Malta is beautiful all year round, but the best time to visit Malta is definitely in spring. In the summer it can get too hot for some and in the winter, although you still get bright days, it can get pretty cold. Although the temperature doesn’t drop much on paper, it feels much colder than it is because Malta is surrounded by the sea. The humidity makes the temperature feel colder than it actually is.
So, if you’re still in time to decide about the time of year, make sure you visit in spring. Any time between the second half of March and May is a good time to catch the blissful weather.
Why spring is the best time to visit Malta
If you like the great outdoors, spring in Malta will give you the best views. We chose this as the best time of year to visit Malta because in June everything starts turning a yellowy hay colour and the green disappears. It also gets a little too warm to stay in the sun too long, so earlier in the year is preferable.
Do not, however, forget to bring your sunblock. You may also like to go for a dip. The sea is warm enough to take a dip in May – around 18 degrees Celsius. This is another reason that makes this time of year the best to visit Malta.
You may not want to spend the whole day at the beach yet, but it’s warm enough for a swim. It’s also more pleasant because the beaches are not crowded, and the sea is much cleaner than what it is during summer.
Spring in Malta is also a great time for hiking and picnics. So, if you’re coming with kids, this is going to be the best choice. You can pack yourselves some lunch and head out for the day. Plan a diverse itinerary – museums, the temples, a visit to Valletta’s toy museum and a walk in the countryside will keep the kids entertained and eager for more.
Spring is also the best time to visit Gozo
You can also take a day long trip and head all the way to Gozo, which is absolutely stunning this time of year. The greener little sister of Malta is lush from November through to May and also boasts many beaches you can visit with the kids.
Beat the crowds and the heat and come to Malta in the spring. You can also get to try some local delicacies like rabbit stew, figolli (a type of almond tart with fresh almond stuffing) and prinjulata (a light and sweet cake made from ricotta cherries and sponge cake), and experience the unique church traditions, like running with the statue of the risen Christ if you come at Easter time.
How to get around when you visit Malta
No matter how far you decide to venture to savour these experiences, you will find a GoTo car sharing car in every town in Malta and every hotspot in Gozo. Just register online and get your pre-paid driving credit.