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Cheap Malta Holidays

Malta draws tourists from all over the world thanks to its sunny climate, warm water and exciting outdoor activities, as well as a rich historical heritage stretching from mysterious prehistoric temples to ancient Roman mosaics, Ottoman invasions, and shipwrecked saints.

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Holiday Image Bugibba, Malta
38% Saving
  • Date:02 Dec 2014
  • For:7 Nights
  • Board:Self Catering
  • From:London Gatwick
From £164pp
Holiday Image Mellieha Bay, Malta
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  • Date:16 Dec 2014
  • For:7 Nights
  • Board:Half Board
  • From:London Gatwick
From £184pp

Ancient Temples and Tanning in Sunny Malta

Facts about Malta
  • Capital: Valletta
  • Currency: Euro
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • When did Malta gain its independence: Malta gained its independence from the British on 21 Sep 1964. It is still part of the Commonwealth.
  • How big is Malta: 316sq km
  • Popular Local Dish: Pastizzi flaky Maltese pastry that is often filled with home-grown cheese or vegetables

Malta’s islands occupy an important spot in the central Mediterranean, standing at the crossroads of Europe, North Africa and the Levant. Visitors have enjoyed the subtropical climate, the warmest water in Europe and a wealth of natural beauty for millennia.

Nearly every civilization in the Mediterranean has made little Malta a stopping point, from the ancient Greeks to the armies of WWII and everyone in between. The result is an English-speaking island packed to the brim with ancient monuments and a unique mix of cultures that made Malta the perfect set for films such as Troy, Gladiator, and Alexander.

Today Malta is popular with tourists rather than armies, as it offers something for everyone. Holidays to Malta pack a lot into a little package: beaches and watersports, outdoor activities, nightlife, culture and history.

Things to Do in Malta

Hit the beach and top up your tan at Mellieha Bay, one of Malta’s largest sandy beaches. This is the perfect place to go snorkelling, jet skiing or rent a pedal boat in the protected waters of the bay. The friendly and relaxed St Paul’s Bay has no beach of its own but is an ideal family resort situated in easy distance of several of Malta’s great seashores.

If you’re itching to get active, take a ferry north to the smaller island of Gozo for the best diving in Malta and a less mainstream atmosphere. Beautiful cliffs rise from the deep blue Mediterranean along much of the coastline both in Gozo and the main island, making for dramatic scenery. Many of these cliffs have been eroded into spectacular underwater caves, as well as sandstone arches and inland lagoons for travellers who’d like to stay above water. Take the kids for a hike along the coast and go hunting for fossilised crustaceans, or if you’re feeling adventurous try rock-climbing or even bungee jumping.

After taking in Malta’s natural wonders relive the past and explore its rich history. Wander the streets of the old capital Mdina, founded by ancient Phoenician traders and built up by Christian knights in the Middle Ages before heading to the current capital of Valletta. Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a fortress city with a unique mixture of buildings from Baroque to ancient Greek and a wealth of churches, palaces, museums and gardens. Make sure to indulge your inner Indiana Jones at the National Museum of Archaeology, then head back to the resorts of Sliema for an evening at one of the many bars and restaurants.

If you like to hit the clubs,then make a beeline for Bugibba ,on the main island’s north-eastern shore. Bugibba is the party capital of Malta, famous for the nightlife on its lively waterfront promenade. After dinner at one of the city’s many hip restaurants, head out for the cinema, casino, karaoke or dancing. Whether you’re interested in dancing all night, tanning all day or exploring ancient temples and underwater caves, head to Malta for a holiday you’ll never forget.

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