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Malta holidays 

Malta, found in southern Europe, is a nation with one of the smallest capitals. Well known as a tourist target due to its warm weather with several recreational sites, Malta holidays consist of visits to ancient shrines, including the UNESCO global cultural sites, and other exceptionally attractive and world-class vocational destinations. The landscape is full of rocky plains and lovely sections of sand. Whether you're after a passionate gateway, or a trip to treat your family, Malta holidays are here for you.

Holidays with Air Malta

We've teamed up with Air Malta to offer you exclusive holiday packages.  Discover charming Malta this year with it's fascinating history, beautiful beaches and eclectic architecture. Choose to fly from a choice of UK airports including London Gatwick, London Southend, Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham.

Top Malta resorts

Things to do in Malta

Amidst the eclectic architecture, fascinating history, and stunning beaches, there is no doubt that Malta is a uniquely charming and world class holiday destination. Calmly resting in the Mediterranean Sea, this archipelago is one of the smallest and most densely populated countries in the world. Its landscape is diverse; ranging from rocky plains to some of the world's most beautiful stretches of sand.

Lost and found festival

Full of music and dancing, this sunny festival is an event not to be missed. Annie Mac headlines the festival that includes a beachside venue as well as a hidden open air venue, taking the island by storm from dusk 'til dawn at day & night parties over the May bank holiday. Book your hotel early and enjoy Malta holiday deals.

Malta Cities

Some of Europe’s very best beaches belong to Malta and it’s no wonder this sunny destination attracts new and returning holidaymakers year after year. The beaches of Malta are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and if relaxation is your desire, look no further than Malta's sands. Paradise Bay remains a firm favourite with the young Maltese elite, as it boasts plentiful bars and restaurants. St George’s and St Paul's Bays are perfect choices for those wishing to unwind, so choose one of our many deals to Malta to find your perfect trip.

In Guardia Parade

The In Guardia parade takes place most Sundays and it is an exciting demonstration of pomp context. Do not let your short breaks to Malta end without a military drill executed by a garrison of the fort - a backbone of Malta's traditional gifts.

Taste new beverages and dishes

Reserve last minute all inclusive hotels and experience new dishes. A traditional dish made of locally acquired fish is a pie called lampuki, together stew made of rabbit (fenkata) is available on most Malta beaches. How about a taste of locally made wine from the gellewza grapes?

Things to see in Malta

The sights and sounds will keep you entertained for days, so choose one of our holidays to Malta to enjoy rabbit feasts, fireworks and fiestas, and delicious cuisine. Perfect for either a romantic getaway or a family trip, a holiday to Malta has something for everyone.

Popeye Village

Take a tour to Popeye village during your luxury holidays to Malta. It is filled with vibrant streets and events for children. The seaside place comprises of a beautiful lido with sun beds, a museum, and restaurants, so it's a perfect place for family fun. A life size film set, the Popeye village literally clings on to the cliff top walls and is a mass of houses, stores and bars, all which can be explored as you create your own Popeye adventure.

Architecture in Malta

Malta has something for everyone, whether it be exquisite architecture, fascinating stories, or beautiful beaches. It’s a place to relax, enjoy the scenery, and taste delicious foods. If you fancy a romantic getaway, head to Valletta to experience the cobbled, winding streets and beautiful sunsets. If a family friendly trip is what you are after, head to one of the amazing resorts of St Paul's Bay or Silema, where hotels, restaurants and child friendly activities are found in abundance. Book your amazing holiday to Malta with lastminute.com and start your Maltese story here.

Hagar Qim

A remarkable display of megalithic stone structures, the Hagar Qim sanctuaries are a must see establishment found in the south of Malta, considered one of the the most ancient religious sites on Earth.

Shopping

Ride between towns and resorts on Malta’s quirky yellow buses, a quirky characteristic of this enigmatic country. Then head to Sliema to experience the best shopping experience on the island. It gives you the chance to buy Malta’s trademark exquisite lace, fine silverware and intricate pottery.

How to get there

Malta International Airport is the only airport in Malta and it serves the whole of the Maltese Islands. Buses, taxis and airport transfers are available to get you round the island. Get great deals on last minute holidays to Malta by browsing our cheap flights to Malta, including from the UK to Malta.

Public transportation

Malta offers a modern, reliable and fairly cheap system of transport using buses and quality taxi services. Due to the small size of Malta, getting around is easy. You'll be able to explore a lot of the island very quickly giving you more time to chill on your cheap holidays to Malta.

Typical food and gastronomy 

Booking Malta holidays all inclusive deals allows you to enjoy the traditional Maltese food, which is very seasonal. This includes fish pie (lampuki pie), rabbit stew, and widow's soup among others. The Maltese love their food and their recipes are full of flavour with freshly available ingredients. The traditional foods are passed on from one generation to another, rich in heritage and tradition.

What is the Best time of the year to visit Malta?

The best season to tour Malta is from June to August. This is known as the high season where the weather is said to be favourable for the outdoor events such as swimming and sightseeing. The island boasts 300 days of sun, so September to November is also a good season to visit. Choose Malta for direct holidays or bargain holidays when temperatures in the sea are prime for swimming.

Weather and climate

The climate in Malta is characterised with mild winters and hot and dry summers. Winter temperatures range from 12°C to 14°C (December to February). When planning your Malta holidays 2019, consider the months of June to August when it's hot and sunny (30 °C on average). Sea breezes normally temper the summer heat.

Visas and other essential information

People with British passports do not require a visa to get to Malta. Other passport holders are advised to check with their country's embassy to acquire a visa while planning for package holidays to Malta.

What language is spoken in Malta?

When you reserve Malta direct holidays, don't worry about a language barrier. The official language in the island nation is English with about 88% speakers. Another 66% of the population can speak Italian. The native language is, however, spoken by 97% of the total population.ù

Accommodation in Malta

There is a wide range of hotels to choose from on your mercury holidays to Malta. Expect affordable hotels, mouth-watering meals and convenient transportation services. For cheap package holidays to Malta visit lastminute.com where you'll find the best holiday deals.

Extra tips

Want to make find destinations with the same charm as Malta holidays? Let us know about your travel plan to Jamaica or any of these exciting destinations:

  • Portugal 
  • Cyprus
  • Greece
  • Dubai
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Romania
  • Sweden
  • Croatia and more.

Malta beaches

Some of Europe’s very best beaches belong to Malta and it’s no wonder this sunny destination attracts new and returning holidaymakers year after year. The beaches of Malta are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and if relaxation is your desire, look no further than Malta's sands. Paradise Bay remains a firm favourite with the young Maltese elite, as it boasts plentiful bars and restaurants. St George’s and St Paul's Bays are perfect choices for those wishing to unwind, so choose one of our many deals to Malta to find your perfect trip.