When considering your next holiday, you’re bound to ask the obvious question: when is the best time to visit?

Although the tiny Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo have enough to pack a holidaymaker’s itinerary whatever time of year you choose to visit, summertime is undoubtedly the ideal time to book your holiday here.

Here’s why:

The Weather

Ah, Malta’s weather. Famed for its gorgeous climate, Malta enjoys an average of 300 days of sunshine every year, with peak temperatures hitting around July and August. The uninterrupted heat over summer is soothed by sea breezes that drift across the island’s coasts, meaning that you can work on your tan by the hotel pool or on the beach by day, and still party on until dawn by night.

 The Nightlife

Thanks to Malta’s weather, the island’s summer nightlife is also legendary. To enjoy a warm evening under the stars, simply head to one of the numerous bars and restaurants in the busy nightlife hubs of Valletta, Sliema, St Paul’s Bay, or Bugibba, for a refreshing cocktail or al fresco meal. If partying all night long is more for you, look no further than Malta’s party capital, Paceville, which is brimming with pubs and clubs and is just a short walk from the Radisson Blu Resort in St Julian’s.

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 The Beaches

Malta is home to some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful beaches, with golden sand or rocky coasts running into the island’s incredibly clear, sparkling turquoise-coloured waters. Yes, these are the kind of beaches that summer holiday dreams are made of. From the popular beaches of Golden Sands, Mellieha Bay and Ghajn Tuffieha, which boast full facilities, to more secluded spots such as Gnejna Bay and L-Imgiebah, you are spoilt for choice in Malta if you seek the ultimate summer escape to a picture-postcard sandy beach.

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 The Local Flavour

Malta has such an abundance of outdoor heritage sites of historic interest, from megalithic sites to fortifications, that UNESCO has compared the country to an open-air museum. Summer is the best time to get out and explore these wonders, when you can spend sunny days sightseeing and absorbing Malta’s rich and vast history. Malta’s heritage also doesn’t stop there either. During the summertime each town and village hosts its own ‘Festa’ – a street party in honour of its patron saint.

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Bonus: Where to stay?

Are you looking for the perfect place to stay during your trip to Malta? The Radisson Blu Resort, St. Julian’s is a centrally located five-star resort with gorgeous sea views and stylish, comfortable rooms. It is well connected to public transport and just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful St. George’s Bay and the St. Julian’s city centre.

Need more convincing? Check out 5 reasons to stay in St Julian’s!