There has never been a better time to visit Malta. With its superbly sunny weather (more than 300 days a year), expansive beaches, thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of incredible history – including some of the oldest human structures in the world, there is a huge amount to see and do in Malta. It is also a place of stunning natural beauty.
Malta is a perfect destination for a chilled-out poker holiday. The balmy climate means mild winters and an average of 12 hours of sunshine in the summer. Malta also enjoys the highest sea temperature in Europe, so it’s ideal if you enjoy swimming, water sports or just splashing around in the crystal-clear waters of the Med.
Culture abounds in Malta – the islands have some of the oldest buildings ever created – the Hypogeum, Tarxien Ruins and the Megalithic Temples are all nearly 1000 years older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
For those who love to juggle their poker with sport, Malta offers a huge variety – from golf and tennis to sky-diving, cycling, hiking, rock-climbing, horse-riding and myriad water-sports. Malta is also famed for some of the best scuba diving in the Mediterranean.
There are also some great museums including the Malta Classic Car Museum, the National Museum of Archaelogy, mosaic pavements at the ‘Roman House’ in Rabat, and the National Museum of Natural History – not to mention the Manoel Theatre, an 18TH century architectural gem in the capital city of Valletta. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, then the medieval town of Mdina is a must. It’s one of Europe’s finest walled cities and was the setting for Kings Landing in Season 1.
Once a tiny fishing village, St. Julian’s is now the heart of Malta’s thriving nightlife scene and the area is heaving with cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. With all these amenities right on the doorstep, it’s no surprise that St Julian’s is the #1 destination for poker players.
If you’re looking for great places to hang out in St Julian’s, then don’t miss the fabulous rooftop Sky Beach bar at the Intercontinental and the street-level Waterbiscuit Lounge Bar – both just a stone’s throw from the tournament room.