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14 Reasons to Consider Malta for Your Family Holiday in 2020

By TakeTheFamily
Malta is rich in history and charm.Malta is rich in history and charm.

From the atmospheric walled city of Mdina with its palazzos to wild waterparks and water sports on Blue Flag beaches, the island of Malta between Sicily and the North African coast has long flown under the radar as a family holiday destination. 

All the more reason to make sure that 2020 is the year you and your kids discover this Mediterranean gem and all that it offers. We’ve listed some of our favourite things about Malta with kids.

• It’s only 3-4 hours by plane from the UK and only an hour ahead, meaning no jet-lag.

• It has gorgeous year-round sunshine.

• It has great water sports, particularly in Qawra and Bugibba, with calm waters perfect for water-skiing and banana-boating in the sheltered bay.

• There’s a beach for everyone. Golden Bay near Mellieha has soft, dusty sand and shallow water perfect for paddling, making it ideal for a classic family day out at the beach, while Mellieha Bay also has a lovely beach.

• Kids and adults alike love the Blue Grotto on the island’s southern coast, where you can discover caverns lit by phosphorescent underwater plants.

• It has three UNESCO sites: an ancient temple, Roman ruins and a medieval city. There are also several cathedrals and other religious structures to discover and impressive Baroque buildings in Mdina and Valletta.

• Malta’s capital Valletta has fascinating remnants of architecture left over from the days of the crusaders, as well as preserved rooms from the Second World War. And don’t miss the fantastic views across to the Three Cities that surround this international port.

• There are lots of vibrant resorts to explore on foot, including Sliema, chic St Julian’s and Bugibba. All have wide promenades for enjoying the waterfront and a wonderful choice of restaurants.

• It’s lively, with villages celebrating their saint's day on weekends over the summer months – expect feasts, processions, bands and fireworks displays.

• The food, especially the fresh local seafood, is fantastic, and most of the restaurants welcome children with open arms.

• It’s inexpensive – think €1.50 for a bottle of beer and about €15pp for a three-course meal.

• There’s fabulous shopping, especially in Valletta, with its fashion boutiques and quirky craft shops. 

• You can hop over to sleepy Gozo to the north or to tiny Comino in-between, with their dramatic rocky coastlines of coves and Blue-Flagged sandy beaches. Talking the ferry to Gozo brings you into contact with some of the oldest religious structures in the world. Comino, also accessible by ferry, has natural caves to explore, the famous Blue Lagoon and plenty of scope for swimming and snorkelling.

• You could even take a day-trip to Sicily, to see Mount Etna. 

Jet2Holidays offers family holidays to Malta in a great range of family accommodation, with just £60pp deposits, 22kg luggage, free child places (subject to availability) and flights from nine UK airports. Find out more and book now.


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