If you are reading this article then you can at least read English but there is no harm in going to Malta anyway. Also for those who believe they can speak fluent English but want to work on their British accent then Malta is the sunnier alternative to the UK.
The island of Malta is located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Libya but was part of the British colonial empire (it gained its complete independence only in 1964), this British influence is still perceptible in many places, as many English spend their holidays here, cars drive left and everyone speaks fluent English.
Even if you do not want to work on your language skills, the island has a lot to offer and is maybe one of the under appreciated holiday destinations.
A small Mediterranean island just 90 km from Sicily, consists of three inhabited islands, namely Malta, Gozo and Comino, surrounded by a series of semi-deserted islets. Malta has an over 7000 year old cultural heritage and hosts a lot of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The island is like an open-air museum with enchanting beaches and excellent night clubs.
Although the official language is English, in many areas it is easy to find people who speak Italian. The mix of cultures and the climate make it a popular destination for summer holidays (and to study English). One of the first things to do in Malta is definitely to visit Valletta, the capital. It offers the beauty of 320 monuments in less than half a square kilometer, including the Co-Cathedral of St. John, one of the most prominent maltese landmarks. The church is located in the heart of the capital and houses the fantastic painting: the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, by Caravaggio.
Malta can easily be reached from all of Europe and is served by several airlines including Ryanair, Easyjet, Alitalia and Airmalta. MIA (Malta International Airport) is in the south-east of the island, not far from the capital. There are a few express buses to different corners of the island, taxis and if you want to plan ahead http://www.airport-transfers-direct.com/ can be booked in advance. Since the Maltese drive on the left side of the road, you should be cautious if you want to rent a car.
As an alternative, the island can also be reached by sea from Sicily, through the company Virtu-Ferries which uses the Pozzallo-Malta route.
The island reserves a wide range of accommodations from luxury or family-run hotels, apartments to hostels and campsites depending on your budget or preferences.
The Islands offer many specialized holidays for those who wish to learn a new discipline, discover history or simply keep fit. Malta is equipped with wellness and spa centers, as well as luxury hotels and holiday centers. The sea and the mainland lend themselves to a whole series of activities, from climbing rocks to quiet walks.