The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean and consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino. Malta is an ideal family holiday destination and some of its best known resorts such as Mellieha Bay, Sliema and St Julian’s cater well to parents travelling with babies and toddlers. There are also plenty of smaller, quieter resorts offering plenty of accommodation options for families. See ‘Where to Stay’ for more information. There is plenty to do on the island and kids will love the water parks and beaches and for adults, there is an abundance of historical sites and monuments. See ‘Top Attractions’.You will also be able to buy all of your baby and toddler essentials on the islands.
Valletta is the capital and is a lively city located on the Eastern side of Malta. The Maltese countryside is dotted with medieval towers, chapels and the Islands have rightly been described as an open-air museum due to the amount of archaeological ruins. Popular beach resorts which lie to the North of Malta are Mellieha, Buġibba and St. Paul’s Bay. Sliema and St. Julian’s are Malta’s busiest coastal resort towns.
Flight Time from the UK and Ireland
Flight time from the UK and Ireland is between 3.5 and 4 hours. This can be tricky with toddlers but is very manageable with a younger child. If you are travelling with a toddler be sure to bring plenty of snacks and other distractions for the plane and make sure they have a good run around at the airport to expend as much energy as possible before being cooped up for a few hours. Click here for more tips on getting through the airport and flight with babies and toddlers.
Best Time to Visit Malta with Babies, Toddlers and Kids Under 4
Malta is very busy during the summer months and it can also be quite hot and dry, with temperatures occasionally reaching as high as 40 degrees. Regular sea breezes in coastal areas makes can make it feel a bit cooler. Spring and autumn are very pleasant with reasonably warm temperatures and lots of sunshine as well as pleasantly warm sea temperatures allowing bathing in the sea from as early as April until the start of October. It tends to rain sporadically between the months of November and February although the winter is generally sunny with temperatures of around 15 degrees Celsius. For an annual temperature chart click here.