Malta, amongst the most culturally unique destinations in the Mediterranean has taken influences from Sicily (around 93-miles North) as well as the Phoenicians, Romans, Moors, Spanish and more recently the British. Consisting of 3 Islands, Malta being the largest, joined by Comino and Gozo the Maltese archipelago enjoys a typically pleasant Mediterranean climate and is reachable in around 3 hours from most major UK airports. Malta’s rugged cliff faces lapped by the deep blue Mediterranean Sea have played host to the popular TV series Game of Thrones and tours of the set can be taken during your holiday. Malta’s UNESCO World Heritage Capital City, Valletta, is first stop for most visitors and is a truly formidable sight bordered by the sweeping Grand and Marsamxett Harbours home to sleek and elegant yachts of the rich and famous.
Gifting unobstructed views of St Paul’s Bay in the North of Malta is the Interval International Premier Club Dolmen by the Sea resort a mere stones throw from the Malta National Aquarium. With a breezy selection of sea-facing Studio, 1 & 2-bedroom apartments that overlook the resorts garden and private beach guests will feel at home within moments of arrival to these modern accommodations. Active visitors to Club Dolmen are sure to enjoy the fitted gym whilst a cooling pool is ideal for a few refreshing lengths whilst a soak in the hot tub or sauna is the perfect conclusion to any workout. Truly sensual experiences are found at the Myoka Spa where guests can escape it all with a pampered afternoon at the hands of Club Dolmen’s impeccable masseuses. Tennis, squash and raquetball courts are available for those in a playful mood whilst for anyone feeling lucky can try their hand at the casino for a flutter! Indulge your taste-buds with traditional Mediterranean dishes at the Menhir Restaurant or dine at the water-front Cafe Delos for delightful sea-views during your meal, afterwards heading to Amazonia, Club Dolmen’s glamorous al fresco Aqua Terrace Bar. Prices at Club Dolmen by the Sea begin from just: £1,000.
St Paul’s Bay offers a wealth of adventure from scuba diving excursions to the depths below visiting various wrecks, scorpion fish and stunning starfish to intriguing Segway tours creating a fun way to see Malta. Anyone wishing to just kick back and relax during their holiday should pull up a chair at Cafe Del Mar Malta and ease into this chic environment as the sun sets over the bay.
Nestled on the stunning Tigne seafront overlooking Valletta in Southern Malta is the RCI Gold Crown Fortina Spa Resort where guests can admire the bastions of the capital and its illustrious Grand Harbour. Luxurious Studio, 1 & 2-bedroom apartments present sea, garden or city views and certain units also include Dermalife spa machines to continue the soothing experience of the Fortina Spa. Three superb spas sooth guests into their holiday with a relaxing selection of massage and aromatherapy treatments whilst the Reflex fitness centre is available to those who prefer a faster pace to their leisure time. Cool off from the warm embrace of the sunshine with a dip in each of the indoor and outdoor swimming pools before slipping into the whirlpool for a soak afterwards. Dine ’til your hearts content with 8 different restaurants offering traditional Mediterranean cuisine at Table 1 to the award-winning Moroboshi Japanese restaurant. Swim-up to the poolside Island Bar to sip on chilled drinks in the warm Maltese sunshine and for the evenings share in refreshing cocktails at Limes Bar. Prices at the Fortina Spa Resort begin from just: £1,700.
Visitors to the Fortina Spa are just a stones throw from Malta’s Capital which is a real melting pot of culture with National Museums of Art and Archaeology found here as well as the Royal Opera House too! Families will love meeting the dolphins at the Mediterraneo Park whilst a wander through the Upper Barraka Gardens is in order for peaceful moments of reflection to take in the sheer beauty of the Grand Harbour.
Awarded TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice 2015 award in 3 categories (Luxury, Top Hotels and Best Service) the Interval International Premier Island Residence Club overlooks Golden Bay in North-West Malta. It’s luxurious and contemporary Studio, 1 & 2-bedroom apartments gift gorgeous views over the resorts exclusive Golden Sands Beach from their private balconies and ensure a comfortable stay in Millieha. Picture yourself lounging by the lagoon-style swimming pool whilst the Maltese sunshine gazes down on you or take to the indoor pool for easy-going length swimming. Spa & Beauty treatments will caress you at the Island Residence Club and are complimented perfectly by the Whirlpool that adds a splash of refreshment to your afternoon. If you’re feeling sprightly tennis courts are provided and an impressive selection of 9 bars and restaurants are at your fingertips to satisfy all your taste-buds! Prices at the Island Residence Club begin from: £OFFERS.
Mix up your time in Golden Bay by visiting the nearby sandy beach at Gnejna Bay or head into the delightfully named Sweethaven Village to explore the set from the 1980 musical “Popeye”! Experience the untamed beauty of the Il Majjistral Park where over 400 species of plant, migrating and local wildlife can be spotted!