Best Beaches in Malta
Planning to spend your summer vacation in a fun and exciting way? Head to Malta and enjoy the amazing beach life there. Apart from capturing the exotic beauty of numerous beaches there, you will be able to some fun time indulging in various water-based activities. Even if you are not fond of water activities, you could spend some relaxing and rejuvenating time near the beach and take a sunbath.
Here are some of the best beaches in Malta that you should definitely visit:
A little difficult to reach as you will have to climb down almost 100 stairs, but visiting this beach is definitely worth the effort. Għajn Tuffieħa is a small beach facing Golden Bay, another beautiful beach in Malta. The tranquility of the water in this protected beach is unmatched. Moreover, it offers astonishing views that will remain preserved in your memory forever. On the flipside, this red sand beach doesn’t offer numerous amenities. There is only one bar located here. However, the breathtaking beauty of this beach surely makes it a must-visit one if you are visiting Malta.
Known as one of the most popular beaches of Malta, Golden Bay has gotten his name due to its golden colored sand. One of the major reasons why it is popular is that it is broad and offers plenty of space where you can indulge in numerous activities.
While you are planning to visit this beach, it is important to know that it gets quite crowded during the peak summer season. Therefore, if you want to spend your relaxing time in the calm and serene environment, select any of the other beaches in Malta.
If it is a family visit, the perfect beach to explore is Mellieha Bay. This is recommended for families since the water here stays shallow; thus, there is less risk for your little ones while swimming or performing other water activities.
A prominent feature of this beach is that you, along with your loved ones, can indulge in various water-based activities and sports here. Whether you are fond of sea kayaking or windsurfing, banana boating or water skiing, you can enjoy all of them here.
The best part of visiting this beach is that it is ideal for people who want to avoid the crowd and like to enjoy the serenity of the beach. They can visit it during the autumn season as it stays warm during this time of the year. Another factor that makes it a must-visit beach in Malta is the amenities it offers. You can find a variety of bars and cafés here offering scrumptious beverages and snacks.
Located in the Northern part of Malta, Paradise Bay not only offers breathtaking views of the landscape but the extreme feeling of peacefulness and serenity as it is secluded and uncrowded. It is known as the best beach in this part of Malta despite not having a perfectly build area. The sight of crystal clear water is definitely not to be missed here.
Lago Azul (Blue Lagoon)
Lago Azul, also know as the Blue Lagoon is Malta’s most popular swimming spot. With its clear turquoise water and silky white sand, it’s extremely popular with tourists and locals alike. Located on Malta’s smallest island Comino, it only has five (yes five!) permanent residents and one hotel.
If you are an experienced snorkeler you can even explore some of the caves at the edge of the lagoon. If boating is more your thing, the lagoon is very popular for tour boats and private yachts.
If you are a looking for something a bit more isolated and less crowded, look no further than Dahlet Qorrot. Located in a tiny fishing village, this idyllic beach has a view straight out of a postcard and very few visitors. A great place for a picnic, you’ll see local fisherman huts cut into the limestone cliffs, a few locals barbequing and lone snack van to grab something to eat. Not a place to layout as the sand beach is tiny but it’s perfect for swimming and snorkeling as the water is very clear.
So, do not wait anymore, pack your bags and head to Malta to explore the astonishing beauty of these beaches.
Coffee in Malta
There are many coffee shops and cafes all over Malta. The Maltese are pretty serious about their cup of joe so you’ll find many artisanal coffee shops. These cafes serve all types from the European flare and beyond.
Malta Travel Tips
Best Time to Visit: Malta is pretty nice all year round as it has 300 plus days of sunshine per year. The beach season spans about 6 months from the end of April to the end of October. (source: wikitravel.org) May, June, and October are nice times to go as they are less busy and a bit cooler than the peak temperatures of the summer.
Rainy Season: November and December
Major Airport: (MLA) Malta International Airport located in the town of Luqa.
Cruise Terminal: Cruise terminal in the port of Valletta. The port of Valletta is the largest natural harbor in Europe.
Currency: (€) Euro. Major currencies other than the Euro are not acceptable as an over the counter currency. It’s best to exchange your country’s currency for euro’s before you go out and about in Malta.
Electrical sockets: Type G which is found in the United Kingdom so if you are coming from any place else you’ll need a converter. (source: https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/malta/)
Passport: EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. Citizens outside the EU may enter Malta with a valid passport. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond your planned departure date.
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