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BTS Malta Locations

October 30, 2019

Plan your trip to Malta following BTS footsteps!

Love them or hate them, the influence of BTS on purchasing decisions is undeniable. From selling out their tours to accidentally selling out Downy fabric softener and designer clothes, BTS can now be seen directly responsible for a boost in Malta's tourism.

 

In summer of 2018 BTS have travelled to Malta to film season 3 of their extremely popular travel-reality show Bon Voyage. Season 3 was running between 18 September and 6 November 2018.

 

In June 2019 Trip.com (Hong Kong online travel agency) released their data on Malta flight reservations for the first 5 months of 2019. The flight reservations in 2019 have increased by 277% compared to the same period last year.

 

The period of 18 September 2018 - 31 December 2018 (during and immediately after the season run) shows a whopping 1033%! increase in flights booked in comparison to the same period last year! 

 

Furthermore, in April 2019 Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced there will be 3 Korea -  Malta  flights per week as a result of the Korea-Malta aviation talks following the increased demand. 

Let's have a look at 18 places BTS visited on their Trip to Malta.

 

Plan your perfect trip to Malta - everything you need to know + itinerary

 

Valletta

 

 1. Shortlets Malta Waterfront Apartment

 

 

You want to vacation like BTS? You can rent the Apartments BTS was staying at in Malta! The accommodation is located at the waterfront, next to Porticello restaurant, Valletta - Sliema ferry terminal, and now famous Cockney's restaurant (also made famous by yours truly - BTS).

 

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You can book the apartment that comes with a rooftop swimming pool, a garden, barbecue facilities and free WiFi.on booking.com. You will have to be lucky though, as the accommodation seems to be constantly booked out. I wonder why... 

 

The famous Jin and Yoongi fishing scene also takes place here, right in front of the entrance to the apartment.

 

 2. Cockney's Restaurant

 

 

BTS had their first meal and another meal on the outdoor terrace of the Cockney's restaurant. 

 

 

Jin also made friends with the restaurant owner Charles when he was later in the show abandoned by Jungkook.   

 

My visit to Kim Seokjin's restaurant in Seoul.

 

 

Check my tip on visiting Cockney's restaurant here.

 

 

3. St. John's Co-Cathedral

 

Namjoon, Hoseok, Seokjin and Yoongi visit the St John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta. Jin and Suga take a very clear photo in front of the cathedral. 😂

 

 

4. Lascaris War Rooms

 

Namjoon and Hoseok visit the war rooms.

 

5. Grandmaster’s palace

 

Jimin and Jungkook visit the Grandmaster's palace in Valletta.

 

6. Canon Fire

 

Hyung line successfully saw the midday canon fires whilst Jimin and Jungkook missed them.

 

  

7. Triton Fountain

 

 

Jimin later in the show brought Taehyung here to see the fountain at night.

 

 

8. Henna Tattoo

 

You can get your henna tattoos done in Malta by the artist who has done Jimi's and Jungkook's tattoos. The hena artist's stand can be found in front of the entrance to the St. John's Co-Cathedral.

 

 

You can now get some of the predesigned BTS themed designs including the one Jungkook had done and the one Jimin has done himself.

 

 

9. Meet Fire the dog

 

If you are lucky, you might come across a famous samoyed named Fire that Seokjin was completely enamoured with and even performed a short choreography of their own song Fire for.

 

 

I have met Fire completely by accident in the late evening hours on the square in front of the St. John's Co-Cathedral. 

 

 

10. Dinner in the sky

 

 

BTS spent their last night literally dining in the sky.

 

Gozo

 

11. St Andrew's Divers Cove scuba diving 

 

 

St Julians 

 

12. Love Statue

 

 

Namjoon and Hoseok visited and had their picture taken in front of LOVE statue in St Julians.

 

13. Popeye Village

 

Taehyung visits Popeye Village before meeting up with the rest of the group.

 

 

14. The Golden Bay horse riding

 

  

BTS literally rides horses into the sunset. 

 

Sliema

 

15. The Point shopping mall

 

Visited by Hoseok and Namjoon and where they get trapped in seemingly never ending circle of forgetting and losing stuff.

 

16. McDonalds

 

Tae and Jimin visit McDonalds in Sliema.

 

17. Mdina

 

 

Bts visits Mdina where they explore the city from horse carriages and on foot.

 

18. Marsaxlokk Market

 

BTS visited Marsaxlokk market in Malta that is popular for its famous Sunday Fish Market. This is where Namjoon bought Hoseok a flower bag for carrying money.

 

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Click here for my other BTS related articles, including: Where to buy BTS and BT21 merchandise in Seoul or London, and visiting Jin's restaurant in Seoul.

Follow me on Instagram for my latest travel adventures or to check out my Malta Stories Highlights!

 

 

 

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