- Malta Luxury holidays
With its large English-speaking population, Malta is an obvious holiday destination for UK travellers keen to enjoy a Mediterranean break with no language barrier. Its location south of Italy positions it perfectly for the best that the Mediterranean has to offer, with year-round sunshine and warm weather, while sights like the old town of Valletta will always be high on visitors' must-see lists. The city bears the scars of World War II, but Malta's flag and coat of arms proudly display the George Cross, given to the island in recognition of its bravery during the conflict.
Travel between Malta's inhabited islands
Many visitors to Malta choose to visit one of the other inhabited islands in the archipelago during their stay, and neighbouring Gozo is one option, along with smaller Comino, which is located between the two. While the island group includes several more islets, these are uninhabited, and the three larger islands account for the bulk of human activity. Tiny Comino has a permanent population of just a handful of people, but is popular with tourists, who often take boat trips to its Blue Lagoon; it is also often used in filming, and provided scenery for productions including Swept Away and Troy.
Visit Malta's 'sweet haven'
Comino is not the only island in the group to make it on to the big screen, and Malta was the location used for the 1980 feature film version of Popeye. An entire village was built to act as the set, and Sweethaven Village, or Popeye Village as it is commonly known, still stands to this day, and is open to the public as an open-air museum with live Popeye-themed performances.
When should I visit Malta?
The archipelago has what is regarded by some as the world's best climate, with a combination of Mediterranean and subtropical influences leading to warm days and low rainfall. November to January offers the greatest chance of rain, but still only on about half of the days on average. Summertime daily temperatures average 27°C, rising up to the low 30s on the hottest days in a normal year, while in winter the average is about 13-14°C, and average lows still rarely drop into single figures. Compared with the weather back home, almost any time of year is likely to feel warm and dry in Malta.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays are the perfect way to treat yourself, whatever the time of year. If you want a room with a view of the picturesque sea views, you’ll get to enjoy these perks at your luxury hotel. If you want to enjoy some peace and serenity, make it happen with a luxury stay in St Paul’s Bay. Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll find it with a luxury holiday package in Malta. Created to suit all your needs, luxury holidays merit splashing out on. Malta offers beautiful beaches and unbelievably blue waters, deserving of its luxury holiday price tag. Adrenaline junkies and culture fanatics can get their fix too with the island’s huge range of top activities.