Malta and it’s islands, Gozo and Comino, combine old and new – a rich history which has shaped the island’s culture combined with modern spa hotels and the latest gastronomic trends. Add in year-round sunshine and Malta has an appeal which is attractive to all types of visitors to it’s islands.
Strolling through the narrow alleyways of Valletta, Malta’s capital city, you have a sense of being in an ancient Mdina and in other instances, a Venetian town. Turning another corner may bring you to Marks and Spencer, a long time presence in Valletta. But Valletta’s harbour and fortress are one of it’s most glorious and memorable features. Valletta will also be the European Capital of Culture in 2018 which has resulted in new public spaces being opened in preparation for the events.
Across the water from Valletta lies Sliema. Home to Malta’s best shopping, Sliema boasts a smart promenade and some of the best hotels on the island.
St. Julian’s offers visitors some great nightlife set around Spinola Bay and its a great place to relax with a coffee and watch the boats gently bobbing in the marina. St Paul’s Bay and the area around Bugibba and Qawra are popular destinations for family holidays to Malta. Further to the West is Mellieha which offers the best beaches in Malta.
Malta has many influences from it’s strategic location in the Mediterranean, which has seen Romans, Greeks, Arabs and the French all lay claim to the island over the centuries. These influences have helped to make Malta a gastronomic melting pot which of course utilises local produce and seafood.