Which resorts are closest to Malta airport?

Last Updated on November 22, 2023 by Henry @ The Getaway Lounge

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Malta is a Mediterranean gem with a captivating blend of history, culture, and sun-drenched beauty.

Blessed with over 300 days of sunshine each year, the pleasant climate invites you to explore its diverse landscapes and crystal-clear waters all year round.

So, whether you’re drawn to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the bustling markets, or the idyllic beaches, Malta promises one hell of a getaway!

And if you’re interested in visiting any time soon, you might be wondering about the different areas you could potentially stay in.

Well, here’s a table including some of the most popular resorts you can check out, starting with those that are closest to the airport.

Besides, the closer to the airport the easier it is to reach, and the longer you’ll have to enjoy your holiday…

Popular resorts that are closest to Malta Airport

Malta resortDistance from Malta airportIntroduction
Valetta10km (20 minute drive)Timeless elegance in Malta’s capital. Explore Baroque beauty, forts, and winding streets.
Sliema11km (25 minute drive)Coastal chic and vibrant nightlife. Elegant promenade, shopping, and Mediterranean delights.
St. Julian's 11km (25 minute drive)Entertainment central with style. Lively nights, glittering Spinola Bay, and upscale dining.
St. Paul's Bay18km (35 minute drive)Coastal serenity at its finest. Relax by the water, explore St. Paul’s Island, and savor seafood.
Mellieha Bay26km (40 minute drive)Golden sands and Mediterranean bliss. Family-friendly resort with relaxation and adventure.
Gozo Island41km (1.5 hour drive + ferry)Unplug in tranquil bliss. Dive into the Blue Hole, explore the Azure Window, and wander in Victoria.

And here’s a handy map showing you where each of these resorts are located in relation to the airport.

As you can see, the airport is located inland whereas the popular resorts are situated along the coastline.

Who should you book with, if you haven’t already?

There are plenty of UK airports and airlines flying directly to Malta, both on a seasonal basis and all year round.

First things first, we would usually recommend booking an ATOL protected package holiday to this destination.

Reason being, you’ll often get better value for money compared to booking a flight only.

Besides, the final price can be bundled together into one simple booking and include your flights, hotel, full baggage allowance and transfers!

And if it is a holiday you’re after, we tend to recommend Jet2holidays to Malta or easyJet holidays to Malta – you can use these links to find out more about the different hotels and packages on offer.

That’s certainly the case if your flight is operated by either Jet2 or easyJet, because it’s better to have the same overarching company looking after every element of your holiday, if possible.

For those airlines that don’t operate holidays however, such as Ryanair, it’s worth checking out On The Beach who also have a great reputation, and you can sometimes bag a great deal, albeit you don’t get certain extras included, such as your bags or transfers (you can add these extras on for a fee if required).

Malta getaway

Here’s a picture I took of the Upper Barrakka Gardens when I was last in Malta – highly recommended not only for the garden itself, but also for the best panoramic views of the island!


So, the closest holiday resorts to the airport in Malta are:

We’ve taken the most popular holiday resorts that are featured by the recommended holiday providers above, and we’ve made our calculations using the handy directions feature on Google Maps.

Apart from Gozo which requires a ferry to get to, all the other resorts are easily reachable by car.

We hope you found this useful, and if you end up booking, enjoy your holiday!

Anything to add? Feel free to contact me using the email address below.

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