Kempinski Blog Article
Located in the glistening Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian island of Sicily, Malta has a lot to offer.
With more than 300 sunny days a year, picturesque beaches, some of the cleanest waters in Europe and 7,000 years of fascinating history, whatever you enjoy doing during your travels, you will find something to suit here.
Below we reveal four of Malta’s best-loved attractions. So read on and get ready to be inspired.
Comino and the Blue Lagoon
If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then Comino is the place to go. Measuring just 3.5 square kilometres, this remote island is located between Malta and Gozo and is home to just three residents and one hotel. Traffic is also non-existent allowing you to peacefully enjoy all the wonderful surroundings the island offers.
Comino’s main attraction is the Blue Lagoon. In the summer months, swimmers, snorkelers, and divers come to the island to enjoy the crystal-clear waters, while families relax on the soft white sands to take in the amazing views. It really is like paradise.
Relax on the red sands of Gozo
Gozo is another peaceful island that is worth a visit. If you are eager to explore historical monuments, you will be pleased to hear that Gozo is home to the Ġgantija Megalithic temples, some of the oldest religious structures in the world.
The island also featured on the first series of Game of Thrones using the backdrop of Dwejra Bay, so if you are a fan, be sure to have your camera at the ready.
For those who want to unwind, Gozo’s popular and pristine beach, Ramla Bay, or Ramla il-Hamra (Red Sands) if you are speaking Maltese, offers a wide stretch of deep red coloured sand overlooking the island and all its delightful offerings.
Looking for somewhere to stay? Then look no further than Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, the ideal base for exploring the island. The 5-star resort is built across semi-tropical gardens and features an extensive range of characteristic dining venues, rooms and spas.
Learn all about Malta’s history at St John’s Co-Cathedral
If you enjoy visiting religious buildings, then this one is for you. St John’s Co-Cathedral was originally built as a church for the Knights of St John who would gather there for communal worship. Located in Malta’s capital city, Valletta, the Cathedral is full of history and is home to baroque art, architecture and tombstones made of marble.
The floor of the Cathedral is also decorated with colourful memorials creating a lavish, tapestry effect. As the cathedral is a place of worship, all visitors are requested to dress appropriately when entering.
The silent city, Mdina
Mdina lies on top of a hilltop in the centre of Malta overlooking some of the most spectacular views. Once the old capital of Malta, the town possesses timeless beauty with its narrow, winding cobbled streets filled with a stunning mix of baroque and medieval architecture. Due to its small population, no cars (except for those owned by residents), and quiet and calm atmosphere, the town is referred to as the “Silent City”. Sounds heavenly, right?