What a holiday in Malta looks like:
A tiny island nestled off the coast of Sicily, Malta basks in over 300 days of Mediterranean sunshine making it a perfect destination year-round. With mythical underwater caves, stunning temples, and a medieval aura; Malta holidays are packed with magic.
Where streets wind effortlessly around quaint villages and bustling towns, through colourful markets and ancient castles, it's easy to become lost in the mystic beauty of this island. An idyllic getaway for families and couples alike; Malta’s picturesque harbours, lively nightlife, and rugged beauty call British travellers to its shores every year.
Malta may be small, but it packs a punch with things to do and its size makes it a doddle to explore. Known for its fossil-scattered cliffs, the coastline of Malta is mainly rocky and sprinkled with peaceful, seaside resorts like Bugibba, St Paul's, and Qawra.
With a wonderful Mediterranean climate, Malta welcomes year-round sunshine. Generally, between June and September are the best months to visit this idyllic island.
- Currency: Euro
- Average temp: 19°C/66°F
- Average flight time: 3 Hours
- Time Difference: +1 hours
Latest Malta Holiday Offers
Whether it is discovering a new city or re-visiting a favourite destination, our choice of funky boutique hotels to luxury 5 star palaces allows you to shape your break the way you want it.
Things to See & Do in Malta
Malta's clear waters are a mecca for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. Sailing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are on the menu too, together with banana boats and jet skis for sun-drenched days of action-packed fun. However, if you’re looking for golden sands, Mellieha Bay is just the ticket.
Malta’s ancient past is everywhere. The UNESCO-listed capital Valletta is top of the list. Spanning over six millennia and covering everything from the Knights of Saint John to the Second World War; a day spent ambling through sleepy side streets towards the Saluting Battery to hear the famous cannons echo across the Grand Harbour is a must.
Visit the film sets of blockbusters like Gladiator, Alexander, and Troy. Spend a lazy day cruising over to Blue Lagoon Bay for snorkelling, swimming, and coastal cocktails in the sun. Shop till you drop in Sliema. Head to the Popeye Village Fun Park in Mellieha Bay for some family fun.
Visit the TaQuali Crafts Village to watch local artisans at work and buy filigree jewellery and other traditional handicrafts. Enjoy al fresco dinners beside pretty harbours. Or unleash your party animal at Paceville with trance clubs, R&B, hip-hop joints, salsa bars, and alternative rock venues.
Average monthly temperature in Malta (°C)
- Jan 13°C
- Feb 13°C
- Mar 15°C
- Apr 17°C
- May 21°C
- Jun 25°C
- Jul 26°C
- Aug 18°C
- Sep 18°C
- Oct 15°C
- Nov 20°C
- Dec 17°C
Food and drink in Malta
Malta holidays are a foodie’s wonderland. An eclectic marriage of Mediterranean tastes, Maltese cuisine is reminiscent of Italian styles, sprinkled with flavours of the island's past residents. Valletta and Mdina are packed full of elegant restaurants offering luxury dining experiences, while St Paul’s Bay is renowned for its authentic Maltese street food.
Enjoy Maltese olives and traditionally baked Ħobż tal-Malti or try pastizzi – a fluffy pastry stuffed with either ricotta cheese or a paste of peas. Indulge in fresh seafood and pizzas washed down with locally brewed Ċisk or divine Marsovin or Delicata wine. Once you taste the flavours of Malta, you won't want to leave.