- Holiday Guide
Salt Pans and Sun Traps
A Mediterranean marvel, holidays in Malta are ideal for young families, with a climate that's less extreme than other places in the Med. The rocky northern coastline is full of caves, inlets and rock pools, ideal for adventurous youngsters, with sandy beach resorts never far away.
Discover Blue grotto's, salt pans and inland villages or take a boat trip out to the islands of Gozo and Comino... if you like adventure, Malta is for you!
Bugibba, in the North of Malta, is a lively resort based on the rocky Northern Coastline. Activities here include glass-bottom boat trips; scuba diving, scenic cruises and excursions to the fabulous Blue Grotto Caves, while for little ones there are playgrounds and beach trampolines. (If you are looking for a sandy beach however, Mellieha Bay just 8km away may be your best bet as the rocky coast here in Bugibba does not offer many sunbathing options!) Journey time from the airport 30 minutes (Approximately)
Holidays at Mellieha Bay are hard to beat. This sandy beachfront resort offers cheap family holidays with a more relaxed atmosphere than lively Bugibba - yet just as near the attractions. From here it's an easy ride into the historic walled city of Valleta or, from the Grand Harbour you can take ferry trips to the neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino. Journey time from the airport 40 minutes (Approximately)
Gozo & Comino
Known affectionately as the 'Sister Isles' Gozo and Comino provide a tranquil haven from the mainland and are great for a daytrip or quieter break.Greener, rural Gozo is the embodiment of relaxation while tiny Comino is the ultimate escape, all year round. With no cars and just one resort hotel it is perfect for couples or those who want to make the most of water sports. Journey time from the airport 90 minutes (Approximately)
Malta Fact file
Flying time from UK: 3 hours Currency: Euro Average Temperature: During the winter 10Cº and during the summer 30Cº (77Fº). Sunny Days a Year: +250 days.
Top tip: Take a boat trip to the Blue Grotto Caves and swim in the cool turquoise blue water!