The month of March ended with a lovely holiday to Malta. When we arrived in Malta the weather was pretty good with highs of 21·c, but this did change and we did experience a lot of wind, spells of cloud and some rain. However, this did not spoil our trip as the weather was still warm enough to travel and see some of the wonderful sights and heritage that Malta has to offer its’ visitors. Malta was once ruled by the British and although it became independent in 1964 it still remains part of the commonwealth. As you tour around the island you will notice many British products and influences, such as the famous red post box and also buses which were once London buses.
Here’s breakdown of our holiday package:
Hotel: Hotel Argento, buffet breakfast included, spa and gym facilities, modern with very helpful and friendly staff. I would definitely recommend this hotel we had a wonderful stay with no negatives.
Location: St. Julians, great location brilliant views of the bay from the rooftop, close to the bay and local shopping centre, also close to lot’s of bars and restaurants close by. The nearest bus stop is 2 minutes walk from the hotel and the buses can take you straight to Valetta and Sliema.
We got a taxi from the airport to the hotel which cost €20 this was a fixed price for a taxi.
Activities we completed:
Visit to Valetta:
Valetta is the capital city of Malta, there are many restaurants, shops and historical architecture. We took a bus from St. Julians and spent the day in this beautiful city.
Day trip to Sliema:
Sliema is the mecca for any shopaholics. Sliema was approx. 15 min bus journey from St.Julians. It was great to go and do some shopping and try and find some bargains. We also had ice cream by the harbour and admired the wonderful seafront view.
North Hop on and off bus tour of Malta, stopping in locations such as M’dina city and Golden Bay Beach.
This is great way to tour the country. Two things we really wanted to see was M’dina City and Golden Bay Beach. M’dina City is an old fortified city with narrow streets and historical architecture. From the top of the city the views are brilliant and a great place to eat is the Fortanella Tea Garden.
Day trip to island of Gozo with tour included:
The island of Gozo is a small sister island. We booked this trip with the hotel. The booking included a return coach trip to the ferry, the ferry ride across to the island and then a hop on hop off bus tour around the city. This was brilliant as you get to see some of the wonderful sites this island has to offer and choose what you want to see such as the G’Gunatija Temples and Calypso Cave.
I really enjoyed my trip to Malta and I would recommend it to anyone interested in travelling to this beautiful small island. There are lots of fun things to do and see.
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