Holidays in Malta take you to one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the Mediterranean. This is a place of stone and water, where cacti climb the hills and traditional blue and yellow fishing boats ply their trade. You’ll notice a range of influences in the food and local architecture across the three Maltese islands. Countless empires from across Europe, Asia and Africa have ruled here. The British were the most recent, so you’ll see iconic red postboxes dotting the streets.
Couples can stroll along the coast, explore hilly interiors or enjoy the relaxed towns. On the east side of the island of Malta is the vibrant town of St Julians, which offers some great opportunities for diving and sailing. Meanwhile the capital, Valletta, was formerly the base of the Knights of St John and is home to some of the world’s most beautiful churches.
Holidays in Malta offer a paradise for walkers and swimmers. On the pretty island of Gozo, to the north of Malta, you can ramble along clifftops, through verdant herb scented fields and down to the rocky shoreline. The sun dappled streets of Victoria are a wonderful place to while away the hours in a cozy café.
Luxury holidays in Malta offer the chance to lose yourself in a fascinating island culture. In the streets of Valletta you’ll find ancient shops trading in silver filigree, coloured glass and door knockers - the latter making a perfect gift for friends and family back home. The food is exceptional, with cuisines from around the world available. You can’t go wrong with traditional Maltese favourites like stuffat tal fenek (rabbit stew) and torta tal-lumpuki (fish pie).
When it comes to laying your head down for the night, Malta offers a truly exceptional range of luxury hotels. Choose from our hand curated selection of hotels and make the most of your time in this unique island nation. Our Trusted Advisers are here to ensure that every aspect of your trip meets your exacting needs. The Duke Boutique Hotel in Victoria, Gozo features rooms with classic mid century modern interiors and views over the majestic Citadel. The Phoenicia Malta in Valletta, Malta is a classic five Star hotel built in 1939. It’s graced by several bars and restaurants, with rooms overlooking the city’s stunning harbour and fortifications.
Gozo is a Maltese island that specialises in a dramatic coastline, ancient history and clifftop views. And it’s only an hour’s ferry ride away from Malta.
Flight time from the UK to Malta is 3 hours and 15 minutes.
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.
British citizens do not require a visa to visit Malta.
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.
The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English.