Malta has been moved to the green list for travel-which means we can now vacation there without having to quarantine when we return.
But the popular Mediterranean island has strengthened entry rules for us.
Starting June 30, you must double jab upon arrival to avoid self-isolation.
Children between 5 and 11 years old can enter with their fully vaccinated parents through PCR testing, but children between 12 and 18 years old must be stabbed.
Since we have not yet vaccinated for this age group, this does exclude families with older children.
However, for couples, this is now a very good short-distance holiday option, and there are some cracking deals.
SOPHIE SWIETOCHOWSKI has compiled some of the best break times.
Best for you who don’t want to leave the hotel
The Labranda Riviera Resort and Spa in Mellieha is located on the northern edge of the island, overlooking the neighboring Maltese islands of Comino and Gozo, purely for escapism.
With three swimming pools, a spa and numerous restaurants and bars, everything is at your fingertips-and all-inclusive discounts for the Olympic holidays.
go with: All-inclusive prices for seven nights start at £899 per person, including flights departing from Gatwick Airport on August 11.see olympicholidays.com Or call 020 8492 6868.
Best for healthy rest
The Maritim Antonine Hotel and Spa in Mellieha is great for meditation-and Tui just cut the price in half. The spa has won awards for its facilities and treatments-including a chocolate delight massage, pouring hot chocolate on your back.
From burgers and pizzas to exquisite Thai fusion dishes, there are a variety of foods to choose from.
GO: The price for a seven-night bed and breakfast starts from £750 per person, including flights and transfers from Gatwick Airport on July 20.Look TUI.
Best for honeymoon
The Taschenk Hotel and Spa on Gozo has such a wonderful view that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie moved in for five months when filming the 2015 romantic drama “The Seaside.”
It is located on the edge of a small village with only 83 rooms and a private beach suitable for romantic walks.
go with: The price for a two-night stay starts from £352 per room.Look Reservation Network.
Best for everything at your doorstep
Malta’s 5H Marriott Hotel and Spa is located in the heart of the bustling St. Julian’s Bay, where tables are scattered across the street, next to an elegant harbour full of shops and bars-Mercury Holidays offers great value packages.
The hotel has just undergone a £25 million refurbishment, with stylish new rooms, a Balinese spa and a presidential suite on the top floor with panoramic views of Baruta Bay.
go with: Prices for a seven-night bed and breakfast start at £818 per person, including flights departing from Gatwick Airport on August 11.see Mercuryholidays.co.uk Or call 0333 321 3144.
Best for culture
The Floriana Phoenicia Hotel was built in the 1930s for the former prime minister of Malta, Gerald Strickland, to entertain dignitaries.
It is one of the top hotels in Malta and is located opposite the gate of the capital Valletta. The Art Deco style banquet hall, large terrace overlooking the garden and cocktail bar add luxury.
go with: Prices for a seven-night bed and breakfast at Phoenician 5H Hotel start at £899 per person, including flights departing from Gatwick Airport on July 20 and private transfers.Look Tropical Sky Net.
The Solana Hotel & Spa in Meleiha offers stunning views from its rooftop swimming pool.
Trek in the beautiful nearby hills, or take a day trip to Gozo from the Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal, 5 kilometers away.
The hotel has three restaurants, serving local dishes such as Maltese sausage stew.
go with: A seven-night bed and breakfast at 4H Solana starts at £362, including flights from Gatwick until July 31. Book before July 15th.see Travel republic.co.uk.
Best for people who love the sea
The Santana Hotel in Qawra is another gem. British Airways offers great discounts to this 4H hotel near the lovely small village of Qawra.
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It is close to Qawra Point Beach with crystal clear waters and rock pools-an ideal place for snorkeling. Check out Flo-Jo’s water sports school, which offers water skiing, jet skiing, and paragliding.
The hotel has all the necessities, Mediterranean-style decorated rooms, fitness suites and a luxurious poolside bar serving iced tea and pizza.
go with: Santana’s seven-night bed and breakfast starts at £469 per person, including flights departing from Heathrow Airport on specific dates in August. Book before July 4th.see ba.com/Malta.