With incredible, landscapes, tons of history and a fascinating culture built through many different influences, it’s no wonder holidays in Malta are so popular. Situated in the Mediterranean with year round great weather, Malta offers visitors plenty to explore, lovely beaches to relax on and superb cuisine to enjoy.
We’ve rounded up just a few of the incredible things you can do in Malta, whether you’re looking for holiday destination ideas or you have already booked a Malta hotel in this magical country.
The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is one place not to miss on your Malta holiday! Hop on a boat departing from the Northern part of the island to enjoy the gorgeous turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon found on the sister island of Comino. Top Tip: Get there as early as possible as the Lagoon is very popular!
Get your dose of history at the Ggantija Temples in Gozo which are the earliest of the megalithic temples found on the Maltese Islands. Older than the pyramids of Egypt, these temples are thought to date back to 3600 – 3200 BC. The name, meaning ‘giantess’, is an ode to the incredible size of the structure, with the walls standing over 6m high, and the two temples paired together spreading over 40m.
The best beaches are in the north west of Malta. Golden Bay, as the name suggests, is a bay of gold sand. The beach offers watersports and has a 5 star hotel on the cliff overlooking the beach. Ghajn Tuffieha beach is also very beautiful and an inexpensive restaurant is found at the edge of the beach surrounded by cliffs and stunning ocean views.
Pirate Boat Party
Get on board this awesome pirate ship and enjoy an evening sailing trip; dance the night away and enjoy an open bar.
Real Life Game of Thrones
If you liked the Game of Thrones series then you might be interested in seeing the five set locations based in Malta; Flea Bottom, the Great Sept of Baelor, the Gardens of King’s Landing and the Red Keep Gate.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s inevitable that there are lots of things to see and do in Malta’s capital city, Valletta. The old walled city, built by the Knights of St John, still contains many historic sites; forts, palaces, churches and a stunning harbour front. You can also take a boat ride around the harbour to see this impressive sight from a different view point.
Who doesn’t want to have some fun in the sun on holiday! Malta has a range of watersports for both adults and kids; from banana boat rides and jet skis to sailing trips and water jetpack experiences. There are also some great places for snorkelling and even better places for diving.
The Island of Gozo
Take a day trip to Gozo and head over to the capital city Victoria. Here you can discover a medieval Citadel which sits on top of the island’s highest point, if you climb to the top you can see spectacular 360 degree views of the island. Walk through the cities narrow streets to find a bustling market offering crafts and local delicacies, the Museum of Archaeology, the Folklore Museum, Natural Science Museum and the Old Prison.
Alpharooms have tons of incredible hotels in Malta on offer, whether you’re looking for boutique beauty or a family-fun favourite.