Malta – Good for Winter Warmth & Diving.

It’s many years since I had a holiday on Malta. I haven’t been back since but that’s not because I didn’t like the island. Far from it, as I had a really good time, so maybe it’s time I went back to see how Malta has changed? If you are trying to think of somewhere different to go for a winter holiday then Malta could be a destination worth considering.

Here is a bit of information for you about Malta. It is worth a try if you haven’t been before or maybe it’s time, like me, to visit the place again!

Malta has a warm climate for most of the year and it is only a 3 hour flight from the UK and also easily accessible from a range of regional airports such as Manchester or Birmingham. Winter sun activity breaks are becoming ever more popular and many hotels on Malta and the nearby islands of Gozo and Comino are now catering for activity holidays as they have tennis and squash courts as well as spa facilities and watersports such as windsurfing, paragliding and water skiing.Valletta, Malta from the Grand Harbour

You may want to attend one of the big sports events in Malta such as the Malta marathon in February or the Middle Sea Race in October.

Malta has 125 miles of coastline to explore and the island is brilliant for cycling, hiking, horse riding, sailing and lawn bowling. Also, the islands rocky south coast offers extensive climbing walls suitable for all levels of expertise.

Scuba diving is also a popular activity on Malta as there is a huge variety of marine life and the tideless waters are full of wrecks, caves and grottoes. According to experts, the sea around Malta has diving to rival better known dive destinations such as the Red Sea. You can obtain your PADI certificate at dive schools on Malta with competent English speaking instructors as well as go night diving and deep sea diving up to 40 metres. The main dive sites include Marsamxett Harbour, where the World War 2 wrecks HMS Maori and Carolita Barge lie. Then there is Dwejra on Goz’s southern coastline, which has the Inland Sae underwater tunnel and the famous Blue Hole.

Golf is available on Malta at the Royal Malta Golf Club which was established in 1888.Valletta is the capital of Malta and the harbour at Valletta is an amazing sight and it is of great historical interest especially if you are a fan of World War 2 history.

 

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