The archipelago of Malta, Gozo and Comino sits in the Mediterranean just 421 miles off the coast of Italy and Sicily. Malta is a known safe haven for tourists due to its very low crime rate and no known terrorist activity. Walking around Malta at nights is extremely safe. You will have no trouble getting by in Malta as the official languages are Maltese and English. The Islands are full of history with some of it´s ancient buildings being some of the oldest on the planet. Visiting Malta is great for all ages whether you enjoy site seeing, fishing, diving or water sports. It offers something for everyone. We have put together a list of recommended things to do in Malta whilst you are on vacation.
7 Best things to do in Malta
Diving in Malta
Malta offers great diving experiences for amateurs and experienced divers. Visit some of the many shipwrecks and coral reefs in Malta and Gozo. If you have a passion for the sea and marine life then spending a day diving in a few of Malta´s best dive sites is one of the best things to do in Malta.
Our recommended dive company in Malta is Dive Systems. Dive Systems is your key to entering a new and interesting world. A world where you can glide weightless and see amazing fish and animals in their natural habitat. A world which allows you to relax and have fun whilst learning and discovering a world of incredible beauty and splendour. This and much more is Dive Systems Malta.
More information on pricing, dive sites and dive packages available please visit their website or Facebook page.
Spend a day at the Blue Lagoon
Located on the smallest island, Comino, visiting the Blue Lagoon is one of the best things to do in Malta. The beautiful clear shallow water makes this small paradise an amazing place to spend the day. Enjoy sunbathing, snorkelling or have a picnic. There are several boat trips that take you to the Blue Lagoon but getting there by speed boat is the funnest way. Touring the sea caves on the way there and back giving you two excursions in one. Getting there early is recommended as the area can get busy during the summer months.
Visit Popeye Village
Popeye Village has grown from it´s days as a film set of the 1980 Musical Production ‘Popeye’. It is now one of the major tourist attractions on the Maltese Islands. It is filled with a number of colourful fun activities for the young and young at heart. Open all year round it is guaranteed to give you an enjoyable visit.
More info on Popeye Village visit there website
Bidnija Horse Riding
Horse riding can be enjoyed by everyone and is a excellent way to relax and exercise while having fun and experience what it was like when life was simple. Bidnija Horse Riding bring you the best unspoilt countryside in Malta where you will be taken around on their well trained horses, accompanied always by one or two qualified instructors.
There are a few horse riding schools in Malta but Bidnija Horse Riding provides an impressive service and we can not recommend them highly enough! Transfers to and from your hotel are also available from the north of Malta.
For prices and more information you can visit their website or Facebook page.
Dance the night away at the Isle of MTV
Isle of MTV Malta is a music festival in Malta. Its recent lineups have included Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Jason Derulo, Paloma Faith and more.
Isle of MTV Malta Week kicks off with the Isle of MTV Malta concert, Europe’s biggest summer festival which is free to all registered fans. The party doesn’t stop there though, G7 Events will be hosting Isle of MTV Malta Music Week, keeping the party going all week long. It has some of Malta’s biggest nightclubs taking part. The week also includes a number of beach and pool parties at different venues around Malta. The MTV music festival is a yearly event, taking place every July.
Gozo is the second biggest island to the North of Malta accessible only by boat. There are several ways to explore this history rich island. Guided tours are available by coach, quad bike and jeep safaris. Take the scenic tour of Gozo, through it´s rugged valleys, bays, and beauty spots. You could stop at Calypso Cave, the Inland Sea, and other hidden gems. There are many places to stop for lunch, food-tasting and shopping on route.
Visit the many churches in Malta
Malta & Gozo is home to 365 churches, 13 prehistoric temple sites, 6 of which are UNESCO world heritage sites. Due to Malta´s location and it´s importance during the war, there were several attempts of an invasion creating many forts, towers and citadels on Malta. Sightseeing is one of the most popular things to do in Malta. Be sure to include the following churches and historical sites of Malta.
The Hypogeum, Gozo Citadella, Cathedral of the Assumption, Fort Rinella, Ta’ Pinu, Stone Age Megalithic Temples, Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Mosta Rotuna – Largest Dome Church in Malta, Mdina Fortress, St John’s Co-Cathedral.
Best Bars & Restaurants
When it comes to bars and restaurants in Malta you will always find something your looking for. Maltese, Italian and British eateries are amongst the most popular on the islands. We have included our favourite to the list of things to do in Malta as spending time in these establishments will really make your holiday a holiday to remember.
British Bars & Restaurants
With many British living and holidaying in Malta, you will always find a British pub not to far away. But none quite live up to Fat Harry´s Pub. This traditional English pub offers a friendly welcome, a wide variety of beers from all countries, great food and evening entertainment. They go above and beyond to make sure their bar is themed and decorated for all special occasions St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Christmas and St Georges day.
You can currently find Fat Harry´s in 2 locations, the seaside town of Bugibba and in Malta International Airport. So there is no reason not to pop in for a large chilled beer during your holiday. We believe Fat Harry´s offer the best English breakfast on the island as well as their legendary burger. 270g of pure Angus beef served in a traditional Maltese ftira topped with double bacon, cheese and an egg! Fat Harry´s is very popular day and night so try to make a reservation to avoid disappointment.
Visit their Facebook page to make a reservation, check opening hours, find out when their happy hours are, which sporting events are being shown and what live entertainment will be performing.
Visit Fat Harry´s Facebook page
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Luxury Accommodation in Malta
Although Malta is rich in history, there are many luxury modern 5 star hotels. This doesn´t mean that you need to pay through the roof for your accommodation. Promotional holidays are becoming increasingly popular amongst British tourists. Some luxury holiday ownership resorts offer a weeks stay for guests to sample their hotels and experience their way of holidaying. They provide luxury accommodation for as little as £149 for 7 nights. Find out more about promotional holidays to Malta and find out if you qualify for these offers.
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