Top five things you should know before your holiday in Malta
By Gabriel Schembri
Travelling to Malta can be a truly beautifully overwhelming
experience. Much of its major touristic destinations are
known worldwide but there are things which often people
underestimate about this gem in the Mediterranean. So
here are five things you haw to know before booking your
holiday in Malta.
1. It’s sunny (almost) all year round
The Maltese archipelago enjoys an almost six month long
summer with a majority of stunning sunny days even in the
depth of winter. Winter can get a bit chilly usually between
November and February but the sun will never stop shining.
2. Everything is close by
The main island of Malta is only 27km long and some 15km
wide. Although the population is booming, the country is
indeed extraordinarily small. This can work to your
advantage as everything is within reach. This also means
that if you want to enjoy the sea, you can still live anywhere
in the centre of the island live St Julian’s or Valletta and
much more, because the next beach will only be 10 minutes
3. Everyone speaks English
Invaded by all the major empires, such as the Arabs and
the French, the Maltese inhabitants have developed into a
place where all the major languages have been mastered.
The last invader to set foot in Malta were the British and the
Maltese population has embraced their language beautifully
making English, together with Maltese, the second official
language of Malta.
4. Hosts some spectacular sea scenery
Despite the grand beauty of the old cities and the richness
of the land, the true Maltese gem lies in its waters. The
Maltese boast some of the most spectacular sea scenery in
the world. It’s waters are home to beautiful underwater
wildlife and perhaps the best way to enjoy it is on a relaxing
sailing boat and set yourself towards the sunset.
5. Has food from all over the globe
Whether you fancy a pizza from the best of Italian chefs or
some Indian cuisine to spice up your dinner, Malta and
Gozo host every global cuisine imaginable. People from all
across the world open businesses on the islands and offer
their traditional food for the Maltese public to enjoy. And like
everywhere else in the Mediterranean, food for the sunny
people of Malta, is life!