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Malta Popular Holiday Destinations

Malta is a relatively small Island and could easily be comapred to a small city in Europe. Getting from one side of the Island to the other (traffic permitting) usually takes no more than 45 minutes, so where to stay in Malta is not really a problem if you are renting a car or using public transport whilst on holiday in Malta. However, many guests of do ask us to recommended the best areas to stay for holiday accommodation depending on the month of the year, proximity to maltese sandy beaches, nightlife areas, cultural areas, etc, so we would like to share this information with you.

St Julians and Sliema Holiday Districts

St Julians and Sliema are probably the most popular tourist destinations of Malta, primarily because they provide numerous accommodation offerings including hotels, boutique hotels, holiday villas, short let apartments in St Julians and Sliema. Secondly both Sliema and St Julians are connected along the coastline and have a very good selection of  restaurants, pubs, beach bars, supermarkets, cinemas, banks, car rental companies, harbour cruise booths, shopping districts, rocky beaches, a sandy beach and every other amenity one can think of. These areas also have the highest concentration of expatriates in Malta with many British, Swedish, Italian and other Interntaionals renting properties and working in St Julians or Sliema. Everything is really and truly within walking distance and getting from St Julians to Sliema on foot along the promenade would take no more than 30 to 45 minutes. Further up from St Julians there is the nightlife district of Paceville which is Malta's busiest nightspot with many locals and tourists hanging around on the weekends. Paceville is lined up with Bars, Restaurants and Clubs and edges its way downwards towards St Georges Bay which is home to the only sandy beach in this part of Malta. Roughly 10 minutes away on foot from St Georges Bay there is another little village called Swieqi which is a residential district with numerous apartments available for holiday accomodation. St Julians is also home to the exclusive Portomaso area, which is one of Malta's most expensive residential resorts, this project hosts the Hilton Hotel, a small yacht marina, a few restaurants and a number of high end residential apartments. In between St Julians and Sliema, there is the very small village of Ballutta, which is home to the Le Meridien hotel and a good selction of holiday apartments. Being the most popular areas of the Maltese Islands, accommodation, although abundant, gets booked very quickly and finding last minute availability for the peak season which is from early June to end September is pretty hard, so if you are thinking of spending your holidays in on one of these towns/villages we highly recommend that you book well in advance to secure the best places to stay. offer flexi payment terms for advance bookings, so ask our customer support for assitance and details.

Valletta Holiday Apartments & Boutique City Hotels

Valletta is the capital city of Malta and in recent years it has undergone numerous changes which has resulted in a number of restuarants, cafes, whisky and wine bars sprouting in every corner of the city. Valletta is an architectural gem and a world heritage city with authentic old castiles built during the times of the Knights of St John. The city hosts a number of Museums and Palaces including the Office of the Prime Minister, the Grand Masters Palace, numerous Auberges and the new Parliament building at the entrance of Valletta designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano. Although its many titles recall its rich historical past, Valletta is very much a working, capital city; a bustling cultural centre and the administrative and commercial heart of the Islands. The bastions of this fortress city rank among the world's greatest examples of military engineering. Valletta is also regarded as a unique example of baroque architecture. Its grid of narrow streets house some of Europe's finest churches, palaces and cultural treasures. In Valletta you will find practically anything you need and a number of accommodation options are being made available to tourists including hotels, boutique hotels, guest houses and short let apartments. Getting to the popular seaside villages of St Julians or Sliema will you set you back no more than a 30 to 45 minute bus ride. Although accommodation offerings are on the rise, booking in advance is highly recommended as finding last minute availability is pretty difficult. Ask a holiday-malta customer support agent to provide you with options for advance bookings.

Mellieha Holiday Rentals

Mellieha is one of the most picturesque villages on the Island and is home to a number of hotels, numerous self catering apartments and private villas, fine restaurants and traditional shops. If you are a sun worshiper and your idea of a holiday is hanging around beaches, open air beach front restaurants and taking it easy, then Mellieha is probably the place for you. Mellieha is home to Malta's longest stretch of sandy beach which is known locally as Ghadira bay, here one will find numerous beach front restaurants and bars and all the water sports services one could imagine will be offered by the sea including, boat hire, paragliding, skiing, paddle boats, snorkelling, wind surfing, jet skiis, canoes, etc. Mellieha is also home to one of the most exclusive villa estates in Malta known locally as Santa Maria Estate and Il Kortin, these two areas are fully or large villas mostly with private swimming pools that enjoy glorious views over the Mediterranean sea. Many clients, especially the larger groups, opt for renting holiday villas when on holiday in Mellieha and more often than not, Villas in this area are pre-booked for the summer by March or April at the latest. There are also a large number of hotels and holiday apartments in the centre and close to Mellieha's sandy beach

Since Mellieha is located in the north of Malta, one can easily go to Gozo or Comino for a day which would just require a 5 to 10 minute drive to the Gozo Channel car ferry terminal where ferries run every 30 mins in the peak months. The north of Malta is where most of the larger sandy beaches are located which include Golden Sands, Riviera, Paradise Bay and Gnejna.  Mellieha also enjoys its own night spots, but getting to the busier nightlife towns of Bugibba and St Julians would take anywhere between 20 to 40 minutes depending on the route taken, whether using public transport or a car rental and the traffic at particular times of the day. 

 Portomaso - E2291
   Ballutta - E366    St Julians - R372    Swieqi - E039