San Anton, Malta
Estate of Bliss
What it is
A garden-flanked villa with oversized rooms, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and an elegant spa with ESPA treatments and both indoor and outdoor pools.
What it isn't
Just for humans. Dogs up to 66 pounds are welcome, and will be treated to an en-suite pet beed and bowls, Fido room service and (yup) treats galore.
What we think
Malta may have put an end to their monarchy in 1974, but it’s still possible to feel like royalty here…especially at Corinthia Palace. Guest rooms here are tricked out enough for any head of state, with their spacious floor plans (starting at 322 square feet), private balcony, and posh amenities, including ESPA toiletries, zippy free wifi, an in-room tea and coffee setup, and the ability to order room service 24/7, should the mood strike. To splay out even further, we love the Executive Suite for its 645-square-foot floor plan and gratis access to the Executive Lounge—cue bottomless afternoon tea and evening canapés and wine hour. While you’re here, be sure to take advantage of the hotel’s free beach transfers to Golden Bay, where turquoise Mediterranean seas await.
You're here because
Hotel guests have insider access to play golf at Royal Malta Golf Club, founded in 1888 by Queen Victoria’s son, who lived here for a spell.
Perched on a sculptural sofa at Bahia, the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, you feel a little like you’re in a museum…art is everywhere you turn. That’s especially true on your plate, which is topped with slow cooked saddle of rabbit, foie gras bonbons and autumn black truffles. Swoon.
Restaurants & Bars
Bahia - One of Malta's Michelin-starred restaurants
Villa Corinthia - All-day brunch, coffees and cakes, light-bites, snacks, afternoon tea, creative cocktails and a Far Eastern-inspired dinner
Rickshaw - Far Eastern restaurant serving dinner every evening from Wednesday to Monday
Josephine's - Enjoy our speciality coffee and plant-based menu in our garden oasis
A well-heeled pocket of Malta, just a block from Villa Bologna—a Baroque-era country house that offers private guided tours.