There is so much to do and see in Malta that honeymooning couples might be wondering what they should prioritize in order to experience the best of what the island has to offer. So we’ve put together a short guide that outlines what you can experience during your visit. Whether you want some relaxation, glorious sunshine or fantastic food, then Malta is the perfect honeymoon destination.
Malta has a history spanning over 7,000 years and the islands have been home to history’s greatest civilizations from the Ancient Romans to the British Empire. This historical melting pot has produced some of the Mediterranean’s most unique architecture from the prehistoric Hagar Qim temple to the Auberge de Castille and of course St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. Malta also has many great museums and tours that are essential viewing such as the National Museum of Archaeology.
Festivals and Events
Malta is host to many annual festivals and events so no matter when you’re there, there’s something to do! Some of Malta’s most celebrated events include Isle of MTV which takes place in (June/July) and the Mdina Grand Prix in October. Summer also has plenty of cultural events including the Delicata Wine Festival (August) and the Jazz Festival.
Maltese cuisine is like everything on the islands – unique! Malta has an amazing combination of traditional and locally produced food along with exotic delicacies thanks to Malta’s position as a major trading port between the east and west. Make sure you try the fenkata, a delicious local dish of fried rabbit, garlic and spices.
Sea Excursions & Boat Charters
There is no better place from which to appreciate the beauty of the Maltese coastline than standing on the deck of a ship. The formidable fortifications of Valletta and the Three Cities, and the rugged cliffs and secluded bays around Malta, Gozo and Comino are all sights worth seeing from a cruise or boat tour. Yacht charters and boat rentals are also available if you want to take to the waves yourself.
Fancy a night out on the town where you start off dining al fresco in a romantic palace, catching a show at an outdoor theatres and ending your night with drinks and dancing in one of Europe’s clubbing hubs? It’s all possible and more in Malta. There are also some fantastic outdoor clubs such as Gianpula in Rabat and Numero Uno in Ta’ Qali.
The weather in Malta is beautiful, with hot summer temperatures and pleasant mild winters that are perfect for outdoor activities all year round. With picturesque natural landscapes and plenty of trails and tours, Malta is a great place to hike. One of the most popular spots are the Dingli Cliffs; an impressive 220 meters high and the highest point of Malta.
Take time out from the Maltese sun and visit a local Maltese market, which is still at the heart of life in every town and village. The locals go there to meet their friends and neighbours, to find out the latest news and of course to go shopping! There are plenty of modern shopping centres too, such as The Point Shopping Mall in Tigne Point. No matter what you need, Malta’s got it covered!
Beaches & Bays
No trip to Malta would be complete without sunning yourself on one of the island’s amazing beaches. Mellieħa Bay, Għajn Tuffieħa and Golden Bay are large, sandy beaches and seaside resorts in the northern half of Malta. If you want a calmer and more tranquil day out, the beaches at the very tip of Malta, overlooking Gozo such as Paradise Bay and Armier are perfect. Make sure you also visit the beach club Café del Mar, in St Paul’s Bay.
There’s lots to do on Malta’s beaches; just about every water sport and activity can be done across the islands. Windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, cruises and more are all available. With its rocky shores, clear waters, caves, reefs and archaeological artefacts Malta is a perfect location for diving and snorkelling and was awarded 3rd best diving location in the world at the 2016 DIVE Awards.
Luxury & Relaxation
After experiencing the island’s many pleasures, why not treat yourself to some rest and relaxation. Malta has over 40 health spots and spas, with friendly staff whose aim is to ensure that you are properly pampered. Many of Malta’s top hotels also offer plenty of relaxation treatments and superb facilities including gyms, pools and saunas.
For even more ideas and inspiration, visit www.visitmalta.com.