THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN SUMMER

Malta’s Mediterranean pleasures suit party animals and sloths alike.

Diving

Photo credit: Malta Diving

Malta has long been renowned as one of the best places for divers anywhere in the world. With everything from wrecks dating back to WWII to underwater caves waiting to be discovered, there’s something for everyone and at every level. All you need to do is get in touch with one of the many diving schools, and they’ll guide you on how best to go below the surface.

Malta Jazz Festival

Star jazz artists gracing the stage in Valletta every year – that’s what I call a celebration of jazz diversity. Read here about this year’s line-up.

Gozo and Comino

In Homer’s The Odyssey, the nymph Calypso supposedly resided in a cave in Gozo. In Gozo, you can venture off the beaten track and head to some pretty Instagrammable inlets, or head to Mġarr for a super long boozy lunch, or even party at il-Grotta, where world-class DJs play on a surprisingly regular basis.

Meanwhile, in Comino, you can simply revel in the other-worldly beauty of the amazing Blue Lagoon. Although still largely uninhabited – except for one or two people at most – Comino is nowadays thought of as a holiday destination where you would go to chill on the small sandy beaches, or for a weekend break at its only hotel. We’re so spoilt for choice!

Longer days and party nights

With the sun setting after 8pm throughout most of the summer, it’s easy to have a good social life here in the summer months, even during the week! The fact that you can go to post-work drinks, late-night dinners or even the cinema in broad daylight means that guilt and that numbing tomorrow’s-a-school-day feeling are kept to a minimum. When we do go out at night, however, our party mile (good, old Paceville) is full of life and revellers, be it Monday or Friday, and it lasts till the wee hours of the morning.

What’s not to love?

Further reading:

Interesting facts about Malta’s fortifications

The most instagrammed spots in Malta