Things to do in Malta

From dives around the HMS Maori shipwreck to trips to the tiny island of Comino, there’s plenty of places to visit in Malta. Natural beauty sits side by side with some man-made wonders, making Malta one of the most interesting and diverse destinations in the Mediterranean.

Places to go

If you love ancient history and are bored with the usual Roman, Greek and Egyptian sites, Malta offers up some fascinating and unusual places to visit. Mnajdra’s ancient temple complex is unique in Europe, and believed to be as old as the earliest Pyramids in Egypt. Visit the Blue Lagoon, which certainly lives up to its name with cobalt-blue water and stunning underwater caves to explore. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of migrating whales passing by the island in the spring, or playful dolphins jumping in and out of the ocean.

For a slightly quirky slice of island life, head to Popeye Village, a theme park that’s bound to be a hit with the whole family. If military history is your passion, then Manoel Island with its huge fort and glorious views is a winner. Malta things to do should always include a ferry-ride to Valletta, where you can spend the day browsing charming boutiques and cafés in the island’s historic capital. If you’re a beach lover, head to Bugibba and laze in the sun on the unique perched beach.

Attractions

This small island manages to pack in a lot of things to do, so you’ll never be bored. Attractions in Malta range from family-friendly theme parks to marine parks, classic car collections, and ancient temples. The Malta National Aquarium is a must-visit for the whole family, while the Mediterraneo Marine Park is the perfect spot for young nature lovers to meet some of the island’s most colourful characters. Fortunately, it’s also right next door to the Splash & Fun Water Park, so you can combine two family attractions in one.

There are several waterparks on the island, with the Bugibba Water Park a perfect spot for youngsters to let off some steam. True petrol-heads won’t want to miss the chance to stroll around the Malta Classic Car Collection in Qawra, while history buffs are bound to make a bee-line for the Skorba temples, home to one of the world’s oldest freestanding structures.

Places to visit

There are so many places to visit in Malta, but thanks to the compact nature of the island, you should be able to fit nearly all of them in during your holiday. Make sure you don’t leave St Agatha’s Tower off your list of must-sees: it’s just a 20-minute drive from Qawra and one of the island’s most iconic sites. If you want to escape the crowds for a while, hop on a ferry over to St Paul’s Island, with its dramatic cliffs and statue of St Paul, who was believed to have been shipwrecked here in 60AD.

People-watching is a wonderful part of any holiday, and there’s nowhere better on the island to do it than from a café in Bugibba Square, overlooking the promenade.

Whether you’re taking a holiday to Malta with the whole family or just your other half, there’s so much to see and so many things to do in Malta, we’re sure you’ll want to come back again. Check out our recommendations and book your holiday today.

1. Blue Lagoon In Malta

If you’ve booked your holidays to Malta, make sure you set aside some time to visit the island’s stunning Blue Lagoon. Packing your camera is an absolute must,
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2. Popeye Villages Malta

Built for the popular 1980s musical 'Popeye', the brilliant Popeye Village theme park is on the northeastern coast of Malta, a beautiful Mediterranean island between Sicily and Tunisia.
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3. Mnajdra Malta

Visit one of Malta’s ancient temple complexes with a trip to Mnajdra. Found on Malta’s south coast, it’s right next to Hagar Qim, and about half an hour’s drive from Qawra.
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4. St Agatha's Tower

See one of Malta’s most impressive attractions with a visit to St. Agatha’s Tower. Just a 20 minute drive from Qawra, it’s the perfect way to spend an hour or two if you’re exploring Mellieha Bay.
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5. Skorba Temples

Visit one of the world’s oldest freestanding structures with a trip to the Skorba temples. Just over ten minutes by road from Qawra
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8. Manoel Island Malta

For an interesting sightseeing trip on your holiday to Sliema, make sure you visit Manoel Island. With a historic fort and beautiful scenery, it’s a great way to mix up your days relaxing in the Mediterranean sun.
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9. Ferry To Valletta Malta

Take a ferry to Valletta and visit the vibrant capital of Malta. A trip to this historic city is a great way to spend a day away from the beach on your holiday to Sliema.
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11. Explore Bugibba Square Malta

Whether you’re stopping for a quick coffee or settling down for an evening of food and drinks, make sure you pay a visit to Bugibba Square during your holiday to Bugibba. The resort’s main
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12. St. Paul's Island Malta

Take a trip over to a place full of history with a visit to St. Paul’s Island. Enjoy the wonderful views back towards Bugibba and of the island itself when you set sail for this fascinating spot.
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13. Perched Beach Malta

To enjoy some of the best weather anywhere in Europe, head to Perched Beach for a day in the warm Mediterranean sunshine. Sitting in the centre of town, it’s quite small but has been awarded the Blue flag,
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14. Bugibba Water Park

Treat your little ones to a fun-filled hour of splashing around at Bugibba Water Park. Right by the sea to the eastern end of town, it’s a great place for younger children to let off some steam.
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