Pergola Hotel & Spa overlooks the other islands of the Maltese archipelago

1/6 Pergola Hotel & Spa ★★★★

Occupying an enviable spot overlooking Ghadira Bay and the islands of Gozo and Comino, Pergola Hotel & Spa is perfectly located, with Mellieha village just 200m away for shops, bars and restaurants, as well as a stunning 19th-century church right around the corner. Guests can choose between rooms or self-catering apartments, before taking advantage of a range of facilities, including a gym and spa with sauna, jacuzzi and indoor heated pool. Diners have a wide choice of restaurants, plus a lounge bar with live music and relaxing roof terrace, in addition to a unique bar housed inside a cave. Families will appreciate the children’s play area, games room, two outdoor pools and children’s paddling pool. The diving centre is popular with those who love entering the water with a splash. 

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Ramla Bay Resort boasts three outdoor seawater pools

2/6 Ramla Bay Resort ★★★★

Contemporary in style, Ramla Bay Resort is a four-star beachfront hotel overlooking its very own stretch of private coastline. Families can opt for the spacious sea-view family suite with two double bedrooms and living area, sleeping up to six people. The hotel boasts three outdoor seawater pools and two freshwater indoor pools, which are heated for use in winter. Families can also enjoy the activities at the on-site PADI dive and water sports centre, or arrange to go on one of many excursions offered by the resort, including fishing trips, Valetta city tours and private boat charters. The kids club provides supervision for children aged four to 12, and babysitting can also be organised, leaving parents free to soak up the sun, work up a sweat at the gym or head to the hotel spa.

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Seashells Resort at Suncrest is just a stone's throw away from the Malta National Aquarium

3/6 Seashells Resort at Suncrest ★★★★

Conveniently positioned on the buzzy Qawra waterfront, Seashells Resort at Suncrest is a four-star hotel offering an eclectic range of restaurants, bars and water sport facilities, while the Malta National Aquarium is just a stone's throw away. The hotel's 450 rooms are contemporary in style, with families able to choose from either 'economy' or 'sea view' depending on their preference. Dining options at Seashells Resort at Suncrest are generous, boasting five restaurants and two bars, serving a diverse selection of cuisine. There are three swimming pools including a kids’ pool with water slide and play area. The resort runs a series of activities for children over summer for four to 12 year olds. Indoors, guests can enjoy the spa with hammam and indoor pool, gym and squash court, while kids can let loose in the dedicated play area.

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Paradise Bay Resort Hotel has a restaurant with sea views

4/6 Paradise Bay Resort Hotel ★★★★

Within close range of some of Malta’s best beaches, four-star Paradise Bay Hotel overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and the islands of Gozo and Comino. As well as a private stretch of Blue Flag beach, Paradise Bay has three seawater pools and a children’s pool that offer a respite from the heat. Those who prefer to remain active while on holiday can take advantage of the fitness room, tennis court and vast indoor pool, while kids have access to a playground, games room and indoor pool. Water sports and diving are also available. Guests can head to the hotel's main restaurant that makes the most of the gorgeous sea views, as well a bistro and two bars should they tire of staring at the dreamy coastline.

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Hotel Dolmen Resort is just a few minutes' walk from Bugibba Perched Beach

5/6 Hotel Dolmen Resort ★★★★

The elegant Hotel Dolmen Resort sits amongst landscaped gardens and overlooks St. Paul’s Bay in the northern region of Malta. It is just a few minutes’ walk from Buġibba Perched Beach, while Malta National Aquarium is just a 15-minute walk away for a fun day out with the family. Amenities at the four-star hotel include five family-friendly restaurants, three bars, two indoor and four outdoor pools, including a children’s pool with waterfall, PADI dive centre, spa, gym, tennis court and various land and water sports. The kids’ club for five to 12 year olds has plenty to keep youngsters occupied, with arts and crafts, sports, stories, drama and music classes. Hotel Dolmen also hosts family entertainment and sports tournaments, as well as evening mini discos and live music. 

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db Seabank Resort & Spa provides plenty of sports to keep active guests busy during their stay

6/6 db Seabank Resort & Spa ★★★★

Boasting bright and airy rooms with balconies, four-star db Seabank Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive hotel with 130 family rooms that have separate sleeping areas. It is located just few minutes’ walk from Malta’s grandest Blue Flag beaches, with safe, shallow waters, while on site there are six themed restaurants, three bars, shopping mall, huge pool complex, spa with sauna, steam room, gym and indoor pool with panoramic views. There are plenty of sports to keep guests busy, including archery, crazy golf, beach volleyball, diving and water sports. Kids are treated like royalty at db Seabank with their own pool with slides, paddling pool, themed jungle restaurant with playhouse, kids club and full entertainment programme of activities for all ages.

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