Gay Guide Malta

Das Schutzalter liegt einheitlich bei 18 Jahren, sexuelle Handlungen mit Minderj�hrigen sind strafbar, wenn der/die Minderj�hrige selbst oder seine/ihre Eltern bei der Polizei Anzeige erstatten. In den letzten Jahren hat sich die Situation f�r LGBT-Personen erheblich verbessert, indem im April 2014 die eingetragene Partnerschaft eingef�hrt wurde. Das Gesetz garantiert den eingetragenen Partnerschaften die gleichen Rechte und Verpflichtungen wie der heterosexuellen Ehe, unter anderem das Adoptionsrecht. Malta hat im April 2015 auch ein Gesetz zur Geschlechtsidentit�t beschlossen, das jedem Menschen das Recht gew�hrt, selbst zu w�hlen, welcher geschlechtlichen Kategorie er sich zugeh�rig f�hlt. Transgender Europe, die sich als Nichtregierungsorganisation dem Themenbereich Menschenrechte widmet, beschrieb das neue Gesetz international bahnbrechend. Die Aufnahme Maltas in die EU hat einige Verbesserungen gebracht wie beispielsweise die Verabschiedung neuer Bestimmungen, die eine auf der sexuellen Orientierung basierende Diskriminierung am Arbeitsplatz verhindern sollen. Es ist das erste europ�ische Land, das den Schutz der geschlechtlichen Identit�t 2014 in der Verfassung verankerte. Im Juli 2017 stimmten 66 von 67 Parlamentsabgeordneten f�r eine Vorlage der Regierung und erm�glichten somit die Ehe f�r gleichgeschlechtliche Paare. Malta verf�gt mittlerweile �ber eine aktive Schwulenlobby, besonders in der Hauptstadt Valletta gibt es eine kleine Szene. Seit 2010 findet hier jeden September eine Pride Week mit buntem Programm und dem Pride March als H�hepunkt statt. Die Sichtbarkeit schwuler Belange in den Medien steigt bei einer generell positiven Berichterstattung. Es gibt so gut wie keine F�lle von Gewalt gegen Schwule, und Bel�stigungen wegen der sexuellen Orientierung kommen ebenfalls selten vor.

Gay Guide Malta

Das Schutzalter liegt einheitlich bei 18 Jahren, sexuelle Handlungen mit Minderj�hrigen sind strafbar, wenn der/die Minderj�hrige selbst oder seine/ihre Eltern bei der Polizei Anzeige erstatten. In den letzten Jahren hat sich die Situation f�r LGBT-Personen erheblich verbessert, indem im April 2014 die eingetragene Partnerschaft eingef�hrt wurde. Das Gesetz garantiert den eingetragenen Partnerschaften die gleichen Rechte und Verpflichtungen wie der heterosexuellen Ehe, unter anderem das Adoptionsrecht. Malta hat im April 2015 auch ein Gesetz zur Geschlechtsidentit�t beschlossen, das jedem Menschen das Recht gew�hrt, selbst zu w�hlen, welcher geschlechtlichen Kategorie er sich zugeh�rig f�hlt. Transgender Europe, die sich als Nichtregierungsorganisation dem Themenbereich Menschenrechte widmet, beschrieb das neue Gesetz international bahnbrechend. Die Aufnahme Maltas in die EU hat einige Verbesserungen gebracht wie beispielsweise die Verabschiedung neuer Bestimmungen, die eine auf der sexuellen Orientierung basierende Diskriminierung am Arbeitsplatz verhindern sollen. Es ist das erste europ�ische Land, das den Schutz der geschlechtlichen Identit�t 2014 in der Verfassung verankerte. Im Juli 2017 stimmten 66 von 67 Parlamentsabgeordneten f�r eine Vorlage der Regierung und erm�glichten somit die Ehe f�r gleichgeschlechtliche Paare. Malta verf�gt mittlerweile �ber eine aktive Schwulenlobby, besonders in der Hauptstadt Valletta gibt es eine kleine Szene. Seit 2010 findet hier jeden September eine Pride Week mit buntem Programm und dem Pride March als H�hepunkt statt. Die Sichtbarkeit schwuler Belange in den Medien steigt bei einer generell positiven Berichterstattung. Es gibt so gut wie keine F�lle von Gewalt gegen Schwule, und Bel�stigungen wegen der sexuellen Orientierung kommen ebenfalls selten vor.

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LGBT Scene in Malta

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10 cool gay hotels to check out in Malta

For such a small country, Malta sure packs a big punch in terms of charm, gay friendliness and having a rich cultural history. This teeny, tiny, unassuming and super Catholic nation has undergone such a huge transition over the past decade that it’s now famously recognised as being one of the most gay friendly countries in the world.

And we are living for it. We loved travelling around Malta. It’s one of the few places in the world where we felt comfortable with PDAs. In addition, the country has so much history to discover, ruins to explore, gorgeous landscapes and some pretty stunning west-facing beaches where you’ll feel inspired to renew your wedding vows at sunset.

In this article, we’ve rounded up the best gay hotels in Malta to check out based on our first-hand experience, recommendations from LGBTQ locals and from other gay travellers. We’ve included everything from five-star luxury resorts to intimate guesthouses for the more budget-savvy traveller. To read more about experience travelling in Malta, including the country’s gay scene, check out our comprehensive .

10 cool gay hotels to check out in Malta

Gay Malta

Malta is the land of the indulgence and beauty.  The beaches in Malta are absolutely gorgeous and are a must see for anyone visiting the area. The most prominent beach is the Gnejna bay, most locals gather on a plateau next to the beach which provides an amazing view of the ocean. You are provided with a full view of the Mediterranean ocean from an excellent vantage point atop the plateau. If that isn’t enough then gather on the white rocks below the Madliena coastal tower; you’ll be presented with an amazing view that you are sure to remember for a lifetime.

Gay Malta

Malta Gay Scene

The attitude towards the LGBT community is one that is fairly positive in Malta. The younger generation especially is open towards other lifestyles and are open-minded people in general. As a gay traveler, if you come to gay Malta then you will feel perfectly at home in this Mediterranean paradise. Malta is full of glistening sandy beaches, perfect weather, shopping centers, and a rambunctious nightlife. Because the island is so small you won’t be able to find many venues that cater exclusively to the gay community but there certainly are a few that are notable. If you are in the area, you ought to check out Klozet, it is the ONLY gay club in Malta and is open for partying into the wee hours of the morning. Klozet has become more of a popular icon amongst the younger crowd but you can still find older generations partying the night away in their club.

Malta’s gay scene

Malta has rapidly become one of the most gay-friendly and gay-popular destinations in Europe. Most of Malta’s gay nightlife in located in the Paceville district (known as “Partyville”). Here you’ll find many bars, restaurants, strip clubs and lots of late night drinkers spilling onto the streets.

The largest gay night spot in Malta is Michelangelo Club Lounge. Spread out over two floors, this is the place to dance the night away. It’s the only major gay club in Malta. You’ll find a mixed though mostly young crowd here. It’s located in Paceville at the heart of the island’s late-night scene. This is a good final destination on your night out – you could well be dancing here till 4 am.

Hotel Juliani is located in Paceville and it’s right by the beach.

Valletta

There’s so much to see in Valletta, Malta’s pint-sized capital. The Knights of Malta built the city with military defence in mind after the island almost fell to the Turks in 1565. You can walk the seafront along Great Siege Road, named, of course, after the famous battle. You’ll no doubt want to visit The Grand Master’s Palace, and also see paintings by Caravaggio in St John’s Co-Cathedral.

When you’re ready to start drinking, Monaliza Lounge is a gay-popular bar, restaurant and club. Here you’ll find regular drag shows and lots of late night dancing. It’s located by the seafront in Valletta.

Monaliza Lounge opens from 6 pm. It’s a good spot to start your gay night out after some sightseeing.

Mdina and Rabat

The fortified city of Mdina is a must-see. Known as the Silent City (cars are forbidden), it was once the island’s capital. This city was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th-century BC, but the area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The bible even suggests that Saint Paul was shipwrecked here. Needless to say, you’ll find a lot of history to explore.

You can head underground and discover St. Paul’s catacombs, a burial complex built in Roman times.

In the adjacent town of Rabat you’ll discover many more attractions, such as Gozo Cathedral and the Wignacourt Museum. By now you’re likely to feel a bit historied-out. A drink or two may be in order. You can wine and dine in the local area: Roman’s Den is a popular restaurant. If you’re looking to splash out then head to San Andrea for something more upmarket.

When you’re ready to party check out The Birdcage Lounge, a fun and intimate gay bar in Rabat. Here you’ll find lively drag and cabaret shows in an intimate setting.

If you want to party late then you’ll need to get a taxi across the island to Paceville.

Gay Parties In Malta

Currently, Malta doesn’t have the many active gay venues. It does, however, have a large gay community and you’ll find plenty of gay events and parties. The main event organisers are S2S Events.

You can see the latest gay events in Malta on their Facebook page.

Gay Beaches In Malta

There is no official gay beach on the island. As Malta is so gay-welcoming it’s unlikely a dedicated gay beach will emerge. If you’re looking for a bit of privacy on the beach – wink wink – then you could take a trip down a dirt path to Fomm ir-Riħ. It’s on the West of the island in Mġarr – a beach so secluded it’s likely to be empty.

Gay Pride In Malta

Malta’s Gay Pride celebrations usually take place in September in Valletta. As Malta’s LGBT+ community has a lot to be proud of the atmosphere is going to be lively and positive. Malta is also a key sponsor of Brighton Pride, Europe’s biggest Pride festival, in order to attract an international audience to the event.

When To Visit Malta?

As Malta enjoys around 300 days of sunshine per year, it’s hard to find a bad time to visit. The busiest months are July – September. If you travel out of season it’s likely to be quieter and slightly cheaper. The liveliest months are June and July – the beaches will be packed and the people will be spilling out of the bars onto the streets.

Published: 13-Sep-2018 by Alex   |   Last Updated: 14-Sep-2020On: Gay Malta

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Bars & clubs

Since gay rights and acceptance has increased in recent years, the dedicated gay bar and club scene has actually thinned out. This is most likely due to the fact that all are welcome virtually everywhere, which means that the market for dedicated spots has decreased.

When it comes to particular segments of the LGBTIQ community, such as those who identify as transgender, or those who are more comfortable dressing in drag, it should be noted that it won’t go unnoticed. While people – locals and tourists – will still ogle, it’s not however considered dangerous to go out on the town cross-dressed or dressed in drag.

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Getting married

Now that gay marriage in Malta is, to all effects and purposes, the same as marriage between a man and a woman, the island is an easy and attractive wedding destination. While there are specific wedding planners and caterers who specialise in gay marriage and lesbian weddings in Malta, virtually everyone will be happy to assist without problems. Visit local wedding portal  to find out more!

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Where to base yourself in Malta?

Valletta is our hands-down favourite place in Malta. It’s a city bursting with culture and history everywhere you step! Fortified walls, medieval castles and winding streets filled with unique shops and bespoke eateries, you’ll easily lose yourself in the sheer charisma of Valletta. This is also where the majority of the gay hangouts are with many delightful gay hotels to choose from, which are mainly on the luxury end, like The Phoenicia, Rosselli and La Falconeria.

Another area worth considering is Sliema, which is just a short ferry ride across the harbour from Valletta. It was once an old fishing village, which has now transformed into a thriving commercial centre, with loads of shops, restaurants, cafes and hotels. Sliema also has our favourite budget option: the Two Pillows Boutique Hostel.

St Julian’s right next door to Sliema is also worth checking out. It’s less hectic than Sliema, with a more local scene and lots of cool bars.

For a quieter, more off-the-beaten-track experience, we recommend checking out the sleepy fishing village called Marsaxlokk or even the unique medieval walled city of Mdina, which is famous for being one of the many locations used for filming Game of Thrones in Malta.

The Phoenicia Malta

As soon as we set foot inside The Phoenicia, it felt like we’d been transported to another world. It’s the epitome of luxury here, with live piano music welcoming you as you sashay your way in through the main lobby.

The gay friendly hotel is designed in a 1920s style, with everything you can imagine from the era (though minus Leo Dicaprio as Gatsby).

Spread across 7 acres of lovely gardens, the Phoenicia is the gay ultimate romantic getaway. It’s a looming presence within Valetta – the hotel’s temple-like structure is imposing and simply stunning. Every space throughout the hotel feels like it has been touched by angels!

The rooms at the Phoenicia are spacious and soothing with Mediterranean decor. Many of them feature a private balcony with views of the city or harbour. Up at the top, there’s a gorgeous sundeck area to top up your tan as well as a ravishing infinity pool with views of the harbour and the city’s bastion walls. This is the perfect backdrop for your Instagram feed; let’s just say we saw lots of Instagram husbands here being ordered about!

The Phoenicia also has a highly rated on-site restaurant we recommend booking for a date night, but note it’s only open between May to October.

Hotel Rosselli

In what was the first 5-star luxury hotel of Valletta, the Rosselli is the embodiment of elegance and sophistication. Seby was in his element here, feeling like the true Princess he is!

The gay friendly hotel combines Baroque architecture with modern facilities. Not to mention the views! There’s a roof garden terrace where you can enjoy food and drink from the restaurant while you admire the panoramic views over Valletta. The outdoor pool also features stunning vistas of the city skyline.

The building itself dates back to the 1600s, with its Renaissance influence still evident today. We love how the original architecture design was preserved and touched up with Baroque styles and modernist inspiration. There are six designer room categories to choose from, each one named after members of the original Roselli family. For the ultimate in luxury and relaxation, you can stay in one of the Don Pietro rooms, named after the master of the house. These rooms have private saunas and indoor wellness terraces – the perfect relief from any stress in your life.

We love that you can request an in-room massage. Our pampered inner-divas couldn’t refuse this…expert masseurs arrive at your door, and honey, those hands will rock your world! Plus, the Rosselli’s lounge, filled with plush sofas, a trickling, ancient Greek style fountain and cocktails arriving at your request, you’ll truly feel like the Queen of the castle.

The Waterfront Hotel

Overlooking the sea promenade of Sliema with stunning views over Valetta, the Waterfront Hotel is a prime spot for a gay romantic getaway. This is our favourite gay friendly hotel to stay in Malta in the medium-budget range .

Sliema is just a short 5-minute ferry ride to Valletta. The ferry ride is itself a highlight we highly recommend doing, particularly in the evening when the city is all lit up. We also love the location because it’s perfect for morning runs, particularly to nearby remote Manoel Island, which has views over Valletta and a few hidden beaches.

Keeping in line with the water theme, the use of deep blues and bright whites throughout the hotel helps give the illusion of wide-open spaces. The rooms are a decent size and conducive to a romantic experience, particularly rooms with balconies facing the harbour (with Valletta beyond that). One of our favourite evenings in Valletta was just getting a take out, with a bottle of white and enjoying it together on our balcony – a true highlight of our trip! The water under the moonlight is captivating and the sounds of the city humming through the air make the atmosphere feel truly alive.

If you don’t book a room with a view, you can also head up to the rooftop terrace, which is the ideal spot to chill out and soak up a few sun rays during the day. There are several bars and restaurants surrounding the hotel, which cater mainly to tourists. However, look out for their drinks offers – a great way to get a night out started! For the best gay friendly bars, you’ll need to hop on the ferry and head into Valletta. You can easily get a taxi back in the evening using the Bolt app.

AX The Palace

That’s what they say, and we completely agree! The AX Palace offers five-star luxury in the midst of Sliema.

We loved the rooms! Think bright peacock-and-flowers wallpaper with a drum kit next to the bed in the “Music Suite”!

The best rooms also feature a private balcony, with stunning views overlooking Valetta harbour.

Another place to kick back and take in those views is from the rooftop infinity pool, particularly at sunset. Next door to the infinity pool is the highly-rated TemptAsian restaurant – famous for being one of the best Asian restaurants in Malta! There’s also an alfresco Italian courtyard for pizza and pasta during the summer months.

Gym bunnies fear not, there’s an excellent fitness centre at the AX Palace to burn off those calories before heading off to one of the ! Also, be sure to try out the Marion Mizzi Wellness Centre, which offers a variety of treatments and massages.

Just when we thought we couldn’t love this gay friendly hotel more, we found out that they were recognised as a leading hotel for sustainable tourism. All efforts are made to reduce their carbon footprint and strive towards a more eco-friendly future. Yas, come through AX Palace!

La Falconeria

Pulling together influences from different styles and cultures, La Falconeria is bursting with soul, elegance and uniqueness right in the heart of Valletta.

History buffs like Stefan will particularly love La Falconeria. The front half of the building is hundreds of years old, dating back to the Renaissance days. The other half of the building, having been destroyed during World War II, has been refurbished in a modern style with marble flooring.

Located just 300 metres from the beautiful Upper Barrakka Gardens, La Falconeria has some impressive views over Valletta, particularly the rooms with a private balcony. With 43 rooms split between seven categories, guests can unwind in an enclosed courtyard, breathing in the fresh air and absorbing the sunlight. The best splurge here is the superior rooms as well as the executive suite, both of which have a private rooftop terrace.

There’s a small plunge pool located inside an underground cave, which is perfect for cooling off after a day exploring Valletta. Next to the pool area is a small fitness centre, perfect for getting in a few push up sessions to pump up. The in-house restaurant, L’Artiglio, is famous locally and one of the best restaurants in the city to check out.

Whilst La Falconeria is located right in the heart of busy, touristic Valletta, the actual location of the gay hotel is down a quiet side street, so it’s always surprisingly calm and peaceful here.

Two Pillows Boutique Hostel

The first boutique hostel to open its doors in the whole of Malta, Two Pillows has just one goal: to make guests feel fabulous – and boy do they succeed!

We can’t remember the last time we found a gay friendly hostel that was this beautiful, impeccably clean and well-designed. If it wasn’t for the fact that some rooms have bunk beds, we wouldn’t have even believed it is a hostel. If you’re looking for a charming private room at a hostel price, we highly recommend checking out this hidden gem!

Planted right in the beating heart of Sliema, the gay boutique hostel is housed in a fabulous townhouse on a quaint street that leads up to the harbour. It oozes traditional Mediterranean design, whilst still boasting ultra-modern amenities. There’s a shared lounge room with a TV and book exchange, which we love! There’s also a Jacuzzi, sauna and a gorgeous outside terrace. In terms of rooms, Two Pillows has luxurious suites you can book as well as dorm beds for those on a budget.

Two Pillows is walking distance to the sea, meaning you can enjoy romantic moonlit walks with that Grindr date at night! The public ferry terminal is also close by, which makes Valletta very accessible. But if you’re out late in Valletta, you’ll need to factor in the cost of a local taxi or Bolt ride back, which is around €10.

Marco Polo Party Hostel

With a motto like ‘expect the unexpected’, you really don’t know what you’re in for when staying at the Marco Polo Party Hostel, but we can guarantee it’ll be heaps of fun! After opening its doors back in 2016, the gay friendly hostel is still brimming with youth and life.

One of the things we love most about the Marco Polo Party Hostel is that it’s a fantastic place to come and meet other travellers. This place is all about community spirit and having fun. There’s no issue here about gay friendliness – everyone is welcome!

The rooftop bar of Marco Polo is the place to hang out. Whilst it’s a predominantly straight crowd, we had a great time – perhaps sweetened by the free drinks offered to guests every night!

In terms of sleeping options, you can choose between having a private room or sharing with anywhere between 2-12 people in the dorms. It all depends on your budget or the kind of experience you want to have! You can keep costs down by using the hostel’s kitchen and laundry facilities, plus you can hire bicycles to explore the area surrounding St Julian’s – highly recommended!

Generally, St Julian’s is one of our favourite neighbourhoods in Malta. It’s chilled, less touristy and has more of a local scene. One of our favourite gay friendly resto-bars is located right here by the waterfront – Two Buoys.

Port View Guesthouse

Owned by a local family, the Port View Guesthouse is a fabulous gay friendly guesthouse right by the seaside. It’s located in Marsaxlokk, which is a tranquil fishing village, famous for its Sunday morning market.

People come from all over Malta to head to the Marsaxlokk Sunday market. Put it this way, it is one of “the” highlights of Malta that almost every local we met recommended to us, and we completely agree!

We love this place due to its familial touch. The staff speak fluent English, have a confident level of Italian, and above all else, love chatting with their guests. We quickly felt like their adopted sons over the course of the time we spent here!

All the rooms are spacious and clean, with private bathrooms. Many of them also have small private balconies with gawgus views! If you don’t get a room with a view, fear not because the yummy continental breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace overlooking the port below. Definitely one of the best ways to start off a new day on your holiday.

The area around Port View is super quaint, buzzing with local life. Lots of cute restaurants and cafes beside the seaside to check out, which makes it perfect for an evening stroll. However, if you’re staying here, we highly recommend renting a car or scooter. It’s roughly a 15 minutes drive from Valletta, otherwise a slightly longer public bus ride or pricey Bolt/taxi ride. Renting a vehicle also means you can visit the more remote areas of Malta like Gozo.

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

A hidden gem to die for! If you’re looking for a romantic gay friendly place in Mdina to splurge on, we strongly recommend the Xara Palace.

The Xara Palace is a Relais & Chateaux property, so you know you’re going to be staying in five-star luxury. And what better place than in a fortified city which has a 4,000-year-old history! Mdina is the former capital of Malta and according to legend, the place where Apostle St. Paul is said to have lived here back in n 60 A.D.

Throughout the hotel are beautiful pieces of art and antique furniture. The 17 rooms/suites have been lovingly restored from their 17th-century beginnings to be luxurious and tasteful. With jewel-tones, marble bathrooms and opulent fabrics, Seby was completely feeling his Medieval Princess here! Some of the deluxe suites even come with a Jacuzzi on your private terrace.

The other reason we love Relais & Chateaux properties is because their properties also feature world-class gourmet restaurants. The Xara Palace’s restaurant, the de Mondion is, in fact, one of the most highly rated restaurants in all of Malta. From the 180-degree view of the countryside beyond Mdina to the luxurious dining experience, it’s super romantic! Of course, it ain’t cheap here; definitely one to save for that special occasion. But it’s completely worth every penny!

Stay with a gay local

To experience the real Malta, we highly recommend staying with a Maltese. We know, we know, this piece here is all about the best gay hotels of Malta, but at the end of the day, to really get to know a new place, you need to go and view it from a local’s perspective. This is one lesson we’ve learnt from our many travelling experiences and always try to do this in every new destination we visit.

Since Misterbnb only features LGBTQ hosts, you know you’ll feel completely comfortable being open with your sexuality. And the bonus, you’ll instantly have a gay local/new friend, who can tell you where the best gay bars and parties are happening across Malta.

One particular listing that stood out was Staydar’s listing in Mellieha, who offers his private room with incredible views AND a hot tub on the private balcony. Is there anything more romantic than sitting among bubbles while drinking some bubbly with your love and looking out over the bay? The hosts are friendly and relaxed, plus the property is clothing-optional for those who like to hang out au naturel.

Gay Friendly Malta

Over the past few years, Malta has experienced a definite and positive shift towards greater cultural acceptance of LGBTIQ in all aspects of life. This, together with recent changes in legislation introduced by government, saw the Maltese Islands rise to first place on the ILGA-Europe Rainbow Europe Index in 2016. This has also contributed to make Malta increasingly popular with gay travelers. Guests from abroad will find that the vast majority of the Maltese people are gracious and welcoming hosts, eager to help them discover Malta, Gozo and Comino and make their stay enjoyable and hassle-free. The gay community will be glad to share tips on the best restaurants, cafes, pubs, nightclubs and boutiques to visit, as well as gay-friendly hotels and other accommodation to stay in. They will also know about upcoming events, social gatherings and parties.

As always, like-minded locals are your best guides.

For information about the gay scene in Malta and Gozo, consult  – a non-profit website which contains an up-to-date Gay Events Calendar, Local News, a listing of currently open Gay Bars/Venues and other info that would be of interest to the gay visitor.

You can also find a wealth of information on Gay Guide Malta at the following sites and channels:

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One of the best ways to discover the gay scene of Malta and to quickly make lots of friends is by booking the Gaily gay scene tour of Malta. We highly recommend it!

With a local gay guide showing you around, you’ll get the inside scoop on gay life in Malta and a deeper understanding of the island’s history from their perspective, whilst having a really fun time!

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Misterb&b is the Airbnb equivalent for the LGBTQ community. Unlike on Airbnb, you know your host is gay, avoiding any nasty surprises when you check in. It is also a great way to meet gay locals and discover the underground gay scene. Click below to get 10 € (or $10) off your first booking.

STAY WITH A GAY LOCAL

Misterb&b is the Airbnb equivalent for the LGBTQ community. Unlike on Airbnb, you know your host is gay, avoiding any nasty surprises when you check in. It is also a great way to meet gay locals and discover the underground gay scene. Click below to get 10 € (or $10) off your first booking.

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Stefan is the co-founder, editor, and author of the gay travel blog As a travel nerd, he has explored more than 80 countries across 5 continents. What he loves the most about traveling is discovering the local gay scene, making new friends, and learning new cultures. His advice about LGBTQ travel has been featured in Gaycation Magazine, Gaycities, Gay Times, Pink News, and Attitude Magazine. He has also written about gay travel for other non-gay-specific publications including Lonely Planet, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post. Stefan is also a qualified lawyer, having practiced as a commercial property litigator in London for over 10 years. He left his lawyer days behind to work full time on Nomadic Boys with his husband Sebastien. Find out more .

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Malta is a great choice for gar travellers. According to the ILGA-Europe Rainbow index, Malta is the most gay-friendly country on earth. It might not have the biggest gay scene, but in terms of legal protections, it’s raced ahead of other democracies.

As well as being a progressive place, Malta is great for culture and history buffs. It contains some of Europe’s most ancient archeological sites. Malta has been ruled by many different empires and it has many layers to explore. From the Knights of Malta to Caravaggio, Malta may be small but it’s played an outsized role in history.

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Dedicated LGBT bars & clubs:

Michelangelo Lounge is the latest gay club, spread out over two levels, featuring a state-of-the-art sound system, with a dance floor, lounge bar, chill-out zone and private areas.


Monaliza Lounge is frequented by all, but is particularly popular with „a more mature crowd, bears, chasers and admirers“. Food is served here as well, so the lounge can be enjoyed for drinks before hitting somewhere else, or enjoyed all evening long on the open-air seafront terrace.

Here, you’ll find a great atmosphere with a cocktail bar, live music, cabaret shows, and karaoke while you nibble on complementary appetisers. Open seven days a week, The Birdcage Lounge is situated on the quaint main street of Rabat.

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