Malta has everything we British holidaymakers look for in a summer holiday ... warm sun, sandy beaches, cultural sites and a bustling nightlife. Find yourself exploring one of the nine UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the seven Megalithic Temples of Malta. Sounds pretty good, right? Alternatively, relax on a Blue Flag beach or in a secluded bay surrounded by medieval fortresses, perfect for combining a sizzling tan with culture. And, as an added bonus, you can be sure that you’ll feel right at home in Malta ... English is one of its official languages!
It may well be small in size – it’s actually one of the smallest countries in the world – but it does have two large bustling nightlife centres, Bugibba and St. Julian’s. Both are becoming very popular during the summer months with groups. Luckily for you, you won’t have to choose between them, you can explore the whole of the island during the course of your getaway! Book yourself a holiday to Malta to discover the diverse range of cultural activities, beaches and nightly entertainment that this beautiful island has to offer.
When: With great temperatures throughout the year, it doesn’t matter what time you travel. To make the most of the nightlife and the party atmosphere, July and August are perfect times to travel with resorts full of like-minded people who want to discover the very best of Malta.
Where: Look no further than Paceville in St. Julian’s, the biggest nightlife resort in Malta, closely followed by Bugibba. Both will have you dancing the night away, reminiscing about nights out back home … but you can be sure you’ll be having a lot more fun in Malta!
Why: The nightlife, the beaches and the sun! Do we need to say anymore? You will certainly have a night to remember in one of the local nightspots.
When: The height of the season is July and August, and is when all the fun loving party goers come out to play. Relax in the sun by day and have fun in the lively resorts by night.
Where: Anywhere there is entertainment! Although it is a small island, there is plenty of nightlife in Bugibba and St. Julian’s.
Why: What more would you want other than an island that has excellent nightlife and beautiful beaches? Oh yes, warm sun! Luckily, Malta has that too.
When: Anytime between May and September when there are fewer tourists and children, leaving you to enjoy a quiet, relaxing holiday without having to fight with the crowds.
Where: Why settle in one place when you can explore the whole island during your holiday? Take in the sights from the capital or relax on the Blue Flag beaches – there’s no need to tie yourself down to one location – try ‘em all!
Why: Because you can enjoy the lively entertainment in Bugibba, the cultural sights of the Megalithic Temples and the secluded, romantic beaches.
When: Take your pick! Malta has a warm climate all year round, so there is no need to travel at peak season if you don’t want to when you have the chance to catch some winter sun. Couldn’t hurt to be more bronzed that the turkey at Christmas, could it?
Where: Holiday in Qawra in a beachfront hotel for incredible views, stay in Valletta and unearth the historical aspect of the island or try St. George’s Bay for a great snorkelling experience.
Why: Because Malta is more than just beaches and nightlife. Discover the cultural side of the island or sit back and watch the children have fun at the water parks – you might even be able to join in, too!
With warm summers and dry winters, who wouldn’t want to travel to Malta throughout the year? The summers are long, warm and full of tanned tourists relaxing on the beaches during the months of May to October. The winter months are nothing like what we have a home, temperatures rarely dip below 10C! How good does that sound?
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What to expect
Be prepared for excellent nightlife, shops galore and a great atmosphere. Although it is small in size, there is a lot to see and do in Malta, so you can be sure you won’t be left short of things to do. The beaches are stunning and have been awarded the Blue Flag award whilst the secluded bay is surrounded by the fortress – it’s pretty captivating! If you’re not one for relaxing and more for exploring or dancing, head to one of the nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites for the culture or to Bugibba and St. Julian’s for the nightlife.
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