Malta and its sister islands are an archipelago in the Mediterranean, boast a year-round sunny climate. In addition to Maltese, English is spoken and it is a safe destination, much less crowded than mainland Europe. From its remarkable 8,000 years of history, diverse culinary offerings, and an endless calendar of events and festivals - there is truly something to suit all interests in Malta. Malta is a member of the EU and the currency is the Euro.
Among 49 countries, Malta for the sixth time remains in first place on the ILGA-Europe ranking – the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association.
THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN MALTA
Pressed for time? With its central location smack-dab in the middle of the Mediterranean and its excellent flight connections , not to mention its vast array of attractions all within close proximity to one another, Malta is the ideal holiday location for anyone wishing to take a few days in paradise. Whether it's adventure, culture, gastronomy or simply pampering that you’re craving, you’ll find everything you need at your fingertips.
Malta is the ideal destination for a short or long break with so many things to do and see with a short flying time from the UK and lots of airlines operating direct routes.
Golden sandy beaches, unique red sands, and rocky shores, the Maltese Islands offer any type of swimming spot imaginable! The Islands also have a number of Blue Flag Beaches, an Award for exceptional water quality, accessible facilities, services, and sustainable operations. Get ready to jump into the crystal-clear blue seas any time of year, thanks to Malta’s vast connectivity and favourable climate! Go on, bask in the 300 days of Maltese sunshine, and relax in the pristine Mediterranean sea!
Being home to an abundance of outstanding produce, a sea brimming with delicious seafood, and recipes dating back centuries, food and drink are the very essence of Maltese Culture. Hence, it’s hardly surprising that the Islands have some of the most spectacular cuisine in the World. Whatever type of dining experience you’re craving, be it a quick snack, a culinary extravaganza at a Michelin-starred restaurant, or a hearty dig into some awesome local cuisine, there’s always something to sink your teeth into in Malta.
Whether it is a full-bodied red, a crisp white, or a ravishing rosé, tantalise your tastebuds, in Malta's wineries and vineyards! Rich soil, light sea breeze and 300 days of sun make for the perfect wine-making combo. Visit one of the many local wineries and vineyards to go on your own wine journey.
With such a fantastically favourable climate and an astonishing array of underwater sites, it’s easy to see why Malta is consistently voted one of the best diving destinations in the World! With an abundance of Heritage Malta Wreck Sites, including the German unterwasser boats (U-boats), and historic Phoenician Shipwreck - located at a depth of 110 metres outside Xlendi bay in Gozo, the shipwreck consists of a mixed cargo datable to the 7th century BC.
It’s hardly surprising that divers flock to the Maltese Islands from far and wide to explore its crystal clear waters. Offering a wide choice of shore and boat dives at varying depths, there’s something to suit divers of all abilities. With the possibility for anyone over the age of 10 to attain a PADI diving qualification, Malta really is the ideal destination for a family holiday!
Traditions, Richness, & Colour!
With so many rich and colourful traditions which have withstood the test of time, the amount of pride the Maltese have for their culture is highly understandable. With elaborate fireworks displays, rowdy village festas, and outstanding hospitality, not to mention the mind-blowingly delicious food, the sheer magnetism of Maltese culture is apparent everywhere you go, making it almost impossible not to be drawn in.
A visit to Malta isn't complete without visiting the capital city of Valletta. The entire city of Valletta has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980. Hidden deep inside the bastion walls in the silent City of Mdina, ‘The Knights of Malta’, is a terrific attraction for anyone wishing to learn more about the Knights of St John - face to face! Its realistically captured scenes allow you to experience tales of the Crusader Knights in the most vivid way possible.
Say I do in Malta!
From quaint outdoor affairs to wowing your guests in one of the Island’s many luxurious locations, there’s no end to the matrimonial possibilities!
It is not just the stunning wedding venues that make Malta an ideal destination, but also the 300 days of sun a year, meaning you’ll be able to get fantastic wedding photos at some of the nicest landmarks around. The service providers are of the utmost quality, making your special day truly memorable. An added bonus about getting married in Malta is that you will already be at your ideal honeymoon destination!
Having marvellously mild Winters and a fantastically favourable climate, there are countless outdoor activities that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Whether it’s a ramble through the lush countryside, a dive into the crystal clear sea, or a bit of outdoor yoga on one of the many splendid beaches, Malta has activities to please every type of enthusiast.
With numerous venues fo undertaking sports, countless beaches, cliffs, and countryside all around you, there’s really nothing stopping you from getting out and get moving!
THE SISTER ISLANDS
A trip to Malta isn’t complete without a visit to Malta’s two sister islands, Gozo and Comino.
GOZO AND COMINO
Access to Gozo is by ferry only, a car ferry or a speed ferry direct from Valletta. Gozo is the more rural island, and is a perfect change of pace for those looking for authenticity and a more relaxed and quaint stay. The island also comes complete with historical sites, forts and amazing panoramas, hidden beaches as well as one of the archipelago's best-preserved prehistoric temples, Ġgantija, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Between Malta and Gozo lies Comino, the smallest of the three. The island’s main attraction is the Blue Lagoon.