Malta: good things come in small packages
Book a holiday in advance and knowing you have a getaway to look forward to can be a massive thrill, especially if it’s somewhere with a Mediterranean climate and sandy beaches. The island of Malta may be small in size, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do and see.
Pristine beaches and bays
As an island country, Malta boasts a spectacular coastline of golden sandy beaches and bays, lapped at by the waves of the azure Mediterranean. The most popular beaches can be found in the north of the country, but there are smaller, more secluded beaches nestled further up the coast. No visit to Malta would be complete without a visit to the country’s most picturesque feature, The Blue Lagoon. Located on the west coast of Comino, this beautiful bay is a Mediterranean paradise with pristine sands and crystal clear, sparkling water. This spot is the ideal location for a day of relaxing, swimming and snorkelling. The Blue Lagoon is easy to get to; simply take a ferry or boat provided by one of Malta’s many tour operators. Mellieha Bay, also called Ghadira Bay, is the country’s longest sandy beach and is another fantastic spot to relax at. Here you can spend a day sunbathing, or for the more adventurous, water sports such as sea kayaking, waterskiing and windsurfing can be enjoyed. Because the water is shallow, it generally stays warm enough to indulge in a dip until around October.
The city of Valetta
While Malta certainly boasts some of Europe’s most glorious beaches and bays, those who also enjoy a bit of hustle and bustle won’t be disappointed. The capital city of Valletta might be small in comparison to its European counterparts, but there are still plenty of sights to see. The Grand Master’s Palace is the former residence of the Grand Masters of the Knights of St John and also housed the Maltese parliament until 2015. The regal building is steeped in history; the 5,000-strong collection of suits of armour is a sight to behold and there are numerous other pieces of historical interest such as bullet-marked armour and various types of weaponry. After a day of learning about the county’s history, you can enjoy some delicious Maltese food in one of the city’s many restaurants. Traditional Maltese food is rustic and hearty with fish pie, rabbit stew and caponata among some of the local favourites.
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