Top 5 Most Instagrammable Lidos on the Maltese Islands


COVID-19 has ruined thousands of people’s travel plans this summer, and with that, everyone’s summer Instagram feed. The opening of the airport could be a costly cure to the floods of throwback posts you’ve been posting, however a cheaper local option is available too! These beautiful beach lidos hugging Malta’s coasts will spice up your feed, make your foreign followers more envious than ever, and let the world know you’re at where it’s happening! Without further ado, here are the top 5 most Instagrammable Lidos in the Maltese islands!

1. Café Del Mar

No one place springs to mind quicker than here the moment one thinks of local lidos. Café del Mar has been the place to be for years on end now. Its gorgeous infinity pool is an iconic place to show off your summer body, and the perfect setting to a spectacular Mediterranean view. Combined with fantastic décor and a selection of exotic cocktails to show off on your stories, Café del Mar gives any lido a run for its money!

TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5 | Location: San Pawl il-Baħar

2. 1926 Beach Club

An extension of the boutique hotel 1926, the recently renovated Beach Club has become a hotspot for Malta’s trendiest. Easily accessible by bus and boasting a large car park no more than a stone’s throw away, 1926 boasts the luxuries of Café Del Mar in a considerably more central part of the island. Now home to numerous up and coming events, 1926 continues to fulfil its potential as a must be present on everyone’s feeds this summer.

TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5/5 | Location: Qui-Si-Sana, Sliema

3. Surfside Lido

Dotted alongside the picturesque Sliema front, everyone’s favourite sport bar and grills transforms itself every summer into a bustling bay lido. The lido caters to every need imaginable; whether you feel like a dip in the sea, a relaxing day by the Jacuzzi, or happy hour whilst being serenaded by daily live music, Surfside is a must for 2020.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5 | Location: Sliema Front, Sliema

4. Baia Beach Club

Let’s say you’re looking for a beach day which is elegant, refined, and above all else, ‘Gram worthy. Baia Beach Club embodies all those qualities and more. Nestled alongside a sandy beach, the lido’s Italian kitchen is well renowned and is enough to satisfy any foodies’ taste buds and Instagram account in equal measure. Its luxurious décor acts as a perfect backdrop for any couples or group photographs too. 

TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5 | Location: Little Armier, Mellieħa

5. Ta’ Cenc Il-Kantra Lido

No place in the Maltese islands define ‘social distancing with a view’ better than Ta’ Cenc il-Kantra. Overlooking a beautiful valley, the lido is a must visit for those who want their feed to be equally trendy and niche. Combine it with the lazy tranquillity of Gozo, and great food and drink, and Ta’ Cenc may well be the most Instagrammable lido in the Maltese islands!

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5 | Location: Sannat, Gozo

Tell us in the comments your favourite lidos to visit this summer and which you are looking forward to visiting the most!