The tiny island of Malta is dwarfed by the Italian island of Sicily but cheap holidays to Malta still pack a punch. You can visit Malta's charming capital, Valletta, with its quaint streets and great attractions like St John's Co Cathedral and the Upper Barracca Gardens. The town of Mdina is even more unspoilt, with medieval streets hardly touched by time. As Malta is so small it's a great place to take advantage of car hire from Malta Airport and see how much of the island you can visit! You can even take a ferry over to the even tinier island of Gozo to stroll the small villages and enjoy the laid-back vibes.
It's easiest to hop on a cheap flight to Malta from the UK, as there are an abundance of low-cost airlines running the route. Jump on a flight to Malta from London, Manchester and more, and expect to be there in around two to three hours. There is only one international airport on the island, Malta Luqa Airport, and it's in the south of the island, but with distances being so small that's not a problem, especially with the good availability of cheap car hire from Malta Airport.
You can also arrive by ferry from a handful of destinations in Italy if you fancy a cheap holiday in Malta the old-fashioned way. Pozzallo, Catania, Salerno and Genova all offer ferry routes to Valletta, so you could think about seeing some of Malta as well as enjoying a holiday in Italy. Once you're on dry land, there is a pretty good bus service that visits most of the resorts and sights, originating from just outside the walled centre of Valletta itself. This is an easy way to get around, but if you fancy getting about under your own steam then booking your car hire in advance is the best way to save money on your holiday to Malta.
Winter sun holidays in Malta are very popular with plenty of cheap deals available as the seasons turn cold and wintry in the UK. There are a choice of resorts, with Bugibba and St Julian's being the most popular, so these are both good locations to start looking for cheap Malta hotels. Don't overlook holidays to Malta in the summer, when temperatures reach 25°C daily. To get the best deals during peak times, it's important to book ahead and snap up a deal when you see it.
If you're looking to save money on your holiday in Malta then consider booking an all inclusive deal. Malta is a small island with limited resources so many imports are expensive, which can make eating out pretty costly. To keep costs down when you dine out, why not try some of the local traditional dishes like rabbit cooked with wine and garlic, or ros il fom, better known as baked rice.
Updated 15th May 2013
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