spent a week in valleta a couple of years ago
we stayed in the hilton (was for work) and it was full of F1 powerboat racers and there somewhat high maintenance wives
valleta is nice, the fort is cool. We went to a beach on the west coast for a beach bbq/party, there were some big hotels there too
it was somewhat chilling to watch a small boat full of immigrants coming ashore. Police spotter planes and a minibus full of armed police turned up. Chatting to a local photographer he said it's quite a common occurrence. Luckily it was a calm day, in rough sees a lot of people die on the dangerous voyage from the North African coast or a 'mother ship' that cruises around the med dropping off tiny boats. There were about 18 people crammed into a tiny open fishing boat.
It was a real eye opener as to the desperation of people fleeing hardship, poverty and violence.
Valleta is a good night out, a very young crowd though. Malta appears to be absolutely CRAMMED with extremely attractive young ladies.
Oh and EVERYWHERE is 20 min in a taxi. It became something of a standing joke.
There's loads of old 1950/60s buses and cars around as they don't rust