If you want a Mediterranean hotspot with fantastic beaches, a mix of the cultural and contemporary and a variety of holiday activities to suit all tastes, come to Malta! By day the endless watersports, fun-filled aqua parks and marine life will keep water enthusiasts happy, whilst explorers can check out everything from movie sets, to prehistoric sites and pretty villages off the tourist track. Then by night, make the most of lively nightspots, music festivals and restaurants, or for a taste of tradition, a fiesta street procession is not to be missed!
With its fantastic coastline, fun parks and medieval castles, Malta is a tiny island teeming with things to do. Visit Popeye Village - a Disney film set - to discover a village of cute wooden houses, watch cinema shows and let the kids jump on the water trampolines, or stop off at the Mediterraneo Marine Park to swim with dolphins. Why not explore the walled city of Mdina to experience its creepy dungeons, or walk in stone age footsteps on a tour of the prehistoric temples at Hal Tarxian.
With fabulous rocky coves and a mix of red and golden beaches along the coastline, you’re spoilt for choice on Malta! Take a dip in the warm waters at Tuffieha Bay, or simply kick back in the soft red sand, then pop to neighbouring Golden Bay to try some watersports. For a lazy beach day, head to the long sandy shoreline at Melleiha. Soak up some gorgeous Mediterranean sunshine or enjoy a bite to eat in one of the restaurants lining the beach, whilst the kids can paddle in the shallow water.
After the sun sets on Malta, you’ll find an endless choice of both upbeat and laid-back nightspots offering the perfect evening for all. Check out the nightlife in Paceville at St Julians - packed with vibrant bars, clubs and cafés, or head to Spinola Bay to tuck into a fantastic fresh fish supper in a waterside restaurant overlooking the pretty harbour. If you’re looking for a local dish to sample, visit Valletta for a traditional rabbit stew at an open-air restaurant in St John’s piazza.
Leave plenty of room in your luggage for a Maltese shopping trip! With its modern department stores, clothes boutiques and small handicraft shops hidden in narrow side streets, you can pick up some great bargains in Valletta. The best souvenirs to take home include hand blown glass and filigree silver jewellery, whilst if you’re after some tasty meat and vegetables to BBQ back at your villa, the daily indoor market stalls burst with fresh produce. For a shopping spree with a British feel, you’ll find several high street stores in shopping malls at Silema.
5 resorts in Malta
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