Things To Do & Try in Malta

There’s no end to the list of things you can try your hand at on Malta. The fact that it’s surrounded by crystal clear seas and has a fantastic climate mean that outdoor activities, especially water sports, are very well catered for. The island is a paradise for divers and an ideal place to learn how to sail, snorkel, windsurf and water-ski. Fishing is excellent here too as, of course, is the sightseeing and there are any numbers of ways to tour the many attractions from carriage to quad bikes and horseback to open top buses. You’ll be short of things to do and we’ve compiled a great list of suggestions in case you get stuck.


Go Snorkelling

According to those nameless experts that are always being quoted in media reports, watching fish gliding around in a tank is good for your blood pressure. That’s why you often find them in doctor’s waiting rooms! And though they might take your mind off your ingrowing toenail for a minute or two, nothing is as enchanting as seeing some fishy friends...READ MORE

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Horse Riding

It was the great British wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill who once said: “When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.” And who’s going to argue with him? Well, we are! Because while the seat is very important, you can still vastly improve the experience dramatically by altering the view – or put...READ MORE

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Learn To Sail

I always fancied having a go at sailing. Then, one day, as a student, the opportunity arose. Thing was, my first sailing experience was in extremely high winds on a reservoir … in Manchester …  in the UK … in October. It just about put me off for life! If only I’d begun my sailing career in the clear, blue and pleasantly warm...READ MORE

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Play Golf

If you’ve ever seen the horror film The Fly – the one where Jeff Goldblum does some complex scientific body transportation experiment and a fly gets into the chamber - then you’ll understand the irrepressible pull of golf!  READ MORE

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Run The Malta Marathon

Think of the marathon and the same question always pops up – why would any sane person want to run 26 miles 385 yards in one go? It’s not even as if anyone is holding a gun to their head and making them do it! They do it for pleasure! Pleasure!? READ MORE

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Sport Fishing

The crystal clear azure waters of the Mediterranean provide the vast majority of outdoor activity opportunities for visitors to Malta. Some of them take place above the waves, while others involve exploring what there is beneath them. But this one is a mixture of both – it’s sport fishing! READ MORE

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Watch Maltese Football

Football - the beautiful game! It’s been around for a very long time. The world’s oldest league club is England’s Notts County – founded in 1862. And while you might be surprised to know that the game’s formal origins stretch back that far, you could be equally shocked to learn the Maltese game was not far behind. READ MORE

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Watch Powerboat Racing

Fewer things in life get the adrenaline flowing like blasting along with your backside scraping ‘the surface’ with a hugely powerful engine roaring at your rear. Some people might do this in a car when the surface in question is smooth uniform tarmac. Pah! That’s for big girls! Those with serious balls do it in a boat when said surface is...READ MORE

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Watch Rugby

Rugby! Now that must be a difficult ‘sell’ to a new nation. Once you’ve been told that your job is to stop a 250lb man-mountain running at you at full tilt without the aid of a hunting rifle, you’ll be seriously and rightly concerned. But when you’re also told that you get none of that ‘namby pamby’ padding let alone a...READ MORE

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Watch Water Polo

So which bright spark came up with the name water polo? You’d reasonably think, given the name that this sport that it would bear some resemblance to normal polo. But there are no mallets, no boots, no saddles or bridles and, apparently, turning up to play in riding boots on a pony is very much frowned upon. All that aside, it’s immensely popular in...READ MORE

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What's the hardest thing about waterskiing? Finding some sloping water to practice on! Ah, the old ones are the best! But seriously, Malta boasts warm, calm, crystal clear seas, baking hot sun and plenty of powerboats! Could it be any more perfect for waterskiing? READ MORE

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There are few places in the world that are as perfect for windsurfing as Malta. Everything about it is perfect for this activity – in fact the only problem you might encounter is that the weather’s so good in the summer you might not have enough wind! READ MORE

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Wreck Diving

OK, so Malta has got it going on when you consider the surface of things but what do you get if you take a peek below its outer garments? What’s horrors might we see hidden beneath those crystal clear waters if we donned a wet suit and went diving? READ MORE

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