Malta Holiday Deals
An archipelago of islands just south of Sicily, Malta is a popular Mediterranean destination adored for its spectacular natural beauty, captivating cultural attractions and laid-back lifestyle. With coastline punctuated by bays and miles of glorious sunkissed beach, a cheap holiday to Malta is a haven for those seeking sun, sand and tranquillity.The archipelago's three largest islands, Comino, Malta and Gozo, have been settled since Neolithic times and boast numerous archaeological attractions including a series of prehistoric megaliths considered to be among the oldest free-standing structures on Earth. At various times, the region has been colonised by Phoenicians, Romans and Moors, and the traces of these cultures are still evident in local architecture and ruins.
Reasons to Visit
Malta maintains a wonderful blend of the old and new. Traditional fishing and agrarian lifestyles sit alongside a sophisticated cosmopolitan culture and vibrant nightlife. Friendly wine bars and international fine dining are becoming increasingly popular, and the pedestrianised areas of Buġibba and Paceville are hubs for clubbers seeking to dance the night away.
The delicious local cuisine is just one of the pleasures of a package holiday to Malta. The national dish is rabbit stew, known as 'fenkata', and pork is also commonly featured in sausages, soups and grills. The annual Qormi Wine Festival in September gives visitors a chance to sample the local varieties, including Cassar de Malte, the traditional sparkling style.
Things to See and Do
There are many family-friendly activities to enjoy on a family holiday to Malta. The endless coastline is blessed with numerous sandy and pebbled beaches, perfect for swimming, playing volleyball or sunbathing, and water sports such as sailing and surfing are available. The warm waters, coral reefs and wartime wrecks of Malta's coast make scuba diving particularly rewarding, and many of the resorts have diving schools.
A Malta holiday offers fun activities for kids of all ages, including the thrilling slides and tidal wave pools at the Splash and Fun water park near St Julians. The Playmobil Fun Park hosts children's parties and factory tour, and younger children will love the dollhouses and European playthings at Pomskizillious Toy Museum in Xaghra. A trip to the go-kart race track in Rabat, Gozo's capital city, will delight teenagers, as will cinemas and ten-pin bowling.
Situated in the Mediterranean subtropical zone, Malta enjoys long hot summers with little rainfall and mild winters, and has around 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. The summer holiday season starts in mid-April and ends in November, with average daytime temperatures between 19C and 23C.
Malta holiday resorts
|Bugibba Holidays||9 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Sliema Holidays||9 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|St Julians Holidays||9 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Mellieha Bay Holidays||8 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Qawra Holidays||7 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|St Paul's Bay Holidays||4 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Attard Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Paradise Bay Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|