With 300 days of sunshine, Malta inspires embracing the outdoors. One-fifth of the island is urbanized, so that leaves the rest for adventures. The rocky, dramatic beaches are a great place to start. Malta is full of small beaches and coves, each one with its own appeal, whether you’re looking to windsurf or sunbathe.
When you’re ready to dive in, the azure waters will reveal old wrecks, caves, and reefs aplenty—enough to rank Malta among the top diving destinations. Snorkel in the narrow channels around Gozo for colorful underwater sights.
Back on land, you can explore island along many scenic hikes. See the old system of coastal defense and communication towers that have now been transformed into museums, picnic spots, or scenic lookouts. You can even trek from tower to tower, if you are looking for a medieval-style hiking adventure.