I went to Malta a few years back on a whim for a week. It’s sleepy, but the people are wonderfully nice. English isn’t a problem–the rest of Europe sends their children there to learn the language. Sliema was where I crashed, went to Gozo with the friend’s family. You’ll have a great time if you’re the type to have a great time anywhere you are, if you’re looking for the standard Europe-y wonder, maybe just go to one of the big attractions.