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Malta Holidays 2018
The small but heavily populated island of Malta enjoys a fabulous Mediterranean climate all year round. Bustling with an exciting nightlife and infused with an intriguing history, it's the weather and unique culture of Malta that draws the tens of thousands of visitors to this wonderful island each year. For the best Malta Holidays 2016, call Fleetway Travel now.
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Holiday to Malta
Beach resorts can be found all over the country, however the main tourist resorts are found in the north of the main island - Malta, the best places for holidays are Valletta, Mellieha, Sliema, Bugibba and Xemxija. All the main resorts offer a huge amount of accommodation and have plenty of amenities to keep you from getting bored. Beach life is always in full swing during the summer months, sun bathing is the norm and water sports and diving schools are never hard to find. Diving is at its best in Malta with plenty of opportunities to learn to. Valletta being the nations capital has the most cultural activities, catching an opera or a theatre show is a great thing to do. As well as roaming around the old town admiring the stunning architecture. If its nightlife you are after though stay in the resort of Sliema, with great shops and all the joys of a lively town. Mellieha is a very popular resort with families, the safe coastline makes the beaches great for kids, and parents alike knowing that their little ones are safe.
Guide to Malta
Malta is a small European Island nation located in the Mediterranean Sea, officially known as the Republic of Malta. Made up of seven smaller islands in Southern Europe. The bigger, well known islands of Gozo and Comino are also part of the country of Malta. Only the three main islands are officially inhabited! The capital of Malta is the well visited holiday hotspot of Valletta. The official languages of the country are Maltese and English, making it an ideal place to take a holiday! Without the language barrier you can get on with living the life of the locals, enjoying the food, beaches and nightlife! Malta became an independent nation from Britain in 1964 and became a member of the European Union in 2004. Enjoying a Mediterranean Climate, the best time to visit Malta is during our summer months, the peak season school holidays will be the most expensive, yet bargains during the months of May, June, September and October can always be had. With almost year round sun shine however a holiday can even be enjoyed over our winter months as a break from the winter blues to! Temperatures range from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius during the months of November to April and often top 30 degrees Celsius during the peak season. A group of islands that are so steeped in history have got to be enjoyed, being relatively small to you won't have to worry about distances. In fact the island is only 30km from one end to the other.
Malta Scuba Diving
- Malta's rich and fascinating underwater world attracts many divers to the island each year, making Malta diving holidays a popular choice for many Brits. The island has a wide selection of dive schools, and welcomes visitors who wish to discover sea life such as octopus, moray eels, sea hoses, tuna, and barracuda. The island is composed of limestone and erosion of many of the underwater limestone walls has created a fantastic array of subterranean caves, offering the ultimate diving experience.
- With its lush Mediterranean climate, weather in Malta is at a pleasant temperature all year round, making it a great destination for holidays. Malta, during the summer season, enjoys highs of up to 33°C, while winter months will remain at an average of 17°C. As a result, superb weather conditions coupled with cheap airline tickets and a good range of accommodation, make a great-value vacation on the island all year round.
Despite the turbulent road to independence in the 1900s, Malta is an island with a predominantly Mediterranean culture. Mediterranean-inspired cuisine form local specialties, such as rabbit casserole, as well as Sicilian-style dishes involving plenty of pasta and cheese.
A church-going population, Maltese people celebrate a number of religious festivities throughout the year, including the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. The height of summer is a great time for tourists interested in cultural attractions to travel to Malta. Despite the busy season, pre-booked reservations will ensure a greater choice of accommodation - whether it's a student hostel or a four star hotel. The island of Malta thrives during high season, but those wanting less noise and fewer people may prefer to head for the island during the winter months, when flights to Malta are significantly cheaper. The Malta Arts Festival in July and August attracts throngs of holiday makers from far and wide, mainly for its impressive plethora of theatrical and classical music performances.
Travel and Accommodation in Malta
- From lavish five star resorts to budget accommodation, Malta offers a range of options to suit every kind of traveller. Flexible travel packages, including airline tickets offering a cheap flight to Malta, can be tailor-made to specific needs. We can help you identify the most convenient travel deal for Malta holidays, so if you're looking for all-inclusive deals, cheap tickets, or a choice of hotels in Malta, just call us for more details and great suggestions.
For sports enthusiasts the island of Malta offers everything from golf to tennis and walking to cycling. Boat trips are also a great way to discover the smaller islands, find hidden coves and enjoy some of the best diving in the world! If dry land is more your thing museums and galleries as well as churches and old castles are easily found for cultural days out. The local towns of the islands are definitely worth a look in to, with some of the best meals on offer and a really great way to try the local delicacies. Gozo and Comino are great for days out or a couple of days away from the main land. Offering endless stretches of unspoilt beaches, calm seas and soulful walks. You can really go back to nature on these islands and take in all things Mediterranean.
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