I'm not sure I can say much that hasn't been said by the previous reviewers, other than ...I *will* be back. This was my second trip to the Island. First time I stayed in Valletta in the Old City, and enjoyed it, but it was very expensive, and difficult to do things outside of Valletta. This was perfect. Kalkara is a picturesque, but working village. Quiet, but easy access to just about anywhere one would want to go. Staying for a week was a nice experience in getting into the rhythm of day to day life. Malta has a bunch of stuff to see and do, plus a heavy duty "party scene" (though blessedly NOT in Kalkara), but the secret to it is, taking in the small stuff, like getting some bread from the bakery, or pastizi from the kiosk, or just hanging out in the park. All of that is right outside of your door here.