As Malta hits the height of summer over July and August, with temperatures peaking around the 30-degree mark, it’s the perfect time to head outdoors to enjoy the island’s plentiful activities and attractions.

Here’s our list for the unmissable outdoor activities to try in Malta this summer.

Hit the Beach

Malta is famed for its many beaches – and for good reason. With both sandy and rocky beaches that seep into the island’s signature crystal clear turquoise seawater, whether you want to work on your tan, take a refreshing dip, or explore the underwater world with a snorkelling or diving trip, the beach is the place to be in Malta over summer. Choose from popular sandy beaches such as Ghajn Tuffieha or Mellieha Bay, which offer full facilities to visiting sunbathers, or escape the world in one of the more secluded spots such as Gnejna Bay.

Visit The Edge Lido

If your idea of soaking up the sun is more lounging beside an elegant swimming pool with a view, sipping a cocktail and indulging in a delicious poolside lunch, then pay a visit to The Edge Lido at the Radisson Blu Resort in St Julian’s. With the Lido’s exclusive swimming pools set against a breath-taking coastal backdrop, as well as full beach club facilities and The Edge Bar and Restaurant accessible from the Lido, this is the ultimate Insta-ready relaxing day by the pool.

Just begging to be dived into! #TheEdgeLido

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Wine and Dine Under the Stars

With hot days come warm evenings, and Malta certainly knows how to make the most of them. After a long day of sightseeing, swimming or lounging by the pool, there is no better way to dine than al fresco, complete with beautiful sea views, great company, and delicious Mediterranean cuisine and wine. The fun need not finish with dinner either – why not head to Malta’s nightlife capital Paceville. Brimming with pubs, clubs and bars, here you can choose to enjoy a refreshing cocktail on a starlit terrace, grab a pint in a pub, or party through to dawn.

Experience The Maltese Festa

Over Malta’s hottest months, you can also turn up to Malta’s hottest cultural event: the Village Feast, known as a ‘Festa’. Steeped in tradition, the Festa is a huge street party hosted by each town and village across the Maltese Islands over summer, in honour of that community’s patron saint. With this outdoor party filling every road and alley of the town, joining a Festa is an unforgettable experience where you can try the delicious local foods made to celebrate the occasion, admire the extravagant street decorations, enjoy the musical festivities and watch the stunning fireworks as they fill the night sky.

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