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. Late deals and cheap holidays to Malta are bookable online here at Latedeals.co.uk.
Places to Visit
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.
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.
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.