20 must-do activities in Malta

A captivating and dynamic archipelago, Malta is one of the most beautiful places in Europe, where you will find many activities and beautiful cultural places. Here are the must-do activities for your stay!

If you’d rather learn more or book an activity in Malta at the best price without reading the whole article (although I do recommend reading it – with even more suggested activities), find below the table summarizing 9 must-do activities in Malta.

Activity in MaltaDescriptionPrice (from)
Boat trip to CominoDay trip to Comino’s Blue Lagoon and Crystal Lagoon35€ (-20% with My Little Malta)
Sailing Catamaran ExcursionDay or evening at the Blue Lagoon and the most beautiful bays45€ (-20% with My Little Malta)
Private boat rental with skipperTailor-made cruise on a private boat with a skipper.286€
Quad biking in GozoDay tour of the island of Gozo on quad bikes. Guide, lunch and transport included110€ (promo code here)
Visit Gozo Gozo by Tuk-Tuk Full-day tour of Gozo with TukTuk guide. Guide, lunch and transport included79€ (promo code here)
Guided tour of VallettaHalf-day guided walking tour with English-speaking guide34€ (-15% with My Little Malta)
Guided tour of prehistoric templesVisit to 4000-year-old temples Hagar Qim and Mnajdra45€ (-15% with My Little Malta)
Cruise around Malta’s harbours and covesPhotogenic panoramic cruise of Marsamxett harbor and Grand Harbor from Sliema.17€ (-15% with My Little Malta)
Typical Maltese dinner and showMaltese gastronomy and folklore evening enjoyed by all55€ (-15% with My Little Malta)
Scuba diving or snorkeling Try diving in Malta, probably the best diving destination in Europe.70€ (-30% with My Little Malta)

1- Visit Mosta Church and admire one of the world’s largest domes.

Mosta is indeed quite famous for the rotunda of Saint Mary which has one of the largest domes in the world. This was pierced by a bomb during the Second World War, which almost destroyed the church. As the bomb did not explode, a replica of it is displayed in memory of that day.

Mosta Church-Activities in Malta

2- Stroll through Marsaxlokk, an authentic fishing village.

On Sundays and Tuesday mornings, you can stroll through the huge Marsaxlokk market, where you’ll find fruit, vegetables, Maltese specialities, clothes, shoes, but above all… fresh fish!

Read the article on Marsaxlokk.

What to do in Malta-luzzu

3- Visit the Temples of Hagar Qim, a Neolithic site listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the south of Malta, near the town of Qrendi, come and discover this place rich in history known since the 17th century.

See our article on temples.

Temples of Hagar Qim-Activities in Malta

4- Contemplate the magnificent panorama from the gardens of Upper Barraka.

Originally used to entertain knights, these beautiful gardens became public in 1800. They will offer you an optimal view of the Grand Harbour.

Grand Harbour-Activities in Malta

5- Explore Gozo by quad or Tuk-tuk

See your article on quad biking in Gozo or the one on Tuk-Tuk in Gozo.

6- Visit Valletta, the capital of Malta.

See our article on Valletta.

Valletta-Activities in Malta

7- Cross the Grand Harbour by water cab and visit the Three Cities.

See our article on the three cities.

three activity cities in Malta

8- Dance the night away in Paceville.

Read the article on where to go out in Malta.

paceville-what to do in Malta

9- Relax on the beach at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay.

It is in the North West of Malta that you will find tranquility on this beautiful sandy beach.

Read our article on Malta’s beaches.

What to do in Malta - Tuffieha Bay

10- Taste the typical Maltese dish “fenkata

A delicious rabbit stew with herbs and garlic, “fenkata” is a must-try dish. Find out more about Maltese food.

fenkata-activities in Malta

11- Enjoy the calm of Mdina.

Malta’s ancient capital, enjoy the peace and quiet of pretty Mdina .

Activities in Malta-mdina

12- Discover the talent of Artisans d’Art.

You can discover this at the villages of Ta’Qali in Malta and San Lawrenz in Gozo.

Gozo crafts - Activities in Malta

13- Enjoy the tranquility of Comino in the spring and the charm of its blue lagoon.

A must during your stay: See excursions in Comino.

comino-Activities in Malta

14- Enjoy the beautiful terraces of Sliema and San Julian’s.

Read the article on Malta’s best bars.

Activities in Malta - Terraces

15- Contemplate the breathtaking landscape of Dwejra at sunset.

TheAzure Window was here as pictured at this location until March 2017. Read thearticle on this magnificent walk.

Azure Window-Activities in Malta

16- Book a concert ticket at Teatru Manoel in Valletta.

Built in the 18th century, the Maonel Theatre is one of the oldest theaters in Europe. Discover the 2016 schedule of upcoming events and performances on the website of “Teatru Manoel”.

Manoel Theatre-Activities in Malta

17- Learn to dive and discover the most beautiful underwater world of the Mediterranean.

Read the article on diving in Malta.

diving in Malta-Activities in Malta

18- Hiking on the natural site of the cliffs of Dingli.

Read the article on hiking in Malta.

cliffs of Dingli-Activities in Malta

19- Embark on a luzzu to discover the incredible “Blue Grotto”.

20- Visit the Hypogeum of Ħal Saflieni listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A large structure dug into the ground, the Hypogeum of Ħal Saflieni feature multiple chambers/rooms. This site has been open to the public since 1908 and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980.

Book a visit to the hypogeum.

The Hypogeum of Ħal Saflieni-Activity in Malta

Alex | Editor of My Little Malta
Passionate about Malta for many years. I love writing articles of the best recommendations for trips and visits to these wonderful islands.

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