Want to hit the beach? Book your holidays in Malta for July or August; you can enjoy temperatures in the mid-30s (°C) at this time of year, plus hours of glorious sunshine. For a more comfortable climate, consider taking a Malta Holiday in spring or autumn. Resorts are quieter at this time of year, and it’s much cooler if you want to explore the scenery. Temperatures hover around 16 (°C) in the winter, so it’s an even better time of year to get out and about and see the ancient sites and villages.
Beach lovers: Sit back and relax at a stunning coastal resort; expect charming bays and clear blue waters galore.
Culture buffs: Explore Malta’s colourful history with a visit to Valletta, the island’s capital city, and the walled town of Mdina.
Fun lovers: Whether you’re deep-sea diving off the coast of Qawra or dancing the night away in St Julian’s, there’s always plenty to enjoy on this island.
More about Malta
Language: Maltese and English are both official languages of Malta.
Currency: The currency used in Malta is Euro (€).
Local time: Malta is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Malta International Airport. Sliema and St Julian's are 30 minutes away, the transfer to Qawra takes 45 minutes, while St. Paul's Bay and Bugibba are 50 minutes away.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Malta is 3 hours.
Tourist Information: Find more Malta tourist information at http://www.visitmalta.com/en/home.
Local tax: You’ll have to pay a small Environmental Contribution tax of €0.50 per person, per night. It’s capped at €5 per stay, which is payable at your accommodation. Children under 18 don’t have to pay the tax.
Visa / health: Before your Malta holidays, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/malta for visa and health recommendations.
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By bus: It’s simple to get around Malta this way, thanks to an extensive network that runs on the mainland and Gozo.
By ferry: Regular ferries run between Malta, Gozo and Comino, so you can travel with ease.
By car: Everyone drives on the left-hand side here, so British drivers will feel right at home. These are lots of car-hire outlets around the island, where you can hire a vehicle.
By water taxi: Head across from Valletta’s Grand Harbour and enjoy a ride on a traditional Maltese boat called a dghajsa (pronounced dye-sa).
Carnival: February is carnival time here, with five colourful days of lively parades, fantastic costumes, and dancing in the streets.
Holy Week: Expect upbeat processions and plenty of feasting during Easter, when thousands of Maltese folk turn out to visit and pray in seven different churches.
Saint’s Day: Every village and town has its own saint’s day celebration (called a festa); another excuse for music, dancing, and fireworks. They kick off in the last week of April with the feast of St Publius in Floriana.
For up to date advice on travelling to Malta, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/malta/safety-and-security