Megalithic temples. Turquoise lagoons. Intricate architecture.

Nestled between Italy and the African coast, Malta is a blend of its many influences – yet still retains a very distinctive character of its own.

Despite its tiny size, the island of Malta – along with Gozo and Comino – make for a very different kind of European break.

Streets of Valletta Malta

Why visit Malta:

Malta is more than just another Mediterranean island.

Sure, it has all the beautiful beaches, clear sea waters and blissful weather you expect to find in the Med. But Malta isn’t just a destination for sun worshippers and package holiday deals.

Malta is for history buffs, art collectors, adventure seekers, city sightseers and travellers who like a little bit of everything. And it’s possible to combine all it has to offer in just a few days.

Malta’s main advantage is its compact size and straightforward road network. Wherever you choose to stay, you’re never more than a couple of hours from anything else by car or public transport. That means you can cover a lot of ground in just a short amount of time, getting a real feel for this tiny European country.

Essential Reading: Where to stay in Malta

Malta has several main areas to choose from when looking for a place to base. Here’s what to consider and why I will always vote for Valletta as the absolute best place to stay in Malta.


ONLY IN Malta: Explore a bustling UNESCO capital city

The tiniest capital city in the EU, Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Don’t let its small size fool you, though – there are plenty of alleyways to lose yourself in as you admire the iconic Maltese balconies.


PLAN YOUR Malta TRIP: An adaptable one week itinerary

Pick and choose from this adaptable one week itinerary to plan your perfect Malta trip. It covers everything you need to know to make the most of Malta – all you need is your flights!