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An open air museum

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Valetta
Approx 452,515
Roman Catholic
Maltese, English
Euro
GMT +1

A favourite Mediterranean destination

This fascinating island has quite rightly been renowned for many years as a top holiday destination of choice for British tourists. Located south of Sicily and despite spanning just 30 kilometres, holidays to Malta are packed with endless amounts of activities to keep you busy.

Malta is often referred to as an open air museum, due to it being steeped in history. Tourists can explore the inspiring castles and the island's striking architecture or retrace the footsteps of St Paul.

It also has the nickname 'land of honey', owing to the unique species of bee that inhabits the island and produces masses of golden honey.

Once you've touched down in Luqa airport, a short transfer usually suffices to take you to all the major resorts of the island. Here you can choose from a wide range of accommodation from budget self catering apartments through to glitzy 5 star hotels.

Families flock to resorts such as peaceful St George's Bay and quaint St Paul's Bay, whilst shopaholics head straight to the boutiques of Sliema. If it's peace and quiet you require, then perhaps choosing a villa as a retreat in the tranquil neighbouring island of Gozo would be more appealing.

Places to Visit

Gozo

Malta's sister island, enjoy a day exploring Gozo's narrow streets and medieval walled Cittadelle. The highlight has to be the Azzur Window, a natural phenomenon that is fast disappearing, so get there quick.

Comino Island

Floating quietly between Gozo and Malta, Comino Island is home to the famous Blue Lagoon. The lagoon appears almost pool like as the water is so clear you can easily see the sandy base of the Med.

Valletta

Malta's capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valletta is a real life open air museum. Stunning Baroque architecture features at every turn while grand palaces, classic churches, museums and galleries adorn the streets of this breathtaking city.

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!

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.

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