Touch down in Malta’s capital Valetta and we’ll have you immediately transported to the centre of the island, towards the turrets and towers of the medieval town Mdina. Relax at your luxurious and private base; the Xara Palace Hotel. A jewel of a hotel, it is a converted Sicilian mansion built into Mdina’s walls. As you make your way along windy roads and past the ‘no traffic’ signs, across a narrow bridge and over a moat, you will draw up to the grand courtyard knowing you and your partner will be treated to a secluded and special escape at this fascinating place. Your romantic suite is hidden up a twisted stone staircase, complete with a huge heated outdoor Jacuzzi on a private section of the battlements. From the gnarled olive trees in the ground to the authentic wind up gramophone on the landing, you will feel like you have stepped back in time on an island that’s waiting to be explored.
To get you both into holiday mode as quickly as possible, we’ll have you booked into a spa session together. Le Méridien St Julians Hotel offers some of the most luxurious spa facilities in Malta, courtesy of the Myoka Spa. Myoka provides reviving, rejuvenating and relaxing combinations of massages and treatments. All treatments and therapies here aim to achieve total purification by restoring natural energy and harmony. With access to all the spa’s amenities that can be enjoyed together, such as the indoor pool, hot tub, cold dip, sauna and steam room, and healthy food menu, the hours will slip away and you will both leave feeling revived and balanced in mind, body and spirit.
Join the Yacht Club
Imagine drifting over calm waters on a warm summers evening, enjoying a three course gourmet meal prepared by your own private chef, delicious wines and spectacular scenery, all on your own private yacht. Surely this has to be the ultimate in luxury and romance. We can arrange this all for you, and as you pull out of Malta’s Grand Harbour all you have to do is sit back, enjoy the company of your loved one, taking in the breathtaking views of the star strewn sky and the coast of Gozo. Of course if you prefer to make the most of the sunshine, you can charter your own private yacht at any point during the day. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch on board, or else let us arrange you a picnic to enjoy together on one of Malta’s secluded and private beaches.Read more
Malta and its sister islands have world-class dive hot-spots around them, boasting crystal clear waters and calm tides. Spend a day together on a pre-organised dive trip, available for any levels of diver. For novices we can arrange a pre-organised private diving lesson, so that you can get a taste for the unique experiences available from all three islands, with an abundance of reefs, caves and wrecks that make diving here some of the most interesting in the Mediterranean. For novices, learning to dive together in Malta will be a unique experience, and the calmness and clarity of the sea will create ideal conditions to learn.
Outdoor Evening Jazz at the Bridge Bar
Perhaps one of the most romantic and unique experiences on the island of Malta is sitting on the outdoor steps outside the charming Bridge Bar in Valetta on a warm summers evening, listening to the live Jazz as the sun sets. Head to the island’s capital and enjoy some evening drinks together sitting on the steps of Ursola Street; you will even be given some little cushions to make the steps more comfortable to sit on. With a backdrop of the Grand Harbour and the spectacular architecture of Malta’s capital city, this is a magical way to enjoy an evening together as the sun goes down.
Next Stop: Gozo
After four magical days on the island of Malta, head to the sister island of Gozo, to the luxurious Kempinski San Lawrenz hotel. Set in a scenic valley amidst 30,000 square metres of semi tropical gardens, the hotel provides perfect romantic seclusion and privacy, leaving you to relax and forget about everything except each other. ‘Gozo’ means ‘joy’ in Castillian, reflecting the emotion of all who visit. This lovely unspoiled island is an oasis of tranquillity and has a unique and peaceful ambience; the perfect setting for the final days or your romantic escape.
Temples in Gozo
The island of Gozo is famed for its historic sites, with a series of extraordinary stone structures which are believed to have been built around 3,600 BC; perhaps the oldest free standing stone structures in the world. Absorb yourselves into the history of the Ġgantija (Maltese for Giant Tower) and feel the magic and myth that these creations spell over the island. According to ancient legend, the Ggantija walls were dedicated to the Great Earth Mother, goddess of fertility. Throughout history the temple has drawn pilgrims from across the island and even from North Africa and Sicily. For some fascinating history that you can enjoy together, this unique site on the island of Gozo is certainly worth a visit.
Dinner at Ta’ Frenc
During your time on the island of Gozo, a visit to the stunning Ta’ Frenc restaurant is a must. Ta’ Frenc restaurant is a converted, authentic and ancient farmhouse building located on the island of Gozo; the perfect venue for an elegant and romantic dining experience. As you arrive at the restaurant and walk through the stone-arched gateway you will be greeted by the perfumes of the herb garden and treated to stunning views of the Xaghra, Zebbug and Marsalforn Valleys. With fresh fish delivered daily from local fisherman, and house champagne bottled especially for Ta’ Frenc by the prestigious maison of Boize, you will be in your own secluded culinary heaven.