Luxury Malta Holidays

Sun-soaked history

Malta

You’ll find Malta floating in the Mediterranean Sea, just south of Sicily. It’s a bit of a crossroad of cultures, with influences from Africa, the Middle East and Europe. A rich and multicultural history has shaped the Malta you see today – centuries-old temples and palaces stand alongside Arab-style houses, and cobbled lanes are occasionally dotted with the odd red phone box.

Walk in the footsteps of the Knights Templar in World Heritage-listed Valletta, where ancient honey-coloured buildings line up along narrow cobblestone streets. Tour the 16th-century St John’s Co-Cathedral – its interior is adorned with gold, marble and intricate Baroque details. The capital also has a laid-back harbour area that’s perfect for people-watching.

Elsewhere along the coast, you’ll find relaxed seaside towns and villages, as well as a handful of beaches. Sand isn’t in ready supply, though, so often you’ll see bathing platforms set up next to the clear waters. Between Sliema and St Julian’s on the east coast, huge flat rocks act as sunbathing terraces, and have stairs down to the water for easy swimming access.

Make your way inland and you’ll discover ancient Megalithic temples (said to be the oldest freestanding structures in the world) and traditional countryside villages. Save some time for exploring Mdina, the island’s former capital. It’s a medieval walled city set high on a hill – views from here stretch across the countryside to the sea.
Destinations in Malta
St. Julian's
St. Julian's is a stylish harbour town that hasn’t lost sight of its roots, so you’ll find mansions, casinos and a polished promenade set against a bay full of fishing boats.
Valletta
Valletta – the east coast capital of Malta – is a palatial city with a UNESCO-listed skyline of neoclassical church domes and golden cathedral spires.
Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Malta is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

When to go

Malta benefits from almost perfect weather all year round. July through to September are the hottest months (think highs of around 30°C), while April through to June offers ideal temperatures to sightsee, with averages hovering in the early to mid-20s. The island’s less crowded then, too.

Visa Information

British citizens do not require a visa to visit Malta.

Tipping

It is customary to tip between five and 15% in hotels and restaurants where service is not included. Taxi drivers will appreciate it if you round up the fare. Tip hotel porters one euro per bag.

Introduction to languages

The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Hilton Malta

Malta, St Julians

Hotel Phoenicia

Malta, Valletta

Le Meridien St Julians Hotel and Spa

Malta, St Julians

The Grand Hotel Excelsior

Malta, Valletta
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