Malta Island is the largest island and main population centre of Malta.
The old rattlers of the nineties were replaced with new coaches. Public transport on Malta covers much of the island and is cheap. It can get crowded in busy times though, with locals and holiday makers, depending on the route.
It was often a shock to British people to find that it took nearly two British pounds to make one Maltese Liri, but since 1 Jan 2008, Malta has the euro.
There was a little rowdiness in the St Julians area a few decades ago but Malta is now generally very safe and is a quiet, family destination.