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The Maltese archipelago occupies a strategic spot in the Mediterranean Sea between north Africa and Sicily. Its history dates back centuries and many of the best places to stay in Malta have been created from traditional period properties both in the main towns and tucked away in the pretty countryside inland.
The vibe here is very laid back, though over the past few years there has been a burgeoning club scene and the annual international arts festival with its wide mix of music, dance and many other artistic forms has brought in a new hip crowd.
If you're after a sandy beach, you'll find a few, but most will be mobbed during the peak holiday periods. But you will discover a plethora of dramatic rocky coves, and a glorious turquoise sea in which to cool off. Diving here is another big draw - it's regarded as one of the best spots in Europe - with some of the best sites to be found just off Gozo. But for the less experienced, there's plenty of good snorkelling too!
Our pick of the best places to stay in Malta offer something for everyone, whatever their budget, from the luxurious Xara Palace in historic Mdina to the boutique Locanda Gelsomina, whose four suites provide an adulits only haven in the heart of Birgu.
A beautiful historic townhouse in the old town of Valletta. Traditional romantic bedrooms with four poster beds, soft fabrics, stone walls, chandeliers and private balconies. Walking distance to restaurants and all the attractions. Excellent value.
Mediterranean elegance and calm in a historic property at a small price. Private courtyard, delightful sun terrace, jacuzzi and rustic rooms that exude traditional elegance - wood-beamed ceilings and antique furniture. A relaxing escape, off the beaten track but great for exploring local history.
San Lawrenz, Gozo
A luxurious palace with epic views, on Gozo Island. Beautiful pools, manicured gardens, and lovely private balconies. Cooling stone interiors, fantastic Mediterranean food and an award-winning spa. Perfect for relaxation, beach life and families.
Eco friendly luxury hotel on the island of Gozo. Charming rooms, suites and trulli all at ground level. Wellness spa, two swimming pools and idyllic setting amid grounds rich in local flora and fauna
A chic B&B located in a quiet area of Naxxar, rooms feature exposed brick walls, creative artworks and local and Indonesian style furniture. The lovely owners organise a delicious breakfast that can be enjoyed on the rooftop with great views. Wifi, a massage and yoga lessons are complimentary.