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Malta

Malta

7000 years of history combine with near all year round sunshine to make this a perfect short break or summer destination

Malta is an island lying just south of Sicily and one which has everything from cobblestone streets and rich history to colourful countryside and busy towns. It enjoys long summer months and is just under 4 hours away from most UK airports making it a great easy-reach destination that feels a world away from normal life. Malta is a fabulously interesting country boasting walled cities, baroque towns, quiet villages and bustling fishing ports.

There are many fascinating historic sights including Megalithic temples, over 350 churches, underground chambers and interesting archaeological sites. The capital of Valletta is one of Malta’s three UNESCO World Heritage sites and it has a captivating and timeless atmosphere. There’s also the ancient city of Mdina in the centre of the island and the traditional seafront resort town of St. Julian’s.

The lovely coastline offers some great beaches, rocky coves and hidden caves. You’ll also find safe swimming areas, amazing snorkelling and diving opportunities, windsurfing and all the other watersports you would expect from a Mediterranean holiday.

Malta’s sister island, Gozo, is just a short ferry ride away. It’s a green haven with a quiet pace and home to charming farmhouses and Baroque churches.

Nightlife is in general quite low-key but Sliema and St Julian’s are full of great clubs, restaurants, bars and the like.  Paceville is a popular resort for young people and Malta hosts some pretty fantastic major concerts throughout the year. The Maltese also love their ‘Festas’ – parades and carnivals. If you visit between May and September, you are bound to come across one somewhere.

Tourist accommodation is plentiful and varied with everything from boutique retreats and hotels with unusual inner courtyards through to elegant five-star spa resorts.

At Designer Travel, we listen to you to find out what you want from your luxury holiday to Malta and we seek out the best options to ensure that the holiday you want is the holiday you get. We have Travel Experts who know Malta inside out and who are happy to search through the hundreds of suppliers around to find you the best price.

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Key Highlights
  • Malta is a great destination for single travellers, couples and families
  • Our ‘must-see’ tip is definitely the Blue Grotto; a truly beautiful place
  • The Three Cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua give a glimpse into Malta’s historic past
  • There are plenty of beaches plus secluded coves where you can relax and unwind
  • Mellieha Bay is home to Gadira Beach where you’ll find shallow waters and plenty of watersports on offer
  • Valletta has plenty of historic sites, shops and excellent restaurants
  • Take the short ferry ride to Gozo – you won’t be disappointed
  • Keen swimmers should head to Sliema which has a seafront spanning three miles
  • Getting around the island is easy as there’s an extensive bus service, or you can hire a car
  • The Westin Drogonara Resort is a fantastic family-friendly hotel in a beautiful location

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +1

Currency: Euro

Climate Information

Malta experiences pleasantly warm and sunny weather during the summer months with an average of 12 hours of sunshine each day.

July is the hottest month with average temperatures of 27°C, while in winter there is an average of 13°C.

November is the wettest month.

Leisure & Activities

Valletta
Valletta is the spectacular capital city of Malta. It is stunningly beautiful with narrow streets which crisscross the town, sometimes with steep inclines. There are many attractions to visit including the cathedral, the harbour and museums. Refreshments are readily available at the numerous cafes and restaurants and it’s the perfect destination to pick up holiday souvenirs.

Mosta Dome
The third largest rotunda in the world is well worth a visit. Construction took 27 years and it was opened in 1865. During the second world war a 200kg bomb fell through the dome without detonating and, miraculously, all 300 worshippers inside the building were unharmed. There is a replica of the bomb inside the church.

Blue Grotto
Situated in the south of Malta, the Blue Grotto is a selection of naturally formed caves, famous for impressive sea reflections within the cave area. A boat trip is the best way to get the most out of your visit to this stunning area.

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