Sun-kissed rocky cliffs, hidden coast to coast walks and the best diving condition in Europe make this tiny isle one of the top destinations for outdoors enthusiasts.
Not surprisingly, watersports play a big role in the activity range on the Islands and equipment is available to rent at almost every major sandy beach or beach club.
There is no better way to appreciate the beauty of the Maltese coastline than from the vantage point of a boat. Valletta and the Three Cities, with their formidable fortifications, the rugged cliffs and secluded bays around Malta, Gozo and Comino… they all look very different from the deck.
Renting a self driven boat or hopping aboard a chartered yacht is as easy as it gets on the island. You will be spoilt for choice.
An all day sailing trip will see you exploring the best of the Maltese scenery, swimming and snorkeling in crystal clear waters.
You might even have an opportunity to jump aboard a dinghy for a spooky cave tour.
If sports is what you’re looking for the Marsa Sports Club is about 4km south of Valletta and lists among its numerous features an 18-hole golf course, miniature golf, tennis courts, squash courts, cricket grounds and a swimming pool. Visitors can join the club on a weekly basis. Non-members are welcome on the golf course and clubs can be rented at a small charge.
Horseback riding is another popular activity with locals and visitors alike. Horse racing is one of Malta’s prime spectator sports, with races held every Sunday, between October and May.
The Maltese Islands offer a wide choice of dive centres with a track record of some 30 years in the industry. Professional, qualified diving staff are trained to teach all levels, from beginners to instructor courses. Dive centres are located across the Islands, so you will always find one near your accommodation. There is no need to bring your own equipment as centres provide all you need.
The islands of both Malta and Gozo offer unique opportunities to experience a day’s out cycling with a difference. The landscape changes with every twist and turn, cycling through the gentle undulating slopes, often with country views and sea views on both side of the route.
There’s so much more to the Maltese experience than just beaches and coastlines, so why not try a walking tour or two during your next trip to Malta?
From Malta’s honey-colored stone architecture to the famed Blue Lagoon on Comino and the prehistoric temples, or Ggantija, on Gozo, these islands are nothing short of spectacular. Take a tour of all three islands to experience all that this magical region has to offer.