The Irish Sun recently featured a glowing article about Malta, touting it as the next Marbella, brimming with cultural delights and sun-kissed fun. A beloved short-haul destination for Brits, the island’s popularity surged as an emerging party hotspot, with UK bookings soaring by an impressive 366 percent between June and September last year, captivating the attention of young travellers sharing their experiences on social media.
Beyond the vibrant party scene, The Irish Sun’s James Draven shared his top ten reasons to visit this captivating Mediterranean gem, unveiling a perfect blend of history, architecture, and natural beauty. Draven’s list includes exploring Malta’s UNESCO World Heritage site, the captivating capital city of Valletta, and stepping into the enchanting Silent City of Mdina, where history comes alive on its ancient streets.
The article also highlights the majestic Dingli Cliffs, offering awe-inspiring views of the sparkling Mediterranean and providing a breathtaking backdrop for unforgettable memories. Visitors can indulge in the island’s maritime charm by sailing on traditional Luzzu boats adorned with the symbolic “Eye of Horus,” while those seeking vibrant nightlife can revel in the electric atmosphere of Paceville, with its buzzing bars and entertainment options.
For travellers in search of tranquility, Gozo, Malta’s serene sister island, offers a peaceful retreat with its laid-back ambiance and remarkable historic sites. With an emerging party scene and an abundance of cultural treasures, Malta beckons travellers from all corners of the globe to explore its riches and create cherished memories on this enchanting medieval European paradise.
In the article itself, The Irish Sun also asked its readers to vote in a poll on whether they would like to visit Malta, with a huge majority of readers voting “Yes! It looks lovely!”.
In a recent report by The National Statistics Office, it was revealed that Malta is basking in the glory of unprecedented tourism success, with a staggering 1,289,292 thrill-seeking tourists flocking to the Maltese Islands, marking a remarkable 6.7% increase compared to pre-COVID-19 levels in 2019. Additionally, the National Statistics Office reported a jaw-dropping tourist expenditure of €1,036,795,000, representing a colossal 17.4% surge from the previous year.