Malta is a small island, easily accessible by a well connected public bus service. Do allow an average of 30 minutes travel time to most destinations.
Malta enjoys some of the finest weather in the Mediterranean, we recommend adequate protection from the sun, hats, sunglasses and sun block in the summer are a must.
The Maltese islands boast some of the most magnificent churches in the world, when visiting, do remember that they are places of workship; dress adequately.
Malta enjoys some of the cleanest seas in the Mediterranean. Enjoy its beaches, explore its alcoves, and do remember, when in doubt, swim where the local do.
Most restaurants in Malta don’t include a service charge in their bill, it is habitual to leave a tip of 10% of the bill value.
DID YOU KNOW ?
This most dramatic sea cave, the Azure Window, is one of the island’s most photographed sights and is a must visit sight of any visitor to our shores. To one side of the arch lies the Inland Sea, a small lagoon fed through a cleft in the rocks. Fishing boats inch their way through the cleft taking visitors to view the spectacular sea caves.
HYPOGEUM OF HAL-SAFJIENI
One of the numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites on the islands, this spectacular pre-historic underground temple is the jewel in the Maltese cultural crown.
THE GRAND HARBOUR
The crescent-shaped Grand Harbour is the biggest and most dramatic natural harbour in the Mediterranean. It was the base for the Knights of St John for 268 years, and after their departure became a strategic base for the British for a further 170 years. It remains a spectacular sight, particularly at nighttime when all medieval fortifications are lit up, providing a unique backdrop to admire and enjoy.
The Mosta Dome is the third largest in the world. It was hit by a bomb in World War II which, amazingly, failed to explode. This was locally hailed as the miracle, and a replica of the bomb can now be seen in the Church’s sacristy.
ST JOHN'S CO-CATHEDRAL
This Co-Cathedral is one of the most spectacular in Europe. The floor alone features over 400 intrinsically designed marble tombstones dedicated to prominent knights and clergymen. The magnificent painted ceiling, by Mattias Pretti in 1662, and the work of art by Caravaggio, are both acknowledged world class masterpieces.
WHAT TO PACK
Malta’s cultural jewels are concentrated around Valletta and the three cities, do pack a pair of comfortable shoes or sandals, you won’t regret it!
Voltage in Malta is 220 volts, if you plan on bringing electrical appliances that work on 110 volts, make sure to pack an appropriate power convertor and adapter plug.
A GOOD GUIDE BOOK
Although only a small island, there's a lot to see and do in Malta. A little reading before you arrive on the places to visit, our history and culture will pay good dividend.
If you’re one of the many keen divers coming to explore what lies beneath, do remember to pack your diving qualification, it shall avoid any unnecessary hiccups whilst planning your dives.