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When: Why not head to Mellieha in the spring months when the climate is easily warm enough to enjoy languid days on the beach but not warm enough prevent you from visiting some of the nearby sightseeing attractions.
Where: Check out the local tourist attractions of the region. The 17th century St Agatha's Tower is the highest point on the island and is just five minutes from Mellieha. It offers some stunning views of the island from its rooftop. Also well worth a visit are Valletta, Mdina and Ta'Hagrat.
Why: Because Malta is an island whose gorgeous climate is matched by its rich and fascinating history. There are stunning baroque palaces in Valletta, ancient temples in Ta'Hagrat and architecture from the 11th century to be seen in Mdina.
When: Head out to Mellieha in June or July to catch daily temperatures in the thirties celsius. There is gorgeous sunshine and perfect swimming conditions in the sea.
Where: Look no further than the 800 metre stretch of golden sandy beach in front of Mellieha. In the evenings you can enjoy a laid back and very pleasant nightlife in the beachfront bars and the traditional tavernas of the old town.
Why: Mellieha is a lovely place to spend a holiday with good friends. There are great sun tanning conditions and some charming little bars and eating establishments. For a more vibrant and exuberant nightlife, you could make the 20 minute journey to the nearby town of Bugibba.
When: Head out to Mellieha in the late spring or early summer months for very pleasant weather and a very uncrowded and laid back beach holiday.
Where: Mellieha offers some fantastic dining opportunities. Watch the sunset over the Mediterranean from one of the many promenade restaurants where delicious fresh seafood and soups are served as well local specialities including risottos and wild boar.
Why: Mellieha is an excellent destination for a romantic holiday away with the one you love. It boasts fantastic views, a charming old town and an excellent climate and is considerably less crowded than other Mediterranean beach towns.
When: Of course family holidays are largely dictated by school holidays. You might want to head to Mellieha in the easter holidays or the autumn half term when the weather is very pleasant and probably slightly more manageable than the sweltering mid summer months.
Where: There are excellent water sports facilities on the beach. Kids will enjoy having a go at windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing whilst their parents relax on the sand, soak up some vitamin D and enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine!
Why: Considerably more relaxed than other Mediterranean resorts, Mellieha can be a great destination for families with children of any age whilst parents are sure to enjoy the peace and tranquility.