Planning some winter sun or a last minute city break? Make beautiful Malta your destination this year

Itching to get away? We know the feeling, and there’s nothing quite like the onset of the colder months to have us dreaming of packing a suitcase full of bikinis and sundresses.

If you’re thinking of booking a last minute summer getaway, or even planning a winter sun holiday, make beautiful Malta your destination.

Malta is welcoming fully vaccinated visitors to their shores, and with year-round warm weather, over 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s the ideal place to be jetting off to!

It’s not just stunning coastlines that the archipelago has to offer either, although Ramla Bay is considered to be one of the most beautiful red sand beaches in the world.

The island also has a huge range of experiences to offer for everyone including the history lover, foodie or outdoor adventurer. Malta is an excellent city break destination, as there’s lots of history and culture to soak up as well as the sunshine.

The islands boast three UNESCO heritage sites: the capital city of Valletta which has over 320 historical sites, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum and it is also home to the oldest free-standing structure in the world, the breathtaking Ggantija Temples.

For thrill seekers, and those who like to stay active and try new experiences on their holidays, Malta offers a range of outdoor activities including scuba diving – the islands are regarded as one of the best dive destinations in the world – hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, sailing, swimming, scuba-diving, jet-skiing, rock climbing and snorkelling.

All three islands offer a variety of stunning locations for those who like walking holidays; from dramatic cliffs plunging into waves, the rocky, scrubland of the garrigue or hidden, lush valleys.

Walkers will also encounter history and culture on the routes, including prehistoric sites, cave chapels and former secluded palaces of the Knights.

The Maltese are warm and friendly hosts, and there is a variety of accommodation to choose from to suit all budgets including boutique hotels, brand hotels and farmhouses.

Some of the farmhouses are more than 400 years old and many come with their own private pool, stylish décor, modern comforts, and some owners can arrange a food delivery to coincide with your arrival!

There’s nothing better than dinner with a view, and most eateries on the islands take full advantage of the beautiful scenery surrounding them. Maltese and Gozitan cuisine offers something for everyone, including an impressive five Michelin restaurants, so you can be guaranteed lots of delicious meals whilst you’re there.

It takes only a four hour flight from Cork or Dublin and if you’re fully vaccinated with your EU vaccination passport required, your next stop should definitely be Malta!

Check out visitmalta.com for even more suggestions on what you can do on a holiday to the Maltese island.

Stay 3 nights at 4* The Saint John Hotel in Valletta this November from €359 per person. 

*T&C’s: Price is person based on 2 sharing and includes return flights from Dublin and accommodation on a room only basis for 3 nights departing 19-November 2021.

Other dates are available. Price is subject to availability at the time of booking.

To book with Budget Travel, call 01 435 0039. 


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