Best Tips For Travel To Malta
If you haven’t been to Malta, you’re certainly missing out – Malta has a well-deserved reputation for every kind of holiday. Malta hotels range from 5 stars to idyllic country cottages, there’s a wealth of culture and history to enjoy, abundant places to enjoy water and land sports, exuberant nightlife and its all framed against those famously azure blue seas. Our quick guide to traveling to Malta and her islands gives you essential information on Malta flights and day to day travel essentials; places and activities you simply must do and see; and where to stay to create your own very special getaway.
Getting There and Getting Around:
Malta is beautifully warm all year round, and sun worshippers will find the thermometer positively soars in July and August. If you prefer a pleasantly cooler climate, January and February are the ideal months. Malta flights depart from major UK airports and last just long enough to catch an onboard movie without jetlag at either end. All Malta flights land at Malta’s modern airport, Luqa, around 8km from the capital Valletta. Landing is easy, with ATMs, internet access and a Malta Tourist Office within the terminal. Staying in Malta generally couldn’t be easier. EU nationals can visit with just their passport. The local currency is the Euro, there are ATMs in all main towns – and of course, most establishments accept Visa, Mastercard or Amex. English is an official language and Italian comes a close second in many places. And everyone drives on the left and uses 240v 3 pin plugs. You can hire a car but many prefer using the plentiful public transport to get a well-earned break from the stress of driving in the UK’s congested traffic. So instead of wasting time trying to just ‘survive’ on holiday, you’ll have ample time to really get to grips with all there is on offer.
Many Holidays In One Place:
In Malta’s capital Valletta, you’ll find the Museums of Fine Arts, of Archaeology, of War and the Grandmasters Palace Armoury; the Museum of Toys, the Manoel Theatre Museum and the Domis Pauli Museum housing artifacts from the famous shipwreck of St Paul. Valleta is also home to the sumptuous Co-Cathedral of St. John and Malta as a whole have 365 churches, including the incredible Mosta Dome. The world’s oldest temple is at Gjanta, Rabat has Roman villas and there are many World Heritage Sites. Malta also has a rich culture of theatre, concerts, art galleries, street entertainment, and exhibitions. Maltese nightlife ranges from small bistros to modern mega-club events, and vibrant local fiestas. Malta offers a wide variety of land sports, and water sports are something of a national obsession. Enjoy world class diving, waterskiing, wind-sailing, para-gliding, wakeboarding and sailing regattas – all year round. For those looking to do nothing more strenuous than relaxing on the beach, Malta has unspoiled white sand beaches, fringed by those famous warm blue waters.
Where To Stay:
Malta hotels reflect the sheer diversity of holidays that keep people returning again and again. For those who love the 5-star experience, Malta boasts some truly stunning luxury hotels, where you can enjoy superb service in rich surroundings overlooking the sea. If you’re looking for a holiday to relax and improve your health, certain Malta hotels offer therapies including massage, hot stone treatments, Reiki balancing, Balneo baths, thalassotherapy and Ayurveda. For family holidays, a good travel agent can book you a great hotel with family rooms, children’s animation programs, babysitting services, children’s cots, designated children’s pools and more. For a romantic break, there can be no better place than Malta, with its secluded pristine beaches and heart-stopping scenery. Again, a good travel agent can book you into a wide selection of luxuriantly appointed rustic farmhouses.