Malta Holidays 2014

Azure Window, Gozo Grand Harbour, Valletta Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mellieha Bay Cittadella View, Gozo Qawra Ramla Bay, Gozo Ta' Pinu Church, Gharb Valletta Mellieha Parish Church
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Magnificent Malta

Located 96 kilometres south of Sicily, the stunning Mediterranean island of Malta is brimming with historical wonder and majestic charm. From timeless hamlets and baroque-style architecture to beautiful Blue Flag beaches and a vibrant nightlife, there are a plethora of things to delve into. Although a relatively small island, it basks in plenty of sun and is blessed with year-round warm weather, making it a fantastically diverse destination. Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax on the beach, or take time discovering the island’s rich history scene, Malta holidays have something for everyone.

Island Hideaways

Holidays to Malta benefit from a wide accommodation in Malta, including the 5* Hotel Hilton Malta in St. Julian's. Book yourself into one of the sea front hotels to enjoy easy access to the gorgeous beaches or venture further inland and be in the midst of all the island action. Many hotels offer fantastic all inclusive options too, so you really can kick back, relax and forget about the world.

Gozo, the small enchanting island on the southernmost tip of Malta, makes for a wonderful holiday in itself or a great daytrip by boat, if staying on Malta's mainland. Gozo holidays are perfect for families and couples who want to discover Neolithic temples in Victoria. Soak up the scenery on a walk through Dwejra and enjoy an ice cold glass of Cisk, Maltese beer on the Xlendi waterfront.

Another popular resort is St. Julian's, where cosmopolitan crowds gather to eat, drink, shop and party. Paceville is the best place for nightlife in Malta, where groups of partygoers flock after dark for cocktails and dancing. Check out The Blue Sea St. George's Park & La Vallette Resorts to be right in the thick of the action. If you’re looking for something a little more laid-back, there is an array of locally-run restaurants and low-key bars set along the stunning beachfronts, offering the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind.

Diverse Holidays to Malta

Enjoying a fusion of Arabic, Sicilian, Greek and British influences, Malta holidays are culturally diverse. This eclectic mix is especially evident in the cuisine where Maltese specialties include stuffed olives, rabbit stew, snails in a red wine, mint and basil sauce, pastizzis - savoury pasties filled with ricotta or mushy peas and Kapunata - the Maltese version of ratatouille.

To get up to speed on the cultural and historical scene, visit the beautiful harbour resort Valletta, built by the Knights of St. John in the 16th and 17th century. The compact capital city is famous for its baroque-style architecture, sheer elegance and stunning sea views. A trip to the breathtaking St. John's Co-Cathedral and the Grand Master's Palace should not be missed

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Language: Maltese (English widely spoken)
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT + 1 hour

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Blue Sea St George's Park & La Vallette Resorts

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St Julian's, Malta

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Dragonara Apartments

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St Julian's, Malta

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Bugibba, Malta

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Burlington Apartments

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St Julian's, Malta

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Canifor Court Apartments

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Qawra, Qawra

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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.

Walking

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.

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Culture

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:

  • Valetta
  • 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.

Diving

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.