Now is the time to relax and make the most of your retirement phase. Recreation and relaxation are what awaits you in Malta and Gozo. Malta is an english-speaking country and the locals are considered to be polite and very welcoming people with strong family values. The islands boasts over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and an average year-round temperature of around 19.5°C. The Maltese islands are a place where one will feel safe also by night. No wonder, Malta is considered as a top retirement destination!
You probably already have an idea of Malta’s rich history but now it’s time to relive it through the various historical sites, museums and world heritage sites. Tour the island in comfort, relax on our beaches and countryside or attend an Opera...whatever you do, Malta and Gozo are the places for you. Gozo is a perfect place for a chill-out break.
Start your journey in Malta by visiting all UNESCO World Heritage sites on the island; the city of Valletta, the Megalithic temples (Ġgantija, Ħaġar Qim, Mnajdra, Skorba, Ta' Ħaġrat and Tarxien Temples) and the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. These will give you a very good knowledge of the long history of the Maltese islands!
Avoid hectic areas and the crowds! Visit the islands most peaceful surroundings and green countryside of the north of Malta which provide a nice contrast to the more busy and developed centre and south of the island. Villages like and around Mellieha and St.Paul’s Bay are a relaxing retreat while the island of Gozo is known for its peaceful and relaxing surroundings.
Relax on our beaches! The weather on the islands can be quite challenging but this should not keep you back from sunbathing on the islands best beaches. The best time to go on the beach is after 4pm when the sun is not too hot and unbearable. You will find the possibility to rent umbrellas and beach chairs in all biggest beaches like Ghadira Bay, Ramla Bay, Golden Bay and Ghajn tuffieha Bay amongst others.
Have everything organised for you without the need for long planning. Book one of the many tours organised on the island, whether it is on bus, boat or even a private tour customized on your own requirements! Sit and relax and let the others show you the best areas of the islands in full comfort!
If an Opera happens to be scheduled during your visit to the islands, don’t miss out a performance in one of the islands popular theatres. The Manoel Theatre and the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Malta are well known for their Opera performances while in Gozo, the Aurora Theatre and the Astra Theatre are very popular as well with performances by local and international artists.
Visit the islands’ many palaces and their gardens including Verdala Palace at the Buskett Gardens, Palazzo Parisio in Naxxar and The Grandmaster’s Palace in Valetta. Their majestic exteriors and interiors along with beautiful gardens will leave you impressed!