Cheap Holidays to Malta

Malta offers the traveller a unique and unforgettable holiday experience. The countryside is covered in the oldest known human structures in the world and has often been described as an open-air museum. As one of the most charming destinations in the Mediterranean, Malta offers fantastic sunny weather, great beaches, intriguing history and a busy nightlife. The all year round destination makes for a great holiday and cheap holiday in the winter.

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How Hot?

Malta has a very comfortable climate and even the winter months can be warm. Between April and September there is virtually non-stop sunshine, March and April can be a little cooler with a touch of rain and December to February can be really wet.

July to September are the hottest months with temperatures reaching, on average 30ºC (86ºF) and August can be even hotter, with temperatures soaring to 40ºC (104ºF). December to February are the coldest months with an average temperature of 15ºC (59ºF) but there is still plenty of sunshine.

Out and About

Although Malta is one of the smallest countries in the world, there is plenty going on, from outdoor activities, historical attractions and good old beach resorts.

The crystal clear waters and the fantastic climate make Malta great for diving, snorkelling, windsurfing and water-skiing. The islands are all separated by boat rides of less than 30 minutes so sailing is also popular and there are many tours and excursions available to visit them all.

The rich heritage of Malta can be seen in it's wealth of archaeological, architectural and artistic treasures which include the Megalithic temples which are over 1000 years older than Stonehenge, Roman Mosaics, Baroque churches and mighty fortifications. Malta's capital, Valletta is like one big museum and is a UNESCO world heritage site.

For those of you who remember Popeye and Olive Oyl, take a trip to Popeye Village which was the setting of the 1980 musical film. The higgledy-piggledy wooden village clings to the coast in Anchor Bay and provides interactive film workshops and a fun park for all to enjoy.

Other attractions include the Splash and Fun Water Park which includes various water slides, wave pool and lazy river and in addition there is an animation programme featuring all sorts of games, dancing and sports. Do come along to Malta's Premier Family water park for a day of fun for the whole family.

Another family day out is the Mediterraneo Marine Park which is home to a variety of marine species such as dolphins and sealions. There are also various other animals such as parrots, cockatoos, snakes, turtles, tortoises, lizards and a collection of insects so for something a little different is is certainly worth a visit.

Out for Lunch!

Maltese cuisine has strong English and Sicilian influences to it as well as a typical Mediterranean feel. The national dish of Malta is Fenkata, stewed rabbit. This is a well known dish eaten by most locals. The food in Malta is rustic and based on the seasonal locally grown fruit and vegetables as well as what is caught from the sea. Pastry is widely used and filled with vegetables, meats, fish or cheese. Stuffed and stewed dishes are very important in Malta, with the likes of stuffed octopus, cuttlefish and squid all served in a spicy tomato sauce. Sweets served include deep fried date filled pastries called Imqaret, treacle rings and almond macaroons are a big hit.

Dining in Malta can vary depending on where you choose to eat. You can explore the small intimate restaurants nestled in the small bays and dine along the waters edge. Take a trip further up in the ancient bastions and dine in restaurants overlooking the harbour. If it's a more local dish you want to try out then search for the weathered courtyards or walls covered in geraniums where you will find small intimate restaurants offering guests a romantic setting for a candlelit dinner. There are family run bars offerin glocal cuisine to guests.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - From London 3 hrs, From Manchester 3 hrs 20 mins, From Glasgow 3 hrs 30 mins

Currency - Euro

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars, Cafes and Nightclubs - mixed

Best Time to Visit - All year round

Top Hotels In Malta

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Malta, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

Seabank Hotel View rates for Seabank Hotel
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Mellieha
The Seabank Hotel is sited behind the large expanse of sandy beach in Ghadira Bay, the hotel provides well equipped and comfortable guest rooms coupled with a variety of on-site facilities....

4.6 / 5 from 143 reviews

Mavina Holiday Complex View rates for Mavina Holiday Complex
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Qawra
Mavina Holiday Complex is a pleasant complex ideal for families and couples wanting a relaxing holiday but the fun of the seafront nearby....

4.2 / 5 from 14 reviews

Excelsior Grand Hotel Malta View rates for Excelsior Grand Hotel Malta
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Valletta
The Excelsior Grand Hotel Malta enjoys a great location, right on the waters edge and close to the many beautiful attractions of Valleta....

4.3 / 5 from 12 reviews

Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort View rates for Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort
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St Julians
Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort is located o the waters edge in St Georges Bay. Forming part of the Corinthia Beach Resort, guests of the Marina Hotel have access to the facilities of the Corinthi...

4.3 / 5 from 10 reviews

Santana Hotel View rates for Santana Hotel
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Qawra
The Hotel Santana offers easy access to the island with a bus service just 5 minutes away. The hotel is beautifully built and its staff are welcoming and warm and always available to lend a hand to it...

4.2 / 5 from 33 reviews

Argento Hotel View rates for Argento Hotel
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St Julians
This newly opened (June 2011) boutique style hotel provides a comfortable base with modern amenities, in an enviable location close to the nightlife and within easy reach of the beach....

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

Castille Hotel View rates for Castille Hotel
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Valletta
This small hotel offers an inviting and relaxing atmosphere in the centre of Valleta....

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

Victoria Hotel View rates for Victoria Hotel
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Sliema
An elegant boutique hotel offering a blend of Victorian charm and Mediterranean flair and hospitality in a quite spot, just a stroll from the promenade...

4.7 / 5 from 6 reviews

Sliema Hotel View rates for Sliema Hotel
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Sliema
A seafront hotel located in the heart of the resort. It offers guests spacious rooms within easy reach of local amenities. Ideal for those looking to explore the local area....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Hilton Hotel Malta View rates for Hilton Hotel Malta
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St Julians
The Hilton Hotel Malta is located at the heart of the waterfront development overlooking the Portomaso Yacht Marina. This prestigious hotel offers guests the best in accommodation and a high standard ...

5 / 5 from 10 reviews

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