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.
No trip to Malta at this time of year is complete without a visit to a "festa", a village feast celebrating the local patron saint. Expect a party-themed atmosphere (with very religious undertones), live music and fireworks. visitmalta.com
This is obviously high season in Malta, so you may jostle for space on the sand. To beat the crowds, find an out-of-the-way bay such as Dahlet Qorrot in Gozo or Imgiebah in the north of Malta. They may be harder to get to, but they're well worth the trek.