Malta is undoubtedly a popular summer destination—with its sandy beaches, crystal clear sea, and warm weather, it’s easy to see why tourists tend to visit the Mediterranean islands during the hotter months of the year.
However, if you’re looking for a dream destination to escape the chill in exchange for winter sun and clear skies during the year’s coldest months, then Malta might be precisely what you’re looking for.
With temperatures averaging around 15 – 17 °C from December to February, Malta’s winters differ from those experienced throughout most of Europe. With a typical mild Mediterranean climate and plenty of sunshine, you can do a plethora of outdoor activities in Malta in winter—and we’ve compiled a list of our favourites for you below.
#1: Enjoy an al fresco lunch
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or to savour typical Maltese delicacies—one way to make the best out of the Maltese winter is to have lunch al fresco. Most restaurants in Malta offer some form of outdoor seating, offering stunning sea views and picturesque panoramas, making for an unforgettable meal.
PS: Did you know that all our hotel locations are surrounded by some of the island’s best restaurants and bars, which provide the opportunity for outdoor dining?
#2: Go on a hike
There’s nothing like a hike or a long walk sometimes, and if this sounds like your cup of tea, then Malta’s the perfect place to enjoy a long walk, surrounded by rural countryside or alongside the Mediterranean coast. From Dingli Cliffs to Golden Bay, to Malta’s old capital city Mdina, and more—there’s a trail or location for everyone’s liking in Malta!
#3: Go on a harbour cruise
A harbour cruise around Malta is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the island’s rich history while cruising around the two harbours on each side of the capital city, Valletta. Most cruises tour the Marsamxett Harbour and the magnificent Grand Harbour, dotted with forts, battlements, and creeks, while stopping by the Three Cities—and will depart from the Sliema Strand, known as ‘The Ferries’.
#4: Take a tour of the Three Cities
Malta’s towns and cities are brimming with history and culture—and its “Three Cities” area is no exception. Also known as Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Cospicua, these quaint towns will take you back in time while savouring picturesque sites. Don’t forget to visit Fort St Angelo, one of Malta’s most iconic landmarks, which played a crucial role in its history.
Enjoy Malta with ST Hotels this winter
Finding the right hotel is a crucial element of any trip. So if you’re visiting Malta on a leisure or business trip this winter, staying at one of our ST Hotels can help you make the most out of your stay on the island. Whether you’re looking to explore the local life by enjoying activities, events, or outdoor markets, ST Hotels provide central and comfortable accommodation in locations well-connected with the hottest spots on the island.