Malta might be one of the smallest countries in the world but as far as tourism goes it has a lot to offer. Located just south of Sicily the Maltese Archipelago consists of three islands of which Malta is the largest. Despite being the largest of the three islands Malta is still just seventeen miles by eight miles. The capital of Malta is the heavily fortified city of Valletta. Initially built by the Knights Hospitallier around the 16th century there are lots of Baroque churches and over three hundred monuments and statues as well. Malta has so much history and you can see the legacies left behind by the previous empires that ruled the islands. Malta has much more to offer than its amazing culture which is why it is such a popular year round holiday destination. Throughout the summer months, there are festivals that take place at different villages virtually every weekend. If you are lucky enough to be in Malta at the start of May you could enjoy the start of the summer long festivities with the impressive Fireworks Festival.
Malta has many popular holiday resorts for tourists who want to relax or enjoy the nightlife on offer. St. Julian’s Bay and Paceville is famous for having the best nightlife in Malta so don't worry about being bored in the evening! Malta has rocky and sandy beaches so if you want to ride the waves or just sit on the beach and work on your tan then you could do this as well. Mellieha Bay has a great beach for families as it offers gently shelving sand. The rocky inlets are also great for snorkelers and scuba divers who are looking to enjoy looking at the marine life around the island.
Maltese food offers a cross between Sicilian and Moorish styles so expect nice wine sauces with your rabbit or fish. You will also find the usual fast food outlets and restaurants serving international cuisine to suit every taste.
Shopping is always popular with tourists and in Malta you will find well known international brands in Valetta as various local
markets that take place all over the island. You will be able to purchase locally produced souvenirs as well as interesting local delicacies to try.
The weather in Malta is obviously cooler in the winter yet it is still very comfortable and in the summer months will be hot enough for sun worshipers.
Sample Malta Temperatures January & February 15°C, December & March 17°C, April 19°C, November 20°C, October 24°C, September 28°C, July & August 30°C, June 27°C, May 23°C.
Here are a few examples of some of the holiday options on offer to Malta Price start at just £83.37pp for a 7 night holiday (all offers subject to availability)
Thomson Holidays Malta Late Deals > click here
Gatwick 23/10/12 7nts Sunseeker Holiday Complex 3T SC 2 Sharing Save £52 cost £335pp
Cardiff 23/10/12 7nts Sunseeker Holiday Complex 3T SC 2 Sharing Save £82 cost £340pp
Newcastle 16/10/12 7nts Hotel Panorama 3T BB 2 Sharing Save £189 cost £347pp
Manchester 16/10/12 7nts Hotel Panorama 3T BB 2 Sharing Save £98 cost £388pp
Birmingham 23/10/12 7nts Hotel Phoenicia 5T BB2 Sharing Save £94 cost £842pp
Bristol 16/10/12 14nts Hotel Panorama 3T BB 2 Sharing Save £138 cost £428pp
Newcastle 23/10/12 7nts Hotel San Pawl 2T HB2 Sharing Save £49 cost £466pp
Low Cost Holidays Malta Late Deals > click here
The Bugibba Hotel 3* from Luton 13 Nov '12 7 nts 2 sharing, Self Catering was £123.34 Now £111.00
Hotel Qawra Palace 4* from Belfast Intl 11 Dec '12 7 nts 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast was £163.34 Now £147.00
The Bugibba Hotel 3* from Luton 13 Nov '12 7 nts 2 sharing, Room Only £98
Cardor Holiday Complex 3* from London Luton 29 Nov '12 7 nts 2 sharing, Self Catering £105.00
Europa Hotel 2* from London Luton 6 Dec '12 7 nts 2 sharing, Room Only £106.00
Thomas Cook Malta Holidays > click here
Baystreet Hotel Malta, St Julians 2 Star 7nts Room Only Gatwick 14/11/12 £202pp
Hotel Canifor Malta, Qawra 2 star 7nts Bed & Breakfast Gatwick 14/11/12 £212pp
Baystreet Hotel Malta, St Julians 2 Star 7nts Room Only Gatwick 02/12/12 £169pp
Hotel Canifor Malta, Qawra 2 star 7nts Bed & Breakfast Gatwick 02/12/12 £171pp
Qawra Palace Hotel Malta, Qawra 3Star 7nts Bed & Breakfast Gatwick 06/12/12 £210pp
easyJet Malta Holidays > click here
The Bugibba Hotel 3 star 19 Nov 2012 from Gatwick Room Only £133.96pp
The Bugibba Hotel 3 star 21 Nov 2012 from Gatwick Room Only £123.27pp
The Bugibba Hotel 3 star 11 DEC 2012 from Gatwick Room Only £110.26pp
Grand Hotel Excelsior 5 star 11 DEC 2012 from Gatwick Room Only £368.18pp
The Bugibba Hotel 3 star 17 DEC 2012 from Gatwick Room Only £154.26pp
First Choice Holidays Malta All Inclusive Holidays > click here
11 Dec 2012 1 week London Gatwick Mellieha Bay Hotel All Inclusive save £196 cost £325pp
04 Dec 2012 1 week London Gatwick Mellieha Bay Hotel All Inclusive save £204 cost £321pp
04 Dec 2012 1 week London Gatwick Seabank Hotel All Inclusive save £176 cost £357pp
On the Beach Malta Holidays > click here
The Bugibba Hotel Room Only London Luton 20 November 2012 7 Nights £97.28pp
The Bugibba Hotel Room Only London Luton 29 November 2012 7 Nights £83.37pp
Euroclub Hotel Room Only London Luton 29 November 2012 7 Nights £113.47pp
Monarch Holidays Malta Late Deals > click here
Relax Inn Hotel 3 star Fri, 30-Nov-2012 for 7 Nights From London £329.26pp
Hotel Topaz 3 star Sun, 09-Dec-2012 for 7 Nights From London £407.63pp
Relax Inn Hotel 3 star Sat, 15-DEC-2012 for 7 Nights From London £402.63pp
Cosmos Holidays Malta Late Deals > click here
Hotel Topaz 3 star Thu, 22-Nov-2012 for 7 Nights From London £301.76pp
For full details and to check availability please visit the official web sites direct to get these prices as some of them include
special online discounts only available from the tour operators web sites direct. Prices correct at the time of publishing.