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Spending A Weekend in Malta This Valentine’s 2021

  • Jan 30, 2021

Valletta is the perfect romantic getaway...

Valentine’s Day is a yearly reminder to celebrate our partners and our loved ones. Whether you’re the type of couple that loves to wine and dine, or prefer to stay in, Valletta is the perfect romantic getaway that caters to the preferences of each and every couple. 

Interested in spending a weekend in Malta this Valentine’s Day? Keep reading!

  1. Find a romantic hotel in Malta 

Your hotel choice can make or break your Valentine’s weekend. That’s why it’s so crucial to choose a hotel that fosters an atmosphere of calmness and intimacy – rather than being a source of stress and tension. Casa Ellul is a 19th-century palazzo-turned-boutique-hotel that’s equal parts chic, romantic and exclusive. With nine state-of-the-art suites, this Valletta Boutique Hotel stands out from the crowd by valuing individual attention and providing a luxury hotel service that fuses traditional Mediterranean hospitality and a modern, progressive outlook on life. 

  1. Culture, Architecture & Art Galleries in Valletta

Valletta was the European Capital of Culture in 2018 – and it’s easy to understand why. Simply put, Valletta is a culmination of Baroque culture. The city’s splendid Baroque architecture will capture your imagination, while its hospitable aura will help you to get that much-needed spark back in your relationship. What’s more – Valletta’s numerous art galleries serve as the perfect poetic backdrop to sweep your partner off their feet.

  1. Dinner & Drinks

As the saying goes, “the way to a man (or woman!)’s heart is through their stomach.” 

Fortunately, Valletta is brimming with restaurants spanning across different cuisines. Opt for a cosy and quaint restaurant, and cuddle up with your partner over a glorious meal. Impress your loved one by booking a table at the Michelin Guide restaurant Guzé Bistro, the Sicilian-style Rubino or the contemporary Japanese restaurant AKI. 

  1. Shopping

The 13th of February is the unofficial date for a last-minute Valentine’s Day shopping spree. Head over to Valletta and the neighbouring city of Sliema if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your partner. These two cities are the islands’ top shopping destinations – so you can rest assured that you’ll find the ideal gift in no time. 

  1. Travel to Gozo for a day

Gozo is universally lauded as a tranquil spot for those who desperately need to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Calypso’s isle is dotted with quaint farmhouses, a rugged landscape, clear-blue waters, splendid beaches and jaw-dropping panoramas. What better way to enjoy Valentine’s Day than to spend a peaceful day with your loved one in Gozo?

  1. Countryside walks

If you’re an outdoorsy couple, spending a day in the countryside may be more of your cup of tea than wining and dining. There are tonnes of locations that are slightly off the beaten track, enabling you to enjoy some peace and quiet with your partner. Head over to Mellieha, Ghar Lapsi, Wardija, Fawwara and Gozo in its entirety, and take in the panoramic countryside views and the untainted, crisp, fresh air.