Malta islanders enjoy life to the full, and the calendar is filled with summertime "fiestas" with fireworks and carnivals. Carnival week with its traditional boisterous revelry and extravagant fancy dress is centered in the capital. Other towns and villages across the island also celebrate their own version of carnival. It is really colorful and cheerful event, so having Malta vacation you shouldn't skip it!
To choose suitable time for Malta vacation you should know that Malta has a typically Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. In summer temperatures can reach 84ºF (30ºC), but the heat tends to be tempered by sea breezes. In spring and autumn, a hot wind sometimes brings high temperatures and humidity. There is little rainfall, and it occurs only in winter.
When it comes to deciding where to stay in Malta, have a quick overview of Malta resorts.
The North, the most rugged of all Malta resorts, offers spectacular views across to Comino and Gozo. It also has Malta's most established beach and holiday resorts: Bugibba, Qawra, St Paul's Bay, and Malta's largest sandy beach at Mellieha.
Sliema and St Julian's are main coastal Malta resorts and a heartland for shopping, entertainment and café life. They also house some of Malta's newest hotels and apartments. St Julian's and Paceville are Malta's main nightlife areas.
Valletta, as befits the 16th century baroque city, offers accommodation with a time-honored atmosphere. Options here range from five-star hotels to bed and breakfast. Malta's capital is very much a working city, a bustling cultural centre and the administrative and commercial heart of the Islands.
The South is characterized by its fishing villages and quiet bays. It offers an authentic insight into Maltese rural life. It is also the location of two of Malta's prehistoric temples, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra. The region is largely undeveloped. Most hotels are in the harbor town of Marsascala, a southern resort, which bustles by night and is charming and quiet by day.
Central Malta is dominated by Malta's ancient capital, Mdina, a near perfect example of a medieval walled town. Beyond the walls, lies Rabat, a large town of Roman origin. The central region has some of the most interesting inland options, ranging from palaces to town house hotels.
Malta's sister islands of Gozo and Comino provide a tranquil haven and scene change. Greener, more rural and smaller than Malta, life on Gozo moves at a leisurely pace.
Accommodation options here range from charming old farmhouses, often with private pools, to five-star hotels and apartments with spectacular sea views to secluded hotels and cottages as guest quarters.
Tiny Comino is the ultimate escape all year round. Car-free and carefree, it has just the one resort hotel but it makes an excellent choice for those who make the most of water sports. Have a good rest!
Remember to check your entry requirements with your embassy or consulate before the trip, because passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Enjoy your vacations!
There is a wide selection of Malta resorts. For example, St George's Park Complex, which is ideal for those who want the freedom of self catering with the facilities of a hotel. The facilities of this resort are excellent and an entertaining program is set out throughout the year. It is located 300 meters from the sandy cove of St. George's Bay. Restaurants, shops, bars, discos and a casino are on the doorstep.
Atlantis Hotel Diving Centre is also popular among Malta resorts. Overlooking the bay, it is situated in a tranquil area just 5 minutes walk from the sea. All the rooms are air-conditioned, with private bathrooms, and equipped with direct dial telephone, radio and satellite television. Hotel facilities include outdoor swimming pool, children's pool, heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi, restaurants, boutique, Conference Hall, Games Room, Squash Court, Gym, Saunas, Aerobic Classes, Diving Shop and Diving Instruction.
There is something for everyone, the old and the young. Most young people have not been here and they should be!