It takes only three hours to fly from the UK to Malta. That’s less time than it takes for the Greek Islands or the Canary Islands.
There are no visa restrictions. EU citizens can travel without restrictions. Citizens of the United States can stay for up three months.
The sun is shining! Best of all, Malta has a long holiday period so you don’t have to travel in July or August when the temperatures are in the 30s. October is still warm enough for 25C.
You won’t find more than 7 to 8 days of rain in a month between November and February.
The most important thing when visiting Malta with children is where to stay. Like many Mediterranean destinations, they are the center of attention.
Many roads lead to Valletta. If you’re looking for resorts for families in Malta, there are plenty of options. If you don’t want to wait for a bus, or hire a vehicle, check out the hotels that are located in different areas of the island.
You will also receive a complimentary children’s program, usually on the main school holidays. You will need a sterilizer, bottle warmer, baby bath, nightlight, step stools, and a pushchair, as well as a potty and a baby bath.
Even for older children, there is a spa menu, and four of the nine restaurants at the resort offer children’s meals.
You can also add a little pool for children and car seats to take you to Valletta. The rooms also have balconies that can be used to relax – great for little ones who want to nap in the room or sit outside after their bedtime.
Malta Family Attractions
You can find something for everyone, from a day at the beach to a day with your kids in Malta.
Most of Malta’s beaches can be pebbly, so if your heart is set on building sandcastles head towards the northern side of the island. Ghadira Bay, or Mellieha Bay, is one of the most sought-after, along with Golden Bay, on the west coast.
At the northern tip of the island, you will also find smaller beaches such as Paradise Bay (or Armier).
Some waterparks are open in Malta during the summer months. You can also dive for older kids with Bubblemaker basic Scuba Divers.
Step onto a Popeye Village film set, which has been transformed into a park. Movie lovers will find many other locations to film at as they travel. Gladiator used Valletta in his backdrop. Malta appeared in Bond films. Some areas even doubled as the Red Keep in Game of Thrones.
Check out this post for 10 ideas on things to do in Malta while you’re with your kids
There Are Two Additional Islands That You Can Discover
While there are many things to do in Malta with children, you can also take a boat or ferry ride to Gozo or Comino, Malta’s sister islands. These are the best place in Malta for a family holiday.
Comino, the smallest of the islands, is home to a small number of permanent residents. It’s best-known for its blue lagoon, which has a stunning turquoise color.
You Can Swim Across It To Reach Cominotto’s Smaller Island.
Laid-back Gozo, however, looks a lot like Malta in miniature. From its ancient sites like Ggantija’s temple to its Citadella in Rabat which is also known as Victoria or Vittorija, it feels a bit like Malta.
It is also home to the Marsalforn Salt Pans, as well as the Ramla Bay red sand beach – this shallow water is ideal for children, though it can get busy in the summer.
Food In Malta
You will find amazing food from all the different cultures that have influenced Malta over the centuries.
There are plenty of restaurants for those who don’t like to be fussy, such as great Italian restaurants offering pizza and pasta.
You can also enjoy traditional Maltese cuisine by trying pastizzi (cheese-filled pastry snacks) or imqaret (dates wrapped in pastry, then deep-fried).
Gelato is also available to cool down.
You’ll find plenty of fish, including octopus for the more adventurous and great fresh fish grilled from the sea.
You’ll also notice rabbits a lot. If you have a bunny at home, it’s worth being aware of what to look out for.