With azure waters and a fantastic Mediterranean climate, the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino offer a myriad of water activities for adults and children alike. Here are a just a few things one can do while here on holiday!
Swimming with Dolphins (Bahar ic-Caghaq)
The Mediterraneo Marine Park in Malta offers a unique experience to swim with trained dolphins. Visiting the Mediterraneo Marine Park during your holiday in Malta is an educational and fun activity for visitors of all ages, learning about marine life and its inhabitants. The Mediterraneo Marine Park in Bahar ic-Caghaq gives all visitors the the opportunity to closely interact with dolphins, sea lions, reptiles and parrots and to visit the different shows happening.
If you love the sea, the outdoors and some adventure, sailing is a great way to get acquainted with Malta, Gozo and Comino while relaxing and having a good time. Malta is an excellent place to sail whether you are experienced or just starting out. Thanks to the island's location in the centre of the Mediterranean and its beautiful climate, it is easy to either rent a sailing boat or just come to Malta with your own.
Water sports in Malta, including parasailing, jet skiing, speed boat trips, boat hire and the like, can be found at almost every holiday resort across all three of the Maltese Islands. In fact several water sport outlets will be available at the main resorts. Windsurfing in Malta is very popular thanks to the warm waters and easy access to the best windsurfing spots. The recommended time to go windsurfing in Malta is between November and March, when the wind conditions are at their best for the sport.
Canoeing or Kayaking
Canoeing or kayaking in Malta are popular leisure activities for both locals and tourists, and is ideal for families who wish to have fun together or those who perhaps just wish to unwind. There are various tours available around the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino which are all guided by experienced local instructors.
Fishing in Malta is a perfect way to relax with friends and enjoy the good weather. Malta is an excellent fishing destination with its clear blue waters. Recreational fishing in Malta has become a popular activity over the years, being a year-round activity. If you go fishing to Marsaxlokk or St Julians, you might be lucky enough to meet local fishermen who will gladly invite you to join them for a day on their fishing boats. And who knows, you might get to eat some seriously fresh fish with them!
All three Maltese Islands offer unique scuba diving experiences with a great choice of caves, wrecks and reefs that make diving here some of the most interesting in the Mediterranean. Malta's climate and crystalline waters make it an ideal diving dream destination all year round. It is no surprise that Malta and Gozo were awarded second best diving destinations in Europe in 2013.
For a fun holiday activity, why not try kite surfing in Malta? With its beautiful beaches and warm climate, Malta is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Kite surfing is becoming an increasingly popular activity for holidaymakers and locals alike. The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands is situated in the perfect location for anyone wanting to indulge their passion for kite surfing during their visit to the island. Golden Bay is only a few minutes away from this spa hotel, while Mellieha Bay and Ghajn Tuffieha Bay are two other kite-friendly beaches, easily accessible by car.
The wealth of marine life is a source of attraction for not only diving enthusiasts but also for those passionate about snorkelling. The islands are just as abundant in their variety of coral as in the array of marine creatures that live in and around them. This, coupled with the stunning clear waters, make snorkelling and diving in Malta a unique experience that one should not forego. To appreciate this underwater world you don't need to be a professional diver. Snorkelling is one of the simplest ways in which to gain a glimpse of this amazing world under water. All you need is a silicone mask to keep out the salt water and enjoy the spectacular views beneath the sea in some of the island's breathtaking locations.
Jet Ski Rentals
There are several watersports clubs around the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino which offer Jet Ski rentals. Bring out your inner child, explore hidden beaches and caves and spend some adventurous time at sea!
Malta is also a fantastic holiday destination for yacht chartering. Here you can experience unforgettable sailing in crystal blue waters under the warm Mediterranean sun. If you are thinking of sailing in this part of the world, you are about to experience the beauty of this ancient nautical area. With a variety of companies offering prestigious sailing yachts and cabin cruisers for charter, including food and drink replenishments and tour guides, chartering a yacht in Malta will certainly give you a different perspective of the islands. And while you are at it, why not try your luck at fishing?