10 Reasons Why Malta Is The Perfect Holiday (Part 1)

By December 21, 2016 September 12th, 2018 Intercontinental Malta
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You may be interested in visiting Malta, which is great – and we are sure you have your own reasons for wanting to visit, but today we’d like to share with you our very own first 10 reasons why Malta is the perfect holiday and sun-filled getaway.

*This is the first part of a 2-part post. You can see the second part of this post on this blog here.

10 Reasons Why Malta Is The Perfect Holiday (Part 1)

Reasons Why Malta Is The Perfect HolidayIt’s Still Very Much Affordable

Although costs for tourist are rising all over Europe, Malta still can be considered as an affordable holiday destination.

You can get to the islands by hopping on any low-cost airline that operating to and from Malta and you’re here. Also, prices for food, transportation and other typical “tourist costs” are amongst the most affordable in all of Europe.

Super Sunny, All The Time

You may get a few cold weeks here and there during the Winter season, but in general, you can expect Malta to be sunny all the time, yes even in winter.

According to Wikipedia, Malta gets around 3,000 worth of sunshine a year with an average rainfall of about 600ml per year.

Needless to say, if you are looking for a sun-filled getaway where you can relax on beautiful beaches, absorb all the hours of never ending sunshine and sip on cocktails, Malta is the right spot for you.

It’s The New Party Capital

Although tourist spots such as Ibiza and Ayia Napa have been the go-to place for partying in the Mediterranean, in the past decade Malta has stepped up it’s “ nightlife game” when it comes to fantastic entertainment.

From the annual festivals like Lost & Found & The Isle Of MTV, which both drive thousands of tourists to Malta, there is something happening every night all throughout the year with massive dance parties happening all over the island.

InterContinental Malta is also situated a few minutes walk away from the party capital that is Paceville, St Julians so if you’re here to party, you’ll be happy to know the InterContinental is round the corner from all the nightclubs you can ever experience.

The Country Is Filled With Amazing Sites

Valletta’s New “Modern” Design

Valletta is a sight in itself more so than ever now since it is slated to be the European Culture of Capital in 2018.

You just can’t visit Malta without dropping by Valletta and seeing its rich history, unique architecture and also its own unique “city vibe“.

Fun fact: Valletta is also one of the two UNESCO world heritage sites in Malta.

The Blue Lagoon In Comino

Of course, we can’t talk about a sun-soaked island in the Mediterranean without giving a mention to some fantastic beaches, and a major one on this list has to be the infamous Blue Lagoon beach in Comino.

Comino is the 3rd largest island in Malta, and it’s situated right between the two main islands of Malta & Gozo.

If you’re visiting Malta to experience its blue waters and fantastic diving sites, then Comino is a place you have to see.

3rd Best Place For Diving

Malta has a rich collection of underwater sights as much as it has above sea level. In fact, Malta is the 3rd-best spot for diving in Europe.

Also, it was recently discovered that Malta has the biggest red coral reefs in the world so if you’re into diving, this will be a sight you have to experience.

Since we’re on the subject of underwater life in Malta, I’d like to invite you to see this mini-documentary about Malta’s rich sea beds around Filfla (the tiny, uninhabited island south of Malta).

See: The Best Diving Sites In Malta.

Gozo Is A Sight In Itself

We’ve talked many times before about Gozo on this blog and obviously, for a good reason.

While Gozo is yes, “much” smaller than Malta, it also offers a wide variety of things to see and do while you’re visiting.

Make it a point to visit Gozo while you’re on holiday in Malta, and you won’t be disappointed, that I can promise you.

A Deep, Rich History To Be Discovered

Malta’s history goes back thousands of years, yes thousands. These islands have seen a lot and been through a lot in its history.

From the first settlers that came to the islands thousands of years ago to surviving the two world wars and onwards from there. If you’re a history buff, then Malta is going to be for you what a toy store is to a five-year-old.

Malta’s history starts with the other (the second) UNESCO world heritage site, and that is the pre-historic temples that are also known to be the….

Oldest Standing Structures In The World

Older than Stonehenge and the might pyramids in Egypt themselves, Malta’s prehistoric temples date back to around 7,000BC, and they are believed to be the oldest free-standing structures in the entire world.

Also, the good thing about it is that there are many more of these temples and other pre-historic artefacts that you can see so if you’re interested in visiting such sites, take a look at the complete list of prehistoric sights you can see.

You may also want to visit Ghar Dalam which is a cave million of years old where a lot of interesting things have been found. We won’t spoil the surprise for you, but you can go see for yourself and also visit this amazing cave for yourself.

See the Heritage Malta website for more information about this subject.

Closing Thoughts

Thank you for reading our first part of the 10 reasons why Malta is the perfect getaway. If you liked this post, give the second part a look for 10 more reasons why Malta should be at the top of your travel bucket list.

For more information about Malta, InterContinental Hotel or any other inquiries, please visit our website or get in touch with one of our helpful staff.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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