The arrival of the heat and the approach of summer is one of the times of the year to decide which holiday destination is next. Malta, one of the most sought-after destinations by the Portuguese in the last three years, has several types of beaches or natural pools that fit perfectly for those looking for paradisiacal beaches or for those who like to go on an adventure and go on farms or cross the field to reach a deserted cove. Although Malta is not a country known for its paradisiacal beaches, the archipelago is filled with white sand nooks, bathed by the Mediterranean sea, as well as rocky coves and unique natural pools.
• St. Peters’ Pool: A curious geological formation welcomes these paradisiacal turquoise waters. Famous for the hillocks of the cliff, of diverse heights, of its visitors, this natural swimming pool is located near Marsaxlokk, in the southeast of the island. The place is a must stop for snorkeling enthusiasts.
• Mellieha Bay: it is the largest sandy beach on the island of Malta and therefore the most popular. Located northwest of the island, this blue flag beach offers numerous activities related to water sports.
• Golden Bay: to the west of the island, this beach is also one of the best known in the country. With easy access, it is the places where the sunset is most appreciated by all visitors.
• Ghajn Tuffieha Bay: Stunning natural beauty and surrounded by greenery, this beach located in north-west Malta is one of the quietest options for all who seek rest even in leisure time.
• Paradise Bay: Smaller in size, the beach is located in the middle of an enclave of lush vegetation in the north of the island. The vegetation contrasts with the white sand and turquoise water, living up to its name.
• Gnejna Bay: Composed of sand and rocks, this bay is surrounded by stunning cliffs. Close to Golden Bay, on the west side, the place is very popular among Maltese, where on Sundays they have the habit of making barbecues, gathering friends and family.
The islands of Gozo and Comino are also a must stop for all visitors. Among the many offers of these islands, highlight two of the main attractions that the whole archipelago has to offer:
• Lagoa Azul (Comino): one of the most emblematic places in Malta and an authentic natural postcard. What makes this beach so beautiful and special is the intense blue color of the water, pure and transparent.
• Ramla Bay (Gozo): this beach stands out for its reddish, orange and golden hues of sand. Surrounded only by nature, it was mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey as the place where Ulysses spent seven years in captivity of the nymph Calypso. Nature and Mythology holding hands.
The Maltese Archipelago is filled with numerous and varied offerings, whether it be more conventional beaches or rocky cliffs carved by the sea. All the information about the beaches of the archipelago can be consulted at https://www.visitmalta.com/en/beaches-and-bays.