Travelling abroad is easier than ever. With dozens of countries and cities to explore at our fingertips, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are just some of the reasons why you should pick Malta as your next holiday destination.
One of the reasons why so many tourists flock to Malta each year is down to the glorious boat trips that take you to the Blue Lagoon and Comino. Being surrounded by white and clear crystal waters is what makes a boat trip one of the most sought-after activities to do when in Malta. You are also able to go snorkelling and swimming where you can be up close and personal with the sea creatures of the island. Getting the chance to relax and unwind on the island of Comino makes it one of the most glorious places in the world to see.
Whilst Malta has a wide selection of restaurants and bars to choose from, many tourists decide to check out the famous village feasts. The celebrations usually begin more than a fortnight before the feast date with a host of entertainment including local bands, fireworks and vendor stalls. You will be able to engage with locals and surround yourself with illuminated churches and brightly decorated streets. If one of your main aims is to visit a village feast, make sure that you visit Malta between April and September as this is when the feast season is.
Renowned for their friendliness, hospitality and going the extra mile, the Maltese people will instantly make you feel at home. Most Maltese people are kind-hearted and incredibly accommodating, so if you feel you need any assistance or guidance, do not be afraid to ask for help. The kind characteristics of Maltese people stems way back into their culture which will ensure you have a very welcoming experience. Getting to learn a bit about the culture and engaging with locals will help broaden your mind and see things from a completely different perspective.
Another great reason to visit Malta is for its wonderful rich history that dates back hundreds of years. As the island is relatively small, this means you can get more out of your day trips allowing you to soak up the rich heritage of Malta. There are many tour operators that can guide you around the incredible monuments and with convenient bus routes and relatively short distances between each monument, you are able to explore the island with ease. Be aware that some monuments may charge entry fees or have restrictions such as when they are open.
You will be spoilt for choice when looking at places to stay when on holiday in Malta. There a wide range of hotels, self-catering apartments as well as hostels for those on a stricter budget. Popular holiday resorts include St. Julian’s and Sliema which are home to many popular hotels that can suit your needs. If you are looking to have a taste of Malta’s nightlife, it is best to stay in St. Julian’s where you will have a wide selection of bars and clubs to visit.
Over one million tourists visit Malta annually and with the weather being glorious all year round, it is clear to see why. If you are planning to visit Malta in the summer, bear in mind that temperatures can get increasingly hot and humid which you may find distressing. However, in winter, temperatures are still relatively high and with plenty of daily sunshine hours, you will be able to explore the island and escape the sub-zero temperatures back home. Also, bear in mind that the winter months are usually a much cheaper time to visit Malta.
How to Get to Malta
With weekly direct flights from Birmingham Airport to Luqa Malta International, there is no reason on why you should not be checking out Malta for your next holiday. If your flight happens to be early in the morning, it may be wise to book one of the Birmingham airport hotels with parking. Websites like birminghamparking.com or parkingaccess.com will provide you with all the necessary information you require. Also, booking in advance can save you money and put you in touch with special deals that may be exclusive to you. Always compare airport parking prices before you travel so you can end up with the best deal.
With glorious weather, plenty of activities and rich heritage and history to discover, it is no wonder why so many tourists choose Malta as their summer destination every year. If you are still unsure on whether Malta is the right choice for you, speak to those who have already visited who will be able to give you first hand reviews on where to go and what to look out for.