The heat is slowly reaching summer levels, and with all the social distancing in place, many are taking to their boats to escape and relax for a day. The sea brings with it calm and serenity – the sound of waves crashing against the rocky shores, fresh sea air – all these elements bring out feelings of peace and relaxation, becoming the ideal escape route in these challenging times.
These can also be on your “to-visit-eventually” list.
The Maltese Islands offer idyllic beach havens, accessible by boat and some on foot, which are guaranteed to bring you to a long-lost state of relaxation.
Tal-Imgħarqa is a sandy beach located under the Mellieha cliffs known as L-Aħrax. When sunset comes, the beautiful terracotta colours of the cliffs reflect on the crystal blue waters, turning the sea into hues of amber and red. This is a perfect location if you’re looking for a romantic spot accessible by boat.
For a secluded experience, try the bay located under the cliffs of Rdum il-Biez, which are 25 meters above sea level. The bay is only accessible by boat and offers a unique place to enjoy some privacy. It can be reached when heading towards St Paul’s Islands and before reaching the islands, head left, to an inlet embedded between cliffs.
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Nestled at the edge of Mellieha Bay before turning to Armier, you will find Slug’s Bay. The bay offers a shallow reef with a depth of approximately 5-10 meters which is ideal for free diving. There’s plenty of marine life, and in August, is abundant in a rare-indigenous plant pancratium.
For a great spot to begin your diving hobby, look no further than Hondoq ir-Rummien, Gozo. Accessible by boat and from land, the bay offers crystal clear blue waters and is located directly opposite Comino. It can also be reached from the village of Qala in Gozo.