Cheap holidays to Malta with SunSearch Holidays mean a hassle-free way to see one of the Mediterranean's smaller gems. This fascinating, varied island is easy to get to from Ireland and enjoys glorious weather almost year-round, and cheap accommodation in Malta is plentiful. Malta has its quirkier side: kids young and old are sure to love Popeye Village, built as a set for the film about the cartoon sailor but now open as a museum and fun park.
Things to do in Malta
Malta holidays are made for exploring, so visit several resorts! A superb way to get around is the hop-on, hop-off bus which runs from Sliema – itself an excellent place to shop or eat – to Valletta. Then, you get a choice: one route heads north into the countryside via the ancient Maltese capital, Mdina, a walled town now so peaceful it's known as the Silent City. The southern tour takes you on a fascinating journey back in time, with several stops along the way at temples built thousands of years ago.
Begin in Valletta, Malta's capital and largest city. Although barely 500 years old, it contains stunning buildings such as St John's Cathedral, as well as calm spaces like the lovely Lower Barrakka Gardens. Visit Strait Street for the surprisingly active jazz scene. For something quieter, take the ferry from Circewwa Harbour to the island of Gozo, a place of natural beauty and traditional villages. Then take another ferry to the even smaller island of Comino and the Blue Lagoon, breathtakingly beautiful with extraordinarily clear water.
While Malta isn't best known for its nightlife, there are exceptions; if you know where to go there's plenty to do here when the sun goes down. Among the best options is Paceville, on the western outskirts of St Julian's. Here you'll find a lively, buzzing scene with clubs and bars aplenty. Clubbing highlights change frequently, so keep up with reviews, but must-visits include the stylish Shadow Lounge and the house/techno nights at BarCelona.
Self Catering Malta Holidays
For low cost holidays Malta has a great range of self catering options, ideal for families as there's no need to worry about fixed mealtimes! The variety available is large, ranging from intimate cottages for couples to ranch-sized homes for large groups. You're likely to have more space than you would in a hotel, giving a nice feeling of luxury. In a larger town like Valletta, self catering apartments are more common than the villas that dot the countryside.
Malta Beach Holidays
Cheap holidays to Malta will provide many great beaches! For starters, there's the St Paul's Bay area. Most tourists head for the specially made sandy beach at Bugibba, which is handily placed for restaurants and the casino. Nearby Qawra is a very different place: quiet and stony, but with very clean water for swimming. For a more conventional beach, head to Mellieha, where you'll find the widest expanse of sand in Malta; it's an ideal spot to take kids.
Cheap Holiday Deals to Malta
Choosing where to stay in Malta is easier if you read a good guide and recent reviews, as you can otherwise suffer from an excess of options! Whatever you're after, whether all inclusive Malta holidays at the height of summer, cheap half board stays with flights included or last minute package holidays to Malta from Dublin, you can rely on SunSearch Holidays to help make your trip a memorable one!