Sure, the lush, rich island of Malta is the best choice for a honeymoon destination. With its crystal clear waters and majestic historical landmarks and fortified cities, Malta sure does look like a romantic escapade. But if you are considering taking your family to visit Malta, no need to worry, because this Mediterranean island is an excellent choice for those travelling with family. So whether you are vacationing with grandparents or kids, you can count on Malta for an unforgettable vacation.
If you are having a hard time curating an all-around and inclusive itinerary that is perfect for every family member, it will help to first read about Malta before you leave for the trip. It’s a good thing Malta has lots to offer in terms of activities. Whether you prefer an active journey for the kids or a mellow and less active one, there are many things you can do. With that, here is a list of places and things to do that are suitable for the families.
Where do families stay in Malta?
The first thing to check when going on a trip to Malta is to look for hotels or board and lounge, which can accommodate your family. There are many family-friendly places to stay, and among the things that make them a top choice for families are its amenities and facilities. If you have not yet booked a reservation for your stay, check out this list and see if any accommodations are to your liking.
If you prefer style and relaxation in a premier 5-star hotel, Hilton Malta is the perfect choice for families. Located in the lively and festive town of St. Julian’s, Hilton Malta can provide you with the holiday you have been waiting for.
Among the things which make Hilton Malta a favourite among families is their amenities. With the splash rooms and seasonal games available, you and your kids will surely enjoy your stay there. They also offer a kid’s menu, perfect if you have a little picky eater. And if you want to escape the stress of parenting even just for a day, Hilton Malta offers babysitting services, so you and your partner can enjoy other activities in Malta.
Mellieha Bay Hotel
For a practical option without having to compromise quality service suitable for your family and kids, Mellieha Bay Hotel is the place to stay. Their family rooms and their kid option activities make it the best option if you have little ones travelling with you. Since it is located in Mellieha, the northern part of Malta known for its fine beaches and stunning natural environment, the Mellieha Hotel offers a great bay view. This is perfect for rejuvenation and relaxation.
Westin Dragonara Resort
Since Malta is a known tourist destination, it is no question that the island has top of the tier 5-star hotels. And among those is the Westin Dragonara Resort. Found at the tip of the island peninsula, the Westin Dragonara Resort makes it a charming choice for those who want to enjoy the sweet cool breeze of the Mediterranean Sea from the beach lidos.
Their seaside rooms provide a breathtaking panoramic view over the Mediterranean Sea that can accommodate families and groups of large numbers. The deluxe bedroom is an ideal (and a practical) option as kids below 12 years of age stay for free. However, the hotel can only accommodate a maximum of two kids per room.
Located in the busy crowd-favourite town of St. Julian’s, InterContinental Malta is another 5-star hotel that can make your stay in Malta memorable. Aside from its vast array of amenities such as the Club Lounge and Skybeach Rooftop, and their mouthwatering dishes served at their Paranga Restuarant, InterContinental also has Kiddos Kids Club. It is available the whole year round, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, and until 4:00 p.m. during weekends. You can also avail of their babysitting services if you badly need a break from your little tykes.
Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa
The Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa is one of the best hotels when it comes to family-friendly hotel and hospitality services. Surrounded by a luscious garden at the front, the Corinthia Palace Hotel sure treats its clientele and visitors as royalties.
If you are travelling with your extended family, Corinthia Palace is an excellent choice. The hotel offers a family escape package, offering the second room at a 50% discount. As long as there are two adults and two children below the age of 16, you can enjoy two connecting rooms, complimentary wine for the adults, and cookies for the kids to much on!
For an all-inclusive Maltese holiday experience, book your hotel rooms at the Seabank Resort. Your family will definitely enjoy the scrumptious breakfast buffet, especially your kids, since the hotel offers a selection of desserts, including ice cream. There is also a kids club where your children can enjoy pool slides and other interactive games.
Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta
If you are planning to stay in Mellieha, the Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta is a luxurious option for a hotel that is all-inclusive and can cater to everyone, even your kids! You can book their family suite, which has a capacity of two adults and two children. But if you want to go all-out on your family trip, you should try out the deluxe family suite which features an upper floor and separate partitioned living quarters.
But luxury and style do not end there, since Maritim still has to offer for families vacationing in Malta. The suite with whirlpool can accommodate up to three adults and two children, and you can enjoy a whirlpool on the terrace as you indulge in the magnificent views across the bay.
Radisson Blu Spa & Resort Golden Sands
Looking for another luxurious 5-star hotel that has the best amenities for your kids to enjoy? The Radisson Blu Spa & Resort Golden Sands can make your dream vacation come true. Their Family Experience package can accommodate you and your kids. With their kids’ menu and amenities, you are sure to enjoy your trip.
Big no-go’s for families
Just one big no-go for family holidays: St. Julians and especially close to paceville party neighboorhood.
- Lot’s of noice in the night
- Drunk people everywhere
- Bad smell in the morning due to party leftovers, …
What to do when travelling with family in Malta?
Of course, when travelling with a big bunch, you want to make sure that everyone is having a good time. It’s a holiday, and what else do you do on a holiday than have fun and enjoy it? Here is a list of family-friendly activities you can do while you are still in Malta. Make sure to try some out to keep your kids entertained!
Go on a trip to the beach
When you are in Malta, it is a no brainer that the beach is a must. Malta prides itself on its natural and clean waters that are perfect for adults and kids alike to spend their summers in. You can check out the waters at Mellieha Bay as the waters are shallow there.
Gnejna Bay is also a splendid choice as it also has shallow shorelines. Aside from those, there are many food stalls, kiosks, restaurants, and other establishments, which you can visit after taking a dip in the waters.
Try out other watersports and activities
If you are travelling with older kids and teens, you can try out other activities such as surfing, scuba diving, and snorkelling. Of course, since you are in Malta, you want to experience the beauty of its waters as much as possible. You can enrol in a diving school if it is you or your kid’s first time.
You can also try out waterparks if you have smaller and younger children. The Splash & Fun Waterpark, which is located in Bahar ic-Caghaq, is an exciting and thrilling adventure for kids and adults alike. With their chutes and slides and a dinosaur park, the Splash & Fun Waterpark will give your kids the best water activity on your Malta holiday.
Or if you prefer to just admire the waters and its flora and fauna, you can visit the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra. It is home to more than 250 sea species. A trip to the aquarium can be as mesmerizing as when you go snorkelling or diving.
Go island-hopping by boat
Visiting Malta’s sister island, Gozo, can be the highlight of your trip. Compared to the main island, Gozo is more peaceful, albeit still frequented by tourists. Head off to Cirkewwa and ride the ferry to Gozo. Your kids will enjoy the 20-minute ride, as commuting via boat is not that often.
You can also visit the island of Comino by boat. The Blue Lagoon is another favourite of tourists. It will definitely enjoy a day there as you go swimming and exploring the magical sea cave. However, since many people visit Comino, it is best that you leave early in the morning so you can get a perfect spot. A half-day trip to Comino is the most ideal.