If you’d like to get away to Malta then you’ll be pleased to find a substantial range of apartments and villas in Malta to browse on HomeAway. Malta is a place that blends all the hallmarks of a beach holiday destination with lots of historical interest, including the UNESCO-listed capital, Valletta. We can help you find anything from waterfront apartments in St Paul’s Bay, to luxurious villas or farmhouses on Gozo – you can pick a Malta holiday home near the beach, or perhaps you’d like to be as close as possible to a golf course. Naturally you can also select the amenities that you want for your apartment in Malta. Pools and outdoor barbecues are a frequent extra here thanks to the warm climate.
-Diving. Some of the best diving locations in Europe can be found in the waters around Malta and Gozo. What makes it so special is the clarity and calmness of the sea, with underwater caves, wrecks and reefs. One for experts only is Lantern Point, where there’s a tunnel some fifty metres below the surface.
-Outdoor activities. Above the surface you’ll find a good range of sports and other recreation to enjoy on holiday in Malta. There are stables for horseback riding, as well as some fantastic terrain for challenging walks and even climbing. Watersports abound as well, and you’ll be able to try your hand at activites as diverse as sea-kayaking, jet-skiing and windsurfing.
-Beaches. For a small destination there’s a wonderful variety of beaches to discover on the two main islands, as well as the smaller uninhabited islands of the archipelago. Golden Bay Beach, to the northwest on Malta is a highlight, with a large expanse of golden sand complemented by restaurants and refreshments stalls.
-Cultural heritage. Malta has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which is remarkable considering the size on the country. Two, the Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni, a prehistoric underground temple, and Valletta’s old town are set in the capital. There’s something interesting at every turn here, from the ancient town walls to the spectacular interior of the St john’s Co Cathedral.
-Gozo. Malta’s rural neighbour is home to picturesque rural landscapes, and also examples of the megalithic temples that have earned UNESCO World Heritage status. There are also impressive natural landmarks here, like the Azure Window, a perfectly formed natural arch on the west coast.
Malta enjoys a subtropical Mediterranean climate, which provides warm or hot summers and mild winters. Most of the rainfall takes place during the winter months, with December and January being wettest. In spring and early summer daytime temperatures rise quickly from an average of 19 in April to the high 20s in June. Visit a holiday home in Malta in July, August or September and you can expect daily highs that consistently reach above 30 degrees, with bright sunshine. The sea temperature is in the high teens from December to May, rising to 26 degrees in August.
Malta International Airport (MLA) serves both the island of Malta and Gozo, and can be reached from the UK with low-cost airlines via a number of airports. You can hop between Malta and Gozo via the ferry from Cirkewwa to Mgarr. In Malta you’ll encounter a good road system and surfaces that have been relaid over the past decade or so. A hire car is the best way to experience the best of the archipelago, but the bus system has recently been modernised, with vehicles dating back to the 1950s gradually being replaced by newer models.