Europe’s tiniest capital, surrounded by sea and 16th-century bastion walls, has an enduring charm all of its own. A Unesco World Heritage site steeped in history, Valletta is in the midst of a 21st-century revitalisation. It has emerged from its year as 2018 European Capital of Culture with more hotels, restaurants and historic treasures than ever before – and there are still more to come.
Valletta has an extraordinary density of sights and activities too: from 5,000-year-old ‘Fat Lady’ statues, to the ornate Baroque legacy of the Knights of St John; from Bastion-top gardens to boat trips on the Grand Harbour. And it isn’t all ancient. There’s also the City Gate redevelopment, designed by star architect Renzo Piano of London’s Shard fame.
Buzzing bars spill out onto the city’s limestone alleys, concerts frequently grace its copious churches, and the restaurant scene serves the best bites in Malta. And of course, it’s only a short ride to the beach…
Visiting Israel’s glorious west-coast beaches is so convenient when you stay at a hotel where the sand and waves are just on your doorstep.
Once you scarf down that famous Israeli breakfast compliments of the hotel, simply slather on the sunscreen and walk out the front door. What could be more relaxing?
Here are our choices for 10 of the best seaside hotels on Israel’s Mediterranean shore, going from north to south. Continue at Source: 10 of the best Mediterranean beach hotels in Israel
A Mediterranean cruise is perhaps one of life’s most enjoyable pleasures. Favored by many as the perfect summertime climate, the Mediterranean offers ideal, warm, dry summers, and when paired with the characterful and vibrant cities and towns that line the coastal stretches and cliff sides, you have a recipe for an unforgettable luxury cruise destination. See more at Source: 3 Must See Places to Visit on your Next Mediterranean Cruise
Known for its unrivalled party scene, boho boutiques and stunning beaches, there’s so much more to Ibiza than first meets the eye – here are our top recommendations of where to stay, eat, chill, party and shop this year… See more at Source: Ibiza 2019: where to stay, party and eat this year
Known as “the black pearl of the Mediterranean” for its striking black-lava cliffs, the volcanic island of Pantelleria—the largest of Sicily’s satellite isles, at 32 square miles—has long lured a smattering of in-the-know travelers seeking a low-key hideaway far from the fanfare of high-profile hotspots like Capri and Portofino. See more at Source: This Island Escape Is Italy’s Best-Kept Secret
Given Ibiza’s reputation as the party capital of the world, the idea of sleeping here might seem ludicrous, but trust us – even those with the stamina of a sub-Saharan elephant flag without resting their weary heads. Fortunately, the island has a bountiful supply of fabulous hotels — some designed to facilitate the need for disco naps, but the majority, to lure you away from the dance floor altogether.
From ancient farmhouses and sprawling resorts, to seaside sanctuaries and blissed out boltholes, there’s something here for everyone. Surrender to the salt-kissed, Balearic breeze and soon enough the club will be the furthest thing from your mind.
Source: 10 of the best hotels in Ibiza