From aquamarine beaches backed by soaring limestone cliffs to charm-soaked cities filled with beautiful historic architecture, Malta is brimming with postcard-perfect scenes. The archipelago is made up of three islands, each boasting their own unique charm. The country’s sultry Mediterranean climate is the icing on the cake.
Things to do in Malta
Malta is a paradise for snorkelers and divers, with a mesmerising underwater world to discover. You’ll love exploring hidden sea caves, coral-covered shipwrecks and colourful reefs. For an unforgettable sunset, charter a yacht and sail out to the horizon with a glass of champagne in hand.
Valletta is Malta’s cosmopolitan capital and enchants visitors with its rich history, culture and gorgeous coastal setting. Admire architectural wonders such as St John’s Co-Cathedral, stroll around the beautiful Upper Barrakka Gardens and ride the ferry across Grand Harbour.
From golden arcs of sand to secluded coves, Malta is brimming with stunning beaches. On Comino, Blue Lagoon beckons with turquoise water and honey-coloured cliffs. St Peter’s Pool near the fishing village of Marsaxlokk is one of the most picturesque swimming spots in Europe. Sunbathe on the rocks or dive into the crystalline water.
Malta will tantalise your tastebuds with its flavourful local cuisines inspired by Sicily, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Save your appetite for speciality dishes such as “lampuki” fish pie, rabbit stew and “kapunata” ratatouille. For dessert, indulge in pastries, date cakes and almond torte.
On the islands of Malta and Gozo, you’ll find some of the most impressive prehistoric sites in Europe. Don’t miss Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, an ancient underground necropolis carved into the rocks of Paola. Perched high on the clifftops, the megalithic temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra are also UNESCO treasures.
Getting around Malta
All three of Malta’s islands are compact and easy to get around using public buses. Rental cars offer a chance to explore the islands at your own pace while renting scooters and motorbikes is also an option. Ferries run between Malta and Gozo in around 20 minutes and there are also frequent boats to Comino. Malta International Airport is a 20-minute drive from Valletta.