Top 5 reasons to discover Malta

In the course of my travels I have met quite a few people who don’t really know where this place called Malta is, a few times. The truth is that it is in fact quite hard to even locate on a map, so no wonder not many people know about it (and they should!). Malta is a vibrant island with a lot of diverse culture, a rich history and lush countryside and beautiful beaches to discover and explore bang in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.

Here are our top 5 reasons why you should plan a trip to Malta this year.

Culture and heritage

Malta CultureMalta is a country with a rich history that goes back thousands of years. When you visit the place, you will have a chance to learn more about the knights of St. John, who ruled the islands for over 200 years and visit their Grandmasters’ Palace, a 16th-century masterpiece which was until recently used as the country’s parliament building. The National Museum of Fine Arts is another important historical site that many travelers visit. This place also dates back several years from the early Renaissance.

Star spotting in Malta

Malta seaPhoto: Berit Watkin

Many people will tell you Malta is becoming like a mini-Hollywood due to the fact that several films and TV series are being made on this beautiful island on a regular basis. ‘By the sea’ ‘World War Z’ and ‘Troy’ are amongst some of the movies filmed here so it might be possible to run into Brad Pitt or some other famous actor whilst on holiday in this island, you never know!

Health and wellness

If you have been yearning for a luxurious holiday in a quiet place with an opportunity to relax and overcome your daily pace, Malta can be a good place for you. The island has a broad range of spa and health outlets that you can visit to help improve your health and overall wellbeing. With a wonderful climate, you will find exploring beautiful scenes and the culture of taking it easy on the beaches, a wonderful and relaxing experience.

Family holidays

With a climate that offers a safe environment, wonderful beaches, and the best outdoor living, there is much fun you can enjoy together with your loved ones, young and old. There are many luxurious resorts and hotels, which you can book to offer the best accommodation for you and your family. You can also tour historic sites and get an opportunity to see interesting scenes and artifacts of the past, making the trip a highly educational one as well.

Sports

malta sportsPhoto: Silke Baron

If you like watching sporting activities or enjoy participating in some of them, Malta offers some good opportunities as well. You can enjoy a wide range of sporting activities such as cliff climbing, biking, skiing, windsurfing, kite surfing and more. The island has beautiful waters, so it is a perfect place for those who want to enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving.

 

The island’s major airline Airmalta, flies to most major European destinations and if you’re in luck there are a lot of low-cost airfares getting you there all year round.

 

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