Malta is popular with both nature and history lovers but the year round sunshine also helps. The country has over 7,000 years of history just waiting to be explored and its position in the Mediterranean means you get to explore in sunshine. A number of the resorts in Malta offer gorgeous golden beaches and warm waters, making them perfect for relaxing or water sports. Many of the beaches have waterfront bars and cafés for you to enjoy both day and night. Hotels in Malta are graded on 2 to 5-stars and have very good levels of service.
Water sports in Malta are hugely popular, with warm waters and sunlight all day long. Water sports include jet-skiing, water-skiing, canoeing, kite-surfing, paragliding and even banana boat rides. Sailing enthusiasts will enjoy Malta for the leisurely cruises that can be taken into hidden bays and sheltered coves. Scuba diving is probably one of the most popular activities in Malta, with clear waters and many reefs, caves and wrecks to explore as well as a variety of marine life. Walking and hiking through the paths and valleys of Malta is also hugely popular, as there are many attractive landscapes and valleys full of wildlife and nature to explore. Horse-riding is also popular and a great way of getting to see different sights in Malta.
There are a wide range of restaurants available in Malta, with a wide range of cuisines. The cuisines range from deluxe to fast food and include Chinese, Italian and fish and chips. When a service charge is not included in the bill, it is generally customary to add a 10-15% tip on top. Nightlife in Malta is good, with several bars, discos and nightclubs on offer. Many stay open until late into the night and enable you to dance the night away. Shopping mainly includes crafts and gold and silver.
Malta is home to warm, dry summers and mild winters. The warmest months in Malta are July and August, with temperatures reaching 28°C. The main rainy season is in the autumn, however most showers are short-lived and then the sun is out again. The coldest month is January, however temperatures still reach 14°C. Malta is a destination that can be visited all year round, due to its good weather, however if you want warmer temperatures then it is recommended that you go in the summer.