You will never be short of things to do in Malta. There are a variety of attractions for everyone ranging from museums to scenic walks to cultural activities to culinary experiences to water sports and to just enjoying the all-year-round great weather!

Here are a few ideas to spark your interest:

Esplora - Malta’s Interactive Science Centre - an informal educational and recreation facility suited to visitors of all age groups.

Falcon Archery Malta - An activity for young and old alike. Ideal for individuals as well as families and corporate events.

Malta National Aquarium - Designed to replicate a number of scenic terrestrial and underwater locations in Malta including the Blue Grotto, the Grand Harbour and also areas in Gozo and Comino.

Playmobil Fun Park - Created with the aim of providing an opportunity for children to interact with Playmobil's range of figures and play-sets in a fun-filled and safe environment.

Scavenger Escape Malta - The first escape game on the island. Challenge yourself, your friends and family with a brain-teasing adventure!

Splash and Fun Water Park - The Splash & Fun Park at White Rocks has a large swimming pool and deck for adults to enjoy by the sea. The other pool is equipped with chutes and slides as well as a dinosaur park to keep the children happy.

Popeye Village - The film set of the 1980 musical production "Popeye", constructed in Anchor Bay during the last 7 months of 1979. Today the "village" has grown into a family attraction featuring a number of colorful fun activities for all young at heart.

Marsa Sports Club - Malta's largest sports centre, 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.

Scuba diving - The Maltese Islands' clear blue Mediterranean sea is ideal for scuba diving. All three Islands offer some unique diving experiences with an abundance of reefs, caves and wrecks that make diving here some of the most interesting in the Mediterranean. For the more experienced divers, there are plenty of challenging dives to choose from.

Water sports - The simplest is to relax on the beach! Many beaches offer watersports from windsurfing to sea-kayaking and jet ski hire. The more adventurous can try water-skiing, wakeboarding, or paragliding. Other watersports include waterpolo, canoeing, fishing, yachting and sailing.

Museums - A glimpse into Malta’s history. Visit the Heritage Malta site which is an excellent source of information on Malta’s national museums and sites.

Walking and Trekking - Explore the Maltese countryside on your own or join one of the several walking and trekking groups in Malta which take tourists and locals on beautiful trekking routes, to appreciate and make the most of the diverse landscape that Malta has to offer?

Day trips to Sicily - The Sicilian island is just 2 hours away from the Maltese shores by catamaran. Plan a day trip or a weekend in Sicily to enjoy their gastronomy and heritage. Virtu Ferries are the main service providers of ferries to this location.

Useful Information

Getting to your destination
Museums & Historical sites
  • Heritage Malta is the national agency for museums, conservation practice and cultural heritage
Entertainment for kids
Cost of living


Can I do without a car?

In theory, yes, especially if you live in a hub, like somewhere in the Sliema or Birkirkara area, with access to shops, restaurants and entertainment. Most people who live outside the main urban areas do end up buying a car for the extra flexibility but given the current levels of traffic gridlock, sticking with public transport might be a better option – at least you can read a book in the traffic jams, rather than fuming behind the wheel.

How safe is Malta?

Welcome to one of the safest countries in the world. There aren’t any ‘no-go’ zones and violent crime is rare. Petty crime does exist (especially pickpocketing in tourist centres) but can be avoided with sensible precautions such as keeping your bag zipped and being aware of your personal possessions. The clubbing capital of Paceville can be edgy at times but no more so than any other nightclub zone. Burglaries are reported to be on the rise.

Do I have to tip in Malta?

People do tip in Malta, although it’s not compulsory as in the USA. If the service has been good, you could tip 5-I0% (make sure that a service charge hasn’t already been included).

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