There are many Mediterranean islands but there’s only one Malta! It combines superb food, fun attractions and a fascinating history with fantastic beaches and stunning weather. The people are friendly and they all speak English, as well as Maltese. This intriguing island may be small but it has a massive and unique appeal!
Malta may be a small package but peel back the wrapping just a millimetre or two and you’ll uncover scores of captivating, inspiring, exhilarating and intriguing things to see. Many attractions are shaped by Malta’s unique and immense history but there are also plenty of modern facilities and activities to try.
You could visit Malta and spend a week or two topping up your tan by the pool or the sea – but you’d be missing out on so much! You’ll find quaint fishing villages, prehistoric settlements, lively nightspots, popular tourist sites and majestic fortified cities in our pick of the best places to go on the island.
Perfect weather and crystal clear seas provide plenty of scope for outdoor activities, whether it be sailing on, swimming under or flying above the water. But you can also tour the island on anything from quad bike and traditional water taxis to open-topped buses and horse-drawn carriages on your way to any number of activities.
The Maltese don’t half love a festival and pretty much every town, village and city has a massive one every year called a festa with deafening and spectacular fireworks. But there are also some notable international music and sporting events here, plus a fine airshow and some memorable evenings and carnivals.