Malta Holidays

Malta Holidays

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Overview

Malta is often referred to as the island of sunshine thanks to the terrific weather and climate, which has a typically Mediterranean flavour and boasts over 300 sunny days a year.

Holidays in Malta have something for everybody, no matter your age or what you're interested in. It's a great destination for family holidays, romantic breaks and even singles holidays.

With over 6,000 years of civilisation, history oozes from Malta's every pore and if you love a bit of culture and heritage, the island is scattered with amazing archaeological artefacts and historical sites including St John’s Co-Cathedral.

However, there’s more to this beautiful island than its fascinating past. These days, Malta is the set for Hollywood blockbusters (Gladiator, Troy and Alexander were all filmed here) and it is also a hotspot for scuba diving, a place for great nightlife and home to some of the Mediterranean's best beaches such as the beautiful Mellieha Bay which is Malta’s longest beach.

Holidays in Malta are an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, with plenty of charming towns and villages to explore alongside its beautiful coastline and shimmering blue seas. Valetta, Malta’s UNESCO-listed capital city offers a lot of culture and is definitely worth as visit, especially for the Grand Harbour boat tour.

With many of low cost flights operating between the UK and Malta and a tiny flight time of less than 3 hours from the UK, Malta holidays are perfect to enjoy a week or two in the sun. It's also becoming a very popular destination for short breaks.

Malta’s Mediterranean culture creates a thriving cosmopolitan nightlife, from relaxed café culture to clubs and bars in which to dance away the night. The liveliest areas for partying are Paceville (in St Julians) and Bugibba, which are filled with indoor and outdoor clubs whilst Malta’s warm climate means that beach parties are also very popular during the hot summer nights.

Night owls looking to experience Malta under the stars should head to Café Del Mar in St Paul’s Bay, Bedouin Bar (summer only) at the Westin Dragonara Resort; BJs Live Music Club in Paceville, Malta’s only live Jazz venue and Hugo’s Terrace where Hed Kandi has taken up residency throughout the summer.

Dance the night away at Gianpula or Numero Uno, two of Malta’s largest open air night clubs and La Grotta in Xlendi, Gozo, one of the most beautiful open air clubs in the Mediterranean. For the best views, head to the contemporary and stylish Twenty Two. Situated on the top floor of the highest building in Malta, you’ll experience panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and local towns and cities.

If all that talk of clubbing sounds a bit too lively, picturesque St Julians, which is home to many Maltese fisherman, is peppered with bougainvillea-lined restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a pleasant evening meal and then sip cocktails whilst listening to relaxing live entertainment.

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Top Malta Hotels

db Seabank Resort & Spa

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

db San Antonio Hotel & Spa

St Pauls Bay, Malta, Malta

The St. George’s Park Hotel

St Georges, St Julians, Malta

Soreda

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Labranda San Pawl Hotel

St Pauls Bay, Malta, Malta

Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

Seashells Resort at Suncrest

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Qawra Palace

Qawra, Malta, Malta

The San Anton Hotel

Bugibba, Malta, Malta

Corinthia Hotel St George's Bay

St Georges, St Julians, Malta

Solana Hotel

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

Bella Vista

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Topaz

Bugibba, Malta, Malta

Canifor Hotel

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Ramla Bay Resort

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

Mavina Hotel & Apartments

Bugibba, Malta, Malta

Paradise Bay

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

Porto Azzurro

St Pauls Bay, Malta, Malta

Pergola Club Hotel

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

Dolmen Resort

St Pauls Bay, Malta, Malta

The Bugibba Hotel

Bugibba, Malta, Malta

Labranda Riviera Resort and Spa

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

Kennedy Nova

Sliema, Malta, Malta

Bayview

Sliema, Malta, Malta

Sunflower

St Pauls Bay, Malta, Malta

Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel

St Julians, Malta, Malta

Cardor Holiday Complex

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Coral Hotel

Bugibba, Malta, Malta

Primera Hotel

Salina, Bugibba, Malta

Carlton Hotel

Sliema, Malta, Malta

Malta Weather

Malta has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, humid winters - expect to enjoy sunshine even in the winter. Temperature averages from 15°C (Nov-Apr), rising to 33°C (May-Oct). 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° Celsius or more - perfect for getting a great tan!

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May 25ºC
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Landscape

Most people come on Malta holidays for the magnificent beaches. Sun worshippers will be right at home on Golden Bay, Paradise Bay and St Pauls, just three of Malta's many beautiful beaches. So, if you're just looking to relax and top up your tan on holidays to Malta, or you prefer to indulge in more sporty adventures like scuba diving, water skiing, jet skiing or parascending, you'll have a vast array of beaches to choose from, ranging from red and golden sands and rocky inlets to blue lagoons!

Things To Do on Malta Holidays

No holiday in Malta would be complete without a visit to its capital, Valletta. Here, you'll find magnificent cathedrals, ancient fortifications, museums, historic churches and some of the finest restaurants on the island as well as plenty of shopping. It's also well worth a ferry or catamaran trip to visit its neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino and you can even take in several Italian ports and visit the island of Sicily on a day trip.

Younger members of the family can go wild at 'Splash and Fun'. With its water slides and dinosaur park, this is a great day out if you're on a family holiday in Malta. And, for the experience of a lifetime, swim with the dolphins at the Mediterraneo Marine Park! As well as the dolphin show, you can also take in the fantastic sea lion and parrot shows, and there are many other species of animals in the park to observe.

Culture

Catholic festivals or saints' feast days are the most important dates on the Maltese calendar, where the celebrations are huge and you'll witness some amazing processions and fireworks displays. You'll also not want to return home from your Malta holidays before you've tasted fenkata, which is a Maltese celebratory dish consisting of rabbit which is marinated overnight in wine and bayleaf. For fish lovers, you must try lampuki in tomato and caper sauce and Maltese sausage and Gozo's famous goat's cheese are other delicacies to leave your mouth watering.

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, close to St Pauls Bay on one side and the newer resort of Qawra … Read more on Bugibba Travel Guide

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 … Read more on Gozo Travel Guide

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 … Read more on Salina Travel Guide

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 … Read more on Sliema Travel Guide

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 … Read more on St Georges Travel Guide

St Julians

St Julians

St Julians is located on the north east coast of Malta. It's a popular resort with young singles, couples and families who come on holidays to St Juli … 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 … Read more on St Pauls Bay Travel Guide

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' … Read more on Valletta Travel Guide