An often overlooked stop-off in Europe, Malta offers the inquisitive traveller a taste of culture, history and adventure crammed into an easily exploreable island in the sun. Whether you’re a sun-worshipper, adventure seeker, culture-vulture or all of the above, Malta is the ideal destination to indulge in your travel passions. A former British colony, it is steeped in history – you can explore a great number of pre-historic temples, passageways and tombs giving you an insight into life on Malta over 4500 years ago. Why not trace the story of the Knights of St. John, with their legacy visible not only on the famous Maltese Cross but also prominent in the places they inhabited – Three Cities, Fort St. Angelo and Valletta?
If exploring discovering Malta’s history first hand isn’t for you then the pleasant climate offers you the chance to enjoy year-round outdoor activities in beautiful surroundings. Why not enjoy a spot of golf at the 18-hole golf course in the Marsa Sports Club about 4km south of the capital, Valletta? Or simply relax by the pool, offered by many hotels on the island. If you’re looking for something a little more high-adrenaline then the countless water sport centres are waiting to take you scuba diving, windsurfing, water skiing or sailing.
A holiday on Malta would not be complete without exploring the island’s lively bars and clubs. Malta’s nightlife offers visitors the chance to let their hair down after a day’s sightseeing, adventure seeking or lazing in the sun with clubbers heading to the lively Paceville near St. Julian’s for the action. Travellers wishing to experience a spot of culture in the evenings can visit the 18th Century Manoel Theatre enjoy an organ recital in one of the several baroque churches or visit the International Jazz Festival in July.
Malta’s history as a former British colony means that the island boasts a rare commodity in the northern hemisphere – somewhere English-speaking AND warm! This makes Malta an ideal location for an English language course and Maltalingua’s recently refurbished language school mean that learning English, whatever your specific goals, can be combined with a cultural and relaxing stay on Malta. Maltalingua offers extremely competitive pricing for its English courses, coupled with a team of qualified English teachers as well as the comfort of air-conditioned classrooms and the convenience of a location a short walk from the lively St. Julian’s. Oh yes, and a private roof terrace and swimming pool if you feel the need to top up your tan in between classes!
With the opportunity to learn a new language, explore thousands of years of history and experience culture and nightlife you’ll never forget, Malta is waiting for you…
5 Things Not to Miss in Malta:
- A walk around Malta’s ‘Silent City’ – Mdina
- Scuba diving in one of the world’s best places
- Relaxing in a farmhouse in Gozo
- Winding through the cobbled alleys of Valletta
- A trip to the Azure Window, stunning rock formations in the sea
For more information on Maltalingua check www.maltalingua.com
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