Malta Travel. Popular resorts
The islands of Malta are a great place for active tourists and travelers. Yachtsmen, windsurfers and divers will meet here the ideal conditions for their favorite sports. Sunny Malta, surrounded by crystal clear waters, is a real paradise, which will bring a lot of pleasure. If you are more interested in the cultural and historical past of Malta, great discoveries are waiting for you. Let’s consider the most popular tourists’ places.
Medina is a city of aristocrats. It is the unusually beautiful old capital of Malta. Its history had started more than 4,000 years ago. Visiting the ancient capital you will see the fortress bastions built in the 9th century. The bastion offers an excellent panoramic view.
One of the streets of Valletta keeps almost the oldest theater in Europe, which now pleases visitors with its creativity. It was built in 1731.
Sliema is located in the east of Malta. It is a multi-populated city and at the same time one of the resort towns of Malta. Nowadays, this is a place for the rich people of Valletta. Their stunning luxury homes are located in quiet neighborhoods of the city.
Located near Sliema, the resort of St. Julians beckons with its unrivaled beauty. In this quite developed small town there are a lot of bars and restaurants, where coziness and harmony prevail. Amazing beaches and picturesque views of the Spinola bay don’t leave anyone indifferent.
Zurrieq is one of the oldest cities in Malta. The city is located in the south-east of the island, 10 km. from the capital. However, such proximity to the metropolis does not affect the quiet life of the city.
Malta weather. The best time of year to travel to Malta
There are excellent conditions for holidays throughout the year because of the large number of sunny days. The sea water here is very clean. In winter, the temperature does not fall below + 15 * C, and in summer does not exceed + 35 * C.
Maltese climate is warm and healthy. There are no cold winds, fog, snow or frost. When is it better to visit Malta? If you want a beach holiday, then choose the summer. But be ready, it’s rather hot in summer. Nevertheless, it is considered a high season in Malta. The beginning of autumn is considered a velvet season and lasts until the beginning of October.
The best beaches in Malta
Blue Lagoon Beach. The Blue Lagoon Beach is recognized as one of the best places to swim in Malta. Here are the purest water and dazzling white sand. The view of the open sea is fascinating. What is more, you can find curious caves, the bottom of which is inhabited by all kinds of exotic inhabitants.
Golden Bay Beach. Sandy beach Golden Bay is one of the most popular beaches of Malta. The beach is so popular, because its sandy line is wider than on other beaches and it has the most convenient infrastructure. You can enjoy various water sports and parties, especially in the evenings, when lovers of sunset arrange a barbecue on the beach and enjoy a cool summer night.
Peter’s Pool Beach. This is an unusual rocky beach in the southeast of the main island of Malta. It is hidden from prying eyes. This is a real refuge for those who prefer wildlife and privacy. The rocks are flat enough, so you can comfortably sunbath. Take into account, this place is not suitable for the rest with children.
Mellieha Beach. It is the largest (800 meters) beach in Malta, marked by the Blue Flag. It is located on the outskirts of the village of Mellieha. The second name of the beach is Adira Bay.
Ghajn Tuffieha Beach. This beach is as popular as Golden Bay beach. It is located in a small village of Manikata. It is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday with reddish sand and transparent water. Unlike Golden Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha beach is less accessible and looks more wild: there is no large hotels and the variety of water activities. To get to the beach, you need to overcome high stairs.
Luxurious Malta hotels
Le Meridien St Julians 5*. The new chic hotel is located on the coast of the picturesque Balluta Bay. All rooms have balconies or terraces with views of the bay or the valley. The hotel is close to the center of St Julian’s, restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs.
Rooms: 238 rooms, 39 suites.
Hotel infrastructure: Maltese cuisine restaurant, bar, pool bar and restaurant, SPA center with indoor pool and jacuzzi, gym, water sports, shops, free underground parking, playground for children, baby sitters.
Intercontinental 5 *. The hotel is located 7 km from the historical capital of Malta, the city of Valletta and not far from fashionable shops, entertainment, nightclubs and casinos.
Rooms: 451 hotel rooms, including 174 luxury double rooms, 153 superior rooms, 24 suites, a magnificent Presidential suite, a family suite and 3 rooms for disabled guests.
Hotel infrastructure: Mediterranean restaurant, oriental restaurant, poolside grill-bar, restaurant-terrace in the garden, bar in the lounge, wellness center, swimming pool, underground car parking, ice arena, cinema, modern business center.
Hilton Malta 5 *. Prestigious hotel is a part of the new tourist and entertainment complex of Portomaso and offers the high level of service and comfort that the Hilton hotel chain is famous for. The hotel stands on the shore of a beautiful yacht marina. You can relax with the whole family, as here are created all conditions for a full rest of your children.
Rooms: 294 rooms.
Hotel Infrastructure: 2 squash courts, a large number of bars and restaurants with varied cuisine, children’s playroom, diving center, 2 outdoor swimming pools, children’s pool, babysitting for children (extra), several shops, car parking, and conference hall.
Crowne Plaza 5 *. The hotel is located in one of the most prestigious locations in the Sliema tourist area on the beach. You can enjoy stunning views of Valletta, the Great Harbor and the open sea from the hotel windows.
Rooms: 187 rooms.
Hotel infrastructure: bar, swimming pool, massage, night club, restaurant, sauna, private beach.