Malta is regarded by many travelers as one of the Mediterranean's best vacation destinations. Visitors are delighted with the number of stunning beaches from which to choose for a day in the sun. Fascinating natural beauty and crystal clear water await anyone searching for the rest and relaxation that only a vacation in the Mediterranean can provide. It is widely agreed upon that the top Malta beaches are on the island's North side; however, there are some "hidden" gems on the island's southern half, as well.
One of the nice things about being on a small island such as Malta, you are never far from a beach. Almost year round sunshine, crystal clear waters and hundreds of thousand travelers to the beaches of Malta can make them very crowded at times. As with most worldwide beach destinations, weekends and summer time will see the largest crowds.
The Mellieha Bay is the largest beach of Malta and one of the islands most popular . A great place to spend the day with shallow waters, wide sandy beaches and numerous bars, cafes and snack bars lining the beach. Good facilities as well as abundance of water activities has made this a favorite with families. Easy to get to from Valleta via the bus lines 44 and 45.
Blue Lagoon is another popular beach on the island. Situated on Malta's north end on the island of Comino, this beach is popular for the crystal clear and dark blue waters, rock formations lining the beach give the beach it's sought after atmosphere. Again many amenities make Blue Lagoon popular with families and tends to become very crowded during the summer months.
Ramla Bay on the island of Gozo is a bit more secluded for those who prefer a less crowded atmosphere. Red colored sand beaches Ramla Bay tends to be frequented by young sun worshipers as well as families. Numerous bars, snack bars as well as restaurants can be found along the beach.
Looking for a more secluded and quieter beach? take a look at Gozo's north coast and San Blas Bay. Flanked by steep hills tends to keep San Blas Bay less crowded than other beaches on the Island. Two other beaches on Gozo that are more popular with the locals are Marsalforn and Xlendi beaches. Throw down a towel and catch some rays, float in crystal clear waters or just sit by the water's edge at one of many bars and restaurants.
It is difficult for any island in the world to compete with the stunning natural beauty and historic charm you will find on the beaches of Malta. Perfectly textured sand, a warm, balmy climate, and extraordinary visibility are just a few of the characteristics that keep visitors coming back year after year.