A guide to unmissable experiences in 2024

Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, the archipelago of Malta continues to enchant travelers with its rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes. As you plan your visit to this captivating destination in 2024, here is a list of special must-do experiences that promise to make your journey truly unforgettable.  

Brand new top addresses

Typical of Maltese streets are monumental facades. Here, you will find numerous hip, gourmet restaurants and exclusive boutique hotels. Some grand openings are also scheduled for 2024. Particularly anticipated is the opening of the Hard Rock Hotel Malta in the trendy St. George’s Bay neighborhood. The prestigious chain chose not to renovate a historic building but to construct a snow-white, futuristic complex. The sustainable Ramla Bay Hotel also opted for a state-of-the-art design. Next summer, it will open three brand-new wings overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the Maltese sister islands of Gozo and Comino. 

Imagine winding through the streets of and feeling the history in Valletta
Imagine winding through the streets of and feeling the history in Valletta ©Malta Tourism Authority

Combining city trips with nature excursions

You love strolling through a bustling, historic city— although you also adore spending a lot of time in unspoiled nature. In Malta, you can pour both flawlessly into one unforgettable trip. So, you stroll through the streets of Valletta on the east coast and then drive half an hour to the rugged Dingli Cliffs on the west coast. The stunning Blue Lagoon in Comino awaits, inviting you to immerse yourself in crystal-clear water and snorkel among vibrant marine life.  

You also easily hop from one lively town or monumental site to another. Next, which you can spend a few days resting on the green island of Gozo or experiencing the beautiful colors of the Blue Grotto sea caves. Malta is a paradise for those seeking beauty and adventure!  

Extra fun: Valetta is the sunniest capital in Europe! The sun shines there no less than 300 days a year. You’ll return home with a healthy dose of vitamin D in your body.  

Admire the historic beauty of Malta's many churches
Admire the historic beauty of Malta’s many churches ©Malta Tourism Authority

Malta’s Must-Attend Events

A must-do is a visit to Ta’ Marija Restaurant, one of the island’s most historically rich restaurants. After dinner you can enjoy a folklore show featuring dancers in traditional costumes from the eighteenth century.  

Visit Fort St. Elmo in Valletta and enjoy the spectacular In Guardia military parade. During the parade, you will see about 50 re-enactors from the Malta Tourism Authority dressed in historical costumes, performing military exercises and displaying their pride and skill.  

Finally, other events such as the Wanderlust Festival, the international sailboat race, the multi-day electronic music festival and the classic car Grand Prix are ready for you. The Maltese calendar of events is one to be proud of. Every year, for example, Valletta Resounds descends on the grand St. John’s Cathedral in Valletta. You can listen to Malta’s finest sopranos and musicians. Together they bring a timeless piece of classical music back to life.

Malta knows pageantry! Don't miss a Guardia military parade.
Malta knows pageantry! Don’t miss a Guardia military parade. ©Malta Tourism Authority

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