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 Mellieha, which is located in the north of the island. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.
Mellieha Bay is one of the most popular sandy beaches in Malta and is suitable for sunbathing and swimming, while being safe for children to play as well. Holidaymakers can also have fun on the banana boats and pedaloes at this resort. Various other watersports can be tried in Malta including sailing, water skiing, paragliding, wake boarding, jet biking and kayaking. This pretty resort has some fantastic places to explore making it a great place for hiking, horseback riding and cycling. 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 a few places to dine in and around the resort including restaurants, bars and cafes. There are a few shops in the area for self catering holidaymakers to purchase food and drink from as well as souvenirs. A bigger variety of shopping can be found in the capital Valletta.
Nature lovers may like to pay a visit to Ghadira Nature Reserve, which has a variety of small mammals, lizards and migratory birds. Mellieha has a lot of interesting buildings including Mellieha Parish Church and old farmhouses. Other places well worth seeing here are the Mellieha Windmill and the Mellieha World War II Shelters.
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. Mellieha is approximately a 40 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 fishing village St Julian’s Bay on the main 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.