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Not sure how to celebrate Father’s Day? Get your BBQ on at these four Maltese spots
Bring out the apron and tongs!

Kim Vella

Father’s Day is just around a corner and if you haven’t gotten a restaurant reservation yet, chances are dining out is no longer an option. 

But hey - that’s not the end of the world!

Make the most out of this occasion by bringing family together for a BBQ. Good food, great company, and amazing views - what more could you want?

If this sounds like something that would tickle your dad's fancy, check out these four spots that would serve as the perfect backdrop for a Father’s Day BBQ. 

1. St. Thomas Bay

Head down to Marsaskala's St. Thomas bay for some clear blue waters, white cliff sides and views of the salt pans nearby. 

Side note: No BBQ's are permitted by the salt pans, so make sure to avoid the area! 

2. Fond Ghadir 

This often overlooked spot between Surfside and Fortizza in Sliema is the perfect place for a BBQ. Fond Ghadir’s also pretty central and spacious enough to house a sizeable crowd. 

3. Pretty Bay 

Wied Il-Buni, better known as Pretty Bay, is always a good option. Gas and charcoal BBQs are allowed at Wied Il-Buni from the Bocci Club toward the Sailing Club. 

Side note: a permit fee of €3 for a group of up to 20 people and €20 for a group of 21 people or more is required by the local council. 

4. Hondoq Bay

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Gozo’s Hondoq Bay, referred to by locals as Hondoq ir-Rummien, the perfect BBQ spot with crystal blue waters and its pebbly beach. 

If you're up for an adventure, you can even explore the nearby caves after before devouring your BBQ!

Side note: BBQs are only permitted off the beach, away from the sand. 

A few tips to avoid disturbing mother nature:  

  • Consider alternative meat products. 

We understand this might go against every fibre of your Maltese being, but trying out some plant-based BBQ recipes at least once in your life has to be on your bucket list - plus, if you do your research, you might actually enjoy it. 

  • Buy a reusable BBQ. 

How many BBQs do you plan on attending this summer? If it's more than five, then we suggest buying a reusable BBQ. With disposable BBQ's going for an average of €5 and charcoal BBQ sets starting from €30 you'll actually be saving money and saving the planet! 

  • Dispose of your waste responsibly. 

Do not throw it in the sea, do not throw it in the sand, and do not throw water at it when it's still piping hot.

  • Pack reusable cutlery and kitchenware. 

This will avoid the messy clean up and plastic getting into the sea.

lovemalta/ Instagram, marina_i_love_travelling/ Instagram, cgimenor/ Instagram & genesis_in_malta/ Instagram 

18th June 2022


Kim Vella
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Kim Vella
A highly curious explorer always looking to find her next adventure. Kim loves sharing her experiences and what's happening on the Maltese Islands. When not writing, you’ll probably find her playing around with some clay or somewhere surrounded by trees. She's always up for listening to people's stories about anything to do with nature, a passion project or issue you feel needs tending to.

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