Malta has many, many sunny days and there is a lot to do on this tiny island when the sun shines. What happens when it rains?
Sometimes it might seem like there is nothing to do and that you should better stay home and under your blanket. But don’t worry, there are still things you can discover and do, apart from watching Netflix and drinking hot Chocolate.
There museums, temples, and cities you can still enjoy.
Explore cities and villages
Usually, the rain in Malta is not too bad and after a couple hours, it stops again. So you can still go out and explore places.
Take a trip to Valletta or Mdina and hop into museums, fortresses, and churches when the rain gets worse. In that way, you can enjoy the highlights even though the weather is not the best.
Just keep in mind that transport is a bit of an issue if the rain is too heavy so make sure you bring a lot of patience and an umbrella.
Museums that help you through a rainy day
While you are exploring rainy Malta, why not stop in a museum and get to know a bit of the culture and stay dry in the meantime?
Here some tips:
The war tunnels in Valletta
Did you know there is almost a whole underground city under Valletta? Well, yeah there is and you can discover parts if it.
You can even take a tour through parts of the tunnels and learn about Malta’s war history and many interesting facts.
The tours are held on 10 am and 1 pm every day. They cost about 10€ and start close to the saluting battery under Hasting Gardens in Valletta.
If you cannot make the tours, you can see part of the underground city from the Malta Experience and the Mediterranean Conference Center, close to Fort St. Elmo.
If you are interested in the war history, you can also visit the War Museum in Valletta.
National Archeology Museum
While in Valletta this is a great place to learn more about Mala’s ancient history and the temples that are spread all over the Islands.
The museum is in Valletta at the busy Republic Street and opens every day from 9 am to 6 pm.
You can actually learn all about the different ancients cultures that lived in Malta.
You can also visit their temples like Hagar Qim.
Valletta is not the only place you can visit during the rain also in the north you can go to some interesting museums.
The National Aquarium
You don’t have to go snorkeling to see fish in Malta, you can also see beautiful fish in the aquarium in Buggiba and learn something about the projects done here. Sometimes there are very interesting exhibitions to discover, and the cafeteria has an amazing view. So even if you are not that much into fish you can have a great time there. It opens every day from 10 am to 6 pm.
The tickets cost 13.90 for adults, but there are many ways to get discount vouchers.
While in Buggiba, you might also visit the oldtimer museum and see some very well preserved classic cars. The Malta Classic Car Collection opens during the week from 9am to 6pm and on holidays and Saturdays until 1.30pm.
Of course, there are a lot of other museums to see in Malta, but with these, you might get through a rainy day. If not visit Heritage Malta’s website to get a complete picture of museums and historic sights. Also, more posts regarding this topic will follow.
For those of you who are not that much into museums, why not make a Spa Day and get some Wellness at Hotels. Most of the bigger and better ones have a Spa that sells day tickets as well.
Also, you can hit The Point shopping center in Sliema for a nice shopping day or some window shopping. It is also underground so you will be protected from the rain. And if you are a fan of Casinos, there a couple of them around the Island that are open 24/7.
There is a little bit for everyone to make the best out of that rainy days.
Food wise there is, of course, a lot as well, so why not just sit down at a nice Café and watch the rain come down? Soon more about that…
Enjoy your time in Malta and don’t let the rain change your mood, there are many many sunnier days to come.