The Best Resorts to Stay at in Malta

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa is set right on the pristine sands of Golden Bay
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa is set right on the pristine sands of Golden Bay | © Keith Camilleri /
Amy Blyth

Welcome to Malta, a Mediterranean archipelago with an average of 300 sunny days a year and a dramatic coastline peppered with sandy beaches. It’s pretty much the perfect resort destination, whether you’re into all-inclusive mega complexes or seaside luxury with lagoon pools and five-star entertainment. Check into one of these top resorts in Malta for a taste of the high life.

1. Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta

Spa Hotel, Luxury

A terrace at the Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa with a rooftop pool
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Nothing says luxury like a spa and Maritim Antonine has one of the best in Malta. After a tranquil treatment, relax in the heated indoor pool, hot tubs, sauna and ice grotto. You can even book your own hotel suite with whirlpool for a private spa session. Continue the pampering by the rooftop pool, where you’ll also find signature Mediterranean views. The hotel is built into the rocky slopes near Valletta and there’s a summer shuttle service to Mellieha Bay.

2. Solana Hotel & Spa

Spa Hotel

The lobby of the Solana Hotel & Spa
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Resorts don’t have to mean buffets and all-inclusive deals. At Solana you can book a suite or apartment with self-catering facilities. The most luxurious options sit on the top floors with terraces ideal for dining and sunbathing. Built from Maltese limestone, the hotel blends with the traditional architecture of Mellieha and is just a 10-minute walk from the honey-hued bay. The rooftop pool terrace with swim-up bar is a highlight at this popular resort, which hosts live entertainment and a day spa with a chromotherapy hydro bath.

3. db Seabank Resort and Spa

Spa Hotel, Resort

A large pool at the db Seabank Resort and Spa
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Experience all-inclusive resort life in full splendour, complete with international dining and afternoon tea, free-flowing cocktails and activities for the whole family. Think beach volleyball, a spa, minigolf and Aquagym classes. There’s even a bowling alley, not to mention three pools, one of which is the largest in Malta. In the evenings, the Entertainment Dome puts on a show with bands, magicians and dancing. If you can tear yourself away from the resort, head across the road to sun yourself on Mellieha Bay.

4. Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort

Independent Hotel, Resort

Outdoor massage tables at Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta
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Looking for a resort in the heart of Malta? This contemporary hotel overlooks St George’s Bay and is just minutes from the buzz of St Julian’s. A key perk at the resort is the private, terraced stretch of Blue Flag beach with a watersports centre and PADI dive school. When you’re not out exploring, you’ll enjoy access to all the five-star facilities at the sister resort next door, including seven outdoor pools, sauna and spa, plus restaurants and bars.

5. Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands

Chain Hotel

Exterior of the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
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If you’re craving a proper beach holiday, stay at the Radisson Blu, set right on the pristine sands of Golden Bay. You’ll hear waves breaking from your room, which has a balcony to showcase Mediterranean Sea views. The resort also has an exclusive stretch of beach, as well as a watersports centre where you can arrange activities such as diving, snorkelling and jet skiing. Even the outdoor pools overlook Golden Bay, as does the glass-walled Myoka spa and many of the restaurants and bars.

6. LABRANDA Riviera Hotel & Spa

Spa Hotel

Outdoor dining area at the Comino Bar Teras
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LABRANDA screams Maltese luxury, from the saltwater pools to the full-service Thalasso Spa Centre with sauna and fitness room. Expect an open-plan, clean design with paved pool terraces on the seafront and bright rooms with balconies. There’s also a games room with air hockey and table football, as well as live music in the Comino Sunset Bar.

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