Gay and Lesbian Friendly Travel and Hotels in Malta
Malta is a popular summer destination for Europeans, it has developed a vibrant party scene and beach culture accompanied by a thriving gay nightlife, especially between April – October.
It is legal to be homosexual in this Catholic country but there are no partnership rights. However since 1996 Malta Gay Pride has been celebrated in June. While there is just a handful of gay bars the atmosphere is open and relatively relaxed, there is even Gnejna Bay - the dedicated gay beach.
There’s a huge party scene in Malta especially with Malta Music Week and MTV shows plus some of the world’s top DJs while in the middle of the Mediterranean. The longest serving and most popular gay venue is Tom Bar which plays music and videos to a diverse crowd, or there’s Klozet, the gay club. Most of the gay nightlife can be found in the Paceville and St Julians districts.
7000 years of Maltese history can be found in the Megalithic Temples, the underground St Paul’s and St. Agatha’s catacombs, The Knights of St. John’s significant sites, Mdina dungeons, and The Three Cities in Cottoner. The capital city of Valletta hosts plays and concerts, exhibitions and street events. While exploring by car can lead you to the islands’ natural beauty spots like the arch of rock at Blue Grotto.
Most can speak English in Malta and the summer months will make it a party to remember.