An island in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta lies south of Sicily. Home to an incredible combination of history, architecture and beaches, this idyllic holiday destination offers something for everyone. Start in the capital city of Valletta, and visit the Museum of Archaeology, War Museum, Grand Master’s Palace and St John’s Co-cathedral. For more history, don’t miss the Megalithic Temples (including Ggantija), the St Paul’s and St. Agatha’s catacombs and the Mgarr war shelter. Water babies will love scuba diving, while sun worshippers should take a boat trip to Comino’s Blue Lagoon or pull up a patch of sand at Mellieha Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha or Golden Bay beaches. If all that sea air has worked up a hunger, you’re in luck – Malta’s cuisine is a tourist attraction unto itself. Try pastizzi (small savoury pastries) or fenkata (rabbit marinated in wine and bay leaves.) If you choose self-catering Malta accommodation, you can also take advantage of the island’s excellent food markets, including the famous Marsaxlokk fish market. Stock up on fresh, seasonal produce and you’ll not only save money on dining out, but also shop amongst the locals for a taste of Malta life.
When to go to Malta
Malta is a great year round holiday destination, with something to offer visitors in every season. Summer is peak tourist season thanks to its hot, sunny weather, so time your travel to Malta in spring or autumn to enjoy good weather and less crowds.
Getting to and around Malta
Most tourists arrive in Malta via flights to Malta International Airport. Once in Malta, transport options include bus and ferry.
Where to stay in Malta
When choosing holiday accommodation in Malta, villas and apartments are smart alternatives to comparatively expensive hotels. HouseTrip has a number of self-catering apartments and villas in Malta, ranging from affordable studio apartments to large, luxurious villas. Plus, finding and booking your Malta accommodation is easy with HouseTrip – you can even do it in as little as six clicks.