Luxury Travel Guide to Malta 

Many say that Malta is a perfect destination for a luxury vacation and it is easy to understand why.

The country is simply packed with natural wonders and architectural marvels, much beyond the bastions of its dainty capital Valletta.

Enjoying a convenient location in the Mediterranean between the North African coast and Siscily has contributed immensely to the country’s rich 8000 year old history, in as much UNESCO having described it as “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world”

Malta’s sister island, Gozo, has also upped its game recently with a slew of upscale luxury hotels and has tapped the large number of natural and historic wonders which had till recently remained out of sight.

Getting there

This mini archipelago is very easy to reach both by air and sea.

While a flight from most European destinations takes less than three hours, but for those not keen on flying, ultra luxury cruise ships ply from Rome to Malta via Sicily.

As the Mediterranean is Europe’s number one holiday destination, a cruise holiday to Malta on any of the Holland America cruises effortlessly take you to your destination and provide an onboard experience you are not likely to forget in a hurry.

Best time to visit Malta

The waters are warm well into autumn, as such summer is the best for beach lovers.

Spring is perfect for sightseeing while in winter the temperature never goes above 16°C and is the time to avail of discounted rates, being the off season.

How long to stay

Malta is full of stunning attractions and you will need at least a week to squeeze them all in a trip, but since you are on a luxury vacation give yourself a few days extra to bask under the Mediterranean sun.

Getting around

Buses ply all over the island, but on a private curated itinerary like yours, your own chauffeur driven car will give you a lot of flexibility, especially on Gozo island where public transport is minimal.

Must see attractions

The St John’s Cathedral is one of Europe’s most extravagant structures, plain on the outside but a cacophony of colored marble and gold paint from inside.

Do not forget to explore the Oratory, to see the famous Caravaggio painting and has only signed work. The beheading of St John the Baptist’.

Where to stay

Make Valletta your base as all attractions inside this impressive bastion are within walking distance, City Gate is the main transport hub from where you can access every corner of the island.


For your luxury Malta holiday experience and soaking in the spring sunshine look to stay at the Palais Le Brun in Valletta where every suite gives you a luxurious feel.

This 17th century baroque palace has been cleverly designed to create a flattering escape. To make the ultimate impression, go for the suite with the private terrace and hot tub.

Things to do 

The coast is studded with sun and swim spots like Peter’s Pool and the busy Sliema waterfront. For divers, there are plenty of places in the warm waters, both for professionals and beginners.

History buffs can get their fix in the unique temples, while the underground catacombs of the Byzantine and Roman era are said to be older than Stonehenge.

You can also explore the secret underground tunnels that were used by the Allies to ward off the Axis powers during the Second World War.

Eating out

Maltese love to eat, so expect sizeable servings of local Mediterranean favorites, often with an international twist that has made the island a gourmet paradise.