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Malta is without a doubt one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and for good reason. Not only is the climate a dream for sun chasers, but the wealth of culture and heritage means you could spend an eternity exploring this unique island destination without ever getting bored.
Whether it’s the relaxed charm of Gozo or the vibrant bustle of Valletta, whatever your dream vacation entails, you can find it in stunning Malta. Malta is also one of the best destinations for LGBTQ+ travelers, with a plethora of gay-focused and friendly bars as well as a decidedly inclusive and welcoming spirit. There is an awe-inspiring selection of luxury hotels and resorts in Malta, each of which boasts its own unique character and host of luxury amenities.
Here’s our guide to some of the best hotels in Malta, from The Phoenicia and The Xara Palace to the informal luxury of Cugo Gran Macina Grand Harbour, there’s something for every luxury traveler. We’ve got the lowdown on the best of the best, in terms of both location and luxury.
Malta made history in 2016 by becoming the first European country to criminalize the harmful practice often dubbed ‘conversion therapy’. In this major step, Malta’s government reinforced its commitment to protecting the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Same-sex couples can marry in Malta, and the country is currently ranked number one in the ILGA-Europe ranking.
This property is perched upon centuries-old bastions, surrounded by baroque architecture and guests will find a world of discovery just meters away from the hotel lobby. Boasting seventeen luxurious rooms and suites, The Xara Palace has been thoughtfully designed to reflect Malta’s fascinating character and maximize the stunning views afforded by the hotel’s enviable location. A visit to the property includes an unprecedented level of attentive service and guests will be able to enjoy a range of gastronomic delights at the award-winning de Mondion restaurant.
Senglea’s premier option for luxury travellers, Cugo Gran Macina Grand Harbour features 21 suites of varying specifications – each of which has been individually designed to an impeccable standard. Guests staying at the property will enjoy unobstructed views of the Grand Harbour and the surrounding marina as well as high vaulted ceilings and bountiful natural light in every room. Cugo Gran Macina Grand Harbour’s amenities include a rooftop swimming pool, airy communal spaces and a fine dining restaurant serving mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine. Cugo Gran Macina Grand Harbour is also a fantastic choice for special events such as weddings, engagement parties and milestone birthdays- with the impressive rooftop terrace offering a catered capacity of up to 1000 guests.
Situated in a prime location on the outskirts of Malta’s vibrant capital city, Malta’s iconic Art Deco hotel is home to all the amenities needed for an unforgettable stay in one of Europe’s most unique destinations. A sense of luxury can be enjoyed throughout the property’s grounds, with a flourishing garden ablaze with blooming flora giving way to a stunning infinity pool offering uninterrupted views of Marsamxett Harbour. The Phoenicia is also a great choice for travellers looking to relax and unwind during their time in Malta, and the hotel boasts a sumptuous spa complete with indoor pools, a fitness centre, sauna, steam and salt rooms.
Upon reaching The Rosselli AX Privilege, guests will be greeted by a magnificent reception area and welcoming arrival experience. Local and international art hangs throughout the property, inviting guests to relish in an artistic culture that stretches across the centuries and can still be observed in Valletta today. Housed within the hotel and promising a truly unforgettable gastronomic experience, Grain is one of Valletta’s most exciting restaurants and has been a Michelin-Star recipient for the past three years. Embodying informal luxury, Grain is the perfect spot to meet friends or conduct business, all whilst indulging in an utterly mouth-watering menu.
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