The historical island of Malta, the largest of the Maltese islands and just 3 hours away, offers year round sunshire with average temperatures of 15 degrees in the Winter and 30 in the Summer - the locals here love their sport too.
Rugby is popular here with teams sharing the pitch at the amazing Marsa sports complex, the people here are known for their hospitality too.
You'll find the best nightlife in St Julian's Bay (just a short walk from Sliema along the seafront) with lots of bars and clubs, Sliema has good nightlife too along with Bugibba.There are some great beaches too, Mellieha Bay and Golden Bay are the 2 most popular sandy beaches on the island.
At 27km by 14.5km (it's slightly bigger than the Isle of Wight) but it's packed with things to do to keep your group happy and entertained between matches, you could go on a quad biking tour of neighbouring island Gozo, visit a marine park, adrenaline seekers might like to try flyboarding or enjoy a session on the inflatable obstacle course on water, or slow things down with a boat trip to the blue lagoon, a stunning inlet off the island of Comino for a swim. If culture is what you're looking for then a trip to the ancient walled city Mdina with its narrow streets is well worth a visit, it was one of the film sets of the popular series a game of thrones.