Language: Maltese and English are the official languages of Malta, while another 50% of Maltese also speak Italian.

Credit Cards + Cash: Carry a mix of cash and cards. Most big retailers and restaurants accept cards, although not always American Express. You’ll also still want cash on hand for small purchases.

Climate: With a Mediterranean climate, it’s never too cold in Malta.The average summer temperature in Malta  is 32 degrees Celsius and from time to time 37 degrees in July and August. The average winter temperature is 16 degrees Celsius and from time to time 9 degrees in January and February.

High Season: June to August gets crazy in Malta. Hotels are booked solid and the beaches can get really crowded. Things also get busy again briefly from Christmas to the New Year. Plan ahead if you’re coming for high season!

Holidays: You could write a book on the number of celebrations and holidays they have here! During the summer you’ll find festivals for art, jazz, beer, and wine along with the annual Isle of MTV event.

Getting around Malta

Taxis: The islands are small so taxis are affordable and the most common means of getting around. Watch for an official white taxi car and make sure they turn on the meter. Remember: It’s always better to enquire and agree on a fare before you enter a taxi.

Busses: Public transport is reliable and goes to most tourist destinations. If you think you’ll use it regularly, you can grab a 12 journey card for 15 euros.

Ferry: To get from Malta to the other two islands, Comino and Gozo, you’ll need to go by ferry. During most of the year, the ferries leave at least once per hour and it takes less than 30 minutes.

You’ll leave for either island from the Cirkewwa port. You’ll have a few options but generally, you can expect to pay 10 euros or less for round-trip travel.

Walk: Both Malta and Gozo Island have Coastal Walks. These are paths you can take to walk around the entire island. The routes and terrain vary, but if you are up for it, this is a great way to see lots of different views!

What to Do in Malta

You will blown away when visiting Malta— Malta has a rich history for such a small island as well as extraordinary architecture. Being central in the Mediterranean, you’ll see many European influences and North Africa, creating a beautiful melting pot of cultures, languages, and food. And if you’re up for a day trip, plan to take a boat tour or the public ferry to Gozo.

Here are the top activities to do in Malta!

Explore Valletta

One of the first cities to have been named a UNESCO Heritage Site, the small capital city of Malta has an incredibly high concentration of historic sites. It’s perfect for just wandering around and taking in the city from gilded cathedrals and colourful painted balconies to boat trips and hidden underground tunnels

Grand Harbour Cruise

The best way to see Malta is by water, of course! Check out the Three Cities Tour to get a look at the best of Malta.

Fishermans Village, Marsaxlokk

Marsaxlokk, a beautiful fishing town in southern Malta that’s famous for its colourful luzzu boats

Seek out fresh-off-the-boat fish and seafood at the Marsaxlokk fish market. Taking place every Sunday, the popular market has expanded in recent years to include stalls offering souvenirs and local produce such as jam, honey, vegetables and wine. It’s a fascinating opportunity to mix with the locals and experience everyday Maltese life.

Blue Lagoon

You’ll want to plan lots of time on the water in Malta. The Blue Lagoon is a must-see and Comino Island’s coastline deserves a full day of exploring by sea.

Mosta Church

Without question the standout feature of the Rotunda of Mosta is its 37.2 metre unsupported limestone dome, the third largest in the World.

This spot survived a bombing and still looks stunning

St Agatha’s Tower

Also known as Red Tower or Mellieħa Tower, this 17th century tower is located in the north of Malta near the town of Mellieha.  The tower is perched on the crest of the Marfa Ridge and has excellent views of the Mediterranean Sea, Gozo and Comino.

The tower is dedicated to Saint Agatha. St Agatha was a Christian martyr who was revered as a symbol of strength against invasion and the plague in Malta and also, Sicily.


Malta is famous for its turquoise blue Mediterranean water. Beaches like St. Peter’s Pool, Mellieħa Bay, Golden Bay and Għajn Tuffieħa are musts!