Cheap flights to Malta
History in abundance, stylish resorts, and some of the best diving sites in the world – it can only be Malta. Few places pack as much into such a small space as Malta.
It might only be a mere 246 square kilometres in size, but you’ll find whatever it is you’re after from a holiday in this diverse little island. Secluded beaches for you sun worshippers, 7,000 years of history for culture buffs and action-packed resorts full of watersports by day and pumping nightlife after dark – it’s all here.
Shop like a local by heading to the Ta' Qali farmers' market on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Here you'll find the freshest and most colourful fruit and veg imaginable.
The cultural calendar moves up a gear at this time of year and it's very visitor-friendly. For your theatre or music fix, check out the main local venues, the Manoel Theatre (teatrumanoel.com) and St James Cavalier (sjcav.org), both in Valletta.
The Wignacourt Museum, in the heart of picturesque Rabat, is a must for art lovers, showcasing priceless pieces that date back centuries. Aside from the kitsch brass bath upstairs, don't miss the underground catacombs dedicated to St Paul, as well as the pretty courtyard cafe (College Street, Rabat, +2749 4905, wignacourtmuseum.com).
This is best time of year to enjoy Malta's countryside, when it's at its most lush. Head north to Golden Bay or Mellieha and hop off the beaten track to explore the rugged cliffs and incredible views.