You’ll definitely leave Malta with no regrets.
The unnerving underwater caves, breathtaking temples, and medieval architecture give Malta an almost fantastical quality and reasons for tourists to put this island country on their to-travel list.
Here are the top things to do in Malta:
Enjoy the Għajn Tuffieħa Bay scenery
We’ll start with BAZAAR’s favourite place to visit—Mgarr. If you chase sunsets, Għajn Tuffieħa Bay has something for you. Who wouldn’t appreciate a solid 20 minutes of an ethereal sunset? We know we do.
This picturesque dusk scene commemorates the unforgettable experience of witnessing golden rays dancing across the water. You can be anywhere—on top of the hill in the quiet setting, on any corner, or even between the trees—yet still, be able to catch glimpses of the wash of gold falling from the sky.
Explore the adventure of Blue Grotto
Hop aboard a rowboat and get ready to enjoy the sparkling cavern that is the Blue Grotto. Just make sure that you don’t swim as it’s totally forbidden. Heidi Klum swam there once and it’s cost her several pretty pennies, so being slapped with a fine isn’t something you want to experience during your holiday. Just sit back and take in the caves’ brilliant, colour-changing light show that happens on the cave walls. We promise you it’s like stepping into another world.
Visit the historical Basilica of Ta’ Pinu
The Basilica of Ta’ Pinu is a popular tourist destination on the island of Gozo, the sister island of Malta. Step inside to appreciate the great architecture and witness Maltese devotion, as evidenced by helmets, casts, photos, and babygrows hung on the walls as offerings for blessings and miracles bestowed by Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu.
Take a scuba diving lesson in Cirkewwa
Since you can’t swim at Blue Grotto, head down to Cirkewwa Arch to take a dip in the azure waters and discover why Malta is one of the best scuba diving destinations in the Mediterranean. Divers come here for the warm, clear, and sea life-rich waters surrounding the islands. It’s also very convenient as there are a number of dive sites very close together.
Visit the legendary Popeye Village
Popeye’s Town in Malta has evolved from its days as a film set for the 1980 Popeye film to one of the Maltese Islands’ most popular tourist destinations. The quaint village with stunning views offers a variety of colourful fun activities for all ages. The boat trip is definitely worthwhile as you’ll be served delicious pineapple and cherry wines. Did we mention that the price is included in the admission fee? You can also enjoy some funny short performances and a documentary film on board the vessel.