Discover Malta

A Sun-Soaked Archipelago with Rich History

Malta’s main island and the smaller Gozo and Comino islands have long held great value as trading and military bases. The archipelago’s prime position has attracted the attention of a richly varied mix of civilizations throughout its history. Over the last 7,000 years, Phoenician, Roman, Arab, British, French and Greek settlers have all left their mark on the archipelago. The result is a nation that’s a melting pot of architectural styles and cultural influences.

Today, you’ll find an astonishingly high density of historic buildings and ancient ruins scattered around this sunny, scenic land. Add to this the idyllic beaches, the diverse marine wildlife and the many scenic hiking trails, and you have all the ingredients for a vacation that will stimulate both body and mind.

The Xara Palace Relais and Chateaux is a very special place to stay, not least because it’s the only hotel situated within the boundaries of the medieval citadel of Mdina. Your room here will be furnished with comfy but quietly stylish sofas and sturdy antique chairs. Step outside and you’ll be faced with a wealth of historic sites and small, interesting restaurants to explore.

Tucked away down a Mdina backstreet, Medina is a simply gorgeous little restaurant where the leafy courtyard is as alluring as the mouthwatering menu. Indoors, stone walls and arched doorways create an air of rustic Mediterranean charm that perfectly complements the traditional dishes offered.

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Detox with a full day of indulgence at an upscale spa such as the Myoka Spa at the decadent Le Méridien St. Julians Hotel.

These are only suggestions. We’ll tailor everything to suit your individual interests, budget and schedule.

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