As you know, I do love where I live… Snowdonia can’t be beaten in my opinion. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like visiting other places. It’s been a while since we’ve been abroad, but today I’m taking you to Anchor Bay in Malta. It’s almost 4 years since we’ve been and I’ll be honest, I’m tempted yo go back again this year. If you’re tempted then Holiday Gems has cheap all inclusive deals.
Anchor Bay is nestled in the North West corner of the island of Malta. It’s approx 2 miles (3km) from the popular destination of Melleiha Bay. We took a day trip there whilst we were staying at Melleiha Bay Hotel. It’s a bit of a secluded spot but absolutely stunning! Definitely a hidden gem in my book.
You can go swimming there and the day we went there were inflatables anchored out in the cove. We didn’t know about this when we went so we didn’t have our swimming gear on. Gutted! So TOP TIP – take your swimming gear if you’re visiting!
I’ve also been told it’s a popular spot to go scuba diving. If I was braver I would love to take up diving and visit here. It sounds amazing!
The main attraction in Anchor Bay is of course the Popeye Village. It’s where they filmed the musical Popeye (starring the late great Robin Williams). In fact the village was created especially for the film and to this day remains a popular tourist attraction. The buildings are still as they are from the film – bright and colourful. Some have been converted to a cinema, a restaurant and a museum. The cinema shows a film about the history of making the movie. You can also find the film Popeye on loop in another building – although I have yet to see it in full.
You might come across some famous people at the village. We were lucky enough to bump into Olive Oyl the day we were there. I can confirm she’s adorable! Other famous faces include Popeye (of course!) and Bluto although do watch out if these two start having a go.
Have you ever been to Anchor Bay?
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