If you are yet to discover the English-speaking Maltese Islands, it’s time to book a trip and visit the small archipelago situated in the heart of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Just a short three-hour flight away, the Maltese Islands are perfect for a beach holiday or city break.
The colours of Malta, Gozo, and Comino are breath-taking; honey-coloured architecture compliments the deepest of Mediterranean blues. Stroll through the narrow meandering streets of the towns and villages while basking in over 300 days of sunshine a year.
Explore 7,000 years of history yet live passionately in the present. The Island’s scenery and architecture provide a spectacular backdrop to explore megaliths and medieval dungeons; the Maltese Islands are positively mythic. Malta has rightly been described as an open-air museum, boasting over 320 historical monuments and three UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the Megalithic Temples, the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum and the city of Valletta.
The nearby islands of Gozo and Comino are easily reached by a short ferry ride from Malta and offer more sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and an abundance of adventure activities.
The Spring Months are a perfect time to visit the Maltese Islands as the weather is ideal for exploring Malta’s capital city, Valletta, experiencing an abundance of adventure activities and witnessing the beauty of the spring flora and fauna. Easter is widely celebrated in Malta; unmissable processions, Easter vigils, and other traditions take place during the Holy week.
Hello long, hot, and sunny days! Travel to the Maltese islands during the summer months to enjoy the sunshine whilst experiencing rich water sports including scuba-diving, snorkelling, kayaking, and paddle-boarding. Malta welcomes the Isle of MTV, Summer Daze, Glitch Festival, and many more music festivals each year to its Mediterranean shores.
The Autumn months cool down slightly but there is no lack of cobalt blue skies and sunshine. Travel to the Maltese Islands to experience the topographical landscape offering hiking, cycling, and rock-climbing. Marvel at some of the most famous sail boats in October during the Rolex Middle Sea Race; a spectacle not to be missed.
Just a three-hour flight away from the UK, Valletta is officially the Sunniest City in Europe and the perfect getaway during the winter months. The capital city boasts stunning boutique hotels set in old palazzo buildings, waterfront alfresco dining options overlooking the Grand Harbour and over 320 historical sites; it’s a traveller’s paradise that can be explored completely on foot.
Ramla Bay, known in Maltese as Ramla il-Hamra (Red Sands) is the biggest sandy beach on the Maltese Island of Gozo. The area that surrounds the beach is beautifully undeveloped. If you’re looking for a picturesque sandy beach to relax on that’s surrounded by Mediterranean azure blue waters, then look no further than Ramla Bay.
Għain Tuffieħa Bay is the second sandy beach in a chain of beaches together with Golden Bay and Gnejna Bay. The beach is remote and ideal if you want to escape the crowds to truly relax with picturesque views. The rugged coastline and the hillside behind the beach offers a natural and untouched atmosphere.
St Peter’s Pool, located in the Southwest of Malta, is one of the most beautiful natural swimming pools on the Maltese Islands. The crystal-cleat waters and lighting offer fantastic opportunities for snorkelers. If you want to escape the tourist trail this is the perfect opportunity to take a swim in a tranquil location.
Mellieha Bay is Malta’s longest sandy beach, stretching across 800m making it one of the most popular beaches with holidaymakers. The beach slopes gently into ankle-deep crystal-clear water for approximately 50-meters, making it a perfect beach for families with young children.
Golden Bay is located next to Għain Tuffieħa on the north-west coast of Malta, nearby the village of Manikata and known for it’s red sand and naturally formed dunes on it’s surrounding slopes. Golden Bay is a popularly visited beach, partly due to the proximity of the five star Radisson Gold Sands Hotel.
When you book a Malta holiday with Charitable Travel, you can donate 5% of your holiday price to a UK Charity. For inspiration, here are some charities that the Malta Tourism Authority and Charitable Travel suggest.
Please be aware that due to the current COVID19 pandemic, you may have to subject to physical distancing measures, and testing procedures in Malta, such as temperature checks, and wearing face masks. Please check the FCO list of countries deemed safe to travel to before departing.