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Gazing at a breathtaking sunset from the ideal spot in Malta can often become one of the most memorable moments of your vacation.

With its diverse landscapes and coastlines, Malta offers an abundance of such picturesque places.

From ancient citadels standing in golden light to beaches painted with hues of twilight, each location offers a unique spectacle of orange, pink, and purple hues. 

Whether you’re seeking a romantic end to the day, a photo opportunity, or for a moment of tranquillity and zen, Malta has the perfect spot for you to embrace the beauty of a sunset.

  1- Golden Bay 

Golden Bay is a picturesque sandy beach on the northwest coast of Malta. Aside from being one of the top swimming spots in Malta, it’s one of the island’s best places to watch a sunset too. 

Throughout the entire year, weather permitting, the beach transforms into a magical scene during sunset, as both locals and visitors gather at this serene spot with their loved ones to enjoy the sunset in Malta together, surrounded by an unforgettable awe-inspiring atmosphere. 

  2- Ghajn Tuffieha

Ghajn Tuffieha is an adjacent bay to Golden Bay — providing a different, yet just as captivating sunset. 

The bay’s elevated position provides a panoramic view of the coastline. From here, you can witness the unique blend of red and orange sunset shades over the surrounding cliffs, and the vast expanse of the Mediterranean. 

  3- Mdina 

This ancient walled city is one of island’s highest points, which provides its visitors with a unique vantage point to witness the sunset in Malta. 

From various points of the city, you can witness the golden hues of the sunset, including its bastions from where you can admire a panoramic view of Malta, while spotting some of its most-known landmarks.

Many bars and restaurants in Mdina have outdoor terraces with a great view. Make sure to book ahead, they tend to fill up quickly!

  4- Dingli Cliffs

Dingli Cliffs, on the southwest coast of Malta is one of the highest points on the island, too, which makes it an exceptional location to witness a panoramic sunset in Malta.

The sunset paints the horizon with a burst of lively colours, while the rugged cliffs and endless sea form a natural frame, etching a view that remains unforgettable. 

  5- Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens, Valletta

The capital city of Malta, Valletta, is full of scenic spots from where you can watch the sun set. However, the most notable ones are the Upper Barrakka Gardens and the Lower Barrakka Gardens.

The Upper Barrakka Gardens are perched on the bastions of Valletta, overlooking the Grand Harbour — providing its visitors with the perfect view to watch the sunset glowing over island’s fortifications, harbour, and the picturesque Three Cities in the distance. 

The Lower Barrakka Gardens are situated on the lower tier of Malta, making it a more intimate spot to enjoy the sunset. Even in this more serene ambiance, the golden sunset hues still offer a peaceful and enchanting view.

  6- Mellieha 

On the northwest coast of Malta, in Mellieha, you’re spoiled for choice to witness a beautiful sunset — with the historic Red Tower, the charming town of Mellieha, and the picturesque Mellieha Bay standing out for their distinct views. 

The Red Tower in Mellieha is a historic gem, providing an amazing view of the sunset. Watching the sun dip behind this old structure is truly mesmerising.

Mellieha town itself offers lovely spots to enjoy the sunset. The sun setting behind the buildings creates a peaceful and beautiful scene overlooking the infinite horizon. 

At Mellieha Bay, the sunset paints the sky in breathtaking colours. As the sun sets, the whole area becomes calm and serene, making it a perfect place to unwind and witness the beauty of the evening.

  7- Sliema/St Julian’s promenade 

If you’re taking a stroll, jogging, or running on the promenade between Sliema and St. Julians (which is very close to our hotel), you’ll find yourself immersed in a vibrant and bustling scene during sunset, as the entire stretch offers a captivating view of the sun setting over the horizon. 

  8- Azure Window, Gozo 

The Azure Window may have been lost to the sea, but the enchanting views the location offers haven’t. 

When the sun dips behind the remaining limestone formations, the sea lights up with sunset colours, making this a favourite spot for sunset lovers visiting Gozo, the neighbouring island.

  9- Xlendi Bay

Xlendi is a must-visit town in Gozo for its atmosphere, food, and the stunning sunset. As the sun sets over the horizon, you can marvel at the magical light it casts on the towering cliffs and the clear waters. 

If you’re looking for a memorable experience, we suggest booking a table at one of the many restaurants perched on the bay. Indulging in Malta’s finest cuisine while gazing at the sunset is a truly unmatched experience. 

  10- Citadel in Victoria, Gozo 

Similar to Mdina in Malta, the Citadel in Gozo is one of the island’s highest spots, which means it offers a unique and elevated perspective to watch the sunset. 

The picturesque Gozitan landscape, the warm hues of the setting sun, as well as the ancient architecture the Citadel holds, make for an enchanting must-visit spot for all sunset admirers.

  11- Blue Lagoon, Comino 

Comino’s Blue Lagoon has now become an iconic Maltese landmark, and a top attraction for visitors on the island. 

As the sun sets over the shimmering turquoise waters, the lagoon takes on a surreal and tranquil ambiance. The colours of the sky are mirrored in the clear waters, creating a stunning reflection — making it the perfect end to your day-trip to Comino. 

  On water

Experiencing a sunset on water is a quintessential island experience. Whether it’s booking a sunset boat cruise or taking the sunset ferry to or from Gozo, this is an experience you won’t easily forget.

Book your stay in Malta at 1926 Le Soleil Hotel

Make the most of your Malta trip by immersing in the lively local culture at 1926 Le Soleil Hotel. Situated at the heart of Sliema, our modern and eco-friendly lodging is conveniently located near Malta’s finest dining and attractions. Plus, it’s well-connected to all the spots mentioned above.

Book your room now, or contact us at or + 365 21333565 for more information.