Home of Popeye!

Hayley Bass on 10 March 2018
Living in the UK, we are fortunate to be close to many beautiful destinations that are within easy reach for a short break or longer.

One such place is Malta which is situated in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily. Flight times from the UK are around three hours and with over 7,000 years of history and culture, Malta has lots to discover with endless opportunities for sightseeing and exploration. Malta is the biggest of the Maltese islands and next in size is Gozo then the smallest Comino which is mainly uninhabited.

Although Comino is the smallest, it is popular with visitors wanting to explore beyond Malta and Gozo for nature walks and surfing plus it’s a paradise for snorkelers and divers. Most people visit Comino for a day trip from Malta or Gozo to explore the Blue Lagoon, a sheltered inlet with white sand and aquamarine water, its beauty alone is worth the visit.

Spotlight on Malta:

Malta is an area I’d personally recommend exploring is the capital city of Valletta. A small city crammed with historic points of interest all within a fortress giving the feeling that you’ve taken a step back in time.

My hotel of choice in Valletta would be a boutique hotel called Palazzo Consiglia. Within the walls of Valletta, it offers 13 unique lavish rooms all individually styled. You’ll be able to take full advantage of spectacular views of Valletta itself and the Grand Harbour whilst eating breakfast or taking an afternoon dip in the mini pool all on the hotel’s roof top terrace. The reason why I’m drawn to Malta is how picturesque it is with the historic buildings, walkways and beautiful harbours and coastline just waiting to be captured by my camera lens.

If you are looking for more history then you must visit The Three Cities (Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua) where the palaces, churches, forts and bastions are older than those you can find in Valletta.


Average temperatures reach 27 in July and August cooling to around 21 in October and with stunning scenery and architecture, Malta is well worth a visit all year round.

Fun Fact for Popeye fans! On Malta you can visit a family attraction called Popeye Village. This was the film set of the 1980 musical production of Popeye. You can take part in a filming experience plus a number of other fun attractions such as boat rides, wine tasting, mini golf and Santa’s toy town! Here you will also find a great fun park with rides for kids!

To find out about booking your holiday to Malta, please get in touch as I can tailor make your perfect holiday to any destination around the world.