Concrete proof that the best things in life come in small packages, Malta is the latest hotspot for fans of the Mediterranean lifestyle looking for something a bit different. The real advantage of a stay in Malta is that it’s chock full of glorious variety, yet it’s laid-back and easy. Even a two day trip would allow you try a new sport, laze on an island cruise across a periwinkle sea and explore 7,000 years of history, and still have time to party at night – all in the space of a couple of kilometres.
Often unfairly dismissed as an island catering for the older generation, Malta has found popularity with the younger set in recent years, for its guaranteed sunshine and low cost of living. A glass of wine averages at around two euros – no wonder the Greeks called it the Land of Honey. Have a look at our offers and discover this amazing archipelago in 2020.
Top resorts in Malta
St Paul's Bay
St Paul's Bay in Malta, Mediterranean …From €101 per person
St Julian's in Malta, Mediterranean …From €124 per person
Spoil yourself with the sandy beaches and clear blue waters that litter Mellieha Bay’s shoreline. If you’re not sure …From €125 per person
The Mediterranean Sea is the prize when you embark on Bugibba holidays, characterising this vibrant and indulgent Maltese beach resort …From €109 per person
Peaceful and stylish, Sliema provides excellent shopping links, stunning seaside views and a vibrantly beautiful nightlife, making it the perfect …From €127 per person
Qawra in Malta, Mediterranean …From €109 per person
Your guide to Malta holidays
If it’s your own personal slice of paradise you’re after, then Malta will provide it in spades, with dozens of secluded coves and sun kissed beaches that don’t get nearly as busy as other sun destinations. You’ll never be far from the glistening Mediterranean Sea, no matter where you are on this small but mighty island retreat. And its modest size means you can take in all the main attractions in no time at all. You’ll most likely base yourself in the capital city of Valetta, which is awash with well preserved ancient walls and historic sites like St John’s Co-Cathedral, a gem of Baroque art and architecture. The city is compact enough to be explored on foot, so you won’t miss a thing. Culture vultures will want to dive into Malta’s connection with prehistory – the ancient temple of Hypogeum will captivate you with its mysticism, while those after a fast paced holiday should head for resort areas like Sliema and St. Julian’s, with incredible nightlife and a charming café culture.
If you only have sun, sea and sand on the brain, then you’ve chosen well with this island retreat. Surrounded by the jaw-dropping Mediterranean coastline on all sides, you’ll have plenty of beach options to choose from, and all within easy reach. For the ultimate package, set off for the super trendy St Paul’s Bay. This beachside resort is the epitome of cool sophistication, with staff on hand to cater for your every beck and call.
With some of the softest sand in Europe, Ghajn Tuffieha and Golden Bay are increasingly popular with those that want nothing more than a good sizzle. While slightly off the beaten track, the secluded island of Gozo boasts a plethora of gorgeous golden crescents. Time it well, and you could end up with one of these private paradises to yourself. The beach resort culture is something that has really taken off here, as Malta has become an increasingly popular holiday destination. This is reflected in the vibrant Bugibba area, with a stunning beachside harbour, and bars and clubs never out of reach.