Climate: The Maltese Islands are set in the heart of the Mediterranean with a climate that is heavily influenced by the surrounding seas. Malta's summer months are hot, dry and very sunny with temperatures peaking at around 31C in August.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electricity: 240 volts AC, 50Hz.
The UK-style three square-pin plugs are used.
Language: English and Maltese are the official languages.
Phone Code: +356
Time: Local time is GMT +1
(GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
Tipping: A gratuity of 10% is expected in hotels, and 10% in restaurants, if service charge is not included in the bill. Most services are tipped about 5-10% (including taxi drivers).
There's an often overlooked holiday destination that is cheerful, relaxed and cheap: Holidays in Malta offer a variety of activities from areas of great culture, to towns with a buzzing nightlife to the couple of theme parks for children and families. What's more, the weather in Malta is ideal for British tourists, with the climate being typically Mediterranean: in the peak of Summer the average temperature tops 30 degrees centigrade.
The top Malta holiday destination is its capital, Valetta. This is a stunning 16th century fortified city offering a magnificent harbour and a colourful nightlife. Mdina gives an alternative cheap Malta holiday option a beautiful medieval fortress town which gives a wonderfully tranquil vibe thanks to its ban of cars. Those wanting a memorable night on the tiles should head west of St Julians to Paceville the hub of Maltas nightlife, with a selection of bars, discos and clubs which come alive at the weekend. Malta holiday makers who want a little of the nightlife, as well as other traditional tourist amenities may find Buggibba or Qawra ideal for them. The island has several festivals around the year the most appealing to Malta holiday makers probably being the jazz festival in July which may appeal to adults, while the islands two theme parks Popeye Village and Dinosaur Park are ideally suited to children and families visiting Malta.
Our holiday destinations in Malta
Countless points of historical interest in Attard make this a truly fascinating choice of location for anyone who doesn't want a normal beach holiday.