Malta is an eclectic mix of Africa, Arabic and European influences that is sure to please any visitor. Come to Malta for the beaches, the authentic Sicilian cuisine or the Baroque architecture. You’ll find plenty to keep you busy in this small country, whether it’s sunning yourself, swimming in the Mediterranean or exploring history and fine architecture.
Be certain to visit the capital of Valleta, where you’ll find lots of architectural gems, ruins and museums to keep you busy. Though the town is tiny, it is full of charm, and overlooks two glorious harbors.
Sliema is a great place to see and be seen, with its great restaurants, bars and shops. You’ll enjoy taking in the scenery as you dine outdoors in the wonderful weather. St. Julian’s and Paceville are similar areas, geared toward younger tourists. Visit Vittoriosa, as well and don’t forget to sample the wines at the many local wine bars. When you’re hungry for some wonderful seafood, head to Marsaxlokk, where you can enjoy the picturesque harbor while you’re enjoying the day’s fresh catch.
Archaeology buffs will marvel at Hypogeum, a yet unexplained underground necropolis. The most popular beaches are at the northern end of the country. During the summer, these beaches are lined with sun worshipers by day and the nightclubs are brimming with partiers until the wee hours of the morning. For the best snorkeling and scuba diving, visit the Blue Lagoon. But, expect it to be crowded, since many people enjoy the water here.
Find cheap flights to Malta and more cheap flights here. Malta International Airport is located just south of Velleta and all flights into and out of Malta go through this airport. Air Malta is the national carrier, but you’ll find flights from Europe and North Africa via other carriers, too.
Find the best prices for hotels in Malta, and other cheap hotels here. Malta offers beach resorts in the coastal areas and a wide variety of hotels, including 5 star hotels, in the larger cities. You’ll also find smaller hotels and guesthouses located throughout the country. Some of the coastal fishing villages have charming locally owned bed and breakfast accommodations. Some towns also have short term furnished rental apartments available.