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Best Things to Do in Malta – An Expat’s Guide

Living in Malta is a wonderful experience - the different islands in the area offer a unique blend of culture and beauty, making this a destination good for the soul.


Naturally, you will want to explore everything that the area has to offer, and there is a lot that an expat can do to integrate faster but also appreciate where they live. If you are looking for a Removal service to Malta, Pinnacle Removals & Storage can help you move. Let's take a look at some of the top recommendations on offer.


1. Visit Valletta

Valletta stands as the capital of Malta, and a wonderful location to visit. The whole city is recognised as a World Heritage Site due to its cultural and historical significance.


You can visit the streets and spend time exploring the area, and there are a few locations we recommend you visit. These are just a handful of examples:


●     St. John’s Co-Cathedral is located in the heart of Valletta and is a beautiful site rich in cultural history that is frequented by both religious and non-religious folks alike.

●     There are multiple museums you can visit in Valletta, including the National Museum of Archaeology, the National Museum of Art, and the National War Museum. All are good for understanding Malta on a deeper level.

●     Fort St. Angelo exists in the centre of the Malta Grand Harbour and is exceptionally well-looked after for what is an ancient structure.

 

2. Comino Island

Comino Island is a location which is visited by tourists and residents alike. The island itself is small - only 3.5 square kilometres - but is a beautiful location nonetheless, brimming with clear water and a wealth of unique sea caves for braver visitors.


It’s worth going and taking a look at what’s on offer because there are plenty of unique and frankly gorgeous sights on the island. As an expat, you’ve got more time to visit the island, so take your time. Repeat trips will be on the menu for a fun weekend activity.


3. The Three Cities

When we talk about three cities, we refer to three heavily fortified cities across the harbour from Valletta. These are considered to be Birgu, also called Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicula. The cities themselves are among the oldest parts of Malta - Birgu was constructed during the Middle Ages and remains to this day.


The best way for people to visit these cities is to use the boat service, which runs regularly. There are lots of tours using a traditional Maltese form of transportation - a dghajsa. As you approach from the water, you’ll be able to see all of the fortifications and churches that the cities have held onto over the years. The majority of tours to the area will make a stop in Birgu, so you’re free to explore the streets and then visit Fort St. Angelo.


4. Gozo Island

Anyone looking for a more relaxed change of pace would be wise to look into Gozo Island. This is Malta's sister island and a much more relaxed and bucolic place in which to spend time. It is a good place to visit for a day trip because it is only roughly a third of the main island.


Gozo has earned a reputation among travellers and locals for being one of the most attractive places in the Mediterranean to visit. The coastlines are pristine, the villages are quaint, and the scuba-diving sites are both abundant and teeming with local wildlife. The area is a destination you need to visit. One of the best recommendations which come out a lot is the full-day Quad Bike tour, which has you explore the area in a unique high-octane way.


5. Scuba Diving

Considering the proximity of Malta to the ocean and the overall quality of said ocean - much better than other parts of the world, scuba diving often becomes a key part of what you’ll be doing, and it is worth checking out everything which is on offer.


Malta has earned a reputation for being one of the best scuba diving locations in all of Europe, and it’s not difficult to see why. The waters are crystal clear and teeming with life. You can visit some incredible dive caves which feature a network of tunnels that you can enjoy exploring. Island life is a good way to acclimate to water quickly, so hopefully, you’ll be loving scuba diving soon enough.


6. Get Out There

The best thing that we can recommend for anybody who is living in Malta is to get out there and see what’s just around the corner. No matter where you choose to live in Malta, whether it’s in the capital or further afield, explore your local area. The best way to ingratiate yourself into your new life is to see everything available.


Have a look and see what’s around the corner and what fun little quirks are in your neighbourhood. You’ll be glad that you took the time to look around and see what’s on offer. You may not stumble into a lot of tourist attractions, but you’re not a tourist anymore. You’re a local, and it’s time for you to pick up some of that local knowledge.


Closing Thoughts


Living life in Malta can bring a lot of joy, and it is well worth doing if you’re interested in experiencing a quieter, more laid-back, and oftentimes peaceful lifestyle. There is plenty to see and do, but something that will be ongoing for a newcomer to Malta is finding out about all the little nooks and crannies that make the island so engaging.


This local knowledge is worth its weight in gold, not only for enjoying life but also for the sake of finding and connecting with your new home. By all means, check out the things we’ve highlighted, but don’t be afraid to see what else is out there.


You’ll find that you’ve got a lot of unique opportunities, and Pinnacle Removals & Storage are here to help with the moving process, ensuring you it is stress-free.

 

 

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