The Best Spa Hotels in Malta

Holm has a surprisingly extensive spa for a hotel so compact
Holm has a surprisingly extensive spa for a hotel so compact | Courtesy of Holm Boutique and Spa / Expedia
Lucie Grace

Malta’s year-round sunshine and coastal curves make it the perfect destination for a seaside retreat. Capital city Valletta’s 2018 turn as European Capital of Culture put the island on the map for younger, discerning culture vultures who enjoy its growing boutique hotel scene. For a true wellness escape, book a stay at one of these top spa hotels in Malta.

1. Grand Hotel Excelsior

Independent Hotel, Luxury

A massage parlour with cream colour scheme at Grand Hotel Excelsior
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This vast ornate hotel, on the doorstep of Unesco World Heritage site and capital city Valletta, overlooks the waters of Marsamxett harbour and the stunning fortifications on Manuel Island. Perfectly located for exploring Valletta’s finest sights, you’ll be glad to kick off your shoes here after a day’s sightseeing, whether relaxing by the fabulous pool or taking a treatment in the delightfully decadent spa.

2. 1926 Hotel and Spa

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Luxury

An indoor hot tub in a multi-floor wellness area at 1926 Hotel & Spa
Courtesy of 1926 Hotel and Spa / Expedia

On the beautiful Quisisana coast of Sliema, this chic, modern hotel has its own beach club for those who prefer a dip in the sea, and divine infinity pools for less intrepid bathers. The in-house spa, 1926 Day Spa, is presented by Swiss company Resense, who create exclusive wellness programs for guests in need of rejuvenation. There’s also a hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room.

3. The Victoria Hotel

Luxury, Spa Hotel

A pool in a spa at The Victoria Hotel
Courtesy of the Victoria Hotel / Expedia

Regal in name and nature, the Victoria presents opulently designed interiors in the heart of Sliema, taking its inspiration from the town’s 19th-century heyday. The in-house Marion Mizzi spa offers a wide range of treatments, from your favourite massages to alternative therapies such as cupping and reflexology, as well as a suite of sauna and steam rooms for you to indulge in between dips in the indoor and outdoor pools.

4. Solana Hotel and Spa

Spa Hotel

A rooftop pool at Solana Hotel & Spa overlooks a cityscape and a sunset
Courtesy of Solana Hotel and Spa / Expedia

Located in downtown Mellieha, a short drive from Malta’s best beaches, this central property offers rooms, suites and apartments with sleek contemporary design and views across the bay. Prioritising self-care and wellness, the Solana hosts a sizeable spa, Nataraya, whose massage and hydrotherapy treatments are guaranteed to iron out the creases in the most exhausted of guests.

5. Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort

Independent Hotel, Resort

An indoor pool at Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort, with a white bridge and archway above
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Part of one of the most prestigious hotel chains in Malta, the Corinthia promises a heavenly stay in the lap of luxury. This outpost in serene St George’s Bay is close to the hub of Malta’s nightlife in Paceville. With so many bars, restaurants and leisure facilities (including a PADI dive school) on-site, you won’t want to leave. Just kick back in the Apollo Spa and indulge in an Elemis facial or a freestyle Thai massage. They even have their own spa menu with healthy bites, in case you fancy making a day of it.

6. Radisson Blu Resort and Spa, Malta Golden Sands

Chain Hotel

A large, floral, pink painting on a dark wall at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
Courtesy of Radisson Blu Resort and Spa, Malta Golden Sands / Expedia

Perched on the cliff top overlooking the small but perfectly formed beach at Golden Sands, the Radisson Blu is a classy affair. It’s home to three restaurants, two bars and outdoor and indoor swimming pools. However, it’s the Myoka Sands Spa that really shines, complete with hammam rooms, an Ayurvedic centre for traditional Indian massage and health treatments, plus an outdoor jacuzzi.

7. Holm Boutique and Spa

Luxury, Hotel

An indoor wellness area with white loungers at Holm Boutique & Spa
Courtesy of Holm Boutique and Spa / Expedia

Leading Malta’s recent boom in boutique hotels, Holm is the cream of the crop, boasting colourful, hip design in seaside town St Julien’s. With a surprisingly extensive spa for a hotel so compact, Holm houses a sauna, steam room, hot pool, ice room, Himalayan salt suite, shower path and rooftop infinity pool. Their spa therapists offer an equally wide-ranging array of treatments guaranteed to soothe away your worldly concerns.

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