What’s Malta like for a holiday? Well, this Mediterranean island may be small, but you can expect your holiday to Malta to be jam-packed. From beautiful beaches and historic sights to cosmopolitan harbour towns and vibrant nightlife, there’s something for everyone, making it a real hidden gem.
Things to do
Malta’s rich history means it has a culture all of its own, and you’re going to want to experience as much of it as you can. Do as the locals do and snack on pea or ricotta pastizzi (savoury pastries), tuck into fenkata (rabbit stew), and drink a splash of the prickly pear liqueur, Bajtra. Book your holidays to Malta in summer and you could find yourself at one of the island’s lively festa street parties or letting your hair down at a music festival, such as Annie Mac’s Lost & Found. Don’t miss the chance to see a Maltese marching band, too – just one of this characterful island’s distinctive quirks.
Places to stay
You’ll find the island’s longest sand spot at Mellieha Bay, on the northern coast. And the db Seabank Resort & Spa places you just a flip-flop’s throw from its Mediterranean waters. While Golden Bay hugs the northwestern side of the island, hiding away some of Malta’s top toe-sinking beaches.
Over to the southeast, the large, buzzing resorts of Qawra and Bugibba are tucked side-by-side in St Paul’s Bay. Here you’ll find the perfect combo of chic city setups and All Inclusive delights. And the db San Antonio Hotel & Spa is one of them! From its glitzy pool scene to its seven restaurants and four fancy bars!
Or, surround yourself with historic culture in Malta’s small but elegant capital, Valletta: it’s filled with narrow streets and bordered by dramatic fortifications. The rocky shores north of the capital are home to the classy resorts of Sliema and St Julian’s. And for a taste of rural peace, book your holiday to Gozo, Malta’s little sister island.
More travel guides
We also have travel guides available for destinations, including, including: Bugibba | Qawra | Sliema | St Julian's | St Paul's Bay | Valetta