Republic of Malta

With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do.

Set in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta truly has much to offer travellers. Home to architectural and historical monuments, including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and seven megalithic temples, the towns and villages are dominated by huge baroque churches. The archipelago consists of three islands; Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of over 400,000 inhabitants occupying an area of just 316 square kilometres.

Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Gozo is the second largest and is more rural, characterised by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture. Comino, the smallest of the trio, has only one hotel and is largely uninhabited.

Filled with history, the capital of Valletta was built by the Knights of St John and is filled with centuries old townhouses featuring the traditional Maltese balconies. In recent years, the town of Valletta has blooming with many new exciting restaurants, renovated buildings and an emerging nightlife scene.

Where to Stay

When looking for a place to stay in Malta, travellers are spoiled for choice, with anything from historic buildings to luxury boutique lodgings. Palazzo Prince d’Orange is set in an elegant, preserved 17th-century building and is located right in the historic centre of Valletta. Offering all the amenities of a five-star hotel, guests can enjoy a unique stay.

Over on Gozo, Thirtyseven provides a relaxing sanctuary in a quiet village south of Victoria. With only 10 rooms available, each with a private view over the courtyards, this hotel is adorned with exposed walls and floors with original artworks and bespoke wallpapers.

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