Malta’s location in the sweet spot of the Mediterranean makes it the perfect setting for your next sunny escape. That’s not the only thing that puts this lovely destination on the map, though – far from it! The Maltese islands – also including Gozo and Comino – are on our holiday wishlist for many reasons, from the stunning beaches to the mouthwatering food, so we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 reasons why you must visit Malta. Ready? Let’s Go(zo)!
1. The beaches are beautiful
Well, where else would we start other than on the beach? When it comes to golden sands and blissful days by the sea, Malta’s north and west coasts deliver in spades. The largest beach is Mellieha Bay, which offers a swathe of golden shore straight out of your holiday daydreams. There is also the aptly named Golden Bay to discover. Fancy something tranquil and less frequently visited? Hop on a boat to Comino to bathe in the Blue Lagoon or get yourself to Gozo and go exploring among hidden coves.
2. There’s a huge variety of places to stay
Travelling with a group of mates? Heading away for a romantic trip for two? Or is an adventure full of family fun more your style? However you want to spend your stay, there are Malta hotels and resorts to suit every type of holiday. From budget bases in the heart of the action to luxury five-star hideaways, you can tailor your travels to suit you. From Self Catering apartments to All Inclusive holidays in Malta, you can’t go wrong. St. Julian’s, St. Paul’s Bay, Silema, Qawra and Bugibba are all popular places to stay.
3. English is widely spoken in Malta
Although we love to learn foreign lingo when we jet off on holiday, most people in Malta speak English, so you can chat to locals easily! No need to cringe your way through half-remembered phrases or badly pronounced greetings. If you want to win bonus points, you can always brush up on your Maltese vocab; this is the official language of the country.
4. The whole capital city is a UNESCO Heritage Site
There are only a handful of countries that can boast about a whole city that’s protected as a site of international importance. Malta is one of those lucky few. The capital city Valetta has been lauded for its high concentration of historic buildings – some of which date from the 16th century – in such a compact location, and offers a breathtaking setting by the sea. This city has also been used as backdrop in TV and films, most notably serving as King’s Landing in Game of Thrones.
5. The weather is fantastic
Malta averages 300 days of sunshine per year, making it a great bet for bringing a spot of sunshine into your life. Hot summers and mild, pleasant winters mean this destination is popular all year round with beach holidays on the menu mostly during the peak season. Visit between May and October for a lovely change from the UK grey skies and blustery weather – especially between July and September if you want to feel that rush of heat as you step off the plane.
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