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Malta Holidays 

At the heart of the Mediterranean are the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino. Malta is the largest island while Gozo and Comino are both smaller and a lot quieter. With lots of beaches, the Maltese islands are perfect if you’re after a sunny holiday that won’t cost the earth. You’ll be able to explore prehistoric sites and medieval forts, do some diving and other water sports and visit the lovely Blue Lagoon with the family. For great nightlife as well as all these things, Malta holidays ticks all the right boxes. 

27 °C

Malta has a typical Mediterranean climate and the cool sea breezes are a welcome relief when the temperature rises to around 27°C in July. Winters are mild at around 13°C.

3 hours

Malta International Airport – Gozo and Comino are accessible from Malta by water taxis and ferries.

Book a cheap holiday to Malta with Airtours and visit all three islands to make the most of your visit. 

Featured holidays in Malta

White Dolphin Apartments

Qawra, Malta

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Close to bars, restaurants and shops
  • Bright and comfortable apartments
  • 100m from the beach

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 369 reviews

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Based on 9 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 275

Luna Holiday Complex

Mellieha Bay, Malta

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Ideal for families and couples of all ages
  • Rooftop pool with beautiful views
  • Close to village amenities and the beach

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1190 reviews

Reviews
Based on 17 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 292

Club Salina Wharf Aparthotel

Qawra, Malta

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • At the heart of the busy resort of Qawra
  • Cocktail and grill bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 396 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 330

Hotel Gillieru Harbour

St Pauls Bay, Malta

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Overlooking St Paul's bay
  • Sea view terrace and rooftop terrace with sunloungers
  • Weekend Pizzeria

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 619 reviews

Reviews
Based on 19 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 334

Sunflower Hotel

Bugibba, Malta

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Rooftop swimming pool
  • 800m from the beach
  • 1km from the resort centre

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 636 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 334

There are several great places to stay on your Malta holiday. With a large selection of hotels and resorts, there really is something for everyone, whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple, with family or friends. Most visitors head for the coastal resorts to chill out on the lovely beaches, however, there are also hotels inland if you like to explore the city.  

At Airtours, our cheap deals mean that whether you want to relax at the seaside, explore the historical sites or enjoy some adrenaline-fuelled activities, we can help you find the perfect base. All Inclusive packages are particularly good value for money as they mean you don’t have to worry about paying for meals, drinks and other perks whilst you’re there. The bays along the coast are especially beautiful for an All Inclusive beach stay; check out our range of offers to put you within easy reach of all the things you want to see and do.

Unwind on the sunny beaches, explore the archaeological sites, try the waters ports and visit the lovely Blue Lagoon on Comino. Top this off with a bit of nightlife and your ideal holiday in Malta may very well create itself. 

Taking a leisurely cruise is a great way to view the island from the sea and spot its historic sites. The Knights of St. John in Malta created the emblem of the Maltese Cross, which has eight points and is now a familiar symbol worldwide. You can find out all about the Knights in the museums and visit the places they lived in by taking a stroll through the palaces and gardens.

The knights built many of the forts and watchtowers and they also created works of art, including silverware and furniture. What’s special about Malta is that so much of the past is still there for you to see today, so for a lovely beach break with plenty to see and do, why not book your next holiday to this beautiful destination?

Malta is best for

Families: Kids and grown-ups will have fun at the beach and enjoy the attractions all year round. 

History lovers: Castles, forts, chapels and archaeological sites tell the story of 7,000 years of Malta’s history. There are also many old buildings in Malta which have been restored to create museums and galleries..

Adventurers: If you like hiking, you’ll enjoy the spectacular views from cliff tops or the sun-drenched valleys. If you’re after something more adventurous, mountain biking or outdoor rock climbing are great activities to try. If you’re staying by the sea, try out diving, snorkelling or windsurfing.


Fast facts

Language: Maltese is the official language but English and Italian are also spoken. 

Currency: The Euro.

Local Time: As with much of Europe, the local time is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time. 

Fly To: Malta International Airport. Cheap local ferries and water taxis can take you on the short trip to the neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino.

Flight Time from the UK: It takes just over 3 hours to fly to Malta from London.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information on Malta can be found here.

Visa and Health: Before a holiday trip to Malta with Airtours visit here to get help and advice on visa requirements and health issues.


Weather and climate

Temperature: July is the hottest month averaging 27°C and January the coolest averaging around 13°C. 

Best time to visit Malta: For maximum sunshine visit in July, when there’s an average of 12–14 hours sunshine daily. In the winter, this reduces to about 5 or 6 hours of sunshine but the temperature is generally mild. November is the wettest month but on average the rainfall in the autumn is low and you can take a beach holiday in Malta right up until the end of October.


Getting Around

By Train: You can catch a tourist train on Malta for a sightseeing expedition lasting about 30 minutes.  

By Taxi: Taxis operate from the airport around the clock and are based on a fixed tariff. White taxis can pick up passengers anywhere, except at a bus stop. It’s best to agree on the price before making your journey.

By Boat: Ferries and water taxis operate between the islands and there is a car ferry service between Malta and Gozo.

By Hire Car: You can hire a car on Malta or Gozo, with or without a driver. There are no cars allowed on Comino. You can also take a trip by electric car to three cities – Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua guided by GPS. 

By Bus: The modern fleet of buses operating on Malta (80 routes) and Gozo (15 routes) are fully accessible and air-conditioned.


Events

For celebrations: Annual festivals include the Fireworks Festival (April), the Jazz Festival (July) and the Arts Festival (July and August). There are also carnivals in the summer months along with fun fiestas. 

For culture: The arts play a central role in Malta and Valletta has been named European Capital of Culture for 2018. You can see exhibitions, concerts, dance, opera and theatre shows all year round.

For sports: The Malta Marathon is at the end of February and attracts international long distance runners. You’ll also find a lot of water sports events going on, with regular sailing regattas between April and November.


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