The Mediterranean island of Malta is a wonderful destination for holidaymakers and there are many delightful towns and villages to stay at. One such place is the coastal resort of Sliema, which is located in the north east of the island. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.
Sliema has a long stretch of rocky shoreline suitable for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. Various other watersports can be tried in Malta including sailing, water skiing, paragliding, wake boarding, jet biking and kayaking. There are some fantastic places in here to explore making it a great place for hiking, horseback riding and cycling, while the promenade is popular with joggers. There is plenty on offer in Malta for sports enthusiasts including an 18-hole golf course at the Royal Malta Golf Club in Marsa. This same club also offers miniature golf, swimming, tennis and squash. Visitors will find many places to dine in the resort including restaurants, bars and cafes. There are some great shops located in the area for self catering holidaymakers to purchase food and drink as well as souvenirs.
Sliema has some interesting sites and building worth visiting such as the fortifications, one of which dates back to the 17th century. There are some attractive church buildings here too including the Stella Maris Church and The Chapel of our Lady of Graces. A ferry service operates between Sliema and Valletta across Marsamxett harbour.
The warmest time of the year to visit Malta is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 32 degrees centigrade. January and February are the coolest months with an average high of 16 degrees centigrade and average lows of 10C. There is very little rainfall in Malta especially in summer. The wettest months are generally November and December with an average of 111mm per month.
Malta International Airport (MLA) is the only airport in Malta and receives flights all year round from many cities. Air Malta fly to and from Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Birmingham, Brussels, Catania, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Istanbul, London, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Reggio Calabria, Rome, Sofia, Stuttgart, Tripoli, Vienna and Zürich. Sliema is approximately a 25 minute drive from the airport and there are car rental services and taxis available on the island.
A trip to the Maltese capital city Valetta is well worthwhile as there are many historic buildings, palaces, churches, museums and galleries here. Visitors may also like to take a trip to the coastal resorts of St Paul’s Bay and Bugibba in the north of the island, where there is lots of nightlife and entertainment. Victoria is the main town on the island of Gozo and offers many interesting places to visit as well as good shops and restaurants.