Whether you’re looking for a lazy holiday or actively want to explore Malta, there are options to suit both. If all you plan to do is soak up some sun, head for the beaches of the north-east or east of the island. There are some stunning stretches of sand to choose from, and you’ll be well looked after at any number of the luxury resorts. For more active travellers, venture off the shore and into the sea. The coastline is lined with reefs and wrecks just waiting to be explored – Malta has an impressive diving scene – as well as some very cool caves and natural edifices.
Then again, there’s just as much to keep you entertained on dry land, especially if you’re a history buff, with numerous archaeological sites, ancient ruins and beautiful old buildings dotted all over Malta. Among the highlights are the Ħaġar Qim megalithic temple and Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, the only known prehistoric underground temple in the world. You can also walk around the historical battlements of Valletta before visiting the Cathedrals of Assumption and St John. Check out the National Museum of Archaeology to learn more about their history.
When it comes to choosing a place to stay in Malta, there’s plenty of variety. Whether a resort by the beach, a five-star luxury hotel in Valletta or a cosy bed and breakfast, the Maltese warmth and hospitality will shine through. And, if you fancy taking a day trip, the sister islands of Gozo and Comino make a great add-on to a Malta holiday.