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ABOUT MALTA

A one of a kind destination, Malta is perfect for individuals or groups, visiting for culture, pleasure, sports or other special interest, and business events! Aside from the many historical gems dotted all around, Malta is home to endless sunshine, crystal clear sea and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.

Getting to know Malta

There are some facts about Malta that are quite well-known: it’s small, its history dates back thousands of years, and it’s beautiful.

While we know that that’s enough to tempt just about anyone to plan a visit, here are a few more reasons why Malta should be your next holiday destination.

There’s lots to see
The Maltese archipelago consists of Malta, Gozo, and Comino, all offering unique experiences. With historical sites that go back thousands of years, unbelievable diving spots and towns that reflect a blend of different cultures, you’re really spoilt for choice. While the small size of the Maltese islands may be limiting in some ways, the rich history and culture found within run deep.

You won’t run out of things to do
Not only is Malta the perfect place to travel to for fun in the sun and sea, it is also home to culture and history which dates back more than 7000 years. Malta and Gozo host some of the most ancient prehistoric free-standing monuments in the world, as well as a wide range of stunning buildings showing hugely diverse architectural styles. Our beaches give access to the gorgeous Mediterranean, where you can simply relax on a sunbed or go on an underwater adventure with PADI-certified scuba diving instructors. If that’s not enough, the Maltese islands offer an endless list of entertainment hotspots to the tune of casinos, cinemas, clubs, restaurants, and luxurious spas.

You’ll feel right at home
While Malta is often buzzing with activity, it is a laid-back and easygoing place. Home to a beguiling mix of cultures that stewed together over generations, Malta seems to have kept the best from all its previous colonisers. If either English or Italian is your mother tongue it is easy to communicate with the locals since both are spoken throughout the islands. Whether you’re looking for a cosy place to have a spot of tea, or enjoy a strong espresso, in Malta you are guaranteed to find a little piece of home.

The food is divine

One thing you certainly won’t have to worry about when you’re in Malta is food. Maltese cuisine is based on fresh and seasonal local produce, and being surrounded by clean and clear water, Malta offers many varieties of fresh fish caught by local fishermen. Maltese dishes are quite particular, but loved by many – in fact the Maltese are renowned for their delicious fluffy, crunchy-crust bread, made by locals and baked in wood ovens.

At P&A Sullivan we’d be very happy to recommend only the best restaurants that offer guests the perfect traditional Maltese meal experience with great food, a perfect glass of Maltese wine, and an easy-going Maltese atmosphere.

Get in touch with us to help you plan your next holiday to Malta!

FACTS ABOUT MALTA

Malta has been inhabited for over 7,000 years since the Neolithic times, and since has been inhabited by many of the world’s greatest empires including the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs. Knights of St. John, the Spanish, French and most recently the British.

The island comprises of countless historical sites including the Megalithic temples, fortifications, Baroque cathedrals and palaces.

The islands boasts a typically Mediterranean almost tropical climate, characterised by hot dry summers and mild winters with a brief rainy season. Malta receives an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day in summer.

The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English, however, Italian is also widely spoken. Maltese is a language of Semitic origin written in the Latin script, is the national language of Malta. Over the centuries, it has incorporated many words derived from English, Italian and French.

The sea is generally clean and safe and also warm to swim in all year round. Some bays can have currents but their are few tides. Beachwear is permitted for beaches only and any nudity is strictly forbidden.

Driving is on the left and there are speed limits of 80km/h on the arterial roads and 50km/h in urban areas. Cars can be rented to drivers over 23 with a national or international driving license.

Since 2008 Malta has adopted the Euro as its official currency. Banks are open from Monday to Friday until early afternoon and until midday on Saturdays. Exchange bureaux are common and international cards are accepted.

The Maltese Archipelago is situated in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea only 90km south of Sicily and about 290km away from North Africa. The archipelago comprises of Malta, the largest island at 312 square kilometres, Gozo and Comino, the two smaller islands, and a number of other uninhabited islands and outcrops.

Maltese food is based on fresh and seasonal local produce. Being surrounded by clean, clear water, Malta may offer many varieties of delirious fish. Maltese food and wine is loved by many, especially the signature dish, rabbit.