This tiny Mediterraneanmight be small, fitting into London 5 times, but Malta certainly packs a punch with its natural beauty. From thevibrant blue lagoon to relaxing beaches and mysterious caves, traveling to Malta is an excellent choice, especially foroutdoorsy travelers. Here are the top natural wonders to see in Malta.
Xlendi Bay, Gozo
Located on Gozo, Malta’s second largest of its three islands, Xlendi Bay is a lovelyspot with rigid rock formations, cliffs, and a bay. Take a dip in the sea at Xlendi Bay and pack some snorkel gear for explorations around the rocks, too.
Bonus:There’s a path that goes up to the heart of the rock formations, located to the right of the bay. Follow it along for picturesque views of the sea and follow continue along to discover a grotto with crystal clear water.
Blue Lagoon, Comino
Malta’s most popular natural attraction is deserving of its favorability. Its home is on Malta’s smallest island, Comino, and combinesa small bay with clear, turquoise-hued waters and spectacular views of the Maltese archipelago.
It’s a great place to spend an entire day soaking up the sun and jumping and snorkeling into the crystal-clear water.
Pro tip: Pack a waterproof camera or GoPro to document this exciting spot.
St. Peter’s Pool, Marsaxlokk
On main island, discover the natural wonder of St. Peter’s Pool. It’s one of the best places to visit in Malta for its large natural swimming pool and ‘off-the-beaten-path’ hiding spot. It offerscaptivating azure and light green colors and is surrounded by flat rock, making it easy to explore and jump off into the water.
Tip: There are ladders to access the sea, but adventurists might enjoy taking a running jump into the pool instead.
Ramla Bay, Gozo
Ramla Bay is one of the best beaches in Malta. It’s unique for its reddish-gold tinted sand, striking wide bay, and gorgeous surrounding scenery. Sandy beaches are actually pretty rare on Gozo, so this spot is extra special.
Tip: Pack a picnic blanket or and enjoy a picnic with this soothing sounds of the sea as your music.
Dwejra Bay, Gozo
Full of dramatic coastline formations, Dwejra Bay is easily one of the best natural places to visit in Malta. Though its once most popular attraction, a 28-meter tall natural arch, collapsed into the sea back in 2017, Dwejra Bay still keeps tourists and localscoming to soak up superb Mediterranean views and swimming holes.
There are many amazing natural wonders in Malta! Whether you want to spend a long weekend or a week or two exploring this tiny country, Malta will happily accommodate your adventures.
Christa Adams is a writer, photographer, and sustainable traveler based in Barcelona. She’s been traveling solo since 2014 has a passion for the outdoors, coffee culture, and exploring quaint European towns. Follow her adventures at www.thespiritedexplorer.com