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Spring Break in Malta - The Best Things To See & Do

Planning a Mediterranean spring break? We’ve got just the deal to tick all the boxes for your holiday – April in Malta. The Maltese Islands are at their most glorious during this balmy season, before the heat of summer hits and the beaches get too crowded. The weather’s warm enough to enjoy all the outdoor activities and there’s an added bonus – lower prices before the high season.

Got your attention yet? Let’s seal the deal with our list of top reasons to visit Malta this  Spring, plus all your travel essentials. Just don’t forget that SPF and your summer clothes!

Eat al fresco like the locals

Ready to enjoy a taste of the local lifestyle? Outdoor dining is big in the Maltese Islands, with many restaurants enjoying spectacular sea view or stunning architectural views. With the weather already warm enough to have dinner under the stars throughout spring, you’ll find plenty of options ranging from the great value for money to the seriously fancy, Michelin-star places.

The team at Hotel Valentina is ready to guide you to the best secret spots, whether you’re after coffee in a buzzing piazza or a romantic dinner with sweeping views across the island.

A dinner at our sister restaurant The Avenue is a must during your visit!  Hotel guests also enjoy a 10% discount on their bill.

Walk around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valletta

The capital city of Valletta is undoubtedly at its best during spring, when it’s warm enough to meander at leisure around the city centre, taking in the Baroque architecture, the colourful locals and the pretty gardens.

With less crowds than summer time, you can take your sweet time over an aperitivo overlooking Grand Harbour, or maybe bang in the centre of Republic Street. Don’t forget to include the spectacular St John’s Co-Cathedral in your itinerary so you can take in the Caravaggio masterpieces – let our concierge know and we’ll secure tickets for you to beat the queues.

Come the evening, Valletta transforms into a buzzing night-spot. Strait Street is the bohemian cocktail spot to hit, with street buskers making it one of the most vibrant capitals in Europe.

Get Around The Three Cities by boat

Make the most of the gentle sunshine and take the picturesque route around The Three Cities of Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea. Bonus points if you remember the names in Maltese – Birgu, Bormla and Isla.

These three fortified cities are full of historical landmarks so do include them on your Malta spring break itinerary. You’ll get plenty of content for your Instagram reels, guaranteed. Drop in at the Inquisitor’s Palace if you’re a history buff, or just enjoy meandering around the quaint narrow roads before walking down to the Vittoriosa marina for coffee or a Spritz in the sunshine as you feast your eyes on the dramatic fortifications and the luxury yachts.

Immerse yourself in world-class attractions with no queues

We’ve got excellent news about spending spring in Malta. It’s the perfect season to visit, as the weather is already warm enough to experience summer living, but the actual summer crowds haven’t yet taken over the islands.

This means that you’ll get to enjoy the most famous attractions – like the world’s oldest free standing temples of Ħaġar Qim, Mnajdra and Ġgantia (in Gozo) without having the experience cramped by other people. Take your time posing for selfies, as no-one will gatecrash your shot!

April in Malta is also when one of the biggest and most spectacular festivals takes place. The Malta Fireworks Festival sees the skies all over the Maltese Islands come alive with mesmerising bursts of colour, music and more. We’ll direct you to the perfect spots in the capital city where you can enjoy this outdoor event.

Make the most of uncrowded beaches

The locals know it – springtime is the best time for the Maltese beaches, as the most renowned spots are still relatively empty and the water is at its clearest. Spend a day luxuriating in Għadira or Golden Bay, two of Malta’s most famed sandy beaches. Or perhaps spend the day at the Popeye Village lido, combining turquoise waters with amenities and entertainment.

Wondering if the water is warm enough to swim in April? Many locals will be happy to take a dip, even if it’s still on the fresher side – and many tourists follow their example. It’s certainly more than warm enough to sunbathe, so if a golden tan is what you’re after, now’s the perfect time.

Spend a day village hopping in Gozo

Take the ferry to the sister island of Gozo before it gets too hot to do it justice! As soon as you land in Mġarr, take the bus to the tiny capital of Victoria, the mediaeval citadel known for its little markets, bustling square and historic landmarks.

Stop off for a little outdoor snack before heading on to the seaside towns of Xlendi or Marsaxlokk, where you can browse around the artisan shops, enjoy some Gozitan ice-cream and take a dip lounge in the sun. If you’re up for some history, the Ġgantija Temples are definitely worth a stop. This unique prehistoric monument dates back to Neolithic times!

By the way, In April the weather’s just right for a spot of hiking to enjoy the greenery at its best, whether in Gozo or Malta’s Buskett, Mellieħa or Dingli Cliffs. We’ve got the right trek for all energy levels!

Snap up the reduced prices before summer hits

Guess what else is brilliant about spring in Malta? Everything’s less expensive. Yup – summer is considered high season, and this is when you’ll pay more for anything whether it’s shopping, your hotel, events or dinners out.

In April, on the other hand, you’ll find some amazing bargains even just to fly to the Maltese Islands. At Hotel Valentina, we regularly bring out spring break offers, so don’t forget to take a look at our offers section, you might be in luck. As for shopping, this is when all the sales happen with some designer outlets even including their latest summer collections in the discounts. What’s not to love?

Hotel Valentina - Your accommodation in Malta

If you’re looking to stay close to all the action without compromising on quality and relaxation, Hotel Valentina’s got you covered. Check out our website for the best accommodation deals in Malta. We’re located in the heart of St Julian’s, close to the waterfront and to some of the best night spots and shopping areas on the Maltese Islands.

At Hotel Valentina we offer very versatile accommodation that is tailored for couples, families, solo traveller and even business trips. We look forward to hosting you!


Is it warm enough to swim in Malta in spring?

Yes, many Maltese start swimming as early as March as the sun is already warm and the sea is at its cleanest.

What is the weather like in Malta in spring?

Spring in Malta is warm enough for summer activities without being too harsh, making it perfect for beach time and other outdoor events.

What to do in Malta in April?

There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy throughout April in Malta, from outdoor dining to hiking, sunbathing and swimming and enjoying the cultural festivals.

What’s the best season to visit Malta?

Spring is the perfect time to visit Malta as the temperature reaches the perfect balance. However, the Maltese Islands enjoy mild weather all year round so there’s always some sun to soak in and activities to fit in.

FTI affected bookings announcement

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