With 7,000 years of history and a summer season of 8 months, Malta is an island paradise, always sunny, in the middle of the Mediterranean. Here are 5 reasons why you should spend the summer in Malta:
1. Ideal for Going to the Beach
Being an archipelago, Malta is a paradise for beach lovers. Swim at Golden Bay beach, manned by lifeguards, or choose from the water sports on offer at Mellieha Bay. Stroll along the red sands of Ramla Bay and San Blas Bay, or descend the hundred steps to rest at Ghajn Tuffieha. And of course, don’t forget to visit the beautiful Blue Lagoon of Comino, with a name that hardly does justice to its crystal clear waters of an otherworldly hue.
2. Island Festival
If you like to eat and celebrate, Malta is for you. With locals who really know how to throw a good festival in the name of some of life’s tastiest treats, you’ll find one dedicated to beer, wine, citrus, strawberries, bread, chocolate, figs and olives.
3. Learn to Dive
Do you want to learn to dive? As one of the best dive sites in Europe, Malta has dive schools waiting to teach you the ropes. Novice and expert divers are catered for, with over 100 dive sites in Malta, many of which are close to shore and can be reached without the aid of a boat. What are you going to see? Think rock formations that tumble and arch upward, revealing holes, caverns, and chimneys. Or the marine life that weaves through the reefs and peers out from underwater domes and shipwrecks.
4. A Photographer’s Paradise
Malta can be translated as “you can’t take a bad picture”. Remember, this is a country of beaches worthy of continuous postcards, streets taken from the pages of a novel, as well as lost corners, incredible foods, historical places, underwater kingdoms and glorious sunrises and sunsets. Your Instagram feed has never looked so good.
5. Rent the Boat for Parties or Events
Rent a boat in Malta to spend a day with friends, co-workers or acquaintances on the high seas is one of the best plans. Sunshine, beach, water activities, cliffs, caves, sunsets, and incredible views, what more could you ask for? Oh yeah! A few beers and a little food, right?
Without a doubt, renting a boat in Malta to celebrate a party or event is a great experience. It allows you to enjoy your people in a quieter and more private environment, away from outside eyes, and on a boat that gives everything a more special touch. All this in case you decide to rent a boat on your own with friends.
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