Since their private French nuptials, the Jolie-Pitt clan has been in Malta balancing a honeymoon, family vacation and work.
The newlyweds and their six kids (Shiloh, Vivienne, Zahara, Maddox, Pax and Knox) have been spotted dining and shopping throughout the island of Gozo, where they’re staying. Last week, the Jolie-Pitts stopped by Jack’s Bar and Grill and Bowling.
“They had fun with the kids,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. “They laughed and they played around. They looked relaxed like every other family on Sunday – they were friendly with everyone and smiling.”
On another occasion, the brood had some family fun yachting and swimming in the Mediterranean.
“They are so nice and warm,” an observer tells PEOPLE, adding that the “children [had] a great time swimming and learning wakeboarding and waterskiing.”
Jolie likes to lie low on their trip. While on a solo outing, she was recognized by fans but “she just smiled and waved,” another island observer says. Another source adds that she’s even trying to learn the native dialect to fit in: “She has asked for a Maltese translator because she wants to speak with the locals in their own language. How nice she is!”
On top of fulfilling duties as special envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner of Refugees, Jolie has had her hands full wearing many hats as the writer-producer-director-star of By the Sea.
In the drama, she and Pitt reunite on screen as a troubled married couple in the ’70s who draw close to inhabitants in a small town in the south of France.
Jolie told Entertainment Weekly: “I chose to set By the Sea in the 1970s, not only because it is a colorful and alluring era, but because it removes many of the distractions of contemporary life and allows the focus to remain squarely on the emotions that the characters experience in their journey.”