Is Malta Safe for Female Travelers?

Malta is generally a safe destination for female travelers. The country has a low crime rate and the people are friendly and welcoming. Women should take the same precautions as they would in any other destination, such as avoiding walking alone at night and being aware of their surroundings. Additionally has a number of resources available to women, such as the Women's Rights Foundation, which provides support and advice to women in need.

Experiences from Malta

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 45 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.8/5

Safety

5/5

Food

4.8/5

Budget-friendly

4/5

Solo travel experience

I went to Malta last October and fell in love with it. There are loads to do and you can get everywhere on the bus which is cheap. I stayed in Mellieha and did day trips to Gozo, St Paul's Bay, and Valletta.

Posted: August 8, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I had the chance to go to Malta by myself at 19. It was amazing experience therefore thanks to the people I met but also the landscape than I seen. I recommend you for a solo trip I went one month and it was more than enough (because it is a small island). Comino, Sliema, Gozo are island that you should go really beautiful and not far from Malta. One tips if you go there and want to take the bus, buy online a card for one month it will be profitable than pay every journey.

Posted: August 6, 2023Experienced: July, 2019
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I had a great time in Malta. I stayed for a week in July on the island of Gozo. Malta felt very safe. I only spent one day in Valletta and it was peaceful and friendly city. I didn't have any problems with street harassment. Swimming in the sea in Gozo was safe, and I also went on a snorkeling trip for half a day. There were lots of historic sites in Gozo, like ancient temples, and the cathedral in Valletta is worth seeing (you need to cover your shoulders and knees). I also visited a beautiful hill town called Mdina that was like something from a fairy tale. The temperatures were very hot, over 30 degrees Celsius every day.

Posted: August 2, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Malta is great for women traveling solo. I went there last month for the first time and loved it. I felt totally safe and all things to see were easily reachable by public buses.

Posted: July 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Malta is absolutely beautiful and the people are so nice. I felt so so so safe there and I struggle with anxiety sometimes. I recommend taking a trip to Gozo a little island you take a ferry from mainland Malta. Very cheap country and very nice people as well.

Posted: July 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I was in Malta for almost a week. I stayed in St Julien but spent my days mostly in Valetta. I felt incredibly safe the entire time. I can’t say enough great things about the entire experience. People were genuinely helpful and friendly, every single person with whom I came into contact. My biggest mistake was not reserving tickets in advance to Hypogeum. Highly recommend visiting Gozo.

Posted: July 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

Malta is amazing. I was on a trip there with my college and spent 2 weeks there and it was such a great location. There are historical cities such as Mdina and Valletta. The architecture is absolutely stunning and there is plenty to do. I felt safe when there and I walked about myself often. The downside is there are a lot of small streets, we stayed on one side of Sliema so the quickest way to the ferry to Valetta was by going through the streets, they’re quite dark, but I never felt unsafe. The weather is really pleasant too. I recommend going on a boat trip to the blue lagoon at Comino. I also recommend the Mosta Dome, the Upper Barrakka Gardens, and Mdina.

Posted: June 19, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I loved Malta. I was there in March and the weather was nice, but too cold to swim. I hired a driver for the day for a very reasonable price. He took me to Gozo. Beautiful area and good for hiking. I stayed near Valletta and took the bus most everywhere else. Great food and lots of history in Malta

Posted: June 12, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

It is wonderful island, rich in culture, history and food. The people are nice and kind Malta is a melting pot of cultures, blending influences from its ancient past and its vibrant present. The first thing that struck me was the warmth and friendliness of the Maltese people. Their genuine hospitality and willingness to share their stories and traditions added an extra layer of charm to my visit. Valletta, the capital city, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a true gem. Its fortified walls, narrow streets, and majestic baroque architecture create an ambiance that transports you back in time. Exploring the city's historic sites, such as St. John's Co-Cathedral and the Grand Master's Palace, gave me a deeper appreciation for Malta's rich heritage. Malta is a treasure trove of history, natural beauty, and warm hospitality. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a beach lover, or simply seeking a magical getaway, this enchanting archipelago will leave you captivated. I highly recommend adding Malta to your travel bucket list, as it is a destination that will create memories to last a lifetime.

Posted: May 28, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Family travel experience

Malta is one of my favorite travel destinations. I went with my daughter and stayed in Sliema, right on the water, which was great, but if I went again I'd stay in Valetta. We did the hop-on hop-off bus and stopped at some fantastic stops, including Hagar Qim, which was fascinating. One day we went on a tour out to the Blue Lagoon. It was a fantastic day. We swam and hiked and ate delicious ice cream.

Posted: May 22, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I am a 22 years old girl, that came to Malta to study and practice their English. I love pets, am very friendly. I love going out to the beach or a cafe to talk.

Countries I’ve Visited

🇺🇸 United States, 🇪🇸 Spain, 🇵🇦 Panama, 🇳🇱 Netherlands, 🇲🇹 Malta, 🇱🇺 Luxembourg, 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇫🇷 France, 🇨🇼 Curacao, 🇨🇺 Cuba, 🇨🇴 Colombia, 🇨🇱 Chile, 🇧🇶 Bonaire

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Hey , I’m living in Malta for almost 3 months now. Would like to make friends and exchange culture and having good time . I’m working at hotel as a guest relations officer at Qawra

Countries I’ve Visited

🇬🇪 Georgia, 🇲🇹 Malta, 🇲🇲 Myanmar [Burma], 🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates, 🇹🇭 Thailand, 🇸🇬 Singapore, 🇮🇩 Indonesia, 🇶🇦 Qatar

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I am a calm and very friendly person, I just want to make new friends and have great experiences 😊

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🇮🇹 Italy, 🇿🇦 South Africa, 🇿🇼 Zimbabwe, 🇿🇲 Zambia, 🇹🇷 Turkey, 🇧🇼 Botswana

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I am a calm and very friendly person, I just want to make new friends and have great experiences 😊

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🇮🇹 Italy, 🇿🇦 South Africa, 🇿🇼 Zimbabwe, 🇿🇲 Zambia, 🇹🇷 Turkey, 🇧🇼 Botswana

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Hello, My name is Chloe and I'm interested in animals, backpacking, camping, caving, food & cuisine, health, hiking, nightlife, rafting, shopping, sunbathing, swimming, trekking and van life

Countries I’ve Visited

🇦🇩 Andorra, 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇪🇬 Egypt, 🇫🇷 France, 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇭🇰 Hong Kong, 🇭🇺 Hungary, 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇲🇹 Malta, 🇳🇱 Netherlands, 🇵🇹 Portugal, 🇿🇦 South Africa, 🇪🇸 Spain, 🇺🇸 United States, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom

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Hey!, I'm Elena and I'm interested in animals, camping, hiking, languages, photography, trekking, education and shopping

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🇧🇬 Bulgaria, 🇽🇰 Kosovo, 🇲🇹 Malta, 🇲🇪 Montenegro, 🇲🇰 North Macedonia, 🇷🇸 Serbia

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Hi, My name is Joana and I'm interested in art, books, culture, events & social, solo travel, technology, swimming and food & cuisine

Countries I’ve Visited

🇫🇷 France, 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇸🇹 São Tomé and Príncipe, 🇵🇹 Portugal, 🇪🇸 Spain, 🇧🇪 Belgium

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Local discussions

Solo travelHas anyone been to Malta before and can advise me on renting a car?

I booked a trip to Malta alone and I don't drive and all people I ask advise me to rent a car. Has anyone been to Malta before? I need advice.

Posted: August 17, 2023
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Solo traveland gentlemen. Where is the typical "tourist zone" on Malta near St. Paul's Bay?

Can anyone please tell me where on Malta the typical “tourist zone” would be? I am in St. Paul’s Bay, and I am just looking for the pubs, restaurants, shops, souvenirs, etc. Thank you ladies

Posted: August 16, 2023
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Solo travelI am solo traveling to Malta at the start of July and I am thinking of going for 11 nights.

I am solo traveling to Malta at the start of July and I am thinking of going for 11 nights. This is my first time solo traveling so I am anxious to fill up each day with activities/sightseeing. When on holidays I spend a lot of time on the beach (I know there are no sandy beaches in Malta) so I am starting to think that maybe 11 nights is too long? Please give me suggestions of fun stuff to do ...

Posted: May 21, 2023
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Solo travelI am travelling to Valletta, the capital city of Malta, for 2 days only.

I am travelling to Valletta, the capital city of Malta, for 2 days only. I found rooms quite expensive there, and I want to travel on a budget. Other options I find for accommodation are St. Julians or Sliema, nearby cities. It seems like access to these cities from Valletta is easy. But I want to know if anyone has any experience? Because I am interested in visiting Valletta and not the other ...

Posted: December 14, 2022
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Solo travelHave you been to Malta before? What tips do you have for a 3-4 week stay in Birzebugga and Valletta?

I am travelling to Malta and wondering if any of you might have any tips, suggestions on things to do and see etc? I have booked accommodation in the area of Birzebugga and would like to visit the ancient landmarks. I also plan to stay in Valletta at some point too. I plan to be there for around 3-4 weeks. It will be my first time in Malta :-) Thank you kindly

Posted: October 13, 2022
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Is Malta Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Malta is generally safe for solo female travelers. The country has a low crime rate and the people are friendly and welcoming. The streets are well lit and there are plenty of public transportation options available. Additionally is a very popular tourist destination, so there are plenty of other travelers around to help if needed.

Is Malta Safe for LGBTQ+ travellers?

Malta is generally considered to be a safe destination for LGBTQ+ travellers, particularly female travellers. The country has a long history of being progressive in terms of LGBTQ+ rights, and same-sex marriage has been legal since 2017. The Maltese government has also taken steps to ensure that LGBTQ+ people are protected from discrimination and hate crimes. In addition is home to a vibrant LGBTQ+ community, with a number of bars, clubs, and other venues catering to the LGBTQ+ community. As such, female travellers should feel safe and welcome in Malta.