Malta Hotels: The Perfect Base In The Heart Of The Meditterranean
Malta has a lot going for it; it lies bang in the middle of the Medditterranean and is fascinating, culturally and visually, but despite its position, as a holiday destination Malta us often overshadowed by larger neighbours such as Sicily and Sardinia. Use the wonderful Malta hotels as a base from which you can explore the island.
What to see
Whatever time of year they choose to visit and despite being a small island, there’s enough in Malta to keep visitors occupied for weeks and Malta hotels offer great offers as well as luxury and pampering for all budgets. There is so much to do and Malta is a land where visitors have left their mark for millennia, even so it can be difficult to decide what to see in a small time frame. Hotels4u’s experts often have more than a few recommendations as well as the tours arranged by Malta hotels.
One of the most mysterious sites in Europe is the hypogeum, the only Neolithic underground temple in the world, a place that is sure to fascinate visitors young and old. Dating back some 3,000 years ago, to the Safleini phase of the island’s history, the hypogeum’s deep chambers are painted with geometric patterns and are carved from the living rock. Most of Malta hotels have information about tours to the Hypogeum, and due to the age and unique nature of the Hypogeum, visitor numbers are restricted and you might have to book in advance. But the hypogeum is well worth the wait; grownups appreciate the antiquity, while children will love exploring these strange man-made caverns.
Of course, you’d like your kids to enjoy an experience they’ll never forget and make this a memorable holiday, so take them to the Malta Marine Park where they will get the chance to swim with dolphins. Simply being in the water alongside these friendly creatures can be a life changing event. Afterwards there is the whole park to enjoy. Don’t miss the antics of the sea lions.
A taste of Hollywood
The Popeye’s village is another attraction well worth a visit, where the 1980 Hollywood film was made. Today’s children might not recall the antics of Robin Williams as the spinach-fuelled sailor but this won’t stop them enjoying the original set, which now incorporates a theme and water-park with slides, rides and tours led by characters from the film like Popeye and Olive Oil.