Malta sits in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital city Valletta has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site showing that this group of islands is the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife and a fascinating history make Malta and its two sister islands Gozo and Comino the perfect destination to whisk your partner away on holiday.
Whether you plan to soak up the sun or wade into the water, Malta has the beach for you. Mellieha Bay and Golden Bay are two of the most popular sandy beaches in the archipelago, and there are also countless secluded coves along the coastline if you want to venture off the beaten track. Alternatively, seek out Ramla Bay in Gozo for a beach with unusual red sand and a stunning seascape.
Food & Drink
Maltese cuisine is a wonderful mix of French, Spanish and Italian influences. Look out for bigilla (broad beans and garlic) or widow’s soup with goat’s cheese on the menu. More Maltese morsels include locally-sourced fish in a lampuki pie or the traditional dish of fenkata (rabbit stew). Fancy a tipple? Malta’s wineries are beginning to get noticed internationally, so make sure you sip a glass of local wine made from gellewza grapes.
Catholic feast days are some of the most important dates in the Maltese calendar, celebrated with processions, fireworks and food. In Valletta, the European Capital of Culture 2018, you’ll find a wide range of art galleries and museums, including the Palace Armoury and the quirky Toy Museum. If festivals are more your style, check the dates for the Medieval Mdina or Malta Fashion Week as they vary each year.
Malta’s resorts offer club nights, bars and beach parties to suit all tastes, although Paceville is the clubbing hub of the island. Party animals will leave their heart in Havana – a venue with six bars and great music. Or, for a touch of class, take the party to Twenty Two for cocktails and dancing with stunning views over the marina and St. Julian’s Bay.
Here are some other key bits of information about Malta..
All year round destination
Approx 3.5 hour flight from UK
Time difference: +1hr
Very LGBTQ+ friendly
Holidays in the Dark to Malta
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