An island with a heritage tracing back to antiquity, today Malta holidays transport you to an enticing destination where sun, sea and smiles are just the start. Shopping, dancing, sailing, cycling, golf, museum trips and coastal strolls - Malta is ready to welcome you, however you love to holiday.
Although it's a little island with a big personality, you may have already seen more of the island than you thought, even if you've never had the pleasure of an All Inclusive holiday in Malta. Film-makers flock to the country to take advantage of the heat, scenery and history. Of course, those reasons alone only scratch the surface of what Malta can offer and you can rest assured of a relaxing and sometimes surprising destination.
Located 80 kilometres south of Italy, Malta's Mediterranean charm shines through in every morsel of its wholesome cuisine and every grain of sand on its rugged, inviting beaches. Its history goes back well before the Middle Ages, with St Paul's Bay named for the legendary biblical figure said to have shipwrecked there.
Indeed, the island itself has been passed between Phoenician, Greek, Roman, French and British rule. Today Malta is an independent island with its own identity, which gives it more than enough charisma to warrant taking advantage of year-round Malta holiday deals.
Bugibba is known as one of the top party destinations in Malta due its wide range of lively nightlife choices. There are late-opening clubs, stylish lounges and lots of lively pubs and bars. With its beach, lidos, swimming platforms and children's waterpark it's also a great choice for relaxed family holidays.
For Maltese days at the beach, look no further than Mellieha Bay. With the biggest sandy beach on the island, it's Malta's base for all things waterfront, equipped with 800 metres of shore, plus a charming village that keeps on eye on it from the hillside.
A sleek and modern tourism city, Qawra also has history in its nooks, including its renowned tower. Plateaus and plush hotels line the seafront, while nightlife and restaurants keep smiles on visitors' faces almost as much as the eternal sunlight. Watersports and shopping round off Qawra's charms.
Famous for its promenade, yet gifted with so much more, Sliema is a true jewel in the crown of the Maltese coast. Historic twists and turns, reinforced by restaurants by the score and views to savour, make the city a tourism hotspot that's lent a cosmopolitan edge rivalling even the capital of Valletta.