The small island nation of Malta offers visitors endless days of sunshine combined with rich culture and beautiful beaches. People who are looking for activities that the whole family can enjoy during their Malta holidays will really be spoiled for choice, kids will be amused and entertained while their parents unwind in style.
This stunning area of Malta is a great place for families to use as a base while exploring. Mellieha Bay boasts a beautiful beach where you take part in a range of water sports. The town offers plenty of family friendly accommodation options, while nearby Popeye Village was the set of the 1980 film and offers lots of activities that little ones will love.
Take a day trip to explore this tiny island, which has an enchanting sleepy feel. There is just one hotel on the island, so if you’re planning on spending the night you’ll want to make sure to book in advance. Children and adults can have fun together snorkelling in the island’s sheltered bays before taking a trip to Mosta to explore the enormous Roman church that features an impressive unsupported dome.
Kids will love this atmospheric island and parents will be impressed by the Folk Museum. It is housed in the fascinating Inquisitor’s Palace—one of the few of its kind that has survived—and features dungeons and torture chambers and a look into the religious history of Malta. The Hypogeum is the perfect place to really let your imagination run wild, as it features an ancient underground network of tunnels, rooms and caves, all of which have been carved out of the natural rock and are just waiting to be explored.
Head to the tip of the northeast coast of Malta to explore this 16th century walled city. There are plenty of surprises just waiting to be discovered in the narrow winding streets that run through the city centre, including magnificent buildings such as the Auberge de Castille and the Fort St Elmo where the guides are dressed as knights. The kids can then let off a little steam in the Upper Barrakka Gardens, which offer magnificent views of the Cottonera and Grand Harbour.
Of course, these are just a few of the things that you can enjoy during when visiting. If you have young children, hiring a car is an excellent option here, as it will give you a chance to explore the island at your own pace. Malta is a beautiful country that shares the relaxed attitude to life that most countries off of the Mediterranean are known for, it is a perfect destination for a family wanting to spend some time together.