The Best Resorts In Malta

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As part of the Maltese archipelago that also includes Gozo and Comino, Malta is an island country in the center of the Mediterranean Sea. Thanks to its sunny weather and gorgeous coastline, it is a popular vacation destination. Malta has 7,000 years of known history, and some of it is preserved in locations such as the Grandmasters Palace, the Ggantija Temples and Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. It also has many other cultural attractions, including the National Museum of Archaeology, Malta and the Malta Maritime Museum.

No matter what your reason for visiting this scenic island, consider staying at one of these top resorts.

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands

The luxurious Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands is set on Malta’s Golden Bay. With the Mediterranean just steps from the resort, guests can enjoy water sports such as kite surfing and sailing. All rooms have a private balcony, and many have sea views. The hotel’s four on-site restaurants make dining a breeze, too. Relax after a day of exploring the city with a massage at the hotel spa. The family-friendly Radisson is also happy to arrange childcare services for couples who want to enjoy some alone time.

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The Westin Dragonara Resort

Located in downtown St. Julian’s near St. George’s Beach, The Westin Dragonara Resort has direct access to the Mediterranean from its beach lidos. The family-friendly resort welcomes two children free of charge when two adults book the room. (It also has a Westin Family Kids Club, organized children’s activities, two children’s pools and a special menu for children.)

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Phoenicia Hotel Malta

The Phoenicia Hotel Malta is a stunning resort hotel near the Royal Opera House and Our Lady of Victories Chapel. Originally built in the 1930s, this luxurious Art Deco hotel has hosted celebrities such as Queen Elizabeth II and Arnold Schwarzenegger. True to its location, the 136 rooms and suites have a Mediterranean décor. Amenities include a complimentary nonalcoholic minibar and an in-room safe. The Phoenicia Hotel Malta offers interconnecting rooms for groups traveling together. It has a heated outdoor infinity pool. The hotel welcomes small pets, and an airport shuttle can be arranged. It’s also a popular spot for destination weddings with its intimate garden and lovely views of the sea.

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Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa

Perched on the hillside in Valletta, the Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa is close to some of the finest beaches in Malta, not far from Mellieha Bay. The hotel has 218 spacious rooms and suites and most have a private balcony. The family-friendly resort has a children’s pool, and babysitting services are available. The Marion Mizzi Wellbeing Spa offers massages and other holistic wellness treatments, and guests can enjoy a freshwater hot tub, sauna and steam rooms while there. And there are three swimming pools in case you want options.

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Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta

The Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta is in the heart of Floriana, near the Grand Harbor and within walking distance of the Royal Opera House. This has 429 rooms and suites resort is located on a private beach with a marina and guests can enjoy a full array of services at the on-site hair salon along with massages, facials and other beauty treatments.

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AX Sunny Coast Resort & Spa

Whether you want to completely relax for the entire trip or long to jump right into adventures, the bayfront AX Sunny Coast Resort & Spa is ready when you are. The onsite Soul Solutions Spa help guests to look and feel their best with hair and nail salon services. The spa also provides relaxing massages and other wellness treatments. And it offers water sports such as windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing and paragliding. And if that’s too much exertion, the AX Sunny Coast Resort & Spa has an outdoor pool that overlooks the sea.

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db Seabank Resort + Spa

Located on Mellieha Bay, the db Seabank Resort + Spa is a beachfront resort in Għadira. The all-inclusive resort offers live entertainment every day at the Entertainment Dome, and activities include beach volleyball, beach soccer, water games and mini golf. A large shopping center within the resort has everything from necessities you may have forgotten at home to specialty gifts for souvenir shoppers. The spa and wellness facilities allow guests to enjoy a heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room before or after their treatments. The rooms and suites at the db Seabank Resort + Spa have a nautical theme and color schemes. Each room has a balcony that overlooks the countryside, pool or Mediterranean.

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