I’m trying to plan a holiday for August.
Briefly, I’m hoping for the following
-A sunny place where I can swim in the sea in the mornings, explore on foot in the afternoons and write in the evenings for the whole month of August.
-I don’t drive but I’d like to explore more than just one place, so easy bus rides/ boat rides to other places would be helpful
-Preferably a place where I can get by comfortably with English
-I’ll be on my own so I want to feel safe walking around alone.
-A beach with locker facilities would be ideal (since I won’t have anyone to leave my keys etc.)
-A good beach with clean water that isn’t too busy
-A town (or somewhere near to towns that I can take trips to) with historic architecture and or natural attractions (e.g. nature trails, caves, volcanoes)
-I don’t mind being in a place with other tourists (I know August is peak season) around but -I’d rather it not be so overrun that it feels like England transplanted to a warmer climate
-I’m happy to short term rent a home or stay in an affordable hotel. I don’t want to pay more than £80 per night (preferably £50 per night) on acomodation
-Wi-fi would be useful
-I’m thinking about staying in one place and using that as a base to travel to other locations (on day trips) but I’d also be happy to stay in multiple places if that’s more realistic (e.g. stay in a place where I can swim for one week, then move somewhere with historic sights, then move somewhere natural sights)
Malta has just occurred to me as a place that might fulfil these preferences but I know very little about the place. So I was hoping to get advice on the following
-What’s Malta like in August?
-Will the beaches be constantly packed
-Any recommendations for places that best meet my preferences
-Will it be impossible to find accommodation?
-Is it possible to travel between the Maltese islands? And nearby Sicily?
-If there are any places other of Malta that might suit me better.
I know that this is quite a last minute plan and that my preferences will be difficult to fulfil but I’m willing to compromise
When it comes to alternative recommendations, I don’t mind flying long haul. And whilst ideally I’d be in a place where I can get by with English (when taking transport, asking for directions, buying groceries etc.) but failing that, I’d feel more comfortable in a place where the main language is Portuguese, Spanish, Italian or French because I have some basic knowledge of these languages.
Thanks in advance