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Five places to relax in Malta

The Phoenicia Malta Gardens

Malta is a highly populated island with plenty of things happening all year round. This doesn’t mean, however, that it cannot be a relaxing destination. In this blog we shall be listing 5 spots where you can switch off and take a break from the hustle and bustle of life.

1. Dingli Cliffs

Dingli cliffs are located within the village of Dingli, on Malta’s Western coast. They form the highest point of the Maltese Islands at around 253 metres above sea-level. The cliffs propose a majestic sight, particularly if viewed from a boat while cruising, but also from the top – the views are breath-taking, overlooking the small terraced fields below, the open sea, and Filfla, the small uninhabited island located a few miles off the coast. At Dingli cliffs you can enjoy hours of walking or relaxation. The views are particularly attractive during sunset, especially on a calm summer evening.

2. Mdina

Malta’s old capital city and entirely surrounded by ancient ramparts, Mdina is a magical place, where the modern age seems far away. This medieval walled city has a special enchantment, found in the enclosed labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets. Known as the Silent City, walking through Mdina is peaceful, enjoyable and captivating. Walk towards the bastions and enjoy 180-degree views of the island. Stop for a coffee or relax in one of the many coffee shops within the city, alternatively make your way through Greeks Gate and take a stroll through the Mdina Ditch Gardens.

3. Gozo Salt Pans

The Salt pans in Gozo’s northerly coast just up from Marsalforn are a transfixing landmark and of vital importance, upholding an ancient trade and skill, whilst harvesting one of Gozo’s important natural raw materials – Salt.  Apart from being a place of work, these salt pans are stunning to look at due to their picture-perfect square patterns hewn out of the ground. Take a stroll by the coast or sit down and enjoy the reflections in the puddles of water, the sounds of the waves crashing against the rocks and the smells of the sea.

4. At sea

Chartering a boat is not the cheapest option to get away from the crowds and relax, but it’s certainly an effective one! Once out on that calm and vast Mediterranean water, you’ll feel free and at one with the clear blue sky and water below. With a number of boat charter options, you may easily find the type of boat you want, be it a speedboat, rib or sailing boat. Head out, soak up some vitamin D, jump in the sea and feel your worries melt away.

5. The Phoenicia Malta gardens

With 7 acres of landscaped gardens, The Phoenicia Malta offers something few properties can. Walk through the beautiful gardens, stop at the relaxation garden to read a book, enjoy the views of the harbour or enjoy sunset by the infinity pool. There are numerous private spots around the garden to relax and unwind. And when you’re relaxed enough, you can head inside for a delectable dinner at The Phoenix restaurant or your favourite cocktail at The Club Bar!

Speak to The Phoenicia Malta concierge for more advice on any of the above locations and excursions.  

Dingli Cliffs Malta

Dingli Cliffs

Mdina Ditch Gardens

Gozo salt pans xwejni

Gozo Salt Pans



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