Walled cities and famous film sets
If you're looking for the familiarity of British styled bars and restaurants, then head to the resorts of St Paul's Bay, Qawra and Bugibba. But if it's a lively atmosphere you're seeking, then make a beeline for the up and coming resort of St Julian's, where an increasing amount of famous DJ's perform their sets until the early hours.
Despite having mainly rocky coves and inlets, and just two sandy beaches - one at Mellieha Bay and one at Golden Bay - this does not detract from the attraction of Malta. Along with seafront promenades, beach clubs and lidos, there is an array of watersports, including scuba diving.
Malta also has a number of carnivals as part of a crowded yearly events calendar. In fact it's no doubt quicker listing the things that a Malta holiday doesn't offer to keep everyone from families to pensioners (who enjoy making good use of the long stay winter holidays in Malta) occupied!
Visit the walled city of Valletta
Days out can be spent further afield visiting the island's walled capital city of Valletta or by travelling on a boat to the neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino. Film buffs may also be interested to know that the blockbuster hit 'Gladiator' was filmed in Malta!
Overall, the island has a distinctly full-flavoured Mediterranean feel, yet has a blend of Italian and English influences at the heart of its culture, helping to make Malta holidays the popular destination they are. It has a large base of repeat holidaymakers who love its unique atmosphere, year round sunshine and exhaustive range of facilities and activities, ensuring no two holidays are quite the same. Cheap holidays to Malta are bookable online here at Latedeals.co.uk.
Best restaurants in Malta
Gululu - St Julians
One of the best Maltese restaurants on the island, Gululu is located in Spinola Bay, St Julians and prides itself on a contemporary yet casual style. We recommend trying the Aljotta (fish soup)and Hobz biz-Zejt (local crusty bread smothered with fresh tomato, mint and capers).
La Cucina del Sole - Sliema
Regarded by many as the best Italian on the island La Cucina del Sole can be found at Tigne Point in Sliema. Only the finest ingredients are used in their dishes and all are either locally sourced or shipped directly from Italy. The wine list is also extensive and with a sensibly priced menu, the La Cucina del Sole comes highly recommended.
Best hotels in Malta
Mellieha Bay hotel - Mellieha Bay
Overlooking the islands largest sandy bay and surrounded by acres of tropical gardens, the Mellieha Bay Hotel is a favourite with families who return year after year. Book half board or upgrade to all inclusive when you book late deals to Malta at Latedeals.co.uk.
Sunseeker Holiday Complex - Bugibba
In a peaceful ares just minutes away from the centre of lively Bugibba, the Sunseeker holiday Complex offers the best of both worlds. Another great family accommodation offering excellent facilities and providing great value for money.