Situated in the coastal hamlet of St. Julian’s, the hotel offered the perfect doorstep to exploring the best that Malta has to offer but with the sleek design and modern amenities I’ve grown accustomed to as an international traveler. It’s equipped with a luxe rooftop pool that overlooks the bay, a lounge that highlights cocktails made with local spirits and a state-of-the-art gym with a second pool for indoor swimming.
In case, like me, you also found yourself typing Malta into Google Maps, I’ll give you the footnotes. It’s situated 50 miles south of Sicily and just 120 more to the east of Tunisia, giving it a unique blend of both European and North African influences. Just like Sicily, Malta was invaded countless times throughout history which has given it not just a storied past but a landscape marked with Baroque architecture. Even the Maltese language is a blend of Italian, French, and Arabic, a unique mix that sounded at once familiar and foreign to my Italian-speaking ears.
Here, I’m sharing my ultimate Malta travel guide for any future plans you might make (or be inspired to make) to the Mediterranean isle.