A mix of the reassuringly familiar with the enticingly exotic, the island is influenced by Africa, yet was once under British rule. Characterised by endless clear blue skies, wonderfully quiet beaches, simple fresh cuisine and ancient, honey-coloured architecture, Malta is a true Mediterranean microcosm.
A rich, diverse and multicultural history has shaped modern day Malta, from 7,000 year old relics to Arabic occupation and most recently a taste of British Imperialism. Independent since the sixties, you will still find ancient temples and palaces alongside Arab style houses and even the odd red phone box. Walk in the footsteps of the Knights Templar on the narrow cobblestone streets of Valletta or simply relax in laid back harbours surrounding golden sandy beaches where you will find the quintessential waterfront cafes and restaurants serving delicious Mediterranean cuisine.
Points of Interest in Malta
A visit to some of Malta's historic megalithic temples is a must. Wander around the capital Valletta; be swept up by one of the many street festivals or discover the islands ancient past at the Museum of Archaeology. Discover true Maltese culture and traditions in charming rural villages. Go scuba diving, hire a jet ski or charter a yacht to make the most of your island experience; or for something a little more relaxing, take a harbour cruise for a waterside view of the island.
Hotels in Malta
In St Julians, choose from the Hilton Malta with views over the Portomaso Yacht Harbour or Le Meridien St Julians overlooking Balluta Bay. The historic capital of Valletta is home to the established and famous Hotel Phoenicia, a must for a cosmopolitan get away and The Grand Hotel Excelsior situated on the doorstep of the UNESCO world heritage site with one of the best views in Valletta. With many more luxury options available browse all our superb hotels in Malta to find your perfect retreat.
The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.