Valletta is surrounded by a fortress built in 1566. However, within these medieval bastions is a city bursting with cool and stylish new places to eat and drink. This historic city has been given a major makeover and holds the title of The European Capital of Culture 2018. One of our favourite wine bars is Trabuxu, home to a cellar with over 200 wines. The owner is also very big on art and changes his wall paintings on a regular basis.
Malta is known for its diving and the island attracts around 50,000 divers yearly, partly because of the fascinating wrecks. Some of the wrecks include the famous Um El Faroud wreck, a 360ft long Libyan tanker that exploded in 1995.
Malta boasts numerous day spas and after a long day by the sea, what better way to unwind then by visiting a spa? We can’t get enough of the Athenaeum Spa at the Corinthia Palace. One immediately feels at peace on entering this quaint little gem which is also decked out with beautiful scented candles. Make sure to book an appointment with Spa Manager, Pat Vella who will quickly suss out the type of treatment you need!
Gozo & Comino
If you are feeling adventurous, then hop on a ferry to Malta’s sister islands. We recommend stopping at Comino for a swim in the Blue Lagoon followed by another short boat ride to Gozo, which is the perfect place for an alfresco lunch. Head to Mgarr ix-Xini, an authentic local place, with no menu and only the freshest catch of the day available!
With love from Corinthia London,