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Book a cheap holiday to Malta with Best4Travel! Holidays in the Republic of Malta really do have it all. From gorgeous beaches, heart-pounding nightlife, a fascinating history and a host of stunning natural features, you’ll always find something new to keep you coming back to this Mediterranean paradise year after year!
Thanks to the close relationship we share with our hoteliers, we here at Best4Travel have a vast array of exclusive special offers to suit any budget or occasion, for the top hotels across Gozo, Mdina, Mellieha, Qawra and Bugibba, Sliema, St. Julian’s, and Valletta.
For more information, or for a tailored quotation on any of the hotels or apartments in Malta featured on our website, please drop into any one of our stores nationwide, or call our expert travel agents today at our Irish call centre FREE on 1800 814 000.
Before there was Newgrange, Stonehenge, and even the pyramids, there were the Ggantija Temples. Located at the end of the Xaghra plateau, the Temples superseded the Azure Window upon its collapse to become the most popular tourist attraction in Malta! At over 5600 years old, the temples are remarkably well preserved, and are an excellent example of Malta’s amazing collection of megalithic monuments.
Built in the 17th century by a knight of the Order of St. John, the Spinola Palace is widely considered a masterpiece of Maltese architecture. Although the Palace and its gardens were originally built ‘for the people’s recreation’, they were often used as the summer residence of the Grandmaster for the Order of St. John’s. In the years following the expulsion of the Order from Malta, the Palace underwent extensive development, and even served as a British military hospital from 1860 to 1922.
Today the Palace is used as the Headquarters of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, and while the main building is no longer open to the public, one can still visit the Palace cellar where you will find the L-Ghonnella restaurant!
Saint John’s co-cathedral, in the centre of Valletta, is an excellent example of the opulence inherent in Baroque architecture. The cathedral was built by the Order of St. John between 1572 and 1577, who used it as a place to entomb the bodies of over 400 knights and officers of the order!
The beauty of Saint John’s is enhanced by its incredible collection of artwork, including the masterpiece The Beheading of St. John the Baptist (1608), by the famous Italian artist Caravaggio. The detail in the cathedral’s elaborate stone carvings, and its ceiling adorned with painted images from the life of Saint John, make this cathedral a must-visit for any fan of history, art, or luxury!
The stunning Ghadira Bay in Mellieha is a whopping 800 metres long, making it the largest sandy beach in Malta. As the proud holder of a Blue Flag awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education, and having an impressive range of shops, restaurants, bars, and water sports available nearby, Mellieha Bay is often one of the top rated beaches in Europe!
The beaches in Gozo are generally quieter and more secluded than the bustling coast of the main shore, though that doesn’t mean that they have any less to offer visitors! A number of Malta’s top attractions are actually located around the coastline, and Dwejra Bay in Gozo has more than its fair share.
Prior to its collapse in 2017, the Azure Window was the most popular tourist attraction in Malta. The 28 metre natural archway has frequently popped up in popular films and tv shows over the years, including the first season of HBO’s Game of Thrones! The remnants of the archway can still be seen today when diving through the Blue Hole at Dwejra Bay.
Diving is a popular activity for locals and tourists alike, and for many divers, the Inland Sea in Gozo is up there with some of the top diving spots in the world. The sea itself is actually a 60 metre wide lagoon in Dwejra Bay, connected to the Mediterranean through an 80 metre long tunnel. Boats often pull up onto the lagoon’s stony beach, which itself is framed by a row of fishermen’s huts.
To help set your holiday off on the right foot, we here at Best4Travel have compiled a list of the top cafés and restaurants in Malta, divided by price to cater to all budget types.
With Best4Travel you can have a transfer arranged for you from Malta International Airport straight to your hotel! Take the stress out of navigating a new country by letting us help you get to your destination the best way.
The approximate transfer times from Malta International Airport to the island’s top holiday destinations are as follows:
For more information or for a tailored quotation on transfers to any of the hotels or villas in Malta featured on our website, please call our expert Irish call centre today FREE on 1800 814 000.