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WHERE TO STAY IN MALTA

Best place to stay in Malta

Where is the best place to stay in Malta?

The wonderful islands of Malta form an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea and, although small, they are perfectly formed. Comino and Gozo are the two other major islands in the archipelago and both are worth a visit via a short boat trip. Malta’s capital city, Valletta, is the smallest capital within the EU but is packed to the brim with attractions and activities for holiday makers. The island has beaches, lovely harbour towns, and plenty of ancient buildings and museums for you to soak up the island’s heritage. The landscape of Malta is quite varied, with rugged cliffs, caves and prehistoric settlements in the coastline of Mellieha Bay and a flatter terrain in the smaller towns of Qawra and Bugibba, both wonderfully peaceful towns. Life on the island is laid back but there is an up and coming party scene, with nightclubs popping up in the main towns, to cater for the younger crowd.

 

The Maltese people love to celebrate, so you will see many festivals and carnivals taking place throughout the year, particularly on important religious dates. Malta is staunchly Roman Catholic, so expect to see dozens of churches for you to explore and photograph. Situated between Tunisia and Libya, Malta is influenced from the two African countries when it comes to local cuisine. Maltese men and women are passionate about food, serving up huge feasts both at home and in the restaurants that serve tourists.

BEST HOTELS TO STAY IN MALTA
Hotel   Price per night
Hotel Valentina
San Julián
135€ - 161$
Hotel   Price per night
The Victoria Hotel
Sliema
128€ - 152$
Hotel Juliani
San Julián
140€ - 167$
Hotel   Price per night
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux
Mdina
205€ - 244$
Hotel Phoenicia
La Valeta
173€ - 206$
The Palace
Sliema
168€ - 200$
Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa
San Anton
149€ - 177$
Hilton Malta
San Julián
203€ - 242$
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
Mellieha
165€ - 196$

On the map, which shows the best places to stay in Malta, are located a selection of the best hotels according to the opinions of Tripadvisor users. By passing the cursor over the icons, you can see the name of the hotel and the link where you can make a booking (BEST PRICE GUARANTEED). Best Location Hotels offers a selection of the best-rated hotels in the best locations, so you can find the best place stay in Malta and also provides the link to the hotels for information and booking.

 

If you are interested in where to stay in Malta, you may also be interested in where to stay in Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus and Corsica.

Best places to stay in Malta

Valletta

Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage capital, deservedly so due to its stunning scenery and the pride it takes in preserving its history. St John’s Cathedral is the number one attraction for tourists and religious pilgrims plus there are a number of churches surrounding the cathedral and dotted throughout Valletta. The maze of narrow streets showcases some of Europe's finest art works, museums and palaces. The Grand Harbour is a place holidaymakers of all ages and interests come together to soak up the Maltese culture. Marvel at the wonderful yachts and boats that come into port and sip coffee in a harbour side cafe and watch the world go by.

 

Mellieha Bay

Mellieha Bay is the largest beach resort in Malta, with long sandy beaches and activities to keep people of all ages entertained. Families are welcome throughout Malta but hotels in Mellieha Bay are very child friendly and there is lots of open space on the beach for children to run about, without worrying about crowds. Little Armier and Golden Bay are also notable beaches in the Mellieha area, making this region a great place for all-round beach lovers.

 

St Julian’s

St Julian’s is the most luxurious area of Malta, with celebrities and fashionistas flocking to enjoy high class parties and relaxingly long dinners by the sea. Hotels, restaurants and nightclubs are packed into the Paceville area of the town and this is a place where locals like to hang out or spend long weekend breaks. The different cultures of Malta come together in St Julian’s, creating a warm, friendly atmosphere and making fond holiday memories. Shopping fans love to stay in St Julian’s due to the vast array of boutique shops on the Sliema area, shopping until they drop before enjoying a long and lazy lunch at Spinola bay.

 

Qawra and Bugibba

Qawra is a small beach town, where holidaymakers can enjoy a traditional beach holiday without the crowds of other popular Mediterranean Islands. There are small boutique hotels to enjoy and the area is particularly good for those wanting a romantic break. Small restaurants and cafés are open during the summer season, to give tourists a taste of traditional Maltese dishes such as Pastizzi, a snack made of pastry and filled with ricotta cheese or mushy peas.

 

Bugibba is smaller again, but once again perfectly formed. With intimate beaches, great diving spots and warm, family run restaurants, Bugibba offers a little slice of heaven in the Mediterranean. Children will love the Bugibba water park and the fun train that tours the resort. Both Qawra and Bugibba are good places to stay if you want to explore Gozo and Comino, Malta’s other main islands. You can take a water taxi over to the islands or take your time and enjoy a boat cruise around the whole of the area.

 

Gozo

Gozo boasts wonderful views whichever way you look, with the beautiful turquoise hues of the Mediterranean meeting the eye wherever you go. Gozo is predominantly a fishing and agricultural island, and everything is done at a much slower pace than on Malta. The island’s beaches are small but beautiful and there are lots of picturesque coves to swim in. There are also many underwater caves and the area is rich in marine life, making Gozo a go-to place for divers to stay. On dry land, tourists can explore the history of Homer’s Odyssey as Gozo is thought to be the Calypso Isle, or you can visit the many baroque churches on the island. Neighbouring Comino is largely uninhabited and only has one small hotel, for the ultimate getaway, where it almost feels like you have the island to yourself.

 

Malta is the destination of choice for those that like their beach holiday splattered with history and heritage, with lots to do aside from relaxing in the wonderful Mediterranean sunshine. Wherever you stay on the island, you are sure to go home after having the ultimate in rest and relaxation.

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