Top Free Things to do in Malta

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Beaches, Picnics and Hikes – All the Very Best Free Things to do in Malta


The beautiful island of Malta is the ideal place for your holiday this year. Although it’s a small island, there are a variety of free things to do in Malta. The beauty of this holiday is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to visit the fascinating places on the island. You just have to dig deep enough to find them! Or we’re making it easier for you – follow our guide to find out!


Head down to Any of the Malta Beaches

Whether it’s summer or winter, Malta beaches are the way to go. You can enjoy the cool sea on the hot summer days or you can pack a picnic bag and enjoy the sun next to the beach on a warm winter’s day. Since Malta is known for its 300 days of sunshine, you can enjoy going to the beach in any season.


If you’re staying at the AX Sunny Coast Resort & Spa, then you can visit the rocky beaches in Bugibba and Qawra area and still be close to your accommodation. The north of the island is extremely popular for its sandy beaches such as around the Mellieha and Mgarr areas. In the southern areas, Marsaxlokk, Delimara and Marsascala seem to be the most popular.

Beaches - Top Free Things to do in Malta

Learn About All the Best Spots for a Picnic in Malta

The best things in life are free and so are these picnic spots in Malta. Grab your picnic bag and towel and head to one of the many green spots on the island. Ta’ Qali, Buskett Gardens and Top of the World are our top destinations to enjoy the great outdoors. Kennedy Grove in Qawra will be the closest green area to your self-catering accommodation.


You can also enjoy the fresh air at the Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. You can spend the day exploring the city and then head to the Barakka Gardens to admire the view of the Grand Harbour. We can assure you that it is breath-taking.

Picnic - Top Free Things to do in Malta

Explore the Island’s Religion Through the Various Chapels and Churches in Malta

Every village in the Maltese Islands has one or more parish church. The local parish church is where the local feast is celebrated. Churches and cathedrals are decorated with statues and works of art which shows the population’s devotion to the Catholic religion.


Explore the island through its religious aspect and prepare to be mesmerised by the impeccable detail in each of the churches in Malta – one of the top free things to do in Malta.

Churches - Top Free Things to do in Malta

Take one of these Hikes in Malta to be One with Nature

There are various hiking routes that you can take in Malta. The island’s countryside will remain one of the top touristic activities on the island. The top hikes in Malta include ones in Fomm ir -Rih, Delimara, Dingli Cliffs, Mdina and Bahrija.


If you’re hiking in spring/summer months, don’t forget to drink lots of fluids and apply sunscreen even on a windy day. Don’t be fooled by the wind!

Hike - Top Free Things to do in Malta

Book your stay at the AX Sunny Coast Resort & Spa and enjoy the top free things to do in Malta!


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