malta in summer

Why You Should Visit Malta In Summer 2020

  • Aug 1, 2020

7 reasons why...

If you’re skimming through the list of places that you can visit this summer, you’ll be pleased to learn that on the 15th of July, Malta has officially opened its doors to all countries and destinations. Therefore, it seems like there’s been no better time than summer 2020 to visit the islands of sun, sea and low Covid-19 cases.

Here are 7 reasons why you should visit Malta this summer:

  1. History 

Malta’s history dates back to approximately 5900BC – when the first settlers arrived from neighbouring Sicily. From then on, a flourishing civilisation characterised by a long history of colonisation developed. Its strategic location led to the islands being occupied by a succession of powers – namely, the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Aragonese, Knights of St. John, French, and, finally, British, before gaining its independence in 1964. Therefore, despite its minute size, Malta, especially its capital city Valletta, is brimming with museums and places of historical importance. 

  1. Boat rides & sightseeing

When in Malta, boat rides and sightseeing go hand-in-hand. Chartering a boat is a common affair, and it also enables you to experience Malta’s famed waters first-hand. We highly recommend asking for a trip to the neighbouring island of Comino. Its Blue Lagoon is famous for its azure waters and spectacular views. And if you’re not too keen on sailing, you can always book a sightseeing trip on one of the countless hop on, hop off double-decker buses meandering across the islands. 

  1. Diving Sites

The archipelago’s clear blue sea, underwater wrecks, and abundance of underwater flora and fauna make it the perfect diving destination. The sea’s natural clarity means that you’ll find a good diving spot all year round, irrespective of whether you’re a complete novice or a divemaster. 

  1. Stunning Beaches

With more than 250 kilometres of coastline, the Maltese Islands have innumerable beaches that are nothing short of stunning. A few beaches are also Blue Flag-certified, 

meaning that they adhere to the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) standards for eco-excellence.

Be sure to check out Golden Bay, Għajn Tuffieħa and St Peter’s Pool, and of course, Gozo’s Ramla Bay, Mgarr ix-Xini, and Comino’s Blue Lagoon. 

  1. The Food! 

Malta is a cultural melting pot, and when it comes to food, Malta draws gastronomical influences from North Africa, Southern Europe, the Middle East as well as Great Britain. Traditional dishes are typically very rustic and seasonal. Furthermore, Malta has just been included in the world-renowned Michelin Guide. Three restaurants have received One Michelin Star, while several others have been recognised for their superb food quality. 

  1. Summer Feast Fireworks 

If you’re trying to avoid crowded spaces, the mass celebrations that are usually associated with village feasts are not recommended. However, you can still enjoy the fireworks from afar. These are locally prepared from months ahead by “festa” (feast) enthusiasts and firework specialists.

  1. Safety 

Malta has one of the fewest active Covid-19 cases in Europe. Furthermore, all measures are being taken by private and public institutions alike to ensure every traveller’s safety when visiting Malta. Face masks are still encouraged, as well as social distancing.

Where to stay in Malta?

Situated in the heart of Valletta – Malta’s capital city – Casa Ellul is a boutique hotel like no other. Prioritising privacy, exclusivity and safety, this boutique hotel in Valletta is committed to providing an authentic Maltese experience that reflects the current times. 

The hotel is offering a “Best Flexible Rate” option that enables you to change or cancel your reservation, up to 24 hours before your arrival. Furthermore, Casa Ellul is committed to providing maximum cleanliness to ensure safety and peace of mind. With Casa Ellul, you can rest assured that you can still travel and enjoy your Mediterranean trip in 2020.