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8 indoor activities in Malta that will make you love rainy days
Don’t let bad weather spoil your day’s outing! Here’s what to do on rainy and overcast days in Malta.

Melanie Drury

It’s natural to expect the sunshine in Malta, but less-than-gorgeous weather need not keep you from having a great time. There’s a lot to be enjoyed within the shelter of four walls and a roof over your head! Here are some great indoor activities to enjoy on a rainy or overcast day in Malta.

1. Find nature anyway

The Malta National Aquarium is an ideal way to come close to nature (and even water) while remaining bone dry. Enjoy a tour of the six themed areas, gift shop and coffee shop – there’s certainly enough to keep you entertained for a few hours.

2. Play a little

Delight the child in you with a little play time – there’s a lot you can do! Get competitive in a game of bowling or Laser Tag, for example. You can indulge your play in anything from arcades or pool at a games room to a sweaty game of squash!

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3. Solve a mystery

Get your mystery-solving hat on and find freedom for your team from a locked up room in under one hour. With escape rooms like Can You Escape? and Scavenger Escape, you’ll be glad for the rain when you’re having such a good time!

4. Snuggle up with a movie

Can’t go wrong with a movie, especially with your beloved. The cinema translates as going out and staying in rolled into one, with the bonuses of a big screen and popcorn as you get cosy in your chair.

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5. Fill your belly

Great food, good wine or a hot coffee in good company is also a fantastic way to while hours away on a rainy day. Catch up with an old friend, date a new one or simply celebrate a lasting connection. There are plenty of restaurants, wine bars and cafés for every mood, taste and pocket.

6. Go to the mall

There’s nothing like retail therapy to soothe the gloom borne of grey skies. Head to The Point, The Plaza or Bay Street, among others. Even if you don’t actually buy anything, the colourful, bustling atmosphere will be uplifting.

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7. Explore history indoors or underground

Malta is rich in history and offers an abundance of indoor or underground sites for travelling back in time. Visit the prehistoric Ghar Dalam cave and its fossils; any of the various prehistoric temples, tombs and catacombs; a curious variety of interesting museums; palaces and dungeons; or any of the lavishly decorated cathedrals. You’ll never run out of Malta attractions to visit!

8. Pamper yourself

Sometimes the rainy weather just makes you feel like kicking back and relaxing. Instead of lounging on a sofa, do it with style at a spa! There’s nothing like a sauna when you know the world is cold and damp outside. Add a massage or specialised treatment and you’ll begin to wish it rained more often.

25th June 2018


Melanie Drury
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Melanie Drury
Melanie was born and raised in Malta and has spent a large chunk of her life travelling solo around the world. Back on the island with a new outlook, she realised just how much wealth her little island home possesses.

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