The sunshine isle of Malta has been attracting families for many years and is still as popular today, perhaps due to the following reasons.
Family Friendly – Malta is an excellent destination for families allowing everyone to laze on blue flag beaches; snorkel in its warm water around the blue lagoon or dive deeper to discover life beneath the waves. Children will love to visit the National Aquarium in St. Paul’s Bay; Popeye’s Village in Mellieha where Popeye the Movie was filmed and is now a child friendly tourist destination containing pools, a mini-golf course, animation shows, a comic museum and water games; explore Mdina where The Game of Thrones was filmed or perhaps take a water-park trip or a sail around the island. The Museum of Archaeology and Maritime Museum will also keep children occupied as will a visit to the 5D cinema Experience in Valetta where all the major events that occurred in Malta over the centuries are shown in a fun way.
Couples and Independent travellers may wish to explore further afield to discover the wealth of historical and cultural ties on offer. The UNESCO protected capital of Valetta is a must on anyone’s list with its variety of shopping malls and restaurants as well as its quaint streets and charming traditional buildings. Another must adventure would be a ferry ride to the neighbouring island of Gozo – a haven from the buzz of Malta’s cities. Yet another gem on offer is the ancient walled city of Mdina also known as the ‘silent city’ due to its quaint, narrow streets being almost void of traffic.
Participate in the Culinary Experience. All types of culinary tastes are catered for on this beautiful island. The foods on offer are influenced by surrounding countries as well as from past civilizations that made Malta their home. If you enjoy Italian, Greek or Arabic foods then this is the place to be. The most popular dishes on offer are local olives, fish stew and bread spread with a delicious tomato paste.
Nightlife. Much of Malta comes alive at nights when tourists and local families come out to walk along the promenades enjoying the cool night air after the sunny, hot days. Bars, nightclubs and casinos line the streets going all the way from St.George’s Bay to St. Julian’s and Silema. The world famous beach club, Cafe Del Mar, can be found further north at Bugibba.
Malta certainly is an island that caters for all family members and is sure to leave a lasting impression on its visitors, both young and old.