You’ve got three islands to enjoy here – Malta’s the biggest, with sleepy Gozo floating to the north and dinky Comino in between. All of them have rocky coastlines, with wildly dramatic cliffs and romantic pebbly coves. There are a few impressive Blue Flag sandy beaches dotted around too. Epic diving sites? You bet!
Spellbinding cathedrals and religious structures have made their mark, with Baroque buildings filling the streets of Mdina and Valletta. But they all look positively youthful compared to the megalithic temples and remnants near St Paul’s Bay. This archipelago’s a cultural and historical melting pot that’ll sweep you off your feet. That’s why it made the cut as a Game of Thrones filming location!
Charming, lively resorts
Lots of Malta’s big seaside towns– especially Sliema, Qawra and Bugibba – are blessed with wide promenades, plus lots of restaurants and fun things to do. St Julian’s is a ready-to-party option, but if you’re after peace and quiet, the medieval village of Mellieha will charm your socks off.