelling!

Blue Lagoon on Comino I really enjoyed the beauty and ruggedness of Malta, it's quite unlike any other place I've visited and I'm sure I'll return someday. The only thing I'd do differently next time is to choose a better hotel! The one we stayed in was slightly stuck in the '70s and very tired looking. But in a way that was quite a positive thing as it encouraged us to get out and about!

Maltese sunset Hope you like the photos, and I'd love to hear from you about your recent holidays or days out. Please do feel free to get in touch via the Comments section below.

See you all soon,
Craig. x.


  1. Jacky October 6, 2009 at 9:49 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig, I have been to Malta several times and just love the Island and there is so much to see and do. I am glad you liked it. I haven’t been for a few years but can remember it was like going back in time! The buses to everywhere were something else… Love, Jacky

  2. Carole, Surrey October 6, 2009 at 9:51 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    Glad to hear you had a great holiday. We went to Malta quite a few years back now and was there to celeberate New Year – we had a great time.
    We have just got back from Paphos, Cyprus – our 5th visit. It is a great place to chill out, lovely restaurants, in fact you are spoilt for choic where to eat, and we had some great cocktails!! You can also go scuba diving, something I didn’t do, but my husband did, and he said the water was clear and the fish were amazing.
    Looking forward to hearing bout your next holiday.

  3. DOREEN RICHARDS October 6, 2009 at 10:30 am -  Reply


  4. Jane Laverick October 6, 2009 at 12:54 pm -  Reply

    Oh Craig, what a lovely holiday, thanks for taking us with you, I think it’s the nearest I’m going to get to a sunshine holiday this year.
    I don’t expect you’ll post this bit, I do enjoy your blogs. I’m a blogger to; I went live too late to write about the bulb planting this year, but it was massive, miniature daffs included.

  5. ruth pearce October 6, 2009 at 1:08 pm -  Reply

    hi Craig i am maltese and am very glad you have been to this wonderful island in the mediterrean i too have just come back from malta wish i seen you while i was there as i watch qvc all the time and it is nice to meet somebody in person than just to see on tv take care now i will keep watching lots of love ruth

  6. lindamickoski October 6, 2009 at 3:46 pm -  Reply

    hi craig glad you liked malta i just love it. i have a timeshare there and i love it. the hotel we stay in is lovely. i like going on the buses to valleta and siliema. there are lots of places to go once you have been a few times. its very peaceful if thats what you like. i love the colour of the water and the blue lagoon. im going in two weeks cant wait. hope we get the weather like you did. i think you are great at presenting on qvc and are glad that you are staying.good luck craig you are very nice.xx

  7. Rona October 6, 2009 at 4:24 pm -  Reply

    My husband and I went to Malta in April this year for 5 days and loved it. We went to Gozo which was stunning they have a blue cove there too. It’s a marmite place you either love it or hate it , we loved it. People are so friendly. My parents have been 5 times and are booked for next year already

  8. Tom October 6, 2009 at 5:20 pm -  Reply

    Dear Craig,
    We went to Malta last year and agreed the landscape and the sea were beautifully rugged. Like you we stayed in a rather odd hotel but we certainly had a laugh.
    This year we went to Puglia in the southern ‘heel’ of Italy – it was a beautiful place – wonderful beaches, food and wine. I highly recomend it.
    Looking forward to seeing you back on QVC!

  9. Maria Antonia Taylor October 6, 2009 at 6:38 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    There are so many other sites to see in Malta as we are rediscovering I am Maltese returning to live in Malta almost 5 years ago after 40 years of nursing in England. I live in the south of Malta quite different from the north and less “touristy” and more typical of the relaxed lives we now lead here.
    I used to love watching and shopping from QVC and got to know the presenters as they joined and left and had favourites. You joined after we left the UK as I do not remember seeing you then. We did however get QVC for 3 hours on a morning on NICKELODEON I think and I saw what was probably your first presentation after you joined? Now I have to rely on the web and watch less often.
    Unfortunately the price of postage puts me off ordering as much as I did before. My favourites are Diamonique, Cooks Essential and Northern Nights. The latter two often too heavy and too costly postage wise. Get in touch before your next visit and get some insider knowledge from a local regarding activities and places to stay etc?

  10. heidi bonnici October 7, 2009 at 11:27 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    So glad you enjoyed your time in Malta and Gozo and very pleased you finally found your cocktails..

  11. Eve Bajada October 7, 2009 at 12:26 pm -  Reply

    Craig i have to say meeting people like yourself & your friend make it totally easy to get along with .
    The most friendliest of people i have had the pleasure to meet ,, Must come back & take another photo when i have my slap on 🙂 lol xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  12. Dawn Lewis October 8, 2009 at 12:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig,
    Glad you enjoyed your trip to Malta. First time I went to Malta was to celebrate my 40th in 1999. What a wonderful two weeks. It was always somewhere I wanted to go. My husband and I stayed at Golden Sands Hotel at Golden Bay. I must admit it was like something out of Hi-De-Hi. Stuck in the seventies. We visited again in 2001 at the same hotel. This would be the last time as they were going to knock it down and build a new one. We watched the new one being built on line. In 2002 we stayed at The Coastline in Salina Bay on the otherside of the island. We enjoyed our stay here aswell. But we wanted to return to Golden Bay. In 2005 the new Golden Sands and Spa opened. So in 2006 we returned to Golden Bay. Its Five Stars all the way. It was gorgeous, beautiful decor, staff couldn’t do enough for you and the food was something else. The fish(lampuki) and salads are to die for.Yes its more expensive but worth every penny.Please try to visit again, there is always something new to see. If I could I’d visit every year. Malta is a wonderful place to relax.Its so laid back. Love Dawn

  13. Mrs Margaret Putt October 10, 2009 at 12:40 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    So glad you enjoyed Malta.
    I was born in Valletta ,my mother is Maltese.My dad (who passed away 9th Aug 2004) was English.He was in the Navy based in Malta when he met my mum.
    I have not been to Malta for a some time now.I have relatives in Malta but also ones who have passed away.
    Hope you go again, every one that i know of who have been to Malta have loved it.
    Love Margaret

  14. Theresa Xuereb October 22, 2009 at 2:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig, glad you loved malta. i’m maltese myself and i’ve discovered more of it since i’ve been living here. hope you will visit it again soon as it has a different beauty and things to do and see depending on the season.

  15. Miss Nilam Chandaria October 27, 2009 at 11:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    I went to Malta for my 40th in 2007. I had a fab time. I too went to blue lagoon and it was so beautiful. The weather was great. Good food, drinks and easy to get round by local buses. Golden Bay beaches etc just brings back so many memories!
    Glad you enjoyed it!

  16. faehre January 6, 2010 at 6:57 am -  Reply

    Thanks Craig, I checked out the site,Now I have the complete picture of your trip. Thanks again.

  17. Anonymous February 10, 2010 at 10:42 am -  Reply

    Thanks for the good sharing Craig, i have checked out the site, your travel photos are looks great, thanks again.

  18. marie mckelvie March 6, 2011 at 11:49 pm -  Reply

    hi craig i love Bristal my daughter lived there for a while so my g,son dad lives there.but she is back in cov and has 3more kids.thats life.its always lovely to see you on qvc.surprised your not on northern nites this eve?take care marie

  19. Simon February 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi hope you ok eve can u email me please like to hear from you thank you simon

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