Malta Holidays 2021
Showcasing history and culture on a backdrop of natural wonders, the Maltese archipelago offers holiday treats in abundance. From sunny coastal shores to prehistoric temples, variety is the spice of life on Malta holidays.
Soaring limestone cliffs and secluded bays set the scene for Malta’s cultural diversity and historic cities. An open-air museum of Moorish, Roman, French and British influences, history mingles with modern attractions and outdoor adventures. Cocooned between Sicily and North Africa, the three islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino ensure you’ll bask in hot summer temps and enjoy mild winter sun.
Inspiration for everyone
From romantic beach sunsets to family attractions and thrilling activities, Malta has something to fulfil every holiday desire. Love scuba diving? Clear Mediterranean waters invite you to explore reefs, caves and shipwrecks. Taste your way through Sicilian and Middle Eastern flavours on foodie adventures. As for the kids, aquariums, splash parks and good old Popeye ensure that fun is always on the menu.
Why book Malta holidays
Must-visit historical sites
Roman, Moorish, French and British influences
Amazing all inclusive resorts
Live it up in Malta's best resorts
Discover the best beaches
Mellieha Bay is a Meditteranean delight
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
St. Julians is the ultimate hotspot for bars, clubs and casinos
Lush natural wonders
Visit natural pools, or the stunning islands of Gozo and Comino
Explore the city
Check out the capital, Valletta, home to museums, palaces and churches
Top resorts in Malta
St Paul's Bay
St Paul's Bay in Malta, MediterraneanFrom £88 per person
With its striking coastal beauty and beautiful beaches, holidays to Mellieha Bay are ideal for those seeking more than the …From £128 per person
St Julian's in Malta, MediterraneanFrom £111 per person
Sophisticated shopping, stunning beaches and lively but laid-back nightlife – holidays to Sliema are an eclectic mix of style and …From £153 per person
Located on the eastern end of St Paul’s Bay in northern Malta, Bugibba is one of Malta’s most popular seaside …From £116 per person
Founded by the Knights of Saint John in 1566, Valletta has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and …From £239 per person
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Top sights & activities in Malta
Whether it's a honeymoon or a school holiday escape, package holidays to Malta deliver activities to suit every mood.
- Visit the colourful fishing village of Sweethaven. The vintage set of the musical, ‘Popeye’, now hosts a fun theme park with boat rides, water trampolines and filming experiences.
- Gaze in awe at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, built by the Knights of Malta between 1572 and 1577. It houses a spectacular painting of John the Baptist by Caravaggio, and the Cathedral Museum.
- Stroll along Spinola Bay’s picturesque promenade and dine with views of bobbing Maltese Luzzu boats. With a cosmopolitan vibe and the iconic LOVE statue, this is a popular spot for couples.
- Splash in child-friendly water, windsurf or laze on the sand at Mellieha Beach. There’s a blow up water platform for the kids and Ghadira Nature Reserve is across the road.
- Soak up the sea breeze on a Valletta ferry ride to the shopping and cafe town of Sliema. Gozo and Comino are within easy day trip distance of Malta for island-hopping adventures.
- Swim beneath a 17th-century watchtower and explore the reddish sands of Ghajn Tuffieha Bay.
- Let the little ones loose on the colourful water features at Bugibba Water Park, including water loops, a bucket tower and cannons.
- Get your camera ready for extraordinary blues reflecting on the white seabed and the majestic rock arch of the Blue Grotto sea caves.
- Sip local wines at chic bars along the Vittoriosa Waterfront and dine at elegant restaurants in the company of superyachts and celebrities.
- See the spooky mannequins and underground rooms of the Mellieha air-raid shelters, which were dug by hand to protect people from bombs in WWII.
Malta Top Attraction: History
Malta getaways transport you across 7,000 years of history within ancient streets, majestic cathedrals and archaeological sites.
- The walled, hilltop city of Mdina provides a medieval backdrop for winding your way through narrow lanes. Visit the 17th-century Mdina Cathedral, the National Museum of Natural History and the Mdina dungeons.
- Legend has it that Gozo’s Ggantija Temples were built by a race of giants. Dating back to between 3600 and 3200 BC, the largest of the limestone blocks are five metres long and weigh over 50 tons. They contribute to the remains of two atmospheric temples.
- Located in Rabat, St Paul's Catacombs offer a glimpse at the earliest evidence of Christianity in Malta. The interconnected, Roman burial chambers feature intriguing tunnels and rock-cut tables.
- The centrepiece of Valletta’s Palace Square, Grandmasters Palace hides a lavish interior of frescoed ceilings, tapestries and medieval artefacts. The 16th-century structure is now home to the Maltese president and many of the rooms are open to the public.
- You’ll discover remains dating to the Early Bronze Age at the underground Hypogeum in Paola. It’s thought that the three levels of interconnecting chambers were used as temples and burial chambers.
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Your Malta questions answered
It takes approximately three hours to fly from London to Malta International Airport and there are plenty of airlines to choose from. They include Air Malta, Air France, British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair.
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