The Intercontinental, Malta


This seriously sumptuous hotel is perfectly situated in the exclusive beachside resort of St Julian’s and a mere seven kilometers away from Valletta – Malta’s historical capital city, renowned for its visually captivating cathedral and mesmerizing azure waterfront. The exquisite lagoon shaped outdoor pool and Instagramably scenic sandy private beach are perfectly suited for long lazy days relaxing under the Maltese sun.

This vast property boasts six restaurants and six bars, offering a range of international and traditional dishes prepared from locally sourced, fresh ingredients. The Waterbiscuit restaurant in particular is a truly memorable place to dine due to the tastebud-tantalising culinary creations of its talented British chef James Oakley – hailing from 10 years of cooking in Michelin starred restaurants across the world. His specialties include the lamb belly with slow cooked glazed lamb tenderloin, cumin ratatouille and spiced bread puree, and the almost otherworldly green tea financier, served with coconut mousse, tangy mango soup and lime dehydrated meringue.

This is not place for calorie counting or painstaking abstinence. The Intercontinental, Malta is a pleasure seekers paradise. You come here to let go, unwind and indulge.

Those who prefer to dine away from the prying eyes of the masses will be ridiculously enamoured with the hotel’s luxurious club lounge – an exclusive lofty haven complete with panoramic views and plush seating, serving breakfast, afternoon tea, pre dinner canapés and alcoholic beverages to get you suitably in the mood for the quaint island’s buzzing nightlife. Guests simply pay a modest upgrade fee and everything is included.

The club lounge is also a special place where you can discreetly check in and out, pleasingly avoiding pesky queues and the hustle and bustle of newly arriving guests, bellboys and moving luggage in the hotel’s reception area.

The Intercontinental Malta’s generously-sized rooms feature ample-sized double beds, flat screen TV’s, fluffy white dressing gowns, powerful showers and gloriously deep bathtubs where guests can soak away the day with the aid of skin-smoothing, high end toiletries.

For more palatial pampering, the hotel’s spa offers a range of body-buffing and relaxation-inducing therapies including aromatherapy full body massages, anti-ageing facials and a spacious marble hammam where couples or best buddies can treat themselves to a joint session of vigorous body exfoliation before a seriously soapy Middle Eastern style massage.

The Intercontinental has always been a trusted brand – synonymous with luxury and impeccable service all over the world. Its Malta offering is a truly glamorous home from home for travellers with a taste for the finer things in life and is guaranteed not to disappoint.

The Intercontinental Malta, St George`s Bay, Malta STJ 3310, Malta

Mitra Wicks

Editor in Chief