Getting there: Ryanair flies from Dublin to the island’s Luqa Airport.
You can hire a car, but a taxi from the airport is fixed at €15 (go to the taxi counter) and there is a bus service, which is less than €1.
Where to stay: Phoenicia Hotel (www.phoeniciamalta.com). Although it’s swanky, it’s not stuffy, and special offers are regularly changing. Combined with a Ryanair cheapy, it’s a great break - and it won’t break the bank.
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