Malta holidays take you to a Mediterranean island south of Italy. It is an archipelago of several islands, Malta the largest, Gozo second and sandwiched between them, Como. There are several other small uninhabited islands. Malta has had a long and turbulent history evidence of which is seen in its ancient remains and in the architecture of its historic buildings. There are no fewer than nine World Heritage Sites, including Valletta which speaks for itself. English, as well as Maltese, are the official languages and another bonus is that driving is on the left. With a subtropical climate, Malta is never cold but winter is the rainy season. In summer you are guaranteed wall to wall hot sunshine which is why Malta holidays are so popular with sun-starved Brits. The water temperature is a pleasant twenty degrees, perfect for summer bathing.
Malta attract visitors of all ages as the island has so much to offer. There is plenty to see and do. Absorb the history and culture of the island by visiting prehistoric sites, ancient temples and medieval castles, churches and chapels. For more fun with children try the Marine Park or the water park, the Playmobil Fun Park or the LWS Animal Park. The size of Malta, nine miles by thirteen, make it easy to explore so you really can do the island justice. Car hire is recommended if you want to visit more remote corners. There are many sporting activities both on land and in the water. Water sports include windsurfing, paragliding, water skiing and diving as well as the usual fun rides on inflatable bananas or sofas. The island has a good golf course and many of the hotels have tennis courts.
Although there are sandy beaches, the coastline of Malta is mostly rocky. If you are travelling with young children and sand is an essential holiday ingredient, head for the likes of Mellieha Bay.
Accommodation for all inclusive holidays in Malta reaches high standards and service is excellent. There are eateries to satisfy all tastes and budgets and there is nightlife to suit all moods. There are plenty of opportunities for shoppers to indulge in a little retail therapy. The island is noted for its jewellery and its embroidered linens and lace.