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Malta Holidays

Malta Holidays

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Malta sits in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital city Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it was named European Capital of Culture, showing that this group of islands is the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife and a fascinating history make Malta and its two sister islands Gozo and Comino the perfect destination to whisk your partner away on holiday.

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Best beaches in Malta | Best hotels in Malta | All Inclusive holidays to Malta | Family holidays to Malta | Couples holidays to Malta | Group holidays to Malta | Malta holidays on a budget | Nightlife in Malta | Things to eat in Malta | Culture in Malta | Things to do in Malta | What’s the weather like in Malta? | Malta Important information | Reviews |


Best beaches in Malta

Whether you plan to soak up the sun or wade into the water, Malta has the beach for you. Mellieha Bay and Golden Bay are two of the most popular sandy beaches in the archipelago, and there are also countless secluded coves along the coastline if you want to venture off the beaten track. Alternatively, seek out Ramla Bay in Gozo for a beach with unusual red sand and a stunning seascape.

Malta beach

Best hotels in Malta

Seeking the ultimate seafront pick? Look no further than the db Seabank Resort + Spa – All Inclusive . Boasting huge lagoon pools, a plethora of wining and dining options as well as a jam-packed entertainment programme to suit all ages, it’s a winner for Family holidays, and even couples too.

Feeling fancy? Rest your head at AX The Palace in Sliema for true five-star treatment. With one hell of an infinity pool perched perfectly on the rooftop, offering some of the most mesmerising ocean views – we’re pretty sure it will knock your socks off. Plus there’s a lavish spa on-site and the location ticks all the boxes too.

All Inclusive holidays to Malta

Take in the beauty of Malta whilst getting the most for your money. An All Inclusive holiday to Malta means you can drink, dine, relax, dip in the pool and stay entertained without having to think about what’s in your wallet. Sample delicious cuisine at the hotel restaurant and end your day with cocktails at the pool bar. From family-fun hotels to stays that will sweep you and your partner off your feet – you can find your perfect relaxing escape at an All Inclusive hotel in Malta.

Malta AI

Couples holidays to Malta

To us, a couples holiday means stunning azure waters, adults-only hotels and romantic oceanfront dinners. How about you? A night on the town? A beach picnic? Deep sea diving? Luckily, Malta’s got much more where that came from. With endless kilometres of coastline, a killer climate and hotels to make your heart swoon. This is a couples holiday you’ll remember forever.

Malta couples

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Group holidays to Malta

Whether your group holiday to Malta involves pool parties, endless beach antics or simply just relaxing in the sun, there’s no doubt in our minds that your gang will fall in love with it here. Oozy blue oceans, vibrant city nights and hotels to house the crew are in endless supply. So be it a giant family get together, a mates escape to the sun or a double dating bonanza – we’ve got you covered.

Malta holidays on a budget

Malta breaks don’t have to cost the earth. The sandy beaches of Mellieha and Qawra offer a bundle of brilliant budget-friendly hotels. Because with beaches this beautiful, who needs luxury? If you’re the type to be happy with sun, sand and a simple base to rest your head (as well as a couple of beers of course) – then look no further than our outstanding holiday deals.

Malta Budget

Nightlife in Malta

Malta’s resorts offer club nights, bars and beach parties to suit all tastes, although Paceville is the clubbing hub of the island. Party animals will leave their heart in Havana – a venue with six bars and great music. Or, for a touch of class, take the party to Twenty Two for cocktails and dancing with stunning views over the marina and St. Julian’s Bay.

Things to eat in Malta

Maltese cuisine is a wonderful mix of French, Spanish and Italian influences. Look out for bigilla (broad beans and garlic) or widow’s soup with goat’s cheese on the menu. More Maltese morsels include locally-sourced fish in a lampuki pie or the traditional dish of fenkata (rabbit stew). Fancy a tipple? Malta’s wineries are beginning to get noticed internationally, so make sure you sip a glass of local wine made from gellewza grapes.

Catholic feast days are some of the most important dates in the Maltese calendar, celebrated with processions, fireworks and food. In Valletta, the past European Capital of Culture, you’ll find a wide range of art galleries and museums, including the Palace Armoury and the quirky Toy Museum. If festivals are more your style, check the dates for the Medieval Mdina or Malta Fashion Week as they vary each year.

Malta culture

Culture in Malta

Catholic feast days are some of the most important dates in the Maltese calendar, celebrated with processions, fireworks and food. In Valletta, the past European Capital of Culture, you’ll find a wide range of art galleries and museums, including the Palace Armoury and the quirky Toy Museum. If festivals are more your style, check the dates for the Medieval Mdina or Malta Fashion Week as they vary each year.

Malta Culture

Things to do in Malta

Filming Locations

Although winter probably isn’t coming to Mediterranean Malta any time soon, you will be able to spot backdrops from Game of Thrones all over the country. The breath-taking Azure Window in Gozo set the scene for Drogo and Daenerys’ wedding, and Valletta’s 17th-centry Fort Riscoli doubled as the Red Keep – snap some pictures of these spots and be the envy of everyone on Instagram. As a bonus, Hollywood blockbusters Gladiator, Troy and Alexander were also filmed in Malta.

Lost and Found Festival

At the beginning of May each year, the stars of the UK dance, grime and hip-hop scenes gather in St. Paul’s Bay for a weekend-long celebration of music. Attracting acts such as Jamie XX, Diplo and Stefflon Don, this sunny festival is an event not to be missed. Annie Mac Presents: Lost and Found even includes a beachside venue on the Friday night to kick off three nights of partying in paradise.

In Guardia Parade

Taking place on most Sundays, the In Guardia Parade is an impressive display of pomp and circumstance. Originally a military drill performed by the garrison of the palace, this regular event is now a mainstay of Malta’s cultural offerings. You can usually catch this mid-morning re-enactment in Fort St. Elmo, Valletta, though during June and July you may see it in the Grand Master’s Palace instead.

Popeye Village

Take a nostalgia trip to the Popeye Village for a day of family fun. This attraction started life as a film set of the musical production of Popeye in 1980, and has grown into a popular tourist spot packed with activities for children. The colourful streets and seaside location include a pretty lido with sun beds, as well as shows, restaurants, a Popeye museum and much more.

Hagar Qim

An impressive array of megalithic stone structures, the Hagar Qim temples are a must-see site in the south of Malta. This archaeological wonder is thought to date back to 3600 BC, and was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. If you’re feeling peckish after soaking up all that history, there’s even an on-site restaurant.


Take a look at our top free things to do in Malta here! Fancy doing something a little out of the ordinary? Learn more about the Malta film trail

What's the weather like in Malta?

Malta has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Temperatures average from 15°C between November and April, rising to 33°C between May and October. The sea is relatively warm by May and stays pleasant for swimming until October/November. At the height of the summer, when Malta holidays are most popular, you can expect temperatures to reach 30°C or more - perfect for soaking up some sun!

Month

Average temp.

Sea temp.

Hours of sunshine per day

Jan 13 °c 17 °c 5 h
Feb 13 °c 16 °c 7 h
Mar 14 °c 16 °c 7 h
Apr 16 °c 17 °c 8 h
May 20 °c 19 °c 10 h
Jun 23 °c 22 °c 11 h
Jul 27 °c 26 °c 12 h
Aug 27 °c 27 °c 12 h
Sep 25 °c 26 °c 9 h
Oct 21 °c 24 °c 7 h
Nov 17 °c 22 °c 7 h
Dec 14 °c 19 °c 5 h

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Important Information about travelling to Malta

How long does it take to fly to Malta?

It takes about three and a half hours to fly to Malta from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Malta?

Malta is one hour ahead of UK time!

What currency do they use in Malta?

The official currency of Malta is the Euro.

What language do they speak in Malta?

The official language spoken in Malta is Maltese.

Do I need any vaccinations to visit Malta?

Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

Coronavirus restrictions in Malta

What restrictions are currently in place in Malta?

For more information on entry requirements and restrictions, visit our Covid-19 destination updates page, where we keep you updated with everything you need to know.


Customer reviews

At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Malta for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

Amanda Compton:


We had a fantastic holiday from start to finish. The hotel was amazing food room flight everything was perfect thank you.

Pammy:


On The Beach were very helpful in helping me to finalise my accomodation after an exchange of Hotels

Elizabeth Simkin:


The whole experience was perfect from finding to paying and getting there and coming home X

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Top Malta Hotels

db Seabank Resort + Spa - All Inclusive

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

db San Antonio Hotel + Spa - All Inclusive

St Pauls Bay, Malta, Malta

Dolmen Hotel Malta

St Pauls Bay, Malta, Malta

Qawra Palace

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Soreda

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Luna Holiday Complex

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

The Santa Maria Hotel

Bugibba, Malta, Malta

Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julians

St Julians, Malta, Malta

Canifor Hotel

Qawra, Malta, Malta

The Bugibba Hotel

Bugibba, Malta, Malta

Marina Hotel at the Corinthia Beach Resort

St Julians, Malta, Malta

Windsor

Sliema, Malta, Malta

Pergola Hotel & Spa

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

Cavalieri Art Hotel

St Julians, Malta, Malta

Mavina Hotel & Apartments

Bugibba, Malta, Malta

Sunny Coast Resort Club

Bugibba, Malta, Malta

The St. Georges Park Hotel

St Georges, St Julians, Malta

Seashells Resort at Suncrest

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Bayview Hotel & Apartments by ST Hotels

Sliema, Malta, Malta

115 The Strand

Sliema, Malta, Malta

AX The Palace

Sliema, Malta, Malta

Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel

St Julians, Malta, Malta

Porto Azzurro

St Pauls Bay, Malta, Malta

Santana

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Be.HOTEL

St Julians, Malta, Malta

Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

Solana Hotel & Spa

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

Pebbles Resort

St Pauls Bay, Malta, Malta

Urban Valley Resort & Spa

Sliema, Malta, Malta

Diplomat hotel

Sliema, Malta, Malta

Malta Weather

Malta has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Temperatures average from 15°C between November and April, rising to 33°C between May and October. The sea is relatively warm by May and stays pleasant for swimming until October/November. At the height of the summer, when Malta holidays are most popular, you can expect temperatures to reach 30°C or more - perfect for soaking up some sun!
Jan 14ºC
Feb 14ºC
Mar 18ºC
Apr 22ºC
May 25ºC
Jun 27ºC
Jul 28ºC
Aug 28ºC
Sep 25ºC
Oct 23ºC
Nov 19ºC
Dec 16ºC

Things To Do on Malta Holidays

Filming Locations
Although winter probably isn’t coming to Mediterranean Malta any time soon, you will be able to spot backdrops from Game of Thrones all over the country. The breath-taking Azure Window in Gozo set the scene for Drogo and Daenerys’ wedding, and Valletta’s 17th-centry Fort Riscoli doubled as the Red Keep – snap some pictures of these spots and be the envy of everyone on Instagram. As a bonus, Hollywood blockbusters Gladiator, Troy and Alexander were also filmed in Malta.

Lost and Found Festival
At the beginning of May each year, the stars of the UK dance, grime and hip-hop scenes gather in St. Paul’s Bay for a weekend-long celebration of music. Attracting acts such as Jamie XX, Diplo and Stefflon Don, this sunny festival is an event not to be missed. Annie Mac Presents: Lost and Found even includes a beachside venue on the Friday night to kick off three nights of partying in paradise.

In Guardia Parade
Taking place on most Sundays, the In Guardia Parade is an impressive display of pomp and circumstance. Originally a military drill performed by the garrison of the palace, this regular event is now a mainstay of Malta’s cultural offerings. You can usually catch this mid-morning re-enactment in Fort St. Elmo, Valletta, though during June and July you may see it in the Grand Master’s Palace instead.

Popeye Village
Take a nostalgia trip to the Popeye Village for a day of family fun. This attraction started life as a film set of the musical production of Popeye in 1980, and has grown into a popular tourist spot packed with activities for children. The colourful streets and seaside location include a pretty lido with sun beds, as well as shows, restaurants, a Popeye museum and much more.

Hagar Qim
An impressive array of megalithic stone structures, the Hagar Qim temples are a must-see site in the south of Malta. This archaeological wonder is thought to date back to 3600 BC, and was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. If you’re feeling peckish after soaking up all that history, there’s even an on-site restaurant.

Book a Malta Holiday now!

With a magnificent climate and such a wonderfully diverse range of things to see and do, no matter what time of day or night, Malta holidays are ideal for all the family. On The Beach has great deals on flights and accommodation so with just a few clicks, we can help you tailor make the perfect holiday in Malta for your ideal Mediterranean island getaway. Don't delay, book now!

Malta Resorts

Bugibba

Bugibba

Bugibba is a large and popular tourist area situated on the north east coast of Malta, sandwiched between the gorgeous St Pauls Bay and the seaside re…

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Gozo

Gozo

Although many visitors on Malta holidays will perhaps take the ferry to enjoy a day trip to the island of Gozo, others will choose it over Malta itsel…

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Mellieha

Mellieha

Mellieha Bay, located on the north west of the island, is a peaceful and relaxing resort and is also one of Malta's largest sandy beaches which make i…

Read more on Mellieha Travel Guide

Qawra

Qawra

A beautiful seaside resort in northern Malta, Qawra’s popularity continues to grow as holidaymakers soak up the Mediterranean sunshine here year after…

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Salina

Salina

Salina is an appealing narrow bay located on the rocky northern coastline of Malta. Holidays in Salina are favoured mostly by families and couples who…

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Sliema

Sliema

Sliema is one of the most established coastal resorts on the island of Malta. Activity tends to predominantly focus on the Strand - a broad promenade…

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St Georges

St Georges

St Georges Bay is situated on Malta's northeastern coast and is a picturesque resort which overlooks the Mediterranean. The 'next door neighbour' of S…

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St Julians

St Julians

St Julians is located on the northeast coast of Malta. It's a popular pick for mates escapes, as well as couples holidays and even family holidays too…

Read more on St Julians Travel Guide

St Pauls Bay

St Pauls Bay

St Pauls Bay is the largest tourist resort in Malta and has developed over the years to also incorporate the neighbouring resorts of Qawra and Bugibba…

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Valletta

Valletta

You cannot truly say you've captured the essence of any island without visiting its capital city and Valletta is no exception. Situated on the island'…

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