October 23, 2020

10 Tips for a Magical Malta Holiday

One of the jewels of the Mediterranean, Malta’s strategic position has made it highly-prized for many civilisations over the ages, hence the fascinating mix of cultures evident in everything from its architecture to cuisine. 

With a coastline that boasts rugged limestone cliffs, hidden coves and golden sand beaches, towns oozing unique historical attractions, and plenty of family-friendly resort hotels, all the ingredients are here for a terrific vacation.

10 Tips for a Magical Malta Holiday

Let’s take a look at 10 tips for a magical Malta holiday. 

  1. Family-friendly accommodation

Hotels suitable for families in Malta include the Hilton Malta and Westin Dragonara Resort in St Julian’s, The Phonecia Malta in Floriana and the Palace in Silema.

  1. Convenient car hire

This is an exciting island to explore on four wheels  ̶  book Malta car hire online with Enjoy Travel, grab a great deal for your ideal vehicle and adventure awaits!

  1. Mdina

The ancient capital of Malta, Mdina is perched on a hill in the centre of the island and is surrounded by robust fortifications where you can gaze out over the surroundings from a commanding position. 

  1. HMS Maori

Fancy a diving experience with a difference? HMS Maori is the wreck of a WWII destroyer sunk by German forces and it’s an accessible spot which usually has excellent visibility year-round. 

  1. Fort St. Elmo

The history of Malta is intimately connected with the Knights of St John, a once-powerful military force which controlled the island for some time. Take a tour of Fort St. Elmo and you’ll learn all about their mysterious history at this amazing defensive complex. 

  1. Golden Bay horse-riding

If you’re a fan of equestrian pursuits, how does a spot of horseback riding on a gorgeous silk-soft beach sound? That’s exactly what you can do at Golden Bay in Malta and riding along as you watch the sunset is one of life’s picture-perfect moments. 

  1. Palazzo Parisio

Located in Naxxar, Palazzo Parisio is a spellbinding 18th Century palace and it’s still occupied by the titled Scicluna family who purchased it in 1898. Much of it is open to the public however and wandering through its salubrious rooms is a rare treat. 

  1. Valletta Waterfront 

Looking for somewhere cool to hang out? You should visit Valletta Waterfront. This area is a beautiful blend of ancient buildings, chic cafes, charming shopping malls and trendy bars. If you want to while away a few hours people-watching, this is the place to be

9.     Lascaris War Rooms

For fans of military history, a trip to Lascaris War Rooms is a must. Located 45 metres below the Upper Barrakka Gardens, this complex of tunnels was the main strategic HQ for allied forces on the island during WWII. 

10.   Upper Barracca Gardens

After you’ve soaked up the secretive ambience of the War Rooms, you’ll probably be ready for a spot of cathartic tree-bathing and fresh air at Upper Barrakka Gardens  ̶  this marvellous manicured green space is the ideal spot for a picnic. 

Thanks for reading xxx

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

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