Top 10 Things to Do in Malta

Discover the best of Malta with Gay Guide Malta’s recommendations of the top 10 things to do in Malta

 

1. Valletta – Experience life in the capital city

Valletta is the capital of Malta and the entire historic city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The grid-like plan, the magnificent carved buildings, the bastions and fort, the view over the    Grand Harbour, and St John’s Co-Cathedral make this city nothing short of an open-air museum. Of all the things to do in Malta, a visit to Valletta is a must.

2. Mdina – Tiptoe through the silent old capital

Mdina is the old capital. Located on the peak of a hill in the centre of the island, near Rabat, its early beginnings date to the Bronze Age and has developed progressively with each occupation to become a fortified city overlooking the entire island. The Silent City, as it is known, is beautiful and charming, a far cry from its medieval history.

3. Diving in Malta – Discover a world famous diving site

Diving in Malta is renowned world-wide. In fact, Malta and Gozo are well-established on the diving map due to several attractive features: underground caves, marvellous rock formations and wrecks are aplenty, while the visibility in the water and its temperature are great all the year round.

4. Beaches – Relish sun, fun and sea!

Malta, Gozo and Comino boast small but beautiful beaches with varying features. The sand varies from white and silver to golden and orange, while the sea hues range from turquoise and deep blue to various shades of green. Rocky beaches offer fabulous snorkelling opportunities and the water is clean and good for bathing all around the coast. Discover the gay beaches in Malta.

5. Boat trips & watersports – Explore the ways less travelled

The sea can be enjoyed from the beaches and beneath the waves but also offers great opportunities in the form of watersports and boat trips. Several cruises and day trips depart daily from Sliema and Bugibba jetties, while watersports range from kayaking and surfing to jetskiing and chartering a speed boat or yacht!

6. Tarxien Temples & other Archeological sites – Explore 7,000 years of history

Tarxien Temples consists of a complex of four megalithic structures built between 3600 and 2500BC and re-used between 2400 and 1500BC. The earliest of the four structures is located at the easternmost end of the site and survives only to near ground level although its five-apse plan is still clearly visible.

7. Nightlife – Discover Malta that never sleeps

Malta has become well-known as a party island, particularly during the summer, when gigs and concerts and open-air events are the order of the day. The Isle of MTV has also become an annual event. Throughout the year, Paceville remains the established nightlife hotspot with everything from a bowling alley and cinema to bars, nightclubs and gentlemen’s clubs.

8. Fort St Elmo & The National War Museum – Unlock the secrets of the past

Fort St Elmo is the first fort built by the Order of St John in Malta. Constructed at the tip of Peninsula Sciberras, this fort stands dominant on the seaward shore of the promontory and divides and commands the entrance of Marsamxett Harbour and the Grand Harbour. The restored Fort St Elmo hosts the National War Museum which houses a superb collection of items recounting the military history of Malta from prehistoric times till recent history.

9. Gozo – Discover the secret gem of the Mediterranean

Gozo is the smaller sister island of Malta, however its character is unique. It is most famous for its diving, however it is also much greener, more traditional and slower-paced than Malta. Gozo is not only worth visiting, but worth staying in for a few days to fully appreciate what it has to offer.

10. Comino – Enjoy a waking dream at the Blue Lagoon

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The most famous aspect of Comino island, which lies between Malta and Gozo, is surely the Blue Lagoon, which appears like something out of the Caribbean. However Comino also has Santa Marija Caves and an old Tower to enjoy, as well as a few other features. Take the time to explore the entire island – it is very small and easy to cover in a single day.
There are several more things to do in Malta which we could mention, however these are the ones that we recommend are a must. Make sure your visit includes at least some of the above and have a great time!

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