Even though Malta is renowned for its warm climate and more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the rare rainy spells can put a dampener on your itinerary.

Here’s how to make the most of Malta even when the weather turns.

Time to Eat Out

Any one of Malta’s vast selection of restaurants is the ideal place for a last-minute escape from a downpour. As a bonus, you’ll also get to taste some of the finest Maltese and international cuisine around.

Make sure to try Le Bistro at the Radisson Blu St Julian’s for some tasty local fine dining!

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Go to the Movies

If you’ve been putting off going to see that new release to hit the beach instead, then now is your chance to grab the popcorn.

From inside the comfort of the cinema it won’t matter what the weather outside is doing, and you couldn’t ask for better escapism than a box-office-busting film.

Try your Hand at Bowling

Yes, the last time you went bowling was probably when you were a teenager, but bowling is fun no matter your age.

The Eden Superbowl in Paceville, which is close to the Radisson Blu Resort in St Julian’s, is one of the island’s favourite bowling alleys. There’s also in-house dining facilities and an arcade, so you can stay there as long as it takes for you to manage that victory strike.

Retreat to the Spa

What better excuse than the weather to indulge in some pampering? From inside a steam room or a warming sauna, you can remain blissfully unaware of the rain falling outdoors, whilst receiving a rejuvenating beauty treatment or a relaxing massage.

Check out the Marion Mizzi Wellbeing Spa at the Radisson Blu Resort, St Julian’s – either for an extended weekend break, a day spa membership, or a single treatment whilst you wait for the storm to pass.

Join the Café Culture

As with restaurants, Malta also has an abundance of coffee shops in every town and village, in which to take refuge from a deluge.

With many offering free WiFi and a variety of hot beverages and sweet treats, you may wish to stay for another coffee even when the sunshine reappears.

Explore Malta’s History

Rain need not stop play when it comes to sightseeing around Malta. The island’s rich history dates as far back as the first humans, and many sites of interest are situated under cover.

On a rainy day, you could take a tour of some of Malta’s intricately decorated churches, go underground to visit the vast St Paul’s catacombs in Rabat, or wander around one of the many museums in and around the capital, for example.

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