You’ve got three islands to enjoy here: Malta’s the biggest, with sleepy Gozo floating to the north, and the tiny Comino in between. Their rocky coastline is wildly dramatic – think cliffs and romantic pebbly coves. There are a few impressive, Blue-Flagged sandy beaches dotted around, too.
Cathedrals and religious structures have made their mark on the islands, with Baroque buildings filling the streets of Mdina and Valletta. But they all look positively youthful compared to the megalithic temples and remnants found near St Paul’s Bay. It’s certainly a cultural and historic melting pot.
Charming, lively resorts
Lots of Malta’s big seaside towns– especially Sliema, Qawra and Bugibba – are blessed with wide promenades, and lots of restaurants and fun things to do. St Julian’s is a really chic option, while if you’re after peace and quiet, the medieval village of Mellieha will charm your socks off.