A holiday to Malta promises year round sunshine, lively resorts and UNESCO sites. From cobblestone streets lined with shops, cafés and restaurants, to beautiful Renaissance cathedrals and Baroque palaces to explore – there’s always something to do on your Malta holiday.
What’s more, the beautiful neighbouring island of Gozo is a must-see experience when staying in Malta. In just 20 minutes by ferry, you will be transported to an offshore island with vibrant countryside and gorgeous beaches to explore.
Whether you’re planning a holiday to Malta for your family or as a couple for a romantic break, we offer a range of luxurious and budget-friendly hotels to make your stay extra special to facilitate for you and your loved ones.
Where to stay in Malta
Set in the heart of Malta is Mdina, the country’s medieval town with gorgeous Norman and Baroque architecture. Here, you’ll find endless squares with narrow alleyways. The best part is that there are hardly any cars in Mdina and it’s sometimes referred to as the ‘Silent City’. See below for some of the top resorts to stay in on a holiday to Malta.
This charming and picturesque resort is a great place to enjoy a holiday to Malta. With everything you need for a sun-kissed getaway – from incredible history such as the breathtaking St. John’s Co-Cathedral to the beautiful Barraka Gardens and the underground catacombs. You will have plenty to see and do whilst holidaying here. Not to mention a postcard-perfect waterfront with rocky beaches.
For a laid-back beach holiday to Malta, St Julian’s really has it all. Yachts and fishing boats bob in the azure sea, while townhouses, cafes and bars line the sandy coast. Malta isn’t typically known for being a beach destination, so if you’re looking for a location that oozes with history and has a gorgeous beach, St Julian’s is the resort town for you.
What’s more, you can take a day trip to the capital, Valletta, located juts a 20-minute drive away where you can take in the country’s rich history and culture with the likes of Grand Master’s Palace, gorgeous gardens and UNESCO sites.
For a stylish waterfront getaway in Malta, look no further than the wealthy retreat of Sliema. The 3-mile long waterfront is breathtakingly beautiful, with the added bonus of indulging in day cruises from Sliema Harbour to explore Dingli Cliffs and dip your toes in the Blue Lagoon.
Stag and hen do groups can enjoy party boat trips with DJs and flowing fizz, whilst honeymooners can take a more relaxed journey through the waters on a romantic sunset cruise.
The nightlife in Sliema is vibrant, with pre and after dinner bars, traditional pubs, wine bars and trendy spots to enjoy throughout the night.
Mellieha Bay is Malta’s coastal gem with the longest sandy beach in the country and is perfect for families, couples and friends to enjoy a sun kissed holiday with everything on the doorstep. The gorgeous coast sits up on the hills with desirable coast views and plenty of things to do.
The beach is just a 20-minute walk (or 10-minute bus ride) from the hillside town and excellent cafes, restaurants and shops to explore. The beach is set in a sheltered bay with 800-metres of golden sand to enjoy. Dip your toes in the crystal clear waters with snorkelling trips and water activities.
If you tire of gorgeous beaches and divine food, you can always change your scenery with a day trip to Mdina, which is a 30-minute drive away. Once you’re in Mdina, you can enjoy captivating culture that dates back to the 11th century and even explore the oldest religious site on earth – the Ta’Hagrat Temple, which dates back to 3600 BC.
How many days do you need in Malta?
We suggest between 4 days and 7 days. Depending on what you want to see and do, you can enjoy a quick getaway for 4 days to soak up the sunshine and see some sights, or spend a week exploring the different parts of Malta by hiring a car.
When is the best time to visit Malta?
Malta enjoys year round sunshine. The hottest time to visit is in July, August and September, although these are the busiest times to go. April, May and June are fantastic months to visit as the weather is great and there are less tourists.
How long is a flight from the UK to Malta?
A flight from the UK to Malta takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes.
What language is spoken in Malta?
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What is the time difference in Malta?
Malta is 1 hour ahead of UK time.
Do I need a visa to visit Malta?
British Citizen passport holders do not need a visa to enter Malta. For up to date travel requirements to Malta, visit the FCO website here.