With Airports Opening Soon, and with major airlines resuming operations in June, it’s time to start thinking of where to go, to enjoy some “you-time” in the sun, whilst always keeping safe.
With mitigation measures in place in hotels, restaurants and beaches, and with Ghajn Tuffieha Bay making it on European Best Destinations’ Top Ten Safest Beaches, MALTA should definitely be on your list.
From beautiful beaches and historic sights, to cosmopolitan harbour towns such as Marsaxlokk and vibrant nightlife in St Julian’s, there’s something for everyone.
Why not relax in the sunshine next to a picture-perfect bay?
When it comes to culture, there’s no shortage of things to see in the Maltese Islands.
Here are five brilliant ways to spend a week in Malta:
Head to the Beach
Malta’s crystal-clear waters are a huge draw for visitors. The coast is mostly rugged, complete with a mix of rocky coves and gorgeous sandy beaches. Recently mitigation measures were introduced to ensure maximum safety even at beaches, with sunbeds and umbrellas placed with social-distancing in mind! Beaches are being cleaned on the hour, so really and truly all you have to do is soak up the sun and relax!
Mellieha Bay is one of the biggest sandy stretches in Malta, while Ramla Bay is the most popular sunbathing spot in Gozo.
Or catch a boat out to the Instagrammable island of Comino and swim in the world-famous Blue Lagoon?
You can also opt to head to some of Malta’s finest pools, such as SKYBEACH at InterContinental Malta.
Go Scuba Diving
There’s plenty to discover beneath the water, and keen divers will love to discover sites like the wreck of the HMS Maori in Valletta.
Gozo and Comino have some of the finest dive sites in Europe, and the Santa Maria Caves, for example, are absolutely teaming with marine life.
Head to Magical Mdina
Culture lovers will adore medieval Mdina.
The so-called Silent City has a rich history dating back 4,000 years.
Hidden lanes and breathtaking architecture await here is one of the best examples of a walled city anywhere in Europe.
Valletta is another cultural highlight. If you love history, you’ll love the UNESCO-listed capital city.
You can expect a beautiful blend of architecture, coupled with superb shopping and dining.
The Grand Harbour is well worth a visit and offers stunning views from the Upper Barrakka Gardens.
Go to Gozo – YOU MUST
Looking for some peace and quiet? Head to Gozo, Malta’s pretty little sister island.
Victoria, the lively capital, boasts a striking citadel, a bustling central square, and a maze of medieval alleyways.
Marsalforn is one of Gozo’s most popular seaside resorts and don’t miss the incredible Ggantija Temples in Xaghra, which are even older than Stonehenge.
Malta is best for…
Beach lovers: Sit back and relax at a stunning coastal resort. Expect charming bays and clear blue waters galore.
Culture buffs: Explore Malta’s colourful history with a visit to Valletta, the island’s capital city, and the walled town of Mdina.
Fun lovers: Whether you’re deep-sea diving off the coast of Qawra or dancing the night away in St Julian’s, there’s always plenty to enjoy on this island.