Historical towns? Delicious food? Balmy weather? Yes, that’s Malta. Valletta has it all with its charming waterfront and historical hotspots, while St Paul’s Bay has days on the sand down to a tee. From ancient temples to vibrant cities, Malta’s rich tapestry of history and culture is ready to be explored this winter.
Malta scores high on the stunning scale. Beautiful history-stuffed towns? 10/10. Gorgeous sandy beaches? 100%. Italian-inspired food? Off the charts. While only dinky, there’s no doubt that this Mediterranean island is made for exploring all year round. Surrounded by centuries-old walls and teeming with grand mansions and lush gardens, UNESCO-stamped capital Valletta’s got to be top of the list.
But quaint Mdina and pretty Victoria over on Gozo can’t be missed either. When you need a break between sightseeing, Malta’s seaside resorts have you covered. Mellieha Bay’s sandy beach screams relaxation and St Paul’s Bay is a buzzy base, while Qawra boasts a blissful mix of lidos, bars and restaurants. And that’s just what’s on land. Eerie wrecks, dramatic caves and crystal-clear lagoons make the surrounding sapphire waters equally epic for adventures.
Yes, Malta has it all!
Petite in size but big on charm, Valletta’s a truly magical city that’s not to be missed. Despite its modest form, this picturesque little resort holds the trophy as Malta’s capital and has a history that spans back through the centuries. A charming centre and a breathtaking waterfront… Valletta’s got it all.
San Anton holidays
Famous for its breathtaking gardens and striking palace, San Anton is a paradise if you’re big on nature. Tucked between numerous pretty towns and villages, anyone looking to explore Malta will be in prime position. So grab your camera and get ready to catch some winning snaps!
The town of Sliema offers up classy bars and boutiques that wrap around the coastline and on to Marsamxett Harbour. It’s ideally located, with Paceville mere minutes away – where the nightlife steps up a notch. You’ll find all of the island’s delights delivered to you from one welcoming resort.
Classic Malta takes a modern twist in the form of Buġibba. Nestled in the north of the island, this is a great base for exploring the sprinkling of quaint towns that surround. You’ll find a great selection of bars, pubs and restaurants too – ideal for trying out traditional Maltese delicacies.
St Paul’s Bay holidays
Located on the northern coast, St Paul’s Bay is a great base for exploring Malta and its sprinkling of pretty towns. Long stretches of sandy beach are St Paul’s Bay’s crowning glory, whilst the old town and the boat-lined harbour are as charming as they come – a truly breathtaking place for a summer break.
Mellieha Bay holidays
Overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean, Mellieha Bay’s a winner when it comes to a relaxing beach holiday in Malta. The laid-back bar scene and sandy shore here are perfect if you’re after a fly and flop getaway, but it’s a great base for exploring too. You can easily catch the ferry across to Comino to discover the mesmerising Blue Lagoon and Gozo to see its quaint capital, Victoria. Holidaying with little ones? Fun-filled Popeye Village is close by too.
St Julian’s holidays
With an arc of sparkling golden sand, twinkling emerald waters and a vibrant nightlife scene, St Julian’s is a resort where you can chill all day and party all night. It’s a tale of two sides here – venture to the marina for laid-back waterfront restaurants or boogie over to Paceville for more bars than you can shake a bottle of champers at.
The average high temperature during November is 21ºC, which is perfectly warm enough to relax on the beach or by the pool. Temperatures cool to 14ºC at night, so you should bring a warmer jumper for the evenings. The sea temperature’s around 22ºC, while humidity’s low and ranges from around 60% to 90%.
Our hotel pick: ST Bayview Hotel & Spa, Sliema, Malta
Board: Bed & Breakfast
Flying From: London Stansted
7 Nights: Mon 06 Nov 2023
Passengers: 2 Adults, 1 Room
Baggage: 22Kg Allowance
Per Person: £362
The ST Bayview Hotel & Spa is a friendly, laid-back option with amazing views over the harbour. Popular with families and couples, this hotel enjoys a vibrant location on Sliema’s seafront promenade with numerous bars and restaurants close by. Take in the views at the rooftop terrace complete with a seasonal outdoor pool, or why not head over to the Aqualuna Lido*, a stone-throw away from the hotel.
There are also excellent local transportation links close at hand, making the island’s attractions easily accessible.
- Seafront. 150m from the nearest shops, bars and restaurants. 500m from a rocky beach. 900m from Sliema – Valletta ferry.
- 2 restaurants including 1 buffet restaurant and 1 à la carte restaurant. 2 bars including a lounge bar and pool bar.
- Small gym.TV lounge. Internet terminal*. Wi-Fi*.
- Outdoor rooftop swimming pool.
*Local charges apply. We endeavour to show you images of the actual room described however, this may not always be possible; actual view and/or room size or layout may vary e.g. you may not see an image of a sea view or garden view in the image but you will have the option of booking your preferred view when selecting your preferences.
Going Out: London Stansted to Luga
Depart: Monday 6 Nov 2023 at 15:20
Arrive: Monday 6 Nov 2023 at 19:40
Flight Duration: 3 hrs 20 mins
Coming Back: Luga London Stansted
Depart: Monday 13 Nov 2023 at 14:20
Arrive: Monday 13 Nov 2023 at 16:40
Flight Duration: 3 hrs 20 mins
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