Malta destination guide, boat & yacht rentals

Malta


Layers of History, Architecture and Breathtaking Landscapes

Are you ready for a Mediterranean Sea adventure? We recommend a trip to Malta! Set quite literally in the middle of the Mediterranean, west of Tunisia and south of the Sicily, Malta is one of Europe’s best summertime destinations and a sailor’s paradise. Malta’s coastline is extremely diverse, with a sharp, rocky coast and high cliffs in the North and sandy beaches and wide bays in the East. The tiny Maltese archipelago consists of the three primary and closely-spaced islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino, in addition to the smaller, uninhabited islands of Cominotto, Filfla, St. Paul's Islands and Fungus Rock. We recommend sailing to Mellieha Bay, St. Paul's Bay, Marsaxlokk Bay, Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour. The sailing season in Malta runs from April to October, and you’ll be in fantastic company as the marinas are filled with all types of boats, from water taxis and sport boats to the world’s largest and most decadent mega yachts of billionaires. Check out our top 3 destinations for a perfect holiday in Malta!

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Maltese Coast (5 days) itinerary

Maltese Coast (5 days)

Valetta

St. Peter’s Pool

Popeye Village

Blue Lagoon

Xlendi Tower

Dwejra Bay

Ramla Bay

Santa Maria Caves

Mellieha Bay

Valetta

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The Blue Lagoon

Often called "Heaven", the Blue Lagoon is a spectacular place between Cominotto and the main island of Malta. The Blue Lagoon is a shallow bay with crystal clear azure water, and consequently this little slice of paradise is one of the most photographed locations in Malta. Day sailing around the Blue Lagoon and nearby islands is an unforgettable outing of relaxation, swimming and snorkeling. There are lots of formations in and around the water, great for rock hopping or perfecting your dive or backflip. There are also natural tunnels and hidden coves waiting to be explored. The Blue Lagoon can be visited with a tour group, but for the most fun and flexibility, sail your own boat and discover the best spots at your leisure.

The Dwejra Bay, Gozo

Gozo, the second largest of the Maltese islands, is home to the gorgeous Dwejra Bay and its astonishing rock formations, including the famed Azure Window, one of the island's major tourist attractions until it collapsed in a storm in 2017. Dwerja Bay is the perfect place for a relaxing sea trip with a smaller speedboat or even a kayak. The water in the bay is very calm and peaceful, sheltered by the big rocks surrounding it. One of the most exciting parts of the bay is a natural tunnel, through which only small boats can navigate, leading to a gorgeous sheltered lagoon known as Qawra, one of the best dive sites in Malta. Dwejra bay is a Mediterranean wonder and a favorite backdrop for filmmakers.

St Peter's Pool, Marsaxlokk

If you are going to Marsaxlokk, visiting St Peter's Pool is a must. It is yet another of Malta’s naturally-created delights, ideal for relaxing under the sun and jumping from the rock terraces into the cool blue water. Compared to other coves, St Peter's Pool is smaller but equally as beautiful. The flat rocks around St Peter’s Pool provide perfect sunbathing areas, while the crystal clear visibility is perfect for snorkeling. Ladders are available to access the sea, and more adventurous types can dive from the cliffs. You can reach the pool by car or by boat, but keep in mind that there are no boat rentals nearby. Also be sure to bring whatever you need, as there are no facilities.

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