Malta’s picturesque harbours, sunny weather and historical villages have made it a popular choice for those seeking a beach holiday with a twist.
Just three hours from the UK, Malta is a year-round destination that boasts over 300 days of sunshine. Summer temperatures soar to the high 20s, while mild winters mean you can escape the crowds and discover all that Malta has to offer.
Malta’s beautiful summer weather is perfect for a holiday, particularly when you enjoy the beach life. The islands offer a range of beaches, from fully developed resorts with all the necessary facilities to secluded spots off the beaten track where you can sunbathe in solitude. During the cooler spring and autumn months, hiking and biking along trails through the countryside are great ways to discover Malta’s beautiful countryside and natural scenery.
Malta holidays are good value for money and there’s a variety of packages and accommodation options for all budgets. Although it’s also popular for hen and stag dos, as well as mini-moons and honeymoons, Malta is the ideal destination for young adults, families with older children, city breakers and the LGBTQ community.
Malta has topped the charts on the ILGA-Europe Rainbow Index for three consecutive years (2016, 2017 and 2018) thanks to the country’s friendly and welcoming attitude towards the LGBTQ community. All accommodation in Malta is gay-friendly and some are gay-owned.
Malta Pride is ever growing and celebrated annually. There’s also a year-round calendar of LGBTQ specific events and numerous gay clubs spread across the islands.
All couples can enjoy the stunning array of wedding and honeymoon backdrops including bays and beaches, Baroque structures and historical venues, as same-sex marriage is legal across the Maltese Islands.
Unique Gastronomy Offering
Malta’s cuisine is a fusion of flavours with Mediterranean, English and Sicilian influences, with dining options to suit all budgets and taste buds. Stewed rabbit fried with wine and garlic is the country’s signature dish, and fresh seafood is in abundance. Lampuki is Malta’s national fish and lampuki pie, filled with vegetables, olives and sultanas, is a Maltese speciality, though continental food is also widely available.
Be sure to check out the local wine; Malta’s boutique wineries are producing a variety of vats that can only be enjoyed while on the islands.
Location of Malta
Fun Fact: You’re in luck if you’re hoping to hire a car in Malta as like the UK, they drive on the left hand side of the road!