Malta is one of the world’s very few truly bilingual countries. It’s very rare to find a Maltese person who doesn’t speak English. With 300 days of sunshine per year. You will not be freezing under piles of snow and ice. You will not wake up every day to a cloudy sky. You will get an awesome tan.
Malta’s strategic position at the heart of the Mediterranean, lying 93km south of Sicily and 288km north of Africa makes Malta a natural choice for a port of call for vessels. Malta is in easy reach of European ports, Africa and the rest of the Mediterranean and so provides a convenient port for vessel visits as well for container transhipments. The fortified magnificence of the Grand Harbour provides a truly spectacular backdrop for yachts and cruise liners. Also, with the combination of the warm weather and hospitable Maltese, Malta continues to guarantee an excellent holiday destination.
The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of over 400,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 square kilometers.
Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural, characterised by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture. Comino, the smallest of the trio, has one hotel and is largely uninhabited.
With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do.
Despite its small size, Malta is surprisingly rich in culture and history. Many ancient and modern world powers desired this strategic island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, and left their mark on its landscape. From the world’s oldest buildings, to the castle-city of Mdina, to the chessboard fortress of Valletta, Malta’s many World Heritage Sites will dazzle your eyes!
Sea and Beaches
Let’s say you’re only here for a week and you’re looking for the best beach in Malta. It would be easy to give the location of the most picturesque one in my opinion, though that’s not actually in Malta, it’s in Gozo; Malta’s sister island. So if you had to ask where to go in a hurry I’d tell you to get on a ferry and go to Gozo to visit Xlendi. There’s hikes to be had that will take you past many swimming spots and everywhere you walk is absolutely gorgeous to look at. Go on… If you’re in Malta already go do that!
The water is so blue! Malta is one of the best diving sites in Europe. Whether you enjoy swimming, sailing, or just lying on the beach, Malta is the place to be! It’s so beautiful that many film productions have chosen Malta as a shooting location. Find us on Gladiator, Troy, World War Z, Captain Phillips, Game of Thrones, and many more!