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The Essential Malta Travel Guide

Advice and top tips to the Maltese islands from the locals' perspective

"Bonġu!" - (That's Good Morning! in Maltese. It's a corruption of the french "Bonjour" which we inherited during their two-year French occupation of Malta, circa 1798 - 1800)

At Choice Holidays, we are not just about making sure you get the cheapest prices for your Malta holiday - but we also want to make you get the most out of your trip to the Maltese islands.

The size of the island is actually a great advantage for visitors to the islands, commutes are typically 20 to 30 minutes at most.

Even crossing from Malta to Comino or Gozo, is just a matter of a ferry of a few minutes!

Knowing that distances are short is great, but you know what's even greater?

Getting the inside secrets, the tips from the locals, those little tidbits of information which you won't find on your typical tourist brochure. Information which only the Maltese can share with you.

Because the strategic positioning of the Maltese islands slap bang in the middle of the Mediterranean, right between two major continents means the islands have seen a LOT of history and occupations, all of whom left their mark on Malta and the Maltese in weird and wonderful ways.

So have a look at all our blogs about Malta and its islands.

Here we share all of the information which takes your trip to Malta from great to fantastic!

We've split this blog into a number of categories, which you'll find in the menu to the left - just click on category and a list of all of the blogs in the category will be display.

Below you'll find a description of each category and a few of our favourite topics in each of them.

Things to do in Malta

Whether you suffer from a strict case of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and are a minute-by-minute planner of each of your holidays, or whether you've just been chilling and are looking for something to do, our things to do in Malta blogs are a must.

We've picked up all of the things you must do when you're on the islands. Here are a few of our favourites which you really should not miss!

Day Tripping to Valletta - 9 Things To Do To Live the Best of Malta's Capital City

Malta Nightlife

The Ultimate Malta Nightlife Guide - Top 7 Bar and Clubbing and Nightlife Hot Spots

Malta for Kids - National Aquarium

Malta For Kids - Top Fun Activities for Kids of All Ages


Interesting Facts you didn't know about Malta and the Maltese

Did you know that the Maltese language is only semitically originated language written in the Roman alphabet, which is also an official lanuage of the European Union? 

There are plenty of little interesting facts about the locals, the islands, the history, the culture and everything else about the Maltese. 

That's what makes a trip to the island so incredible.

These facts are some of the new information you'll be able to include in your stories about the good times you've had in Malta.

The story behind Malta's Award Winning Fireworks


How the British Colony left it's Influences on Malta and the Maltese

Where to Eat and Drink in Malta

"Nieklu xi ħaġa?" - (Shall we get something to eat?)

"Boqqa nbid?" - (Mouthful of wine?)

What's a good holiday without experiencing the country's culinary delights? Wining and fine-dining, street food, and everything else you need to know about eating in Malta.

Maltese ftira

Top 8 Maltese Foods you didn't know about but HAVE to try



Malta's Top 10 Most Picturesque Restuarants


Trabuxu Winebar

5 Top Winebars in Malta for an all-round GREAT experience

Events and Festivals in Malta

The Malta Festivals and Events scene keeps growing and growing, going from strength-to-strength year after year. 

We're not just speaking about music festivals, this is about all kinds of events, suitable for all types of audiences, from the young and the party-goers, to events for all the family.


What to do in Malta - 20+ Festivals and Events You Shouldn't Miss in 2018 (by Season)

Isle of MTV

Malta Music Week - Calendar

These are by no means all of the blogs we've put together for you, so have a browse through the rest of the blogs using the menu to the left. 

"Saħħa" - (That's another phrase which literally means strength or good health, but which is used as a farewell and to cheer somebody).

"Grazzi" - (Thank you)

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