Marsaxlokk is wonderful, colorful but still genuine and very photogenic fisherman´s town on South East of Malta. We fell in love with it.
It is famous by colorful fishing boats, which are at anchor all over the bay. They are painted with bright colors and with eyes drawn on bow of the boats that are supposed to drive away evil spirits and make sure that boats come safely to the harbor. That famous Maltese boat is called luzzu and you cannot go by and not take a photo. Men in town are traditionally fishermen, so Marsaxlokk is renowned by fresh and very good seafood and by Sunday market where locals sell their catch, products, fruits, vegetables and sweets…
We spent five nights in Marsaxlokk and ate really good seafood – from fresh clams, shrimps and fishes to squids. Very well known and very tasteful fish from that area is lampuki which can be caught between spring and late autumn. If you will be there at that time you should taste it, they know how to prepare it to be really good. With colorful boats there are also colorful windows and doors, which give a special charm to the town. The photo theme is perfect, when here and there you see a typical British red phone box.
Near Marsaxlokk there is a small peninsula with interesting bays. Well known are St. Peter´s pool and Cyclops bay which we discovered last day of our trip. If we would found them sooner, we would come back, for sure. I can only imagine that in the summer there must be crowded, so I recommend going there in spring or autumn.
If you are looking for place to go during school breaks in May or October – Malta and Marsaxlokk is interesting and not expensive choice.