Malta summer holidays

A change from the usual summer holiday spots

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Laura Ginn

Laura Ginn
HomeAway travel expert

Msida waterfront People looking for a bit of a different holiday spot this summer may enjoy Malta. Whilst Malta may not be the ideal holiday spot if you are travelling with young children, it is wonderful for mature couples, or young adults. There seem to be two very distinct characteristics of Malta. On one hand, you have many areas which are brimming with nightclubs and loud parties, and on the other hand, you have areas which emanate quiet serenity. What you take away from your experience in Malta will be a matter of personal opinion. Nevertheless, why not give something new a try and check out Malta? In addition, private accommodation in Malta is easy to find.

If you’re searching for the ideal beach-goer’s holiday spot, you’ll need to choose where you stay carefully: sandy beaches tend to be scarce in Malta, but there are some hidden gems waiting to be found in its furthest reaches. The shopping is also great in Malta and the food prices are at least a third of what they are in the UK. The petrol is also much cheaper, making hiring a car to drive round the island quite economical. Below are some of the places and sites you might enjoy while holidaying in Malta.


Places of interest you might enjoy in Malta


Gozo Summer Holidays in Gozo

You will find Gozo, a tiny island only about 20 minutes away from Malta by ferry boat, quite tranquil. This is definitely the spot for more mature people looking to relax in accommodation in Malta, without all the hustle and bustle of the party spots. In fact, it is often nice to book a private villa or home with a swimming pool, as the temperatures in this area can exceed 44°C during the summer time. Beach going may not be the thing to do here, but working on a suntan to return home with is definitely something you can do in Malta!

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Valletta Summer Holidays in  Valletta

One of the best things to do whilst visiting Malta’s capital city of Valletta is to visit The Malta Experience. There you will see the most excellent audio visual show on the entire island. It is set in a historical building and offers a fantastic intro to the extraordinary sights and history of Goza and Malta. If you want to see first-hand where the epic battle and bloodshed occurred during the Great Siege of Malta, visit Fort S. Elmo. There are organised tours available, as well as actual re-enactments of the war, by men clad in Guardia costumes. It is quite authentic and really gives you a sense of the history of Malta.

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Mdina Summer Holidays in  Mdina

Mdina is one place that you will appreciate if golden sandy beaches and azure waters appeal to you. Because the best beaches are located on the west coast, this is a place many people enjoy exploring. The overall atmosphere is relaxing: even the nightlife is laid back with loads of bars and restaurants where you can delight in scrumptious meals made with locally grown produce. Mdina was at one time the capital of the country, and to many visitors proves by far the most picturesque in all of Malta. There are several vantage points and on a clear and cloud-free day you may even be able to see Mount Etna, located all the way across the ocean in Sicily.

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Mosta Summer Holidays in  Mosta

The Mosta Dome is the main reason tourists flock to this area: seeing one of the world’s biggest domes in person is somewhat of a surreal experience! The interior is stunning, coloured in gold, white and blue, and there is even a replica bomb that sits just near the alter! It is quite a sight to see. Once you have made your way around Mosta, there is a good chance you will be ready to cool off. As mentioned above, Malta can be quite hot, reaching temperatures anywhere from 40°C to 45°C in the summer. For most people a nice air-conditioned café is a great reprieve from the heat.

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Golden Bay Summer Holidays in  Golden Bay

Golden Bay is a nice place to go if you want to get away from the crowds in favour of seeing some beautiful cliffs, grottoes and smooth sand. Whilst Golden Bay is becoming more of a popular spot each year, there is no need to worry that you will not be able to find some peace and tranquillity at the nearby national park. You can also take a ferry ride to Comino and explore along the coastline, or perhaps go a bit wild and take a ride in a speedboat. Just remember to bring plenty of drinking water as you are bound to need it for a long day of outdoor activities.

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Il-KIOSTRO, luxury 300 year old house of character, a holiday gem.

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Ultra Modern Contemporary Accommodation in the Heart of Valletta

The Old Mint Penthouse offers comfort and relaxation within a spacious, modern and airy Apartment that sets a standard of holiday letting accommodation, which sets itself apart. Upon entrance to this enchanting building, you will recognize a wonde...

Ir-Razzett L-Ahmar, Wonderfully Renovated Farmhouse with Large Pool

A historic property in its own right with peace and tranquillity assured at this wonderfully renovated Farmhouse, where careful attention to its detail have been a major priority in displaying the majestic features it possesses, with a sweet blend...

Brand New Apartment With Unobstructed Sea Views

This brand new, modern apartment is situated on the Xemxija Bay seafront. It has a lovely sunny balcony overlooking the bay, is fully-air conditioned with free wifi and is close to public transport so you don't need to hire a car. The open-plan ...
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