What to pack for Malta

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    You will find everything in Malta so don;t worry !

    by Elly01 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Luggage and bags: For luggage it depends for how long you are staying however if you need anything you will always find what you want in Malta!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In Summer casual light clothing is good ! In the evening it does not get chilly so need of any jacket. However, towards September it gets fresher so you will need something to put over just in case especially in the evenings! In Winter, it is cold so bring clothes with long sleeves however in addition if you get a jacket or a rain coat its good.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't forget sun protection and mosquito repellent as in Summer especially at night it's hard to sleep if you do not have mosquito repellant! Re medical supplies in Malta we have loads of pharmacies in all villages however on Sunday only a few pharmacies open but if you buy 'The Sunday Times' you can check the pharmacies that will be open on that particular Sunday of the week.

    Photo Equipment: Yes, one can bring a camera or a video as there are many nice views !

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you love camping there are many places where one can go camping. If you need camping equipment there are a few shops which sell this type of equipment! For the beach bring towels, swim suit and goggles if you want to go snorkling

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    by hopang Updated Jul 7, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: A rucksack or a light travelling bag to carry along when touring the island of Malta. It becomes very handy especially when you shop for small purchases such as postcards, small souvenirs or even mineral water.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes such as a par of sport shoes, light clothing such as t-shirts and shorts.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't forget your medicines if you are on medication. It is advisable to bring along some headache tablets just in case you may fall sick in Malta

    Photo Equipment: It is vital to bring along your digital camera and/or video camera including accessories such as batteries and memory cards.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You may bring along your swim wear in case you want to swim at the cystal-clear water of Mediterranean Sea.

    Miscellaneous: A map of Cyprus and the necessary guide book on Malta especially on food, shopping and entertainment.

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    An excellent souvenir to take home

    by hopang Updated May 13, 2009

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    Miscellaneous: Lucky Cent from Malta is a very popular small souvenir to take home with you to your country. This is basically a souvenir magnet to stick to your refrigerator. It certainly looks lovely and attractive complete with a termometer. It is ideal as a gift to friends and relatives. It does not cost much, just a few euros per piece.

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    by pure1942 Written May 10, 2009

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    Miscellaneous: We got badly caught out by the Malta weather or more specifically the Malta sea breeze. We are normally very careful to apply suncream and to wear a hat when away in hot countries (You can’t be too careful with our pale Irish skin!!!!) but got badly caught in Malta’s early May weather. The temperatures weren’t anywhere near as hot as we have experienced in other countries so we were happy enough to apply suncream in the morning and leave it at that. However while the sun and temperature wasn’t too hot, the sea breeze which blew over the cliffs at Dingli and Ta’ Cenc where a different story and Denise got badly burnt by the whipping breeze. Don’t underestimate the effects of the breeze when out and about in Malta.

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    Plug Adaptor

    by pure1942 Written May 10, 2009

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    Miscellaneous: Due to Malta’s former status as a British colony, there are many legacies left over from British Governance. The electricity supply system is one such legacy. Unlike most of Europe, Malta uses a British/Irish style three pin socket (very useful for me as an Irish citizen) which catches a lot of continental Europeans by surprise. Don’t forget your three pin adaptor when travelling to Malta

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    Lonely Planet - Malta & Gozo

    by pure1942 Updated May 10, 2009

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    Miscellaneous: I have always found the lonely planet series of books very useful for planning and learning about a country before my trips. Lonely Planet’s Malta book is another good guide to this small but historically and culturally rich country and gives a simple but well written account of the country’s history, culture and society. I don’t rely too heavily on Guide Books when actually in a country but I do like to have an initial idea of what I want to see and do and this book gave me a good indication of what we would do and how to go about doing it as well as containing good recommendations for where to eat and drink. Would never have found Fusion Four in Valletta only for the book’s recommendation and directions and this is reason enough to include it as a recommendation – one of the best meals I have ever had when on a trip abroad.

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    Take everything

    by tissie Written Mar 10, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: If you are going to transfer from the airport to your accommodation on the local buses (which I recommend, it's a great experience, and cheap) then travel light. Some drivers will charge you a child's fare for your case, but this is only 0.35 euro and the bus can get very full.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You need clothing for all eventualities unless you are going to stay in your hotel. Definitely comfortable shoes, and if you intend to do a lot of walking make sure you have good ankle support. Definitely wet weather gear and definitely a bag to put it all in when the sun comes out again - which may only be 15 minutes after you've got yourself all zipped into your waterproof jacket and trousers! You need not worry about snow but the wind can be very chilly - depending on the timne of your visit of course. Really you need layers!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock! Even when it's cool the sun is fierce.

    Photo Equipment: Of course!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: See weather gear above!
    Malta is fantastic for snorkelling and scuba diving so if that's your thing you will want to take your equipment.

    Miscellaneous: It is expensive to buy stuff in Malta. Most things are imported and since they have been in the Eurozone prices seem to have increased. The euro/pound exchange rate was awful when I visited in February 2009 which made things even more pricey. I would recommend taking clothing and toiletries with you (I don't usually, wishing to support local economies in the places I visit) on this occasion.

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    Packing List

    by Ian831 Updated Nov 14, 2008

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: we did find that Clothes were priced higher than the same items in U.K

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: you can get all British equipment. there was little we coud not get. found though that prices were about 20% dearer

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Carry shoes that you can get wet as many places the only entrance to the Sea is across rock which often is sharp. In the winter season I found that rain comes upon the Islands at short notice. so a Pacamac is handy incase.

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    weather end of April

    by ROCKARIA Written Apr 6, 2008

    Miscellaneous: Usually will be having some nice days at the end of april so do not bring over any heavy stuff. Maybe long sleeved shirts and summer long trouser and of course skirts for the lady.
    Do bring t shirts bermuda shorts if you plan to do a lot of walking or some time on the beach.
    In the evenings if its windy it can be a little chilly but only if you intend to stay outside in the open all night.,,enjoy

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    Dont forget the Jellyfish repellant

    by brittwit Written Apr 14, 2007

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In recent years, Malta's beaches have become more increasingly hit by invasions of The Jellyfish Hordes, especially after rough weather. The Maltese blame it on the Italians or the Tunisians depending on which way the wind's blowing. On bad days, its impossible to swim and if it gets any worse Malta might have to invest in expanding its Splash and Fun park as the only place tourists can safely play in water.

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    by Gili_S Written Jul 29, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sandals: Malta is a small island and usually sunny and warm. Take sandals with you, which will be most useful.
    Hat and Shades: Will be useful as well.

    Miscellaneous: Suntan location if you plan to spend time outside and not only at the nightclubs

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    swim shoes & autumn umbrellas

    by maity Written Jan 23, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: if you are going anywhere with rocky platforms into the sea make sure you take some shoes you can swim in with a good grip on the bottom as the rocks can get very slippy. All the maltese people seem to wear them but i didn't see any for sale while i was there.

    also from late august rainy season starts - i.e. half hour bursts monsoon like. take a lightweight waterproof jacket or a small umbrella. won't ruin your holiday as stays warm & over quickly, then soon dry. Your feet will get wet though as very heavy.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: hoigh factor sunscreen vital as very hot in summer - wear a hat!

    Miscellaneous: even most bottled water is reclaimed sea water, which is fine when cold but tastes horrible warm so try to get a fridge in yout room & take some squash to mix in bottled water for days out.

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    Odds and ends

    by Kushelkitten Written Jun 28, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: You may want to bring a backpack or a bag large enough to carry a bottle of water around in, especially during the summer months. It may not be that hot but the weather is fairly dry and the island is very dusty.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes. Something that is comfortable because even if you take the buses you may have to walk quite a distance to arrive at where you are going.

    A hat is also something you should consider. The sun is strong in spring and summer months. You'll be glad you have it keeping the heat from the sun off your head wihle you see the temples, also good to cover your face with on the beach or by the pool.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A strong sunscreen- This shouldn't have to be said but I'll recommend it anyway. It doesnt take long to burn in Malta. The higher the better because you will be almost constantly outdoors and on the go here.

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  • Light, light, light!!

    by klubkidd80 Written May 3, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Malta is best visited during its warmer months. The hottest time of year is between Jun and early September. Bring light weight clothing if you are here during that time. It really does get unbearably hot. Hats would be a good idea because the mid-day sun is brutal. Definately any beach gear would work here.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring Aloe Vera; you probably will get burned at least once if you're here during the summer

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  • Beware of the sun!!

    by pupina Written Apr 29, 2005

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Short sleeved clothes in summer!! Bring also a cap or hat and sunglasses. You'll need them.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Almost any medical supplies and toiletries are available in local pharmacies. No worries.

    Photo Equipment: You can find photography shops all over the island.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Use sun protection lotion with high SPF. UV indexes in summer go up to 10.

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