Malta has a easygoing countryside of hills rolling down to a coast that differs between rocky coves and wide, sandy bays. The clear waters are ideal for water sports and if your plan of a good beach holiday is one that has more on offer than just the ideal suntan, Malta is a grand selection of choice. You'll find nearly every possible water sport from paragliding to water skiing or windsurfing. Scuba diving is exceptionally good, even for total novices. Make your way for Mellieha or Golden Bay if you're looking for sandy beaches, while Bugibba has a collection of little coves for more private snorkeling and sunbathing.
If nightlife is a high priority on your list of things to do visit St Julians which has much to offer, with energetic nightclubs, bars, IMAX cinema, an ice rink, bowling hall, shopping centre and a casino if you fancy your chances. Quayside restaurants overlook a harbor where traditional colored boats present ideal photo opportunities and you'll find pizza and fast food as eagerly obtainable as Maltese favorites such as rabbit cooked in wine. For customary amusement join in with the local village 'festas' that take place all over the island in summer. These are vigorous affairs with fireworks.
Malta is rich in history and you should if truth be told visit Valletta, the fortified city built in the 1600's century by St John's Knights. A trip in a horse drawn carriage is an enjoyable way to view the sights of Malta and is a relaxed substitute to walking around the small streets. The old quiet city of Mdina dates back about 4,000 years and is one more rather fascinating way to spent a day. If all this seems a bit too challenging, revitalize yourself with a boat trip to the quiet islands of Comino or Gozo.
Follow in the path of the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans and use a little time in this hospitable Mediterranean retreat.
Malta was a British colony until 1964 and aspects of Maltese culture reflect this. English is generally spoken and you'll feel right at home on a Malta holiday.