Holidays to Malta bring you to a small nation rich in history, with lively cities and lovely beaches. It offers a great combination of laidback island living and buzzy urban entertainment.

Where is Malta?

Malta is located south of the Italian island of Sicily, in the Mediterranean sea.

Spoilt for choice

The only problem with sightseeing in Malta is that you’ll have so many choices to pick from. From Medieval towns to prehistoric temples and a network of catacombs, it can be difficult to decide what to see first. The star of the show is Valletta, with its fortified Grand Harbour, its monumental Grandmaster’s Palace, and its labyrinth of secret tunnels. And, just a short boat trip off Malta’s north coast you’ll find two islands – Gozo and Comino. Tiny Comino with its spectacular Blue Lagoon is a major tourist draw, while Gozo offers an incredible experience for divers.

Take in the sun

Malta isn’t big on sandy beaches, although it does have the Blue Flag Mellieha Bay up in the north. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be by the sea. Along St Paul’s Bay, you’ll find a string of platforms where you can sunbathe to your heart’s content. And the rocky shore of Qawra is amazing for watersports

City life

The pace of rural life may be slow and serene, but the cities of Malta are fast-paced and exciting. St Julian’s and Sliema offer great shopping, eating and drinking, while nearby Paceville is famous for its clubs and casinos.

At a Glance

  • Give St Julian’s bar scene a try
  • Delve into Valletta’s secret tunnels
  • Flake out at Mellieha Bay

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