Malta is a little island with big surprises! Gozo, Comino and Malta make up an archipelago planted in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. If you are unsure of where to travel to for your holidays, then Malta is definitely somewhere to consider visiting. Whether it’s a romantic trip for two, a family vacation, a friend’s holiday or you are travelling alone, Malta ticks all the boxes!
The weather in Malta is spectacular; with on average 300 days of sunshine per year. This attracts tourists year-round and makes it a very popular winter destination because people are eager to miss the cold weather other countries face. During Summer Malta’s climate hits its peak ranging from approx. 28-34°C – the perfect weather for a dream summer holiday.
Travel to Malta
Flights to Malta from the UK take approximately 3 hours which is a reasonable flight time considering what this island has to offer. As soon as you hit Malta you will be blown away by the fantastic views and pleasing ambience.
Malta is like no other holiday destination – it is known for its rich history and has a greater density of historic sights than any other country, dating back 7000 years to be exact. Its historic sights, rich culture and stunning coastlines make it an incredibly worthy place to visit. With a large British presence you will experience a great sense of homeliness when roaming the streets of Malta and the Maltese residents are so welcoming and always happy to help.
Malta is one of the top travel destinations and it is very difficult to conclude on the best resort in Malta because there is a resort for everyone depending on what you are looking for. Transport is available to and from every resort by a short bus or ferry ride, easily accessible to everyone.
Where to stay in Malta?
Mellieha – If you want a blissful beach holiday then Mellieha is the best spot for you. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Malta, it is a bustling resort with some of the best sandy beaches across the whole island and home to the favoured Mellieha Bay. Its position allows you to overlook the most beautiful panoramic views of the island. One would say that Mellieha has it all: Restaurants, beaches, amazing hotel options and easy access to public transport. All of this tied together makes it one of the most approved resorts in Malta.
Qawra/Bugibba – These are highly rated choices and mainly geared around tourism, the open sea promenade has spectacular views across the bay and St Pauls Island. The amenities in Qawra and Bugibba are never ending and there is a wide range of bars and pubs to head to and lots of restaurants and cafes to choose from. The shores are rocky but there are smooth areas which are ideal for sunbathing. The whole area has all kinds of water sports and activities to take part in and you are a short distance from some sandy stretches. There is a regular bus service from Bugibba to anywhere you want to travel making it easy to visit any of the other resorts or sights. Qawra is much quieter than Bugibba but still has a good atmosphere and is only a few minutes’ walk away from Bugibba. Both are great options for a fun affordable holiday.
Valletta – If you are looking to explore the rich history and culture of Malta then Valletta is definitely the place to be. It is the elegant Capital of Malta and although small it is packed full of sights. You will fall in love with Valletta’s modest charm; its stunning architecture and fascinating history is well worth exploring. Saint John’s Co-Cathedral can also be found here which is a massively popular place of interest for tourists and residents alike. Valletta was also voted the Capital of Culture in 2018.
Sliema – Sliema is in the north east of Malta and an excellent holiday choice for couples and groups travelling together. This town remains on top when it comes to shopping and you will find anything and everything that you might need here. There are many places of interests to appreciate and is a well-known tourist destination said to have a very distinct feel to it. There are various hotels and the seafront promenade will take you all the way to Gzira and St Julians, where you can find Malta’s nightlife. Sliema is also one of the hot destinations in Malta because of its wide range of accommodation and things to do and see. You won’t be caught short of activities and things to keep you busy here. It’s easy-going lifestyle will make your holiday overly enjoyable.
St Julians – Situated north of Valletta along the coast, St Julians is very favourable for its bustling nightlife and the lively bars and nightclubs can be found in Paceville, St Julians. It is very tourist orientated having many restaurants, bars and traditional pubs. There is an abundance of activities both indoor and outdoor. The fabulous promenade runs all the way from Sliema and it is also home to the biggest cinema in Malta, (Eden Cinema). Shopping in St Julians is also a big thing. You can find clothes shops, shoe shops and places to dine dotted all around the resort. It is the drinking hub of Malta so If you are looking for nightlife and a lively atmosphere then St Julians is the place for you.
Gozo – Gozo is distinctly different to Malta; it is known to provide a tranquil haven and is much quieter and slower pace than Malta. Travel to Gozo from Malta is just a 20 minute or so ferry ride. Gozo is rural and simple in the main, for those people who treasure their peace and slow rhythm, Gozo is certainly somewhere to consider staying. Although a calm area, there are plenty of activities for all the thrill seekers out there such as water sports and quadbike riding. Gozo is also well served by restaurants that vary from continental menus to local Mediterranean cuisines and there is a good pick of hotels to choose from. The main hotspots in Gozo are the coastal resorts of Xlendi and Marsalforn along with the central resort of Victoria (The capital of Gozo Island).
There is a vast range of holiday accommodation in Gozo from popular hotels to superb farmhouse and villa’s, however, if you want top stay on mainland Malta but visit Gozo, this can easily done by hiring a car or booking one of the many and readily available Gozo tours.
Comino – The little island between Gozo and Malta. Although it is virtually un-inhabited, it has mind blowing attractions such as the blue lagoon which is very popular with day-trippers. Comino’s waters are crisp and clear which is a snorkelers and divers paradise. Although Comino is not ideal for accommodation it is a charming island and you should definitely pay a visit if you get the chance.
There is so much to enjoy in Malta from the beautiful sites and fascinating history, to the abundance of hotels and diners. Malta really does have it all and it is so easy to see why it is such a popular holiday resort for people of all ages. We will find you the best accommodation in Malta and Gozo to fit all your needs and requests. For any more information on Malta and Gozo do not hesitate to head to our website or call us.