Malta resorts are mostly located on sandy beaches or elsewhere on the shoreline with large rock shelves suitable for sunbathing. Some entire areas are resorts, and the little island of Comino is an example. It is so small (only about one square mile in area), that the island itself can be said to be the grounds of its only hotel, which is additionally located on a beach. You can have breakfast in this all inclusive hotel, walk completely around the island, and be back in time for lunch.
Most of the Malta resorts are four or five star properties, and virtually every Malta spa resort is one of the country's luxury hotels and rated at least four stars. In the four star category of Malta spa resort is the Riviera in Marfa on the far northern tip of Malta Island. Its Elysium Spa is extensive, with a full range of thelasso therapy treatments, a large indoor heated pool, separate spa pool, Jacuzzi, steam rooms and dry sauna, and several hydrotherapy tubs. Marfa is just north of Mellieha Bay, where you will find the longest sandy beach in the country. There are several Mellieha resorts similar to the Riviera, including the Seabank Hotel and Qawra Palace
The five star Kempinski San Lawrenz on Gozo Island is unusual for a Malta spa resort as it is located in the countryside, rather than on the coast. However, the sea and beautiful secluded Dwerja Bay is less than a mile away. It also has an extensive full-service spa as well as tennis and squash courts, several swimming pools, a fitness center, and large landscaped grounds and gardens. This resort can also assist you with scuba diving, cycling, hiking, and horseback riding excursions.
The Westin Dragonara is set on a 74,000-acre private peninsula that juts out into the sea off Paceville. It has a beauty salon that provides massage services, but no full-service spa. Paceville is noted for its lively nightlife with clubs and discos rivaling those in Ibiza. Both Sliema resorts and St Julians resorts are located in this area—Paceville, in fact, is actually a small neighborhood within the town of St Julians.
Sliema is a town on the peninsula that separates St Julians from the capital city of Valletta. One of the Sliema resorts that is also one of Europe's finest spa resorts is the Fortina, which has a total of four distinctive spas. It is set out on Tigne Point, on a relatively secluded stretch of coast with magnificent views of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valetta. It boasts six restaurants (in addition to bars and lounges) with some of the best gourmet dining in the country. Other Sliema resorts include the Preluna and the Palace, which both have spas. You can even find Malta resorts in the compact city of Valletta at the luxurious Grand Hotel Excelsior. This deluxe spa resort is set on the shore of the bay that separates the city from Sliema, and is set right under the medieval city bastions.