Category: Malta

10 of the best places to stay in Europe for post-Summer sun

10 of the best places to stay in Europe for post-Summer sun

Wondering where the sun has gone? As we say goodbye to Summer and enter much cooler weather, it’s useful to know where you can travel and yet still enjoy some post-Summer sunshine. So here are 10 European ideas to help you extend your Summer into the Autumn months and enjoy the sun’s rays for that […]

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Europe

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Europe

Considering a European city getaway?  Here we give you a round up on 10 of the best places to while away a weekend – or longer – in a number of Europe’s top cities. Whether it’s last year’s Olympic host city of London, the traditional romance of Paris or the vibrancy of Barcelona, you’re sure […]

5 menus not to miss in Malta

5 menus not to miss in Malta

Just a 90 minute ferry ride from Sicily and just north of Tunisia and Libya, this country is small but is a crossroads of culture and cuisine. Gozoitan, Paceville, Malta Gozo is one of the smaller islands in the archipelago that makes up the country of Malta and the restaurant’s name means ‘person from Gozo,’ The owner hails […]

Luxury on the sophisticated Isle of Gozo

Luxury on the sophisticated Isle of Gozo

If you are thinking luxury while you are thinking vacation, look no further than the little island of Gozo. This island belongs to the country of Malta, offers unbelievable sights, and sounds with a backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea. With its scenic hills, quaint villages, gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Sea, Gozo offers all this […]

10 hidden gems for wining and dining

10 hidden gems for wining and dining

Tripadvisor has released its ’10 hidden gems for wining and dining’. Making the shortlist are the following: 1. Enoteca de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal 2. La Vineria Bollicine, Sorrento, Italy 3. Chez Marcel, Paris, France 4. Voyager Estate, Margaret River, Australia 5. The Wine Cellar, Willemstad, Curacao 6. Rust en Vrede, Stellenbosch, South Africa 7. La […]

Musing upon Malta

Musing upon Malta

Luxury travel means different things to different people, but can normally be boiled down to two main factors: hedonism and exclusivity. People perceive luxury to be an indulgence, something that they would not ordinarily do, but which brings them great delight. To some this may be sipping cocktails on a speedboat in Sydney Harbour, to […]

Malta – exclusive and affordable luxury

The Maltese archipelago, consisting of Malta, Gozo and Comino, is one of Europe’s best kept secrets.  Whether guests choose to explore the depths of history & heritage or immerse themselves in the natural escape that is Malta, they will discover a luxurious, yet affordable, oasis in the heart of the  Mediterranean.  A place of infinite […]

Interview with Catherine Leech of 101 Holidays

Interview with Catherine Leech of 101 Holidays

Catherine Leech has worked in luxury travel for more than 25 years. She started in PR before becoming European Director of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, then Managing Director of luxury tour operator, Caribtours. After the tsunami of 2004 she moved to Sri Lanka where she worked for two years, mostly as a volunteer, […]

Attitude Hotels

Founded by Pedro Castro, Attitude Hotels is a new hotel brand specifically geared towards gays and lesbians of a discerning nature. They offer a selection of over twenty-five hotels in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the USA. By next year, the objective is to propose […]

UnderSea Resort in Malta

UnderSea Resort in Malta

You may recall me writing about the UnderSea Resort off the coast of Miami earlier this year. Well now UnderSea Resorts is heading for Europe. Qawra Bay in Malta is looking to be the most likely location, with talks with Malta Shipyards Ltd. currently underway. Similar resorts could also become a reality in the Bahamas, […]

A year of island hopping: November

A year of island hopping: November

This is post eleven  of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For November, the following are recommended: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India: Wild Orchid Resort Big Island of Hawaii: Jacaranda Inn Fernando de Noronha, […]

SuperStar Libra

SuperStar Libra

Star Cruises’ SuperStar Libra – the latest addition to the Star Cruises Asia fleet – is due to arrive in Valletta, Malta today, completing the final leg of her relocation cruise ready for her inaugural season in the Eastern Mediterranean.  The new 42,000-gross tonne world class exclusive floating resort will offer an interesting diversity of […]

Wings Over the Mediterranean and North Africa

Wings Over the Mediterranean and North Africa

Crisscrossing the Mediterranean in high style, this new adventure from INTRAV features the culture, history, and beauty of Europe and North Africa. After overnighting in London, guests begin the adventure in Sintra, Portugal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Two nights in Fès offer the mix of French, Arab, and Berber cultures, while a three-night trip […]

Ta' Marija

Ta’ Marija

Ta’ Marija has been crowned ‘Best Maltese Food Restaurant’ for the second year running.  In a  ceremony organized by The Definitive(ly) Good Guide Company, the award was presented by Malta’s Honorary Minister for Tourism, Dr Francis Zammit Dimech, who said: Visitors to our country, as well as Maltese regular ‘eaters out’ should be choosy when […]