Swimming and Sunbathing

The sea around the Maltese waters is generally clean and safe for swimming. Tides are virtually non existent. However, some bays are occasionally exposed to strong winds which produce strong dangerous undercurrents. Treacherous waters are easily noticeable and so it is advisable not to take any unnecessary risks if waters seem to be too rough for comfort. If you are new to swimming in Malta then it would also be advisable to swim where the Maltese do.

Sunbathing is the central activity for which a number of tourists visit the Maltese islands. However, it is important to remember that the sun’s UV rays can be very harmful to the body if exposed for extended periods. Make sure to apply suitable factor sunscreen and wear a hat (even when walking or taking part in any outdoor activity). Children and babies need extra protection. It is also advisable to avoid the sun directly during its strongest hours of the day from 11am to 3pm. Make sure to keep hydrated by drinking small but frequent amounts of water throughout the day.