In the Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast, Malta is a popular holiday destination all year round. Attracting visitors through a combination of rich history, stunning architecture and some of cleanest coastal waters anywhere in the Mediterranean, this beautiful island is home to some quality accommodation. Whether you stay in Valletta, Mdina or St Julians, make sure to book one of these hand-picked hotels.
The Phoenicia Hotel, standing just at the edge of Valletta’s historic bastions, was the first of Malta’s luxury hotels to open its doors. It boasts 3ha (7.5 acres) of mature gardens, and commands impressive views of the surrounding harbour area. Those interested in local art history will be happy to learn that the hotel houses the largest private collection of one of Malta’s prominent portrait painters, Edward Caruana Dingli.
This is an updated version of an article originally written by Andrew Ricca.