FIVE BEST BEACHES AND SWIMMING SPOTS IN MALTA!!
Malta is one of my favourite destinations, most especially Golden Bay- (Golden Sands- Radissonblu resorts and SPA) . I have been visiting this place for years (7-8 trips) and l always go back. I will tell you why!
Written by Bukola| Published: 22/09/22
A sand and sun filled European vacation awaits you in the beautiful islands of the Maltese archipelago. With beaches and swimming spots scattered across over 200km of coastline from Malta, Gozo and Comino there is surely a seaside to suit you.
The beaches of Malta tend to be dramatic, rocky and sea-sculpted, with fewer soft and sandy curves of Mediterranean coastline than you might expect. Despite this, the Maltese make the most of every swimming spot, and on these compact islands, water sports abound, and you’re never far from the sea.
With crystalline waters, historic wrecks, and interesting underwater formations, Malta is also Europe’s best diving destination, but even snorkeling from the island nation’s coastline offers a remarkable insight into an underwater world.
Whether you’re keen on splashing around in the waves, spending an afternoon relaxing on the sand, or enjoying a leisurely lunch of local seafood, here are the beaches to head to on Malta, and its smaller sister islands of Gozo and Comino.
The Maltese Islands are full of insanely beautiful beaches and swimming spots. Check out these five favorites and make this vacation one to remember.
White sand and clear water at Blue Lagoon. – Best Beach for swimming.
On the island of Comino you can dive into crystal blue waters you usually only see in Hollywood films. Protected by a small inlet, this beach has calm waters perfect for snorkeling and swimming and is a favorite spot for locals, visitors and even film crews.
Beating many strong contenders, Comino’s Blue Lagoon snags the title of Malta’s top swimming spot. Ringed by rocks and framed by gleaming white sand, Comino’s limpid and sheltered inland sea glows periwinkle bright, and it’s a heavenly place to swim.
Fantastic rock formations at Dwejra Bay – San Lawrenz Gozo
Photographers and those who love to be inspired by the extreme beauty of nature will certainly sport a smile when visiting Dwerja Bay in San Lawrenz, Gozo. The magnificent rock formations loom above the water, wrapping themselves into a natural keyhole out into the Mediterranean known as the Azure Window.
St Peter’s Pool- Best natural swimming pool
Natural swimming pools, sea-sculpted from the coastal rock, are a scenic summer highlight in Malta. Located on the southeastern coast, St Peter’s Pool is one of the loveliest – a ladle-shaped scoop out of the rock that forms a sheltered lagoon for a swim, after which you can bask seal-like on the surrounding rocks. Nearby, and usually much quieter, is the swimming hole at Il-Kalanka Bay. Note the platform for jumping into the water at Il-Kalanka is higher than at St Peter’s, so extra care should be taken.
Mellieħa Bay- Best beach for watersports
You’re never far from a watersports provider in Malta. For variety, Mellieħa Bay is one of the best beaches for messing about on the water, with windsurfing, kitesurfing, waterskiing, canoeing, banana boating or parasailing all on offer. This is Malta’s largest sandy beach and has a reliable northeasterly breeze that makes it ideal for wind-based water sports.
Golden Bay – Best Beach for soft sand. My Favorite!!
Malta and Gozo don’t offer many big sandy beaches, but there are a few gems. Golden Bay, on Malta’s northwestern coast, arguably the most beautiful, is a wide curve of orange-gold sand that shelves gently into the dark-blue Mediterranean. This is a place to lie down on the island’s softest sand, mull over the watersports and boat trips on offer, or peruse the menus of nearby restaurants overlooking the bay.
This bay is Just steps outside Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands and is one of Malta’s most popular sandy spots, Golden Bay. With its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, Golden Bay is renowned for being one of most picturesque resorts in Malta.
This was a beautiful moment for me as l watched the sunset on the Golden Bay-Radisson blu Top!
There are also plenty of activities to keep you going. Hire out jet skis and go gliding over the blue depths, get a view while paragliding or jump on a banana boat ride and hold on. When you have been inundated by sand and are sick of shaking it out of your bag, head back to the Raddisonblu hotel pool and enjoy a cool drink.
Raddisonblu Golden sands is a sumptuous 5-star accommodation and Spa resort on a plateau by the Golden Bay. Waking in luxury to the sounds of the sea was so refreshing and therapeutic.
Their SPA sessions and team always outdo themselves on each trips. Always a beautiful experience!
Fortunately, if you’re looking to combine relaxation and quality time. This is it!!