15 February 2018
If you're looking for the perfect sun-kissed family holiday destination with activities for all ages to enjoy, the Maltese Islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino will tick every box. With short three-hour flight times from the UK, a warm year-round climate and friendly English-speaking locals, the Maltese Islands are ideal for Easter and half-term breaks, as well as the main summer holidays.
Offering beautiful beaches, historical sightseeing, and adventurous activities, it’s hard to find a more family-friendly holiday destination than these charming Mediterranean islands.
Discover a breath-taking world
With warm crystal-clear waters all year round, the deep blue Mediterranean Sea boasts ideal conditions for sailing and swimming, whilst water sports enthusiasts can indulge in more adventurous pursuits, including surfing and paragliding.
All three islands also offer a wealth of unique diving experiences, with natural reefs, caves and spectacular wrecks all waiting to be discovered. With such an incredible underwater world to explore, it’s no surprise that the Maltese Islands were recognised as one of the ‘Best Diving Destinations’ at the Diver Awards in 2017. It’s also possible to obtain your PADI Certification from just 10 years of age here, so your children can return home with their very own diving qualification.
Explore the stunning landscape
Back on dry land, you’ll find an array of country footpaths and off-road trails to explore, giving you a great opportunity to appreciate the unique character and beauty of the islands.
Take an awe-inspiring Segway tour through the historic streets of Mdina, or discover the gorgeous island of Gozo by quad bike. Go off-road with a thrilling jeep safari to explore the rugged countryside, spectacular cliffs, jagged coastline and magnificent hidden inland valleys, or experience the unspoilt landscape and spectacular views at your own pace by bike. End your day with a horse ride on the beautiful sands at Golden Bay and you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking sunset over the brilliant blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
A climbers’ paradise
The Maltese Islands are quickly becoming an ideal destination for climbers. There are over 1,300 excellent climbing routes across Malta, Gozo and Comino, and the rocky terrain and sheer cliffs that characterise much of the Maltese archipelago are ideal for practising this exhilarating adventure sport. Whether it be traditional climbing, bouldering, sea level traversing or abseiling, you can enjoy a plethora of climbing styles here.
Relax and unwind
After all that adventure and exhilaration, it’s great to know that you’ve got somewhere relaxing to return to, and when it comes to choosing your holiday accommodation, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a superb selection of options to suit every budget. From the rural tranquillity of Gozo and laidback Mellieha Bay, to the buzzing resorts of Bugibba, Qawra and Paceville, you’ll find the perfect place for your family stay, whether you’re looking for relaxation, activity or a little bit of each.
Together with delicious Mediterranean and continental cuisine, and a rich history spanning 7,000 years, there’s something for all the family to enjoy on these hidden island gems.