Average 2 hour flight
Time difference +1 hour(s)
Average temperature 19°C
HOW TO SPEND YOUR MALTA HOLIDAY
Basking beneath over 300 days of Mediterranean sunshine a year, Malta holidays are perfect all year round. The tiny island is packed with plenty to do, from its fascinating historical sights to diving, hiking and shopping.
Enjoy al fresco dinners beside pretty harbours or sophisticated nightlife in Malta’s St Julian's Bay. Visit the movie sets of blockbuster films like Gladiator, Alexander and Troy.
The coastline of Malta is mainly rocky, but you'll find a long stretch of sand at Mellieha Bay. Bugibba, St Paul's and Qawra are all peaceful, seaside resorts with plenty of restaurants and beautiful architecture. Capital Valetta is a must-see on a Malta holiday. European Capital of Culture for 2018, it boasts breathtaking fortresses, palaces and churches.
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THINGS TO DO ON YOUR MALTA HOLIDAY
Although Malta holidays aren’t noted for its sandy beaches, the rocky coastline and clear waters are a mecca for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. Sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing are on the water sport menu too, together with banana boats and jetskis.
One of Malta's main attractions is its fascinating history, spanning over 6000 years and covering everything from the Knights of Saint John to the Second World War. An efficient bus service enables you to easily visit the island's various historical sites, or take a guided tour to find out more.
For shopping and culture on your holiday to Malta, head to Valletta and Sliema. Take a boat trip to the neighbouring island of Gozo, for sperb beaches and tranquility. Families should head to the Popeye Village Fun Park in Mellieha Bay, on Malta’s west coast. Visit the TaQuali Crafts Village to watch local artisans at work and buy filigree jewellery, lace, glass and other traditional handicrafts. Carnivals and fiestas bring Malta's towns to life throughout the summer months.
For a quiet night on your holiday to Malta, head for St Julian’s harbour area lined with bougainvillea clad restaurants and bars. Party animals should head for Paceville, between Spinola Bay and St George’s Bay, where there’s something for everyone: trance clubs, R&B and hip-hop joints, salsa bars and alternative/rock bars. Close to the cities of Mdina and Rabat in the Eastern part of Malta you’ll find Gianpula an openair club playing R&B and hip-hop surrounded by fields. Another openair venue worth a visit is Numero Uno in TaQuali Craft Village, which has Malta’s largest dance floor.
FOOD & DRINK IN MALTA
Malta holidays are a foodie’s wonderland. Valletta and Mdina are packed full of elegant restaurants offering luxury dining experiences, while St. Paul’s Bay is renowned for its authentic Maltese street food.
Maltese cuisine is typically Mediterranean, with freshly caught seafood readily available throughout the island. You'll also find a great choice of international restaurants serving up English, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Lebanese and Thai dishes. Speciality drinks include wines like Marsovin and Delicata and local beers and liqueurs.