Top 11 Tips for a Luxury Trip to Malta
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Malta is one of those travel destinations where you literally never run out of things to do, and there really is something for everyone, including romantic couples, families, adventure junkies and history buffs alike.
However, if you enjoy the finer things in life, and consider yourself a luxury traveler of note, then you’ll definitely love the following suggestions on luxury experiences to enjoy in Malta. Read on for more!
1. A Day at the Spa
There’s no better way to get rid of that jetlag and set yourself up for a fantastic vacation than a full day of getting pampered at the spa. If that sounds like your forte, be sure to make your way to the Carisma Spa & Wellness which is situated at the luxurious Intercontinental Malta, which is one of the grandest 5-star hotels in Malta.
Not only did this spa win the Award for the World’s Best Luxury Spa two years running in 2016 and 2017, but they’re renowned for their exceptional service, amazing treatments, using high-quality world-class products, and offering amazing of the coastline below.
2. Charter a Private Boat
Charter a Private BoatHire a private boat or yacht and take it around the Maltese Islands for a truly unforgettable experience. You’ll get to see all of Malta’s breath-taking scenery while enjoying the peace and quiet of being in the middle of the water.
Some of the stunning destinations that you’ll get to explore include Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon, Mgarr Ix-Xini, San Blas and St.Paul’s Islands.
Of course, this experience does not come cheap at an average cost of € 650 when traveling as a group of 12, or € 495 when traveling as a group of 8. But, it’s totally worth it when you consider that the package comes with refreshments, fuel, insurance, and a skipper.
3. Enjoy ‘The Malta Experience’
The Malta Experience is an audio-visual journey that takes you through 7000 years of the island’s history in a way that is educational yet light-hearted and entertaining. Most people walk out of this show feeling even more excited to explore the best that Malta has to offer.
The best part is that this epic audio-visual spectacle takes place inside a panoramic auditorium in St. Elmo Bastions, which was purpose-built for this very showcase. Plus, at the end of it you’ll have a much better understanding of this island and its people, as it shows you how far both have come to create a destination that you will come to appreciate more and more.
4. Dinner in the Sky
Ever savored a five-course meal while being suspended for up to 40 meters above ground level? Well, that’s exactly what you’ll be in for when you take part in one of Malta’s Dinner in the Sky evenings, which happens right in the heart of Malta to give you breath-taking views of the entire island no matter which side of the table you’re on.
Of course, the experience is equal parts thrilling, fun and sumptuous, as diners are treated to a carefully curated selection of local and international wines, an array of decadent cuisine, and a spectacular sunset to boot.
Also, there’s no need to worry about safety, as the team in charge of the whole activity have decades of experience operating the event and have never had an incident in all that time. As long as you listen to what they say and strap yourself in as required, all will be safe.
5. Comino Sunset Cruise
Comino Sunset CruiseAs the name implies, the unique cruise to the nearby island of Comino happens at sunset, which means that you’ll be able to exclusively explore famous sights like Blue Lagoon without the hustle and bustle of other tourists.
Plus, the water is at its best at sunset so you can enjoy a nice swim to cap your day off, which you can follow with relaxing sundowners on the shore, as most boats come with a bar with beverages and snacks, as well as fresh water showers and luxury bathroom facilities.
6. Gozo Jeep Tour
Explore the magnificent sister island of Malta, which is famed for having some of the most beautiful destinations in all of the Maltese islands.
Not only are Jeep tours around this island a memorable experience, but they enable you to explore all the hidden and exclusive spots which are often difficult to reach via regular transportation. You’ll get to see tourist attractions like Simar Valley, Qala Belvedere, the famous Clypso Cave (which is a landmark on Homer’s Odyssey), as well as the Ggantija Temples, Kercem Heights and the Salt Pans.
Service providers around the island charge up to €62 per person and the trip includes a proper lunch repast with all the trimmings, ferry tickets and a 20-minute powerboat ride for the more adventurous individuals.
Gozo is a much more private and reserved destination when compared to Malta, and it’s the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a day of rest and relaxation -with a little fun thrown in for good measure.
7. Indulge Your Inner Foodie at Caviar and Bull
Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at the famed Caviar & Bull restaurant in St. Julian’s. Not only does this exclusive eatery overlook the pristine waters of St. George’s Bay below, where there’s a number of luxury residential properties, but it also boasts a five-star menu with the most mouth-watering dishes you can imagine, including the Mediterranean inspired cuisine that is simply out of this world.
8. Enjoy a Luxury Tea Experience at Palazzo Parisio
Sip tea like royalty at this regal baroque-style palace, which was once home to Malta’s finest aristocracy. Apart from the peace and quiet of the walled gardens and the world-class tea experience, you’ll find many treasures of the past which tell of the very lavish lifestyle that its inhabitants once led.
Palazzo Parisio is definitely the place to go if you want to get away from the crowds for a day and just feel like a princess again.
9. Stay at the Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux
Like most other Relais & Châteaux establishments, the Xara Palace does not disappoint when it comes to style, luxury, and service. Set in a stunningly restored 17th-century palace, this iconic hotel boasts a unique and exclusive setting inside the medieval city walls of Mdina.
With only 17 suites and guestrooms on offer, you can bet that guests are treated to a once in a lifetime experience of extravagance, ease, and impeccable service.
The rooms are exclusively designed with lavish finishes, including private terraces with sweeping views and private Jacuzzis, royal antiques, sumptuous textures and plenty of wonderful landscape views to compliment the time capsule that is Mdina.
10. Helicopter Tour
Experience Malta from the sky with a helicopter tour while an audio guide gives you the skinny on the sites down below through a personal headset.
Depending on your preferences, this experience can also include limousine rides from your hotel to the hangar and back, and since most service providers video record the whole experience you’ll have a memento to keep and share with loved ones when you get back home.
11. Go Horse Riding in Golden Bay
As the name implies, Malta’s Golden Bay boasts soft and shimmering golden sands that are set along the rustic and unspoiled Maltese countryside.
Needless to say, the views are out of this world, especially when experienced on horseback, and most rides happen during sunset which makes it an even more unforgettable experience.
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