Holidays in Malta - An introduction

Malta holidays are popular among many types of travellers, as its many facets provide entertainment, interesting sites, great weather, sandy beaches and above all friendly locals. Holidays in Malta are usually seen as ideal for just the sunseekers, but there’s more to this little island than just sun and sea. Malta also introduces travellers to a very rich culture and heritage, coming from a long history of foreign rulers. Your holidays can easily combine beach visits with excursions to interesting sites around the island. Because of its small size, Malta’s various places of interest and beautiful beaches are very easily accessible and this particular feature is unique and definitely worth spending your holidays in Malta for.

Malta holidays for families and couples

Malta holidays guarantee a warm and sunny climate, picturesque fishing villages and sandy beaches which are ideal for families and couples who look to enjoy their Mediterranean holiday. Malta offers many resorts that offer quality accommodation for Malta holidays and most tourist areas are found in the North. Bugibba, Qawra and St. Paul’s Bay, three bordering villages along the North coast of Malta, are among the most popular destinations and resorts for tourists on holiday. Although the coast line is mostly rocky in this area, there are a number of small beaches (some man-made) that offer the opportunity to sunbathe and easy access to the open sea.

Holidaying in the Maltese sun

Larger beaches are a plenty in Malta, particularly in the North and East of Malta, and of course Gozo. For a quieter holiday you should consider looking for accommodation in Mellieha, up in the North of Malta, which offers you quick access to some of the most beautiful beaches around, all amenities nearby but without the urban business you would encounter in Bugibba/St.Paul’s Bay/Qawra, but particularly in Sliema and St. Julian’s.

Of course, the sun and sea are still important factors in most people’s holidays, for those who enjoy spending days at the beach. There are plenty of options for beaches around Malta, some busier than others. Paradise Bay and Gnejna Bay (both in the North Western part of Malta) and Ramla il-Hamla (Gozo) are some of the best beaches in Malta – beautiful scenery and on weekdays not extremely busy (during July/August). Top off your Malta holiday nights with dinner at one of the various quality restaurants in Malta and enjoy a great night out.

Events and activities during your Malta holiday

A holiday in Malta offers more than just sun and sea, with a large number of places of interest to visit. Learn more about Malta’s fascinating history and heritage by visiting the several museums around (such as the Roman House in Rabat), exhibitions and shows (such as the Malta Experience) and villages like Mdina, which is the former capital city and has undergone major restoration to offer a truly unique atmosphere – a definite must-see during your holidays in Malta. Entertainment focuses around Paceville, the hub for Malta’s nightlife where you will also find Malta’s largest cinema and a bowling alley. Outdoor clubs are an excellent option if you’re after the ultimate clubbing experience, in which case you’ll want to learn more about Gianpula and Numero Uno, for example! Several events are held year round, including the Malta beer festival (July/August), the Malta Airshow (September) and “Notte Bianca” – a cultural event held all around the capital city of Valletta annually.