As far as destinations go, Malta Holidays in the middle of the Mediterranean is fast becoming one of the top travel spots in Europe. And Malta has virtually no crime, making it an ideal family holiday destination. Here are just a few fun family things to do on your Malta holiday.
Fun In The Sun -- Beautiful Mellieha Bay
It just wouldn't be a holiday in Malta without a few fun, relaxing days at the beach and Mellieha Bay is one of the most popular sandy beaches that is great for kids. There's nothing quite like fresh air, sunshine and a dip in the crystal clear blue waters of the Mediterranean to wear out the kids, and at Mellieha Bay the water is shallow and calm and you can hire umbrellas and deck chairs. The amenities are clean and there are a number of kiosks, cafes and beach bars.
Swim With The Dolphins
Most kids love dolphins and at the Mediterrano Marine Park kids over 8 can actually swim with the dolphins. There is also sea lion and parrot shows, as well as a reptile house.
Water Fun Park
For one of the best days out, guaranteed to have the kids squealing with delight you won't want to miss The Splash and Fun Water Park. There is a children's splash pool, family slides and a wave pool pumping 1.5 metre waves -- the largest wave pool in Europe. Or cool off under waterfalls as you ride the lazy river on a rubber tube.
Cruise The Mediterranean
There are a number of day cruises available to places like the Blue Lagoon, as well as harbour cruises, and day trips or tours to Sicily. Plus there are a number of cruise ships that depart from Malta.
Popeye Village or Sweethaven
Take the kids to meet Popeye and Olive Oyl at Popeye Village, Anchor Bay near Mellieha which is north of the island. They'll have an absolute ball exploring this fun park which was the original 1980's Popeye movie set. They'll also have the chance to dress up and be part of a film which everyone gets to see later. You may not be able to hear much over the laughter of the kids but you can buy copies of the film as a keepsake.
The summer months can be hot so the kids might like to go for a quick dip in the wading pool to cool off while Mum and Dad lounge on the deck chairs. There are also water trampolines, as well as boat rides in Anchor Bay during summer. And if you have smaller children, there's a small fun park with rides but the highlight for kids of all ages is Santa's toy exhibition which is guaranteed to keep them amused, at least for a while.
There is literally no shortage of great family things to do on your Malta holidays to keep you and the kids relaxed and happy, and sleeping like babies every night. It truly is an ideal family holiday destination.
I love to travel so when my husband was seconded to Malta where he was born for 12 months, it was the perfect opportunity for us to build a website on Malta Holidays.
It's been a great way to show other family members and friends, especially those who have Maltese roots a bit about this tiny Mediterranean Island, and hopefully inspire a few of them as well as others to visit Malta. It has so much to offer.
I also have a background in beauty therapy and energy medicine and a keen interest in holistic health and organics. And besides travelling, I love the beach and latin dancing.