Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, Gozo
Located close to the iconic ‘Dwejra Bay’ on Malta’s idyllic sister island Gozo this 5-star hideaway resort is set amidst 30,000 square miles of semi-tropical gardens, and features 140 elegant rustic rooms and suites as well as a range of distinctive dining venues. Its authentic Ayurveda Centre is one of the largest in the Mediterranean offering a variety of therapies and cures and, at Kempinski The Spa, a wide choice of wellness treatments is also available.
Ta’ Cenc, Sannat, Gozo
Built on Gozo’s highest point, Ta’ Cenc has magnificent views across to the islands of Malta and Comino. It also occupies a peaceful setting in 160 hectares of gardens and countryside. 83 ground-level rooms, suites, bungalows, trullos and family apartments are Tastefully furnished with either a terrace or a small private garden. For lunch and dinner, the ‘Il Carrubo’ restaurant offers Italian cuisine, along with Gozitan and international dishes.
The Mediterranean nation with special appeal to UK visitors…
With other 7000 years of history, the Maltese islands of Malta, Gozo and little Comino are steeped in culture and heritage. They’re also surrounded by the bluest sea and sit under cloudless azure skies for much of the year, whilst the honey-coloured landscape is as warm as the welcome extended by the islanders.
Everywhere you go on the main island, unique historic sights await. Temples, palaces, cathedrals, and forts provide a living history you can almost touch. Sound plays an important part in the life of the islands. The mix of fireworks and music transforms a summer night into a special memory.
To eat is to taste the islands multicultural heritage. The history of the Maltese islands reads like a ‘who’s who’ of military and economic powers holding sway over the Mediterranean through the ages including the Romans, Arabs, Turks, knights of St John, French British and even the Normans.
After dinner, night clubs, wine bars and casino bars beckon with their own brand of excitement. And the best of all: to experience all this, Malta is a short flight away.
Gozo is the sister island of Malta. Situated a short 20-minuet ferry ride away it is much smaller and quieter than Malta and offers visitors a very different experience from its more party-minded neighbour (there’s only one club on the whole island!). It is far more a ‘local’ experience filled with calming serenity, hidden beaches and vast areas of unspoilt nature.
A family favourite!
The Westin Dragonara Resort, St Julian’s
The Westin Dragonara Resort is perfectly located on a private peninsula which allows guests direct access to the sea via the hotel’s attractive swimming pool. Owing to the variety of room choices, families are particularly well-catered for, and young guests will be sure to have fun at Westin Kids Club (3-12 years). Deluxe rooms are particularly spacious and are perfect for families.
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux
Perched on ancient bastions within the original walls of a 17th century Palazzo and surrounded by stunning baroque architecture in Malta’s former capital, the silent medieval walled city of Mdina, The Xara Palace is family run and deliciously exclusive, ideal for the most discerning of travelers and a perfect secluded setting for anniversary celebrations and romancing honeymooners.