The fact that English is Malta’s second official language obviously helps and takes away a language barrier that many guests to other holiday destinations face time and again.
Malta was part of the British empire for around 160 years (gaining independence in 1964), which shaped the country and its inhabitants, most of whom now have a good command of the English language.
The weather in Malta is one of the major reasons over a million tourist visit the Maltese islands, and for good reason.
Summer weather is great for those looking for a beach and sun holiday and winters are mild, with relatively high temperatures and still a relatively high amount of daily sunshine hours for those looking to escape the dark, sub-zero winter months back home.
Malta offers a vibrant nightlife, which has attracted some of the biggest names in the international club scene, such as Tiësto, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten and Carl Cox. Open-air clubs are a unique experience and open-air clubs are immensely popular among both locals and foreigners.
Often a deciding factor for sun seekers is the potential for relaxed summer beach life and in that respect, Malta doesn’t deserve. Some of Malta’s best beaches are located along the Northern and Western shorelines of the island, most notably Mellieha Bay (the island’s largest beach), Golden Bay and Ghajn Tuffieha.
There’s more to Malta as a nation than just the island Malta itself. The Republic of Malta also includes sister island Gozo, which is said to be what Malta used to be like: rural and peaceful. Gozo is an excellent location for families, couples and elderly who prefer having a peaceful holiday with beautiful beaches and countryside views.
It’s not easy to get bored in Malta, with a large number of things to do and see. You can enjoy a variety of sports and other leisure activities in Malta including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, scuba diving, paragliding and windsurfing, among others. Most of the larger hotels offer indoor pools, gyms and tennis courts, which comes in handy if you like to stay active when the weather isn’t very inviting to go out.
Should you be interested in spending some, if not all, of your time visiting points of interest, Malta has plenty to offer that’s worth seeing.
Moreover, unlike most travel destinations, you can visit a large number of fascinating museums and attractions that testify to Malta’s rich and turbulent history within a relatively small area. You can organise day trips, combining a visit to, for example, Mdina with visiting the Tarxien Temples, rather than losing half the day on travelling to a single location.