With most of the local Covid-19 restrictions being lifted on Monday 2nd May, it’s now easier than ever to travel to the beautiful islands of Malta and Gozo.
Despite their small size, the Maltese Islands have many sights and activities for you and your travel companions to enjoy. Below, we have put together a few activities you may wish to experience whilst in Malta.
1. Spend a day in Valletta
Step out of The Phoenicia Malta hotel and walk into Valletta, the capital of Malta. Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage site, well known for its incredible churches, palaces, and museums. Enjoy the day visiting the new Parliament building, Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens, limestone streets, MUZA art museum, and then stop at one the many restaurants and cafés for lunch or coffee.
2. Day Trip to Gozo Island
Gozo, with its spectacular scenery, gorgeous beaches, and fascinating historical sites, is an island worth visiting. Walk through Citadel, a fortified city like Mdina in mainland Malta, or Marsalforn, the main resort town, with its excellent outdoor cafes and restaurants. Ir-Ramla il-Hamra (Ramla Bay) is the largest sandy beach on Gozo Island.
The Maltese islands offer some of the best diving in the Mediterranean and even in the world. With its numerous caves, reefs and wrecks, which can be reached from either the shore or by boat, diving in Malta is suitable for beginners, advanced and technical divers. Dive shops may be found across both main islands.
4. Day Trip to Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon, located on the island of Comino, the smallest of the Maltese archipelago, is one of Malta’s not-so-hidden gems. It is a must-visit spot known for its crystal-clear blue waters and jagged cliffs. The beach is very easily accessible via boat crossings located in the North, or even day trips departing from the Sliema area. Facilities are limited on the island, however one can find a number of food trucks which provide all you need for a day at the beach.
5. Visit the Best Beaches in Malta
Given that Malta is an island, beaches are expected. Across the coast, one can find numerous picturesque beaches, some of which are rocky whilst others are sandy. The most popular sandy beaches to visit in Malta include Ghar Tuffieha, Mellieha Bay, Golden Bay, and Paradise Bay. The best rocky beaches include Ghajn Lapsi, St Thomas Bay, St Paul’s Bay and Sliema seafront.
6. Attend a summer festival or concert
Malta hosts a number of summer events, including music festivals and concerts covering an array of genres. From the Malta International Music Festival (6 June – 14 July) to the yearly Isle of MTV (19 July) and even the popular Lewis Capaldi (2 July), you may rest assured that there is an event for you! And best all of all, most events are a stone’s throw away from The Phoenicia Malta!