Summer 2020 in Malta ... Raising the Temperature
By Lara Camilleri
The temperature may be balmy, but it’s certainly shaping up to be a cool, cool summer on the Maltese islands. Malta’s enchanting historical sites and its myriad places of entertainment have once again opened up to the public after months of inactivity due to COVID-19, and life on the vibrant island is back in full force with a full line-up of events that make the most of its natural beauty.
Of course, if it’s a relaxed sun and beach stay that you’re after, Malta’s sandy beaches, rocky coves and sun-kissed lidos will deliver and then some more. With so many gorgeous bathing spots strewn around the island, especially close to the Hotel, it is so easy to nip down for a dip no matter the time of day.
Don’t forget that the sun sets very late in summer, so you still have time to enjoy the beach even after a busy day of sightseeing or shopping! And, if you have a free day, a visit to the sister island of Comino, with its spectacular turquoise waters, is a must – just let us know and we’ll help set it up no stress.
But Malta is not just about beaching it. Culture vultures are spoilt for choice with so many events happening this season – whether you’re into classical music or pop, or maybe theatre or visual arts, there is sure to be an event to tickle your fancy, with most of them requiring no entrance fee.
For film buffs, the Valletta Open Air Cinema, showing a programme of classics and blockbusters all through summer, is a must on the itinerary – your chance to enjoy your favourite films with the exquisite architecture of the capital city as natural backdrop. Valletta, in fact, is expected to be quite the cultural hub across summer 2020, with a series of street theatre events, concerts and visual arts exhibitions set to attract the island’s glitterati.
If clubbing is more up your street, even here you’re up for a red carpet experience and Malta’s famed open-air clubs like Gianpula and Numero Uno swinging back into business with a DJ and artist line-up that rivals that of other party destinations like Ibiza or Berlin. The island is also known for offering niche club nights like Lollipop, a great favourite with the LGBTQI crowd.
The island also offers some of the best restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines, some of them a stone’s throw away from the Hotel. Just make sure you make a reservation beforehand if you want to secure the best seating by the water’s edge!
Whether you’re visiting on business or pleasure, the summer calendar of events in Malta is truly packed, and you won’t have a problem filling your leisure time with whatever activities strike your fancy. And, of course, just one word to our team and we will be very happy to provide any suggestions, advice and help that you may need.