Set in the heart of the Mediterranean off the coast of Italy, Malta is a beautiful island with an extremely friendly and laidback atmosphere. With lots of sunshine and beaches, one of the world’s highest concentrations of historic sights and a vibrant clubbing scene, Malta has something to suit every taste, making it the ultimate holiday destination.
The medieval capital Valletta, recognised as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites on the island is only a short drive from the airport and boasts an impressive 320 monuments. It may be a very small city but it offers plenty to do; spend time in its picturesque squares and visit the impressive St John’s Cathedral. Walk along the waterfront before relaxing in the Upper Barraka Gardens which is one of the standout beautiful gardens of the city.
Visit Mdina where you can venture inside the St Paul’s Cathedral and see its beautiful interior and stunning frescoes, or discover more about gruesome and bloody event of the island’s past at the Mdina Dungeons. Head to its neighbour Rabat to visit the Domus Romana, the Roman House where you can see multi-coloured mosaics, ancient columns and statues and learn more about the town’s Roman past. Another unmissable attraction is to visit one of the mysterious and fascinating Megalithic Temples on the island with some dating back to 3600BC.Offering 300 days of sunshine, hot summers and mild winters, Malta is a great destination for those looking for a beach and sun holiday as there are plenty of fantastic beaches along this island’s coast. Go snorkelling or scuba diving in some of its crystal clear water, or with its great rocky and cliff stretches along its shore, the island is also great for rock climbing. For those who want to make the most of their night here too, Malta has some fantastic open air clubs on offer as well.