How to Beat the Summer Heat in Malta

Two individuals are relaxing on lounge chairs in the sun. The man in the foreground is wearing sunglasses, while the woman in the background is wearing a straw hat, showcasing how to beat the summer heat in Malta.

Malta is a true paradise for summer loves! With ample opportunities to bask under radiant blue skies, soak up the sunshine, and dive into the refreshing waters of the Mediterranean Sea, this charming island is what a summer holiday is all about.

However, as much as we love it when the mercury rises, it’s crucial to approach the sun responsibly. Its scorching rays can make the temperature soar, especially during the dog days of summer in July and August, when the heat in Malta regularly rises above 34°C.

But fret not! We’ve got your back with these top tips to help you keep your cool while exploring the sun-drenched beauty that the Maltese island have to offer. With these tips, you can savour the joys of the summertime while ensuring your comfort and well-being.

So, let’s dive into the secrets of beating the summer heat while you holiday in Malta.

1 – Slather on the sunscreen

During a Maltese summer, suntan lotion is your best friend! Find a sunscreen with a suitable SPF factor that works wonders for your skin and complexion, and apply to those areas that are most exposed to the sun, especially your face, arms, and legs. If you’re travelling with kids, make sure to select a sunscreen specially formulated for their delicate skin.

2 – Don’t soak up all the sun

When the sun is at its hottest, especially in the early afternoon, direct sunlight is best avoided. Seek refuge in the shade, cover your head, and don’t forget a pair of stylish sunglasses. You can always cool down with a refreshing cocktail (or two) at one of our air-conditioned bars and restaurants at the Marina Hotel. It’s also a good idea to opt for loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing that helps you stay cool and comfortable.

3 – Stay hydrated

Hydration is essential! The heat can quickly lead to dehydration, causing dizziness and even heat exhaustion. So, steer clear of teas and caffeinated beverages. Instead, keep yourself replenished by drinking plenty of water or isotonic sports drinks to restore lost salts, sugars, and fluids. When you’re out about, day tripping around Malta’s stunning destinations, be sure to keep a bottle of water with you at all times.

4 – Eat light

Did you know that heavy meals take longer to digest and generate more heat in your body? So why not lighten the load on your digestive system by opting for light meals, such as salads, fish, and meze. Hydrating foods like strawberries, cucumber, celery, and lettuce are also great for your summer snacking. These water-rich delights will not only keep you cool but also help you stay hydrated.

5 – Get your Vitamin Sea

There’s arguably no better way to keep cool in summer than by diving into refreshing waters. Take advantage of Malta’s stunning beaches and bays, or find solace in a pool. A dip in the cool water will quickly bring your body temperature down and provide instant relief. At the Sea Salt Pool Deck at the Marina Hotel, you can indulge in two dazzling pools and enjoy private access to the tranquil St Julian’s waterfront. Escape the crowds, claim your own sunbed, and bask under your personal umbrella—keeping you extra cool throughout the day. Sounds like bliss? Book your spot now.

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