Holidays to Malta are easily found, and there are plenty of cheap options to keep your bank balance healthy. Almost all of the big tour operators have year round programmes to the island. Thomson still features Mellieha Bay, a UK holiday favourite for years. There are also a number of specialist operators such as Chevron who feature a wide range of holiday options and with the advent of low cost flights, a number of online holiday providers will package up hotels and flights to offer holiday deals to Malta. The island offers a great combination of historical attractions and natural beauty, as well as some really chic beach resorts. Although it's a small island, there are also plenty of ways to get away from it all too. Holidays to Malta are very flexible. You can go there for a couple of days, spend 7 or 14 nights there or go there for longer. A range of board options are available. Choose self catering or bed and breakfast if you want to sample the great Maltese restaurants on offer. Alternatively, if you are on more of a budget, there are plenty all inclusive or half board options.
As a Mediterranean island, Malta is a popular tourist destination in the summer months. However, to avoid the crowds and take advantage of cheaper accommodation and flight deals, why not visit Malta in spring?
Holy Week and Easter are celebrated in earnest in Malta. On Good Friday, which falls on 29th March in 2013, many villages and towns will have solemn processions and re-enactments of passages from the Bible. These sombre ceremonies soon turn into joyous celebrations come Easter Sunday. Make sure you try a figolla, a sweet pastry filled with almonds and a popular Maltese Easter treat.
Held on the 26th, 28th and 30th April 2013, the Malta International Fireworks Festival will reign supreme in an explosion of colour and wonder. Both local and foreign fireworks companies compete to win first place in the Competitive Fireworks displays and are judged on originality, quality of colours and overall presentation. Check the festival's official website for more details.
The key to getting cheap holidays in Malta used to be all about package holidays, but with the advent of more independent travellers, do-it-yourself deals are becoming more popular in 2013 and 2014. Flights to Malta leave the UK from a variety of airports, and all land into the one international airport in the south of the island. Air Malta has a range of flights from a variety of UK airports and the low cost carriers, especially Ryanair, also serve the island. Combine this with the sheer range of cheap hotels here and you're already onto a holiday winner. There's a good selection of public transport, but for more flexibility and freedom, grab cheap car hire when you touch down in Malta.
Malta is a year round holiday destination but as with many Mediterranean destinations, you will find the peak tourist season is in the summer. Certainly if you are after sunbathing the holiday away, you will want to stick to these months - so book early for a bargain. Combine sightseeing and sun-soaking in April, May, June and September, but be prepared for things to close through the off season from October to March. The capital of Valletta is a great bet for a cheap holiday at this time of year. Look out for the Malta Marathon, the Malta Fireworks Festival and the Carnival to really put something fun into your holiday - although you can't expect prices to be as cheap when big events are happening!
Visiting the walled city of Valetta is a must-do. The city's fame is growing thanks to its new UNESCO world heritage status, so get there before the throngs. The beach resorts of St Julian's and Sliema are the top beaches on the island. You can also visit the temple complex of Hagar Qim, dating back as far as 3000 BC! Malta also has two smaller islands - Gozo and Comino - which are great for day trips, or to stay on if you're after a holiday featuring the quiet life. Gozo boasts some stunning scenery, and Comino is where you will find the Blue Lagoon. Click for more ideas.
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