Located between the south coast of Sicily and the North Coast of Africa, Malta is a popular destination for thousands of tourists every year that want to make the most of its friendly locals, sandy beaches and wonderful weather.
The Mediterranean island can boast a long and varied history and is perfect for all kinds of holiday makers including; those looking to learn more about its culture and traditions, people that want to enjoy a city break, family breaks, romantic getaways, action packed adventures and of course, relaxing therapeutic spa breaks.
With flight times from the UK only being around 3 hours it couldn’t be easier to get there. You can find out a bit more about flight information to Malta and Gozo here –https://www.chevron.co.uk/malta-flight-info.
We are going to look at some of the best things to do in Malta for every kind of visitor so we hope you enjoy what this great island has to offer.
We are starting off with the Capital of Malta in the vibrant and cultured city of Valletta. With the majority of the country’s population living here it has the buzz and excitement of any major city and everything that goes with it.
From exclusive boutiques and high end shopping to local crafts and markets, Valletta is a shopper’s paradise. If you spend the day shopping you can take a load off in one of the many great cafes, bars or gelateria’s.
The nightlife in Valletta is also something you should really experience, with a whole host of great bars, restaurants and clubs you won’t struggle to find something to do.
The city is also home to a number of museums and historical locations, a lot of which are entrenched in the country’s military past.
Valletta has something for everyone and is serviced by regular busses from all around the country so there is no excuse for missing it.
That’s right, you can even sample a bit of Hollywood and Disney mixed into one on the set of the 1980 live action version of Popeye.
The film, which starred Robin Williams, was shot here and the set now has attractions for families to enjoy and explore.
The Blue Lagoon?
If you want to experience the kind of waters you would only see in films then a visit to Comino’s Blue Lagoon is a must. Always popular with tourists the beautiful white sands and crystal water are a must if you love the beach life.
The lagoon is ideal for those that want to get in the water or even just sit on the beautiful beach.
Another great beach worth mention is at Golden Sands Bay.This beautiful and sheltered beach is ideal for people that want to spend the day at the beach and has a wonderful café/bar on it which is ideal for refreshments (try the muffins, they are to die for!)
Overlooking the beach is the Apple’s Eye Restaurant where you can enjoy watching the sun set over the ocean in a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. The food is great but we hope you have a big appetite because the portions are huge!
If you don’t want to spend your entire holiday lying in the sun there is plenty for you to do with a number of excellent boat tours for you to enjoy. The more adventurous of you might fancy indulging in the islands great water sports activities including jet skiing, scuba diving and parasailing to name just a few.
If it is something a bit gentler that you fancy there are some great walking tours that allow you to learn more about the history and nature of the islands of Malta and Gozo.
Malta’s Culture & Heritage
The island of Malta is really a wonderful place for those with an interest in history to explore. Our top pick would have to be the National Museum of Fine Arts which houses a beautiful range of work.
The publicly financed museum sees a range of established and up and coming artists displaying their work so you can look to see what kind of exhibit will be on while you visit.
While you are in Malta you will also have the opportunity to jump on a ferry and take advantage of the wonderful day trips to Sicily. You can take in the breath taking views in Taormina, visit the, still active, volcano Mount Etna or if you are a film fan take the Godfather tour.
Booking in advance is a good idea that could save you money but it is definitely a day well spent, you might even want another holiday to Sicily when you are finished.
These are just some of the things to keep you busy on your trip to Malta but you should always check to see if there are any festivals, concerts or events that fall over your trip because there is always something happening in Malta.