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.
A walk through Mdina, Malta's "silent" baroque city, is an absolute must. To enjoy it in all its glory, amble through by day and take in the views from the bastions, and return at night en route to one of the many romantic restaurants within the historic walls.
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).
Beat the summer throngs and see Comino (Malta's smallest sister island) at its best. Pack a picnic and hop aboard the ferry from Circewwa to enjoy an uninterrupted afternoon of hiking, hill walking and breathtaking views of the famed Blue Lagoon.