Our opinion about Malta
Why go to Malta? Maybe it’s the beauty of this little island, or the fact that Hollywood royalty is flocking there to film, you can take an island cruise, or maybe it’s the epic nightlife that’s drawing more and more visitors every year. Get the cheap Malta holidays now, call Purple Travel for more deals and information.
Where to Stay
St. Julian's is a beautiful resort on Malta's eastern coast. There's great rocky beaches, excellent connections to explore more of the island and arguably the best nightlife on the island in Paceville. Malta holidays in St. Julians are perfect for couples and singles.
Bugibba has a rocky beach but the sheltered waters are excellent for bathing and watersports. Away from the beach you'll find a lovely promenade with restaurants and cafés plus a town centre for some shopping. At night you'll find a variety of options from bars to discos to casinos.
This is a lively little resort on St. Paul's Bay just next to Bugibba. You'll also find here a promenade with bars. cafés and restaurants as well as a rocky little beach.
Things to do
You shouldn't miss the chance to take a boat to Comino and see the Blue Lagoon. If you want to get up close with nature unerwater then Malta is the perfect place to take up scuba diving.
Have a wander round St John's Cathedral in Valletta, Malta's UNESCO listed capital which is up there with Italy and Greece in terms of rich history.
St. Julians is a great place for trendy nightlife hotspots such as swanky bars and clubs while Sliema on the east coast that's now known for its restaurants and wine bars.
Malta is great for a holiday at anytime of the year but to really top up your tan your best bet is to take a holiday between July and September when the average temperature is about 30 degrees however temperatures can go as high as 40 degrees in August.
February is a time for carnival in Malta. You'll find five days full of colourful parades, music and dancing in the streets as well as some elaborate costumes.
Around Easter you'll find many processions and of course feasting after the 40 days of Lent.
You'll find different Saint's Day celebrations all year round as every town and village in Malta has it's own "festa" - a celebration day that comes complete with music, dancing and fireworks. They really start to kick off in the last week of April with the feast of St Publius in Floriana.
Arts & Culture
In July you'll find a huge arts and jazz festivals taking place in Valletta that are well worth a visit if you can tear yourself away from the beaches for long enough.
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