There’s no shortage of luxury resorts on the paradise island of Malta. This culturally rich rock is the perfect destination for those looking to escape the stress of everyday life, and relax the mind. The most prestigious spas can be found in the island’s many five star hotels. Below are a few of the most renowned and distinct when it comes to therapeutic experiences for body and mind.
Radisson Blu Golden Sands, Mellieha
Perhaps what makes the Radisson Blu Golden Sands so totally gorgeous is its scenic location on the Mellieha coast. Far from the busy bustle of everyday life, this extensive five-star resort puts the mind at ease with its modern and sleek interior. Cool shades of blue and white fill its suites and hallways, creating a maritime atmosphere which is heightened by the surrounding sea breeze. One of the great experiences that comes with staying at this hotel must be breakfast on one of the many terraces, during which you will have a view of the sweeping cliffs and glittering Mediterranean spread before you. Better yet is the hotel’s exceptional spa treatments. The rich and diverse range of regimens draw inspiration from a variety of world massage traditions, using the finest balms and creams mother nature has to offer. Regularly voted the most luxurious spa resort in Malta, the Radisson Blu Golden Sands is a safe bet for any spa-loving girl.
Hilton Malta, St. Julians
If you prefer a nightlife buzz to the isolated landscape, then Malta’s Hilton Hotel might be more to your liking. This glamorous resort lives up to its iconic name in every sense, from its opulent halls to its flawless service and impeccable restaurants. After a night of St Julian’s party scene, you might well need to revive your senses with one of the hotel’s blissful Myoka 5 Senses Health Club and Spa treatments. Let yourself be totally pampered in one of the ten atmospheric spa rooms, or enjoy a relaxing swim in the tranquil indoor pool. Alternatively, indulge in the refreshing steam room or a traditional Turkish bath. The hotel’s highly trained masseuses offer over 80s different treatments, so there’s something for everyone’s taste. The Hilton’s Myoka Five Senses Spa was named the number one spa for players at the Battle of Malta; an event also hosted at Malta’s Hilton Hotel.
Kempinski Hotel, San Lawrenz
The Kempinski spa experience is a treat for any spa lover. Hidden away like a treasure on the beautiful Maltese island of Gozo, this luxury resort offers celestial suites, exquisite dining, an outdoors pool surrounded by luscious green and – of course – a totally supernal spa experience. Nourish your senses with treatments that vary according to season, but which always incorporate the most soothing of creams, oils and balms. The atmosphere is set for relaxation with vibrant and earthy colours of gold and mahogany, and scented candles and blossoms decorating every corner. This lavish and peaceful spa resort is the ultimate getaway, guaranteed to put your mind at rest.
Phoenicia Hotel, Valletta
An unforgettable resort not just for its divine spa, but for its palatial art deco interior and attentive staff that make you feel like true royalty. This fortified hotel’s classical style and glistening ballrooms makes it the perfect resort for the romantic – a fact also reflected in the Phoenicia’s dreamy Spa & Wellness centre. Choose between a number of cleansing and purifying treatments, or simply enjoy some time to yourself at the exotic juice bar. When you’re looking to cool down from a day in the Maltese sun, there is no better way than to take a swim in the Phoenicia’s indoor pool, set against the backdrop of a relaxing waterfall. Jacuzzis, saunas, gyms – you’ll find it all here. This splendid hotel, just moments away from Valletta’s centre, is a favourite amongst celebrities (including Queen Elizabeth II), and it’s not difficult to see why.
Corinthia Hotel, St George Bay
Harmony and style go hand in hand at the five star Corinthia Hotel. Just a six minute walk from the sunny St George Bay, this resort is great for those looking to find isolation and peace without foregoing a convenient closeness to the busy and most exciting parts of Malta. Its luxurious spa offers body wraps that your skin will love, along with massages ranging from Swedish to oriental. Also offered at the spa are beauty regimens such as waxing and manicures. Whether you’re looking for some quick refreshment, or full-day relaxation, you will not be disappointed at the Corinthia Hotel. Finalize your day with a drink in the hotel’s garden grounds, where a mysterious enigmatic ambience will soothe the soul.