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ACCOMMODATION

Malta has a great selection of places where you can stay. You can choose anything from 5-star luxury to guest houses.

There is also the option of going for budget self-catering accommodation, country houses and plush, ultra-modern apartments. It really depends on the level of luxury you wish to enjoy and how much you wish to spend.

If you need help in selecting accommodation we have a selection of accommodation we use regularly you can choose from.

Getting here

Malta is most easily accessible by air and flights to the Island are serviced by the major scheduled and low-cost airlines throughout the year.

The national airline Air Malta, operates from most European gateways, while other airlines which fly to Malta on a regular basis includeRyanair, Easyjet, Lufthansa, and Emirates.

There is also a daily fast ferry trip to and from Sicily for both foot passengers and vehicles. Visit Virtu Ferries for schedules and tickets.

GOZO & Comino

Gozo, Malta's smaller sister island, is more rural and greener. It is reached via a ferry ride from Cirkewwa in the north of Malta. Gozo moves to a more leisurely, rhythm than Malta, and to really appreciate its unique character, you should be prepared to stray from the beaten tourist track and explore its villages, rugged landscape and spectacular coastline. The smallest of Malta's three inhabited islands, Comino hosts the pristine turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon. You can get to Comino via one of the small ferries which operate a shuttle service, or for a bit more fun, take a fast speedboat from Sliema and enjoy the ride!

 

Weather for rock climbing in Malta

Malta is typically mediterranean which means hot dry summers and mild winters. Rainfall is rare, but usually comes in wets periods of a few days to a week. The rest of the time is generally clear skies.

In winters the temperature rarely falls below 10c / 50f and combined with clear skies means the best places to climb are south facing crags. Especially Ghar Lapsi (all day) and Wied Babu in the afternoons. The local guidebook and local knowledge can always help you find a great place to climb even if it is raining or overcast making Malta a safe bet for climbing over winter but you want to feel like you are somewhere sunny.

Summer climbing can get hot, so stick to North facing crags and early mornings then the climbing is superb. If you must climb when it is hot then go for SLT/DWS and enjoy the typically flat calm seas during summer.

You can climb all year round in Malta but the absolute best times are from October through to April/May. Winter does not hit until Mid november so until then you can still swim in the sea as if it were summer. Around Easter time the weather starts to hot up. So the whole October to April period is perfect.

MALTESE ARCHIPELAGO of Malta, Gozo & Comino

The Maltese archipelago lies in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, 90 km south of Sicily, and is made up of Malta, the main island, and its sister islands of Gozo and Comino. While these islands are the ideal destination for adventure holidays, they will also offer you a memorable all-round experience, with opportunities to relax, or to discover their many cultural, artistic and natural treasures. Here you will find a unique blend of traditional Mediterranean hospitality and the kind of cosmopolitan atmosphere you would expect from an established tourism destination. While making friends during your holiday here will come easily, the people of these islands speak both their own native Maltese language as well as English, so communicating will prove even easier. The small size of our islands means that getting around is easy, whatever means of transport you go for. If you decide to rent a car you can reach any location on the islands within 20 to 30 minutes. Buses are also a good option, although it will generally take you between 45 minutes and an hour to arrive at your destination.

The main tourist centres are Sliema, St. Julian's, Bugibba and Qawra, where most hotels and tourist apartments are concentrated. All of these are close to beaches (mostly rocky ones) and have plenty of restaurants and cafes. St. Julian's is the islands’ nightlife hub, with the resorts of Bugibba and Qawra being favourites for a family evening out, especially during the summer. Sliema has the best shopping and is closest to the capital Valletta, itself a vibrant, buzzing centre of commerce and government during the day. At night, however, it turns into a quiet historical town surrounded by majestic bastions. Its gardens overlook the Grand Harbour, which regularly hosts some of the world’s biggest cruise liners and super yachts. Across the water are the three maritime cities of Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea. Malta’s ancient capital, the medieval walled city of Mdina, has commanding views of the Island and is just a stone's throw away from the spectacular views you can enjoy at Dingli Cliffs.