When deciding where to stay in Malta, the first thing to consider is what kind of trip you are looking for. The island is easy to get around, so decide for yourself whether you’d like to be on the busy streets of Valletta or somewhere a little more isolated, like the sparsely populated island of Comino. Valletta is Malta’s main centre, where some of the best architecture can be found and ferries/buses head to most of the other popular destinations. Sliema is popular with many visitors, a more modern looking town with some of Malta’s best shopping and a fantastic restaurant and cafe culture. The walled town of Mdina at the centre of Malta, the largest of the three islands, is a beautiful place to stay. Comino, the smallest island, is rural and home to some of the finest beaches; Gozo, the northernmost island is less populated than Malta and offers a similar mixture of beaches and quaint, historic towns.