Are you searching for the ultimate island getaway? Well your quest has come to an end as we present you, The Republic of Malta, a dazzling gem of a Mediterranean archipelago. Consisting of three breath-taking islands Malta (the largest), Gozo and Comino, the republic sits just south of Sicily and a mere 300km west of Tunisia. Prepare for a luxury Maltese holiday like no other.
If you’re hunting for somewhere with old-world charm but new-age amenities, then you can do no better than this gorgeous coastal destination which comprises structures of medieval authenticity with indulgent dashes of modern luxuriousness. You’ll be seduced by its unique blend of European and Middle Eastern inspirations which are prevalent in everything from its art and food to its language and cultural landmarks.
Beginning on the republic’s main island, where the international airport is found, you’ll be swept off to a world of sunny daydreams. Malta brims with activities for culture vultures, beach lovers, photographers and food fanatics alike. A veritable goldmine of incredible sights, sounds and tastes this destination is a one-way ticket to the holiday of your dreams.
A must for historical enthusiasts, Malta is packed with ancient temples, palaces, cathedrals and archaeological finds that will amaze all. Whether you want to take yourself around the sites or enjoy the luxuries of an exclusive guided tour, there will be options galore to suit every taste and need. A particular place of interest is the walled city of Mdina, the republic’s former capital, which has been maintained to exactly replicate its ancient origins.
Those who prefer the kind of cultural immersion involving sand, sun and sea will be equally impressed by everything the area has to offer. Recognised world-wide as having some of the cleanest waters and best beaches in the EU, almost everywhere is Blue Flag certified meaning you can soak in those rays in a perfect environment. The shores are so varied there is bound to be one for every traveller type, whether you’re looking for a family-friendly space with plenty of amenities or an out-of-the-way spot where you can get some peace and quiet.
If you love Mediterranean food then you’re in luck as the local fare resembles that of its neighbours, Sicily, Italy and Greece. Traditional Maltese food is seasonal and always fresh with many rustic traditions of cooking still in practice to produce incredibly tasty dishes. Particular favourites include Lampuki Pie (pie filled with fish), Pastizzi (pastry filled with ricotta) and hobz biz-zejt' (freshly baked tomato bread filled with tuna and dipped in olive oil).
WINGED BOOTS WISDOM
If you’re looking to escape the crowds but still catch the good weather, your best bet is to visit Malta between April and June or September and November when it’s pleasantly warm. During these months you won’t have to worry about huge crowds or scorching heat-waves.
Good to know
- Currency: EUR
Flying time to destination:
3-hours and 10-minutes from London
- Nearest Airport: Malta International Airport
- After Dark Destination: Hugo’s Terrace
Best Time To Travel
|Jan: 13°c||Feb: 13°c||Mar: 14°c|
|Apr: 16°c||May: 20°c||Jun: 23°c|
|Jul: 27°c||Aug: 27°c||Sep: 25°c|
|Oct: 21°c||Nov: 17°c||Dec: 14°c|