Take a sip of Malta’s delicious Mediterranean cocktail and you will be addicted for life. It is impossible to resist its heady concoction of blue seas, sunshine, prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, and hidden coves. There is no time for boredom to set in as there are plenty of boat trips to enjoy, beautiful towns to discover, periwinkle sea to swim in, and friendly people to mingle with.
One of Malta's selling points is its landscape - with rocky stretches of coast that end in dizzying limestone cliffs with sheltered bays that hide gin-clear water and red-gold beaches. The islands' many marinas jostle with boats, and you can take to the water in sky-blue traditional craft, stately yachts or speedboats. Snorkellers and divers have much to explore underwater as well, a world of caves, crags and wrecks. Be sure to also check out the Blue Lagoon, which is a sheltered cove that boasts top-notch swimming and snorkeling.
It is also the perfect spot to take a holiday selfie to make all your friends and family back home very jealous. History lovers will be in for a treat as gigantic temples and towers from many different eras, stand proud, continuing their endless watch over the sea. No trip to Malta would be complete without exploring its capital, Valletta. This retains its 16th-century elegance and is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world – which is why Unesco named it as a World Heritage Site. But Malta’s most extraordinary site of all lies underground. The Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, is a 5000-year-old necropolis carved from the living rock. Mealtimes are a treat with restaurant and café selling tasty traditional Maltese food, which boast Sicilian and Middle Eastern flavours.
You will adore exploring the island as the Maltese people are warm and welcoming. Most people speak English and if you ask for directions, it's likely a local will walk with you to help you find the way.