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Soaking up the Mediterranean with Malta Attractions


It is considered one of the most beautiful places to visit on earth. The archipelago has so much to offer in the way of Malta attractions of white beaches, diving sites, historical temple sites, and Mediterranean cuisine second to none. As one of the investment hotspots in the world, Malta is geared for growth in all sectors, with tourism being first in line with its many awesome attractions.

Soaking up the Med

Valletta is the capital of Malta and has been described as one of the world’s most concentrated historical areas. A huge city squeezed into less than one square kilometre, the city is a huge Malta attraction for its St. John’s Cathedral, and the incredible Manoel Theatre which dates back 300 years, Filled with fine art galleries, restaurants and flea markets amongst many other things, Valletta is a world in itself.

Considered the jewel of Malta, Mdina is a jewel with its winding streets and beautiful old houses of nobility. Strolls through the small lanes give people an understanding of why this is considered one of the best Malta attractions. It’s an old medieval city with many historical attractions that tell stories of the rich Maltese past.

Diving in Malta is incredible as the weather is ideal with 300 days of sun. Diving in Malta can be done all-year-round as it sports some of the clearest water around. The stunning underwater Malta attractions boast several temples which are thousands of years old, intriguing dive caves, natural reef, and a healthy dose of marine life to give anyone a vibrant underwater visit.

The night life and fine dining are enjoyed under stunning starry skies, which is what the Mediterranean lifestyle is largely about. Tourist attractions in Malta are not only about enjoying the historical sites, but also about enjoying the Malta lifestyle the authentic way. If you’re not up for clubbing or visiting a tourist destination, there are several tours that will take you to the smaller villages to enjoy the local bars and enjoy property Maltese hospitality.

For the more religious person, Malta’s main attractions are their penchant for fantastic celebrations and traditions. The energy and effort put into the many ‘festas’ has been known to draw tourists from all across the globe. And now that the festive season is on us, those who have decided to take in the Malta attractions will be privy to some of the most epic traditions which include street parties and processions in honour of the festive season.

Vida Denning is a freelance writer and a huge fan of Malta. Her holidays to Malta have included stays in historic Malta hotels and visits to some extraordinary dive sites that will take the breath away.

Malta Holidays Most Popular Through Recession

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A UK based comparison site for holidaymakers has described Malta as a major surprise as many European families choose Malta holidays over other islands. With its burgeoning businesses and tourists spots, Malta has become one of the most travelled to hotspots for holidaymakers.

Fun in the Sun

As most European families take a break from winter and rain, most are shedding their raincoats and taking off on Malta holidays because of its 300 days of sun. The small island has recorded the largest tourist influx this year.

The recession has affected Europe in the most extreme ways but so many people have still managed to take Malta holidays this year. Considering the packages on offer and the fact that Malta, Gozo and Comino are fast becoming a business destinations, the attraction to everything Maltese is at an all-time high. This year has shown an increase of tourists with EU and non-EU tourists by 19%, which is 7.2% more than last year. This July has proved to be the most productive in terms of Malta holidays.

Malta is extremely popular with British holidaymakers making up for 24% of the influx of the total tourist figure. After Malta holidays many British citizens have made Malta their home as it provides absolutely everything in the way of great location, weather, business, tourism and all round family friendly lifestyles. Festivities are on the go towards the end of the year with many foreign families witnessing the islands traditional way of doing things. Fun and excitement to be had for sure.

The affordable holidays on Malta have been met with Malta tourism dealing with nearly double its tourist intake. As certain parts of the UK deal with an extremely wet and windy winter, Malta holiday packages include hotels and dinner for £70 a night. The warm summer evenings and crystal waters are for free. Tourists are often looking for island getaways that provide affordable accommodation and a wealth of activities to enjoy. Malta has it all with the warm sun, white beaches, historical temples – the oldest in the world – prime diving sites which include underwater temples, so dating back to prehistoric times, festivities and a multitude of activities that include water parks and dress-up parks for children to enjoy. Malta holidays are reputed to be quality for little cash quantity.

The affordability of Malta holidays makes it an extremely coveted tourist spot, particularly during the rough financial times that many are facing.

Vida Denning is a freelance writer who enjoys writing on a wide variety of topics. For her most recent family holiday to Malta she stayed at the Topaz Hotel Malta and found a multitude of topics to write on while she lazed on the beach.