Battle of the Islands: Malta vs Mallorca

Battle of the Islands: Malta vs Mallorca

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The same Mediterranean waves that lap over sands in Malta do the same in Mallorca, over 1300 miles away. Still, water’s not all these two islands share and so choosing between Malta vs Mallorca for a holiday can get pretty tricky.

Comparing the food and beaches in Malta vs Mallorca will hopefully make the decision between these two similar destinations a little easier:



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Malta vs Mallorca

Malta’s Best Food

Malta is famous for its rabbit dishes and in true South Mediterranean style, each meal is accompanied with a tasty sauce (usually cooked in red wine). There are hundreds of humble food outlets amidst the crooked streets of St Julian’s and Valleta, serving homemade Fenkata (rabbit fried with wine and garlic), but for a real ‘fine dining’ experience, Pegasus Brasserie has the best seat on the island.

Just 15 minutes from the airport, you could be savouring the finest dish in Malta the same night you land. Tuck into their locally sourced rabbit marinated in an Italian cacciatore sauce and you’ll never forget the taste.

The waiters are helpful enough and invisible enough to make sure you have the perfect meal.

Mallorca’s Best Food

The majority of dishes in Mallorca have one ingredient in common – olive oil. With over four million olive trees on the island it comes as no surprise but the end results are far from spoilt. Moli d’en Bou is a Michelin star restaurant located in the East and serves the best tasting pork for miles around.

Head Chef Tomeu Caldentey likes to put a twist on traditional Mallorcan dishes – his pork served with crayfish, watermelon and mint, is unusual but absolutely out of this world. The restaurant is part of the Protur Sa Coma Playa hotel and is an hour away from the busy Palma Mallorca Airport.

Malta’s Snorkling Beach

Għajn Tuffieħa
Best bit: Snorkling in the marine
Best route from airport: Northwest along Triq Ħal Qormi
Distance: 20km
Travel time: 30mins

Mallorca’s Hidden BeachMalta vs Mallorca

Cala de Bóquer

Best bit: Cliff diving into the torquoise water
Best route: Northwest through Tramuntana mountain range
Distance from the airport: 93.8km
Travel time: 1hr 40mins

What did you enjoy most in Malta vs Mallorca?  Any tips for getting the most out of your visit?

Shanna Schultz

We are Shanna and Aaron + kiddos. We are a travel addicted family of four who love to escape at every possible opportunity. When we travel, we love to focus on creating meaningful travel experiences that help us all learn about the world together and bring us closer as a family. Shanna also writes about travel in the Midwestern part of the United States at her blog A Midwest Travel Companion

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