Anyone who’s ever been to Malta will also know that her sister island, Comino, is home to possibly the most picturesque bay in the Mediterranean – the Blue Lagoon – and that not to swimming in this stretch of turquoise water would be a serious crime against travel. Rugged inlets and idyllic bays are a large part of Malta’s appeal and rightly so, the coastal aesthetics are not only pleasing to the eye from a sun lounger or seafront restaurant but they engulf your peripherals if you are lucky enough to tour the islands by yacht. This Malta travel guide will help you plan your next vacation.
Malta Travel Guide
- Malta power voltage is 240 V 50Hz; Plug G
- The Maltese currency is the Euro and is around 1 Euro to 1.10 USD.
- The official language of Malta is maltese, but almost everyone speaks English
- If you plan on driving in Malta, remember to drive on the left side of the road!
- The best and freshest fruits and vegetables are sold by street vendors at the side of the road so make sure to stop and pick some up.
- Eat some pastizz, a savoury pastry from Malta which usually has a filling of either ricotta or mushy peas.
Top Packing Tips
Malta has a subtropical-Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. During summer it can be very hot indeed, and unless you are used to high temperatures, spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit.
- Classic Basic items – You do not need to be a fashionista to blend in. The key is in embracing neutral toned items that can be mixed and matched easily. Avoid logos, baseball caps, shorts, hoodies, flip-flops and running shoes as these items scream tourist!
- A tropical wardrobe. This should include—for both men and women—shorts, T-shirts, breathable rain gear, a warm jacket or fleece, sturdy footwear, and a wrap.
- Swimming suits (plural!) – Malta is all about frolicking under the sun, lazing at the beach or diving head first in its turquoise waters. Make sure to bring more than one bathing suit as no one likes putting on a damp suit!
- Snorkel, mask, and underwater camera. Malta is a tropical paradise with uncounted underwater wonders. Avoid the fees and the possibility of not being able to rent snorkel gear by bringing your own well-fitted gear.