Malta’s Islands Of Love

Posted on: 18 December 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

Malta is one of the most romantic, charming and affordable destinations to visit at this time of year.

With one of the best climates in the world, fine dining and panoramic sea views all located only three hours away from the UK, Malta makes for the perfect destination to spend a Valentine's Day weekend.

The island country in the Mediterranean Sea lies south of the island of Sicily, Italy. The country is an archipelago, with only the three largest islands - Malta, Għawdex or Gozo, and Kemmuna or Comino - being inhabited.

Why Malta?

The Island has idyllic romantic spots in abundance, with hotels and restaurants such as the Xara Palace in M’dina favoured by movie star Bruce Willis and the Barracuda sea front restaurant in St Julians, which set the magic alight for celebrity couple Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas.

malta1Malta provides a range of romantic settings from moonlit strolls through the silent walled city of M’dina to dining on traditional Maltese cuisine on the Vittoriosa waterfront overlooking the Three Cities.

For those looking to explore, Malta’s sister island Gozo makes for an intriguing day trip with Greek legend linking the island with the Nymph Calypso and her prisoner of love Odysseus.

Malta’s stunning coastline and countryside can also be explored on horseback, providing privacy and tranquillity for couples seeking a moment of solitude.

How To Get There

During February Air Malta operates up to 14 flights a week from London Heathrow, a daily service from London Gatwick, up to six flights a week from Manchester and three flights a week from Birmingham to Malta.

All flights provide hot meals on board every flight and a generous luggage allowance for £79 return including taxes and charges.

Where To Stay

Xara Palace deluxe bedrooms are available from approximately £100 per room per night.

For reservations visit or

Web Links

Malta's Official Tourist Board -

Find cheap flights to Malta with Skyscanner -

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