Popeye Village "The many attractions include boat trips, a cinema, souvenir shops, themed restaurants, shows, a fun park and you can even meet some of the main characters from the film...."
Blue Grotto "The colours are incredible- beautiful, clear, azure water which is amazingly deep. There are many limestone caves, each with a name to suit its features - one is shaped like an elephant..."
Cirkewwa, Paradise Bay "A truly picturesque beach, in a small, sheltered bay, with golden sands and backed by high, rocky cliffs, it's easy to see why this is known as Malta's Paradise Bay...."
Golden Bay Beach "There are 2 good restaurants on the beach and you can try your hand at water sports here including parasailing, if you are feeling adventurous..."
Join us on a virtual tour of the Mediterranean island of Malta and see the beaches, resorts and historic locations throughout the island in 360 degrees with maps and reviews.
Malta is one of Britain's favourite holiday destinations. Sitting in the south Mediterranean Sea, between Sicily and the North African coast, it is a perfect spot to find some winter sun, when the weather at home becomes cold, damp and miserable.
As well as the fantastic warm weather all year round, Malta has plenty to attract the holiday maker, however you like to spend your time; whether it is sunny beaches, a party nightlife, beautiful landscape, or fascinating history and culture. Not only that, but its sister island, Gozo, offers yet more possibilities for a perfect holiday.
Beaches and Resorts.
How do you like your beaches? Close to your hotel and with plenty of places to eat and drink nearby? In that case, we'd recommend Golden Bay in the North West, or Paradise Bay in the north, alternatively, Malta's largest beach: Il Ghadira Beach at Mellieha Bay. Perhaps you'd prefer small, quiet and picturesque? We loved pretty Gneja Bay or Ghajn Tuffieha Bay in the North West of the island, or unspoilt Marfa Ridge and Armier Bay in the far North.
History and Culture.
Perhaps you like sight seeing on holiday? There's plenty to see on Malta, with its rich historical past. You could try the ancient cities of Mdina, Malta's silent city, with its city walls and fascinating historical buildings, or the port of Valletta, which has played such an important military role throughout its history. The Red Tower towards the north of the island is an outstanding communication site and an interesting place to visit, close to the pretty island of Gozo. There is even an 18th century castle on the Malta, now a 4 star hotel, the Selmun Palace. We were amazed by the huge number of beautiful religious buildings on Malta - there are enough churches to visit a different one every day of the year! We were particularly impressed with the spectacular domed church of Mosta which you can see from all over the island, the huge church in the tiny village of Dingli, the extra-ordinary church at the very ordinary village of Mgarr, or the spectacular Cathedral of St Paul at Mdina, dedicated to the Saint who was believed to be shipwrecked on the island.
Landscape, Countryside and Villages.
If there's nothing you like better to restore the spirit and recharge the batteries, than fresh air and beautiful views, then you'll love places such as Dingli Cliffs - a great place for a bracing walk with fantastic views. The famous Blue Grotto caves are well worth a visit and a boat trip - or even a dive, if you're feeling adventurous, (incidentally, this was the film location for the Brad Pitt film, Troy). Speaking of films, if you've got kids in tow, you must visit Popeye Village (known as Sweethaven in the Robin Williams film). It was built especially for the film, but is now a popular visitor attraction.
Malta has some truly picturesque and unspoilt fishing villages. We especially loved Masaxlokk in the south, with its traditionally painted fishing boats in the harbour and Marsakala on the south east coast, with some charming fish restaurants (and a maze-like one-way system!).
There are plenty of Hotels and accommodation in Malta, and you should find something to suit your stay - take the time to check out all the details and make sure you make the right choice!
Wherever, you want to visit, you can do it first from the comfort of your chair, with one click of your mouse! Just go to our virtual tour and we'll take you on your very own guided tour of Malta!