Malta Holidays

Malta Holidays

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Malta sits in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital city Valletta has been named both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2018, showing that this group of islands is the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife and fascinating history await you in Malta and its two sister islands: Gozo and Comino.

Beaches
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.

Food & Drink
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.

Culture
Catholic feast days are some of the most important dates in the Maltese calendar, celebrated with processions, fireworks and food. In Valletta, the European Capital of Culture 2018, 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.

Nightlife
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.

Important Information
Flight Time: 3.5hrs
Time Difference: +1hr
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Maltese; English

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

Visa
British Passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Malta. Holders of other passports are advised to check with their national embassy for any visa requirements.

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Top Malta Hotels

db Seabank Resort & Spa

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

Ramla Bay Resort

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

db San Antonio Hotel + Spa

St Pauls Bay, Malta, Malta

Qawra Palace

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Soreda

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Seashells Resort at Suncrest

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Dolmen Hotel Malta

St Pauls Bay, Malta, Malta

Santana

Qawra, Malta, Malta

White Dolphin Holiday Complex

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Paradise Bay

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

Bella Vista

Qawra, Malta, Malta

The Bugibba Hotel

Bugibba, Malta, Malta

Cavalieri Art Hotel

St Julians, Malta, Malta

Canifor Hotel

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Pergola Hotel & Spa

Mellieha, Malta, Malta

The St. Georges Park Hotel

St Georges, St Julians, Malta

Gillieru Harbour

St Pauls Bay, Malta, Malta

Be.HOTEL

St Julians, Malta, Malta

Il Palazzin

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Corinthia Hotel St George's Bay

St Georges, St Julians, Malta

Park Hotel

Sliema, Malta, Malta

San Pawl Hotel

St Pauls Bay, Malta, Malta

Coral Hotel

Bugibba, Malta, Malta

Salini Resort (Formally Coastline)

Salina Bay, Malta, Malta

Topaz

Bugibba, Malta, Malta

Bayview

Sliema, Malta, Malta

The Victoria Hotel

Sliema, Malta, Malta

Excelsior Grand Hotel

Valletta, Malta, Malta

Cardor Holiday Complex

Qawra, Malta, Malta

Primera Hotel

Bugibba, 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.

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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…

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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

Qawra was developed in the 1960s but, whilst its popularity continues to grow, it still has something of a reputation as being one of the best kept se…

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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 north east coast of Malta. It's a popular resort with young singles, couples and families who come on holidays to St Juli…

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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'…

Read more on Valletta Travel Guide