Living the high life in Malta
Malta has numerous cities and towns that will place you in the lap of luxury. Sliema, a cosmopolitan playground right next to the Mediterranean Sea, has its own scenic marina and promenade, with plenty of seaside cafes and fine dining restaurants.
Boats, yachts and catamarans are stationed here, so you can rent one to spend the day out on the water, or book a cruise and take a tour to the capital of Valletta. For all your fashion needs, head to the Ferries district of Sliema, where you’ll find high fashion boutiques and luxury brands.
Malta is known for its diverse terrain of hidden coves and rocky flats. Mellieha Bay, in the north, is home to the longest sandy bay on the island. This gorgeous beach is the area’s main focal point, with sunbeds and parasols scattered along the sand and numerous restaurants overlooking the water.
Just 10 minutes away from this beach is Golden Bay, a Blue Flag-winning cove with 5* hotels along its shore. For all your fine dining needs, Mellieha Bay has some extraordinary spots including Commando, which is set in a 300-year-old building and serves a collection of fine wines and Mediterranean classics prepared by chef Damian Ciappara.
For the ultimate in high end living, spend your holidays in St Julian’s. This town has been built into a prestigious resort area with the highest concentration of 5* hotels on the island.
You’ll also have access to the upmarket area of Portomaso Marina, where you’ll find waterfront brasseries that overlook a deluxe yacht complex. You’ll also be only a 10-minute walk from the gorgeous Blue Flag-certified St George’s Bay, so you can sunbathe by the water.
Other luxury holidays to take a look at
Malta isn’t the only destination for luxurious living. If you’re interested in holidaying in other fabulous high-life hot spots why not look into Malta’s neighbour Italy, or Montenegro.
But if you’re still dreaming about Malta, check out our travel guide for more information on how to plan your next holiday. For now, here’s a list of some of our favourite luxury hotels in Malta.
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Soak up that luxurious lifestyle as you tour the gorgeous island of Malta
Holidays to this stunning island are surrounded by decadence and lavish living, and your own VIP treatment can start ASAP as flights from the UK are just over three hours long.
Malta is located 80 kilometres south of Italy and benefits from its lovely Mediterranean climate. It’s sunny and warm all year long so there’s no bad time to visit these stunning shores. Malta is a very interesting island, having once been ruled by the Phoenician, Greek, Roman, French, and British colonies. You’ll see remnants all over of times gone by, but you’ll also be surprised by the modern and luxurious 5* restaurants, beautiful golf courses, boating trips to the Blue Grotto and boutique hotels that sit on the islands one-of-a-kind beaches.
Everything about this 5* hotel screams luxury, with floor-to-ceiling windows, stylish interiors and contemporary chic bedrooms. This exclusive retreat has six restaurants for you to taste your way through and a tranquil spa for relaxation and rejuvenation. Situated right on the coastline, it has a private beach you can access any time of the day. You’ll also be right in the heart of St Julian’s, with plenty of fine dining restaurants and one-of-a-kind bars all less than a five-minute walk away. The staff here are friendly and attentive, ready to help and eager to make your stay as memorable as possible.
This boutique hotel is drenched in luxury and decadence. As you walk through the doors you’ll be greeted by sparkling chandeliers and friendly and accommodating staff ready to make your stay easy and comfortable. This hotel boasts a fabulous rooftop pool that overlooks the harbour and has views across Sliema to the capital of Valletta. Also on the rooftop terrace is their Lounge 360, which enables you sit and sip drinks to your hearts content as you watch the sun set over the ocean. If you’re in need of pampering, spend some time in The Palace Spa. Here you can unwind in the indoor pool, sauna or steam room before enjoying a personal massage or array of beauty treatments.