The vibrant town of St Julian's is known as the number one after-hours choice for all Malta holidays, complete with waterfront restaurants and bars that attract crowds of night owls. The hotels here are suitably chic, with most featuring sea views, a clutch of pools and upscale amenities like spas and stylish decor. What's more is, you're never far off from the action, with hotels huddled around or nearby the town centre so that St Julian's best activities are just on your doorstep.
The Cavalieri is a high-rise hotel perched over the waterfront in St Julian's, with its very own ocean-facing swimming pool. It's whitewashed on the outside and chic on the inside with modern furnishings and muted colours.
There are two restaurants to choose from here, including a buffet spread and a Mediterranean spot with tables and chairs that spill out onto the poolside patio. On site are a sauna and massage parlour, plus a bar and lounge area for maximum unwinding. And when you're ready to branch out, it's a 15-minute walk to St George's Bay beach, and even less to St Julian's town centre.
The Hilton Malta Hotel is a sprawling expanse of luxury that cosies up to the coast. Within the hotel's garden landscape are four swimming pools and a summertime beach club, plus squash and tennis courts.
For wining and dining, there are restaurants serving up Mediterranean and Thai cuisine, a pool bar and wine bar, not to mention entertainment in the evening. The Hilton Malta is also privy to its very own Myoka Spa, complete with a heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room.
The Intercontinental Malta might be in the town centre, but its soothing colour scheme and stylish decor give it that exclusive retreat vibe. Chandeliers, wall-sized windows and modern prints are standard here.
Speckled with gardens and side-swiped by sand, the hotel sits just along the waterfront and gains a beach bar come summertime. There are a whopping six restaurants to choose from, plus two outdoor pools and a heated indoor pool, a spa for relaxing and a hotel-run kids' club to make sure you've got time for said relaxing.
This 5* stunner exudes that Mediterranean cliffside feel, mostly because that's exactly what it is. Overlooking Balluta Bay, Le Meridian comes ready with a rooftop swimming pool, a squash court and three restaurants, not to mention a spa and some seriously gorgeous views.
St Julian's resort centre is a quick walk away – less than five minutes – while Malta's capital city Valletta is only a 20-minute drive from the door.
Calling the George a modern hotel is the understatement of the century. With its clean-cut lines, glass walls and minimal colour palette, it looks more like a painting than accommodation.
Here, you'll be treated to a sea-view rooftop pool and an uber-sleek spa, with the town's restaurants bars, shops and clubs just outside. St George's Bay isn't far off either – for that, you'll only need to walk about five minutes.
With its pale clay colour, the Radisson Blu in St Julian's gives off the look of being a high rise sandcastle. Just on the other side of the cliff is the Mediterranean Sea, views of which you won't escape when staying here.
You'll have your pick of three restaurants, as well as two swimming pools that both overlook the sea. Radisson Blu guests also enjoy access to the hotel's very own diving school, which'll help get you out and exploring the underwater landscape off the coast of nearby islands. And in the other direction – inland, we mean – restaurants and bars aren't far off.