Combine the heady culture of Italy with a magical island and you have the ingredients that make Malta a lovely vacation destination. Located on the Mediterranean Sea just south of Sicily, Malta is an archipelago, with only the three largest islands--Malta, G?awdex (Gozo) and Kemmuna (Comino) being inhabited. While Comino and Gozo do have a few Malta hotels, most tourists will want to focus on Malta, which is home to many hotels, inns, and beach resorts. As with other popular tourist destinations, Malta does fill up quickly during peak seasons and prices will rise.
On the island of Malta, most Malta hotels can be found in the coastal capital city of Valletta. There are also plenty of luxury inns in the seaside village of St. Julian's, near St. George's Bay. St. Julian's is known for its fantastic nightlife. Other visitors to Malta can look in areas like Sliema, which is famous for its shopping.
History and Cuisine
Malta is home to the Neolithic temples, some of the world's oldest standing buildings. Even if you are staying in Malta hotels near the coast, you should travel to the center of the island to visit the ancient capital of Mdina, also known as the Silent City. When you've taken in as many sites as you can, enjoy a cup of Italian coffee, a few local delicacies, and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. For the outdoor-adventurer, hiking in the countryside and along the coast of Gozo are fantastic activities, as is sailing along the coast.