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Malta is a unique destination for visitors and one that holidaymakers return to time and time again. A winning combination of beautiful scenery, mild climate and captivating culture make it a popular choice for visitors of all ages.
Marfa Bay is one of the most popular of Malta's resorts. With a fantastic location, great connections and wide choice of amenities it isn't difficult to see why.
Famous for its pristine surroundings, excellent walks and unspoilt coast, Marfa Bay is an ideal destination for nature lovers or anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors. Fantastic countryside and shoreline abound, making this one of the more relaxing places to stay while on holiday in Malta.
Mellieha village is around five kilometres away from Marfa and can be accessed easily by car or public transport. The village has everything visitors could need, including shops, pharmacies, supermarkets, banks, bars and restaurants. Mellieha village is the ideal place to stock-up on supplies before returning to the tranquility of Marfa Bay.
Visitors will find accommodation options for all tastes and budgets in Marfa. Self-catering apartments are popular for families and those who welcome the extra space and flexibility self-catering provides. There are also plenty of hotels to choose from, varying from large establishments to small, family run affairs.
The shoreline is a particular draw as it has some of the best diving and swimming spots on the island. Scuba diving is popular and there are options for gaining the PADI diving certificate with local providers. Diving is an absolute dream for those seeking sea life, beautiful reefs and rocky grottos underwater - Malta has in fact been voted the third best scuba diving spot in the world.
Boat rides and sailing are other popular options and again these can be booked with local companies. There are two large sandy beaches nearby for those looking for sun, sea and sand. Mellieha Bay and Paradise Bay are both around a kilometre away from Marfa and have a full range of amenities including cafes, public toilets, bars and shops.
The local cuisine in Marfa is heavily Mediterranean with beautiful fresh fruit and vegetables and delicious meat dishes. Take time to seek out some of the smaller local restaurants for true local tastes and delicious meals to remember. The local wines and spirits are also worth a taste!
Gozo is well worth a visit and the ferry port is just a kilometre away from Marfa. The port can be easily accessed by the public transport or by taking a leisurely half-hour walk from Marfa. The Blue Lagoon is another popular destination and there are boats which depart from the pier at the Riviera Hotel Resort on Marfa in Summer. There are also chartered yachts available for private tours around Gozo and Malta, ideal for those who wish to splash out and see the islands at their leisure.
The summer months are the most popular time for holidaymakers, but Malta is also a popular winter sun destination thanks to the mild climate and availability of cheap flight deals.
Travelling around Malta is very easy thanks to an efficient local bus service and low fares. Walking is made easy by the excellent routes and paths and there are also plenty of taxis available for private hire.
The very mention of Malta conjures up images of historical sights and sun-drenched landscapes. The fascinating past and rich history attract thousands of holidaymakers each year.
It is not only history that draws in the tourists however. Some huge Hollywood movies been filmed in Malta, including Alexander, Gladiator and Troy. This has helped boost the island's popularity and reputation as a holiday destination for film lovers.
Anyone looking for a party scene should head over to St Julian´s, packed with restaurants, bars and clubs and dubbed the Ibiza of Malta. A number of music and cultural festivals happen throughout the year, offering the chance to mix with the locals and really get under the skin of Malta.
History lovers should not miss out on the opportunity to visit the island's ancient catacombs of St Paul in Rabat, or Valletta's Fort of Saint Elmo. A trip to Comino Island is also easy to arrange when staying in Marfa. A small island reached by tourist boats, it is well worth a visit. Comino Island has one hotel, one police station and one inhabitant - swimming in blue seas around the island is a huge attraction for holidaymakers each year.