Leisure in Malta


If you think you are likely to get bored in Malta, you are completely wrong! Find out, in this article, what are the leisure activities available in the country.

Leisure is, with no doubt, a must when it comes to integrating to your host country. So if you are moving to Malta, rest assured! Despite being the world's smallest archipelago, Malta is definitely a destination that you will enjoy discovering throughout your stay. Indeed, you will be able to enjoy various leisure activities besides the sun and the sea with a Mediterranean climate, warm summers and cool and sunny winters. There is so much to see and do in Malta that you will probably run out of time.


As Malta is surrounded by the sea, you will not be surprised by the number of water sports available. These are very popular both with locals and tourists during week-ends and holidays when the weather is appropriate. Hence, you can go diving or snorkeling if you have necessary equipment. The water temperature rarely goes down below 13 °C. Thus, you will definitely enjoy the region's rich marine flora and fauna, especially on the North coast.

You can also attend sports competitions such as water-polo and football matches, horse racing, clay pigeon shooting, etc. Golf amateurs can turn to Valletta, which is near the airport, where they will find the Royal Malta Golf Club. You can practice a few swings there if you dream of becoming the next Tiger Woods. Nearby, you will also find the Marsa Sports and Country Club.

Local culture and lifestyle

You will able to discover the different aspects of the local culture, with your friends or family, through the numerous festivals that are celebrated across the country. The Carnival, for instance, which is held in the beginning of spring will simply delight you. It even varies from one city or village to another.

As culture is an inseparable part of the Maltese society, you can also enjoy theaters, ballet shows, concerts, and many other events that are held all year old. You can also find many cinemas halls across the archipelago.

At night, you will simply be amazed by the Maltese cities' dynamism. Indeed, nightlife lovers can enjoy many nightclubs, bars, Irish pubs, restaurants, etc, where you can meet new people and have a drink with your new local friends. Malta also hosts two casinos, namely in Vittoriosa and in Saint-Julian’s.


Unlike in many countries, you shall not find cheap tea stalls which try to attract tourists by hook or by crook. Being surrounded by the sea, Malta provides many fish restaurants that are ideal for gourmets. But you can still find popular fast food and other cafes and bars where you can grab a bite.

List of leisure activities available

Below is a non-exhaustive list of activities you can enjoy during your stay in Malta:

Horse riding for amateurs Riding

Karting in Ta’Qali which is an ideal spot for families and speed amateurs

Cycling in Sigway: you can choose between two companies and

Historical ruins in Valletta: a trip back to the past, translated into three different languages


Mediterraneo Bio Park: making marine biology more accessible

Popeye Village Fun Park: family leisure park

Water sports: sport

Scouts: for independent and resourceful children


Aquatic parks: for an unforgettable moment

Creative activities: for rainy days

Swimming pools for amateurs

Fishing: as the sea is all around


Indoor games for all ages

Museums: to discover history and culture

Once you have settled for your favorite activity, you just have to set out to enjoy yourself. You can have more information on the Malta Forum.

 Useful links: – Leisure in Malta Forum 
Visit Malta – Sports and leisure activities
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