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The tiny island Malta, located in the Mediterranean Sea is home to many wonderful rocky and sandy beaches that attract thousands of travellers.
There are seven islands that make up the nation but only three are inhabited. The island chain is located near the island of Sicily, off the Italian Coast. The largest island is home to the capital city of Valletta. Located on the Eastern side of the island in a sheltered bay area this modern city is home to many restaurants, museums and historical sites. Visiting Valletta by a ferryboat is must, especially if you are staying in Sliema city, a popular tourist spot located on the northeast coast of Malta. The sea trip from Sliema to Valletta is short, inexpensive and the view overlooking the city of Valletta is, breathtaking.
Travellers who are seeking holidays in Malta are attracted by the friendly local people. The people speak a language that closely resembles many North African dialects and English is considered a national language also. With English being spoken by many, it is easy to communicate with the locals. Also, all major hotels in Malta offer a full range of amenities including swimming pools, hot tubs, and spa treatments making the holiday stay in Malta much more enjoyable.
When it comes to Maltese cuisine, it is heavily influenced by the southern Italian culture where pasta, pizza and famous traditional Maltese Pastizzi (diamond shaped pastries) seems to be one of the most frequent and inexpensive dishes on the main island. However, if you are looking more of a traditional taste, then the rabbit stew is an option, one of the Maltese traditional specialties found in almost every restaurant on Malta and Gozo Island. Among the most beautiful areas and attractions on the island, is the Blue Lagoon. The Blue lagoon is located on the island of Comino, one of the three inhabited islands that make up the nation. The sheltered waters of this island inlet are clear and warm. The sea waters of the Blue Lagoon are the perfect place for swimming, diving and scuba excursions. Comino is easily accessed by boat from either the main island of Malta or Gozo. Gozo is the other Malta’s sister island. This small and charming island is home to few magnificent sandy beaches and many resort hotels. Visitors should take in the sights on all three islands to get the full flavour of this wonderful and welcoming nation. The quiet beaches allow vacationers to soak up the sun and then enjoy the nightlife of the local restaurants and pubs.
Spending the holidays in Malta in the summer season provides one of the best vacation values. The rocky beaches, few sandy beaches and seaside resorts of the capital city and surrounding urban will definitely keep you busy while staying in Malta.