Holidays in Malta offer a wealth of different fun experiences for the whole family. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Italy and just north of Tunisia and Libya, Malta is soaked in ancient culture and history. With ruins of ancient necropolises, forts of the noble Knights of Malta, this country of flat landscapes with hidden bays, deep clear waters and gorgeous hot golden beaches, a holiday in Malta leaves no person wanting. With cheap, regular direct flights and a range of resorts and budget hotels, packages and flexible deals means that travellers of all budgets can holiday here.
For those looking for a more active holiday, take advantage of Malta's many great attractions, including:
- Megalithic temple structures - An awesome demonstration of the ancient history of Malta. With some of the ruins over 7000 years old, this draws sight-seers from all over the world. 7 of the ruins are UNESCO world heritage sites, and Ggantija is the oldest free standing building in the world, this place is surely to leave you feeling wonderment at the ancient civilisations.
- Horse Racing - Horse-racing is Malta most popular spectator sport, with races every Sunday between the cooler months of October and May. Take a day out and watch as magnificent powerful horses pull jockeys on two wheeled “gigs” in this favourite pastime.
- Water sports- As a popular holiday destination on the coast, Malta is a hot-spot for water sports, With plenty of opportunities for paragliding, windsurfing, wakeboarding and water skiing. Let loose the adrenaline junkie within you and take a boat out onto the rolling waves of the Mediterranean Sea.
- Fort Angelo- An ancient fort whose origins are unknown, it was turned into one of the most powerful forts in Europe, and successfully repelled attacks from the Turks and Ottoman Empire. Principally the seats of the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, this site is drenched in influential history. Be sure to catch the re-enactments of the battles fought here every year.
- Catacombs- Located in Rabat, these famous Catacombs where a regular stop off for St. Paul. Catacombs where any underground passageway for protection or burial, mostly in the Roman times. A nice site for Ancient History buffs to come and soak up the history
- Museum Roman Antiquities- Located in Mdina, the country's medieval city, it contains beautiful complicated mosaics from ruins of old roman houses, along with countless other artefacts found from the era. With events scheduled annually, such as the flower festival, this is a must-see for all tourists, perfect for a relaxing day trip.
Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta’s warm, calm, deep blue seas and sugary white sand are some of the many reasons that beach holidays in Malta are so popular. Never far from a beach, spend the day lounging in the Mediterranean sun and let your worries slip away. Need a day off from the beach? Not a problem. Book yourself into one of Malta’s many well priced luxury spas for some professional and traditional treatment.
With a land so saturated with history, it’s no wonder that Malta’s culture is unlike any other. With such a large collection of ancient structures giving light to the civilisations that conquered and ruled here, Malta shares a mix of influence and culture like no other. Situated in the eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea, just north of Tunisia and Libya, Maltese culture is heavily influenced by Roman Catholicism and centred around large family life. They hold a number of traditions from their occupation by the Knights of Malta, such as the popularity of horse racing. There are many heritage sites that tell the story of Malta’s past. Especially in recent years, the Maltese population has also been renowned as being the most generous in the world.
Shopping in Malta is great around the country's city centres. With shopping malls increasing in size and frequency, Maltese shopping offers all the desires of the avid shopper, such as brand names and labels, alongside some exquisite local shops and markets, selling resident arts and crafts, wines, perfumes, souvenirs and even hand-blown glass models.
Malta offers a vibrant and buzzing nightlife, different to what you've experienced. With many clubs and discos gracing the streets of places such as Paceville, there are different clubs with different music for everyone. Also, the avid clubber should not miss out the open air clubs available in the summer. With locations such as the Back-Garden on a massive villa, and another on a beach with a swimming pool and 7 bars, these open air clubs should be a dedicated party animal’s paradise.
Need a break from partying, or want to spend a quiet evening with the family? Look no further, Malta is full of quiet beach bars, restaurants, bowling alleys and cinemas to provide fun for the whole family.
A holiday in Malta has activities to keep all travellers occupied, whether you need a relaxing time away, a holiday with the family, or to go sight-seeing, Malta has a multitude of possibilities.
The weather in Malta is classified as a typical sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters, and with rainfall occurring normally in the winter months. The holiday season is normally from April to November, with average temperatures normally up to 25°C during the day. Mild winters mean that the temperature never really drops below 10°C at night and 15°C during the day.