It’s late August people, and in many parts of the world, it is time to prepare mentally for autumn. In Malta, we are blessed with sunny days all over Summer and Autumn. But your holiday might come to an end, and you are looking for some ideas to have something awesome to do with the rest of the summer.
Here some ideas I thought of, to have some excellent late summer days and a lovely early autumn:
We recently started Snorkeling, and it is one of my favorite things to do on a warm summer day. Malta is one of the best places to try it out. If you have some days to spare, grab some goggles and go to one of the best snorkeling spots like:
St. Peter’s Pool ( south close to Marsaxlokk)
Paradise Bay (North, close to the Gozo ferry)
Wied Il-Għasri in Gozo (North of Gozo, close to Zebbugg)
Around Sliema, for example, the Tigne Point (Center- east, the Sliema area)
And many, many more…
2. Visit a Festa
You might have heard that noises that sound like bombs all over Malta and you might have seen the decorated streets, at least in pictures. Well, that is because of the village-Festas. With the feasts, the local communities celebrate their church and their saints. There are a couple of feasts every week during the summer, and some are well well planned and huge, whereas others are a little smaller and less overwhelming. The neighbors collect money the whole year long for the decoration and fireworks, that are an essential part of the celebration.
There will be food trucks and drinks, and every festa has a local marching band performing. Here you can find a list of the feasts, make sure to see at least one during your last summer days in Malta.
3. Watch an Open-Air Movie
The Café Society is a nice and small bar in Valletta (Triq San Gwann), that not only has the best Aperol Spritz around but also organizes Cinemoon, an open-air cinema. Currently, they have a line of time themed movies running. The atmosphere in the streets of Valetta paired with a great film, and an excellent cocktail is the best way to spend some of the last summer days. The movies are shown on Thursdays at around 8.30.
It is also time to enjoy a tasty Maltese Platter in one of the local bars and enjoy the Sundowns.