Malta in March: the days are getting longer, the weather is warming up, and there are still fewer crowds. Though spring officially starts on 21st March, it seems Malta didn’t quite get the memo (which is only a good thing). March in Malta is a good time to visit, you absolutely won’t fall short on things to do. From getting outdoors to celebrating and empowering the girls. Plus, plenty of Irish cheer. What’s more, you’ll get a huge helping of much-needed sunshine and first dibs on Malta’s beautiful (and empty) beaches. Oh, and March in Malta means you’ll get all this for a fraction of the price.
Weather in March in Malta
The weather in March in Malta does begin to warm up. One pro of being an island in the Mediterranean is the climate! Average temperatures in March reach highs of 18°C during the day, falling to a low of 10°C at night. Meaning you’ll see blue skies most of the time. By the way, the answer is yes, if you’re wondering whether or not it is possible to sunbathe. Come for Spring but do prepare for rain. Malta, in March, receives, on average, five days of rain which compared to say the UK isn’t much. But, the sea still needs a bit of time, mind. During March, sea temperatures are only 16°C (so it may still be too cold for a swim). Just for context, the average warm bath is 40°C. But, on the other hand, it can mean more near-empty beaches.
Visiting Malta in March
March in Malta is a good time to visit, especially if you love outdoor activities like hiking. The sun sets later now, offering seven hours of sunshine. And should you encounter those fresher or rainy days, you still have fun indoor things to do. You can use them to discover Malta’s cultural and historical monuments. The best part is, you’ll skip out on those long queues because, like the beaches, they’re relatively crowd free.
March is Low-Season
March is still low season in travel calendars. During this period, the island is still free from the scores of tourists expected to visit this summer.
Things to do in Malta in March
With a whole archipelago to explore, there are endless things to do this month. Book a show in Europe’s oldest theatre, celebrate special occasions, round up the girlies or raise a glass and toast your best life from 11 stories up. Whether you want to munch, stay indoors or get outdoors, here are ideas for things to do this March in Malta.
Visit Malta’s Gardens
It’s a good time to visit San Anton Gardens, Palazzo Parisio or any of Valletta’s other top gardens, as seas of wildflowers and bougainvillaea bloom across the islands
Hiking the Maltese Archipelago
March in Malta heralds hiking season. Malta and Gozo (and Comino) all have an abundance of hiking trails. What better way to enjoy Malta’s raw beauty?
City Walking Tour
If you fancy a city walking tour, why not peel back the many layers of Valletta, Mdina, or the lesser-explored Three Cities? You do also have the option to hop on a ferry and explore the winding streets of Gozo capital Rabat/Victoria. If you’re looking for free things to do, book a free Valletta tour.
Wine-Making & Food Tours
Round up the girlies or fly solo to mark International Women’s Day. Pay homage to women worldwide with an intoxicating experience at a wine-making or food tour experience. While at it, raise a glass to you and toast your best life!
Drink in Maltas Views from a Rooftop Bar
Sun out, rooftops ready! The weather is fine, and on those March days when the sun is shining, head to one of Maltas rooftop bars. Sample the waiting cocktails and enjoy the view.
Grab Afternoon Tea
How’s this for self-care? Put on your feel-good frock (or trousers) and treat yourself to afternoon Tea in a beautiful boudoir. Carolina’s Petit Cafe, Palazzo Parisio Fontanella Tea Gardens, comes highly recommended 👌🏾
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day
On or around 17th March, head to pubs and bars across St Julian’s to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.
Catch a Show in Teatro Manoel
Don’t miss a showing of Tosco from 5th to 12th March. This performance is the first showing since the pandemic.
Ghost Tour in Valletta
Do you dare to take a ghost tour at night in Valletta? Book a tour and discover shocking secrets and gruesome stories of Malta’s capital city.
Boat Trips & Boat Tours
Though a swim in March in Malta might be off the cards. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the islands by boat, right? Dwejra, Marsaxlokk, Mellieha, Blue Grotto at sunset are a few ideas of things to do.
Day Trip to Comino
This March, escape to what will feel like your own deserted island. Take a day trip to Comino. Enjoy it now before it’s heaving with tourists.
Visiting Malta in March? What to Pack
Where March in Malta is concerned, you can ditch the heavy winter wear, but consider packing layers to keep you warm. Think early mornings, sundown and when Malta’s weather is having an off day.
Clothes to Pack for Malta in March
• Casual lightweight trousers
• A pair of cropped trousers/jeans
• One dress
• One extra pair of bottoms
• Two casual tees
• Two smart tops
• An evening top
• One smart cardigan or blazer
• Light jacket/raincoat
• Underwear, Socks, PJs
• Daytime bag
Stick to a small selection of colours. This will make matching easy and help you save space.
• Brogues, Shoes, Trainers, Ankle boots, Pumps or Ballet flats
*Choose your footwear choice based on the things you want to do. (Wear the bulky ones and pack the smaller pair)
Bits & Bobs
- Sun hat
Sunscreen is always a good idea as the UV level rises to 5-6.
Also, walk with a small compact umbrella…you know, just in case!