Holidays to Malta 2016 / 2017
An island of breath-taking beauty, holidays in Malta transport you to a land peppered with relics of the Knights Templar. The stunning Malta coastline is another attraction, from the enigmatic coves and inlets of tiny Comino, to the sweeping sands of Mellieha Bay. Holidaymakers often book holidays to Malta for the nightlife and it's great diving sites. Whatever your reason for booking Malta holidays, at Co-operative Travel we have some fantastic all inclusive holiday deals to Malta’s most inspiring and spectacular locations.
When booking cheap Malta holidays for 2016/2017, remember Malta is not one island, but a republic consisting of many islands and islets, though only three are inhabited. The entire Maltese island collection is rich in history and culture, and many holidaymakers are looking for cheap holidays in Malta’s neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino, which are less developed. Gozo is home to the oldest standing temples in the world, while Comino is home to the famous Blue Lagoon. Experience the exotic antiques of Gozo with a Co-operative package holiday to Malta.
Booking Ahead - Malta Holidays in 2017
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Malta holidays in 2017.
Booking ahead for your 2017 holiday to Malta has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
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Malta – Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Malta is an archipelago between the North African coast and Sicily in the Mediterranean. It is known for its rich history relating to a long list of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of St John, the British and the French.
Please Note: From 1st June 2016, customers staying in the Maltese Islands will need to pay an Environmental Contribution Tax. This will be collected from you when you arrive at your accommodation. It’s been introduced by the Government of Malta to help with environmental and tourism improvements. The tax will be €0.50 per person, per night, and capped at €5.00 per stay. Children under 18 won’t have to pay. Read more here.
Ideal Time to Go: The temperature in Malta can be very high at certain times of the year; if you enjoy really warm weather then we’d recommend planning your Malta holiday for July/August as this is the hottest time of year there. For most people we recommend having your holiday in September/October as these are still very warm months but there will be fewer crowds of holiday-goers in Malta during these months and it will usually work out cheaper.
Weather: Malta experiences a warm climate with an average annual temperature of 19°C. Malta’s warmest months are July & August with average temperatures of 27°C. Malta’s coolest months are December-February at an average of 13°C. The wettest months in Malta are November-January with rainfall of around 100mm over roughly 13 wet days each month. During the middle of the year Malta doesn’t get much rainfall at all so it shouldn’t be an issue.
Flight Time: A direct flight from London to Malta takes little over 3 hours
Time Difference: Malta is 1 hour ahead of UK time
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Britain ruled Malta until it became independent in 1964.
Top Tip: Wearing beach clothes anywhere other than on the beach during your Malta holiday can be considered offensive to the locals in Malta, so be careful of this.
Places to Go on Your Malta Holiday
Malta is a great holiday destination with wonderful weather and huge amounts of culture, it may be hard to choose between all of the wonderful places to visit in Malta during your holiday; here are our top picks for place to visit during your Malta holiday:
St Julian’s – This is the place to be during your Malta holiday if you’re the kind of person who would enjoy a great time relaxing on a calm Maltese beach before hitting the town and exploring some great nightlife.
Mdina – This is a great place to explore the amazing culture and history that Malta has to offer. Mdina has some great museums, palaces and cathedrals with beautiful ancient architecture to explore during your cultural Malta holiday.
Xlendi – There are many fun holiday activities to do in Xlendi, if you enjoy being active or sporty then this is a great place for you to visit during your holiday in Malta. You can try your hand at scuba diving, hiking, water sports, or even explore some of the gorgeous caves that are dotted around Xlendi, then you can relax on the beach and cool off.
Holiday Activities in Malta
Holidays to Malta are popular with all age groups, including party-loving singles. Some traditional resorts like Bugibba and St Johns have expanded to entice a younger crowd. With world-class DJs and sophisticated nightclubs, the nightlife in Malta is a one of a kind experience. St Julians has become the clubbing capital of the island, with Bugibba a close second, making this the ideal destination for those booking Malta holidays for the nightlife. Elsewhere, however, the pace of life is more relaxed and appealing to families who are looking to book cheap holidays to Malta.
If you love culture, we recommend you book package holidays to Malta near the capital of Valletta. Built by the Knights Hospitaller in the 1500s, it has everything from baroque palaces to the Ghost of Napoleon for you to visit. There are also the prehistoric temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra, on the opposite side of the island.
Malta has a constant calendar of events, such as the International Fireworks Festival in May. This is breath-taking event is something you do not want to miss. We offer package holidays to Malta throughout the year in a wide range of villas, hotels and self-catering apartments. If you’re booking Malta holidays out of season then keep an eye out for celebrities, as the island has been used in many movies.
How to Get There
Cheap direct holiday flights to Malta are available from airports all over the UK. We recommend using one of these cheap direct flights in order to save money and time when travelling to your holiday in Malta. Flights are available year round, so you should never have any issues booking your holiday flight to Malta.
Read more about this beautiful Mediterranean island in our blog.
Map of Malta