Visit Gozo and explore the church of Ta' Pinu and view the Azure Window
Visit the capital Valletta and the town of Mosta with its impressive
domed church, and take a stroll through the walled town of Mdina.
Take a boat to Comino’s Blue Lagoon.
Language:Malta has two official
languages: Maltese and English.
Currency:The currency used in Malta
is Euro (€).
Local time:Malta is 1 hour ahead of
Fly to:Malta has one international
airport, which is about 8km south of the capital Valletta.
Flight time from UK:Approx. 3
Tourist Information:Further Malta
tourist information can be found here.
Visa & Health:Before you travel,
click herefor recommendations and advice on visas and
health for your holiday to Malta.
Temperature:Mid 30s (°C) in
Best time to visit Malta:June or
September, when the weather is pleasantly hot and the beaches less crowded.
The weather in Malta is typically Mediterranean, with hot and dry
summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures can reach the mid-30s (°C), and it rarely goes
below 15°C even in January.
By bus:An extensive network of buses
runs on the mainland and Gozo, making getting around in Malta straightforward.
By ferry: Regular ferries run between
Malta, Gozo and Comino.
By car: British drivers will find
that hiring a car is a practical way to see the best places in Malta, as everyone drives on the
By water taxi: Take one of the water
taxis that shuttle across Valletta’s Grand Harbour for a ride in a traditional Maltese boat
called a dghajsa (pronounced dye-sa).
Carnival: February is carnival time
in Malta, with five days of colourful parades, fantastic costumes and dancing in the
Holy Week:Easter brings lively
processions and plenty of feasting during Holy Week.
Saint’s Day:Every town and village
has its own saint’s day celebration called a festa – another excuse for music, dancing and
fireworks. These festi run all year round, but they really kick off from the last week in April
with the feast of St Publius in Floriana.
Jazz festivals:July in Malta doesn’t
mean just lying on the beaches: it’s also the time of the huge arts and jazz festivals in
In the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, the Maltese Islands offer the
perfect holiday destination. With year round warm temperatures, soak up the culture at UNESCO
World Heritage Sites, marvel at breath-taking views and indulge in the diverse activities
available to suit all tastes and budgets. The Maltese islands boast many attractions and an
annual calendar full of festivals and events. Steeped in history and buzzing with culture and
nightlife, Malta is the ideal getaway.
The northern coast of Malta has the island’s longest beach at Mellieha
Bay. Just a bit further to the south-east, the large buzzing resorts of Qawra and Bugibba are tucked side by
side into St Paul’s Bay. You’ll find some of Malta’s best sandy beaches hugging the
north-western coast at Golden Bay. Malta’s small but elegant capital, Valletta, is filled with
narrow historic streets and surrounded by dramatic fortifications. The rocky shores north of
the capital are home to the classy resorts of Sliema and St Julian’s.
Head to Malta’s little sister island Gozo for a taste of rural peace.
Boasting the longest sandy beach on the island, with gently shelving
sands, an abundance of watersports and numerous beach bars, this is an excellent choice for a
proper beach holiday. Book a Malta hotel in Melliha Bay for wonderful views from the rocky
ridge overlooking the white sandy beach.
The sheltered waters off Bugibba's rocky beach are ideal for bathing and
watersports, and lidos provide an excellent alternative. From the promenade, lined with
restaurants and cafés, walk into the centre to do some shopping. Nightlife is varied with bars,
discos and casinos.
This lively resort sits on St Paul’s Bay next to its popular neighbour
Bugibba. Stay in a Qawra hotel and take a stroll along the bustling promenade lined with bars,
cafés and restaurants. Soak up Malta’s rich history as you wander past imposing 17th-century
watchtowers towards Qawra Point.