For Families, Couples and Groups
Malta has attractions to suit all kinds of people on holiday.
- Couples will enjoy the romantic beaches, lively nightlife in Sliema and Bugibba and the cultural sights in Valetta.
- Families have a choice of beaches and fun theme parks near Bugibba, Qawra and Mellieha Bay.
- Groups will enjoy the shops, beaches and sights of St. Julian's and Sliema.
A popular pastime on holidays to Malta is exploring the beautiful countryside and coast on foot. So densely packed with remarkable views and landscapes, whatever direction you walk in Malta, you're sure to be rewarded with a stunning view. In the north you can walk the coastal paths between the resorts of Qawra, Bugibba and Mellieha Bay.
Following the coastal paths you will find incredible views of St. Paul's Bay, as well as discovering the impressive Selmun Palace and Fort Campbell. The island of Gozo has a relaxing atmosphere and excellent territory for walking. Green and more rustic than Malta, Gozo has a number of criss-crossing paths and tracks that will take you around the centre and coastlines of this beautiful island.
Malta's colourful and long history means it has an exciting culture for you to discover. Although small, Malta is home to three World Heritage Sites:
- The Megalithic Temples
- The Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
There are many museums dedicated to Malta's military history and many more devoted to archaeology and natural history.
The best museums are found in Valetta and Mdina.
As one of the oldest Christian countries in the world, expect to find plenty of churches and chapels in Malta, including the awesome St. John's Co-Cathedral and St. Paul's Cathedral.
Malta also has a love of the Arts.
There are many galleries to explore in Valetta, some exhibit medieval paintings from the Knights of St. John era, others display more contemporary works.
Malta is a massively-popular diving destination, with an abundance of world-class diving sites.
In the north, Mellieha Bay's Anchor Bay dive site is a great dive for spotting groupers, parrot fish and Moray eels.
The St. Paul's Islands also offer interesting sunken wrecks and statues to explore.
In the south there are unusual dives around the harbours of Valetta, here you can find wheelchairs and hospital beds that were abandoned during the war.
Diving sites in Gozo are among the best in the world, with interesting rock formations, caves and wildlife.
Malta's resorts have a wealth of diving centres offering courses and taster sessions.
Experienced divers can rent equipment and organise their own dives with qualified instructors.
Clubbing in Malta
Malta's warm Mediterranean sun and spectacular beaches are a brilliant setting for a clubbing holiday.
After a fun day in the sun, Malta's nightlife comes alive. The best place for clubbing is Paceville in St. Julian's, a popular resort on the east coast.
Paceville is the party capital of Malta with an electric atmosphere, pumping bars and trendy nightclubs to suit many different tastes.
You'll find plenty of house, trance and R&B music here, with the bigger nightclubs regularly hosting world-famous DJs such as Paul Oakenfold and Erick Morillo.
The Ministry of Sound and MTV has recognised the party potential in Malta and regulary hold big events in Malta.
Isle of MTV
The biggest party to attend on nightlife holidays to Malta is undoubtedly the Isle of MTV.
This 50,000 capacity concert, held each June, is FREE and tickets are served on a first come, first served basis.
Past headline acts have included will.i.am, Jessie J, David Guetta, Lady Gaga, Gorillaz, Black Eyed Peas, LMFAO, Morcheeba, Rudimental and Maroon 5.
The week before the concert is Malta Music Week, with live concerts, street parties and DJ guests playing all over Malta.
Isle of MTV is held in the Granaries, Floriana, which is easily reachable from St. Julian's, Sliema and Bugibba.
Things to Do in Malta
Malta really is the perfect destination for clubbing holidays as there's so much to do when the clubs are shut.
With its spectacular, rugged coastline, you can nurse your head on one of the beautiful pebble beaches in St. Paul's Bay, or head up to Golden Bay to unwind on the beautiful, white sands and turquoise waters.
To soak up some culture and get some great sightseeing photos, travel to Valetta City with its stunning harbours and medieval fortifications.
If you're feeling adventurous try some scuba-diving lessons in Qawra.
Malta is only 27 kilometres long and so everywhere is within easy reach and there's great public transport links.
Malta Music Week takes place in:
Group Hotels in Malta
Clubbers have a huge choice of accommodation when choosing a Malta clubbing holiday.
St. George's Park complex is located in St. Julian's and is just 300 metres from the beach at St. George's Bay.
Self-catered apartments give you the freedom to explore Malta in the day, or choose all-inclusive options at the San Anton Hotel & Apartments.
Blue Sea St. George's Park & La Vallette Resort
- Great for: Lively Groups & Couples
Recently taken over by the respected Blue Sea hotel chain, St. George's Park is a great choice for groups and couples to explore the livelier side of Malta.
300 metres from the beach and close to the bars, shops and clubs in Paceville, this hotel complex promises great value and a comfortable stay in either hotel rooms or self-catered apartments.
Book now for unbelievable prices in 2014!
Blue Sea Santa Maria Hotel & Apartments
- Great for: Families & Couples
The Blue Sea Santa Maria Hotel & Apartments has recently re-opened under the respected Blue Sea management.
The Blue Sea Santa Maria Hotel & Apartments are just 500 metres from the beaches in Bugibba, and close to the shops and restaurants of the resort.
They also have great on-site facilities with outdoor pools and play areas for children. Book now to get a great deal on the newly-refurbished hotel rooms or self-catered apartments.
Hotel Qawra Palace
- Great for: Couples & Families
The resort of Qawra is more peaceful than its neighbour Bugibba, but you're within easy walking distance of the popular bars and restaurants.
The Hotel Qawra Palace has a fantastic location right next to the sea, with amazing views of the ocean from the rooms and poolside.
With everything you need on-site, the Hotel Qawra Palace offers a fuss-free holiday in Malta.
- Great for: Couples & Families
This beautiful hotel provides visitors with stunning views of Malta's north coast and has all the amenities you need for a relaxing beach holiday.
The resort of Qawra has rocky and sandy beaches on offer, and is great for exploring the cliff walks over to Mellieha Bay.
With both all inclusive and half board options, the Soreda Hotel can cater to whichever type of holiday best suits you and your family. Relax by the poolside bar or revel in the nightly entertainment - it's all here waiting for you!