Things to Do in Malta
Hit the beach and top up your tan at Mellieha Bay, one of Malta’s largest sandy beaches. This is the perfect place to go snorkelling, jet skiing or rent a pedal boat in the protected waters of the bay. The friendly and relaxed St Paul’s Bay has no beach of its own but is an ideal family resort situated in easy distance of several of Malta’s great seashores.
If you’re itching to get active, take a ferry north to the smaller island of Gozo for the best diving in Malta and a less mainstream atmosphere. Beautiful cliffs rise from the deep blue Mediterranean along much of the coastline both in Gozo and the main island, making for dramatic scenery. Many of these cliffs have been eroded into spectacular underwater caves, as well as sandstone arches and inland lagoons for travellers who’d like to stay above water. Take the kids for a hike along the coast and go hunting for fossilised crustaceans, or if you’re feeling adventurous try rock-climbing or even bungee jumping.
After taking in Malta’s natural wonders relive the past and explore its rich history. Wander the streets of the old capital Mdina, founded by ancient Phoenician traders and built up by Christian knights in the Middle Ages before heading to the current capital of Valletta. Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a fortress city with a unique mixture of buildings from Baroque to ancient Greek and a wealth of churches, palaces, museums and gardens. Make sure to indulge your inner Indiana Jones at the National Museum of Archaeology, then head back to the resorts of Sliema for an evening at one of the many bars and restaurants.
If you like to hit the clubs,then make a beeline for Bugibba ,on the main island’s north-eastern shore. Bugibba is the party capital of Malta, famous for the nightlife on its lively waterfront promenade. After dinner at one of the city’s many hip restaurants, head out for the cinema, casino, karaoke or dancing.
Whether you’re interested in dancing all night, tanning all day or exploring ancient temples and underwater caves, head to Malta for a holiday you’ll never forget.