Thanks to a visit from The World’s Most Beautiful Couple™, this pocket-sized island is about to hit the big time…
A-listers ‘Brangelina’ – that’s Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to those who don’t read OK! magazine – have had their share of luxurious getaways. Thankfully, their current break from the Hollywood glitz – a honeymoon in Malta – is more within our reach.
With its rugged coves and clutch of sandy beaches, Malta is just the place to kick-start marital bliss. You might want to get there quick, though, before the world and his wife shows up – it’s just been voted the 10th best island in the world by Condé Nast Traveller, beating off tough competition from Hawaii, Bali and St Lucia.
Here are the top 5 things to do while discovering Malta with your other half…
If secluded bays and crystal-clear waters aren’t your thing, we apologise in advance, because that’s what Malta does best. From lagoons shot with peacock blue, to honey-hued caves, this place will have your camera working overtime – the perfect follow-up to your wedding album.
… Or even a snorkel. Malta is one of the best places in the world for underwater activity, so if you’re ready to explore, we suggest the Blue Hole in nearby Gozo. It may be popular, but welcomes all level of divers – even complete novices – so you can take a different kind of post-wedding plunge.
The best way to zip around the coastline is by ‘Dghajsa’, Malta’s local water taxi and answer to the Venetian gondola. You’ll have no problem spotting it, either – you’ll clock its bright stripes from a mile off. But, because it’s so popular, it’s a good idea to book online. As romantic moments go, a Dghajsa ride at sunset takes some beating.
For smug selfies à deux, make sure the majestic Ġgantija Temples is your backdrop. It’s the oldest freestanding structure in the world, even beating the likes of Egypt’s temples. It’s also listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, making it a must-see for culture and history buffs alike.
For the ultimate sunset smooch, head to the en suite isle of Gozo – there you’ll find the famous Azure Window, located near the Dwejra point. This impressive landmark can be marvelled at from the shore or by boat. Or, if it’s a secluded spot you’re after, head up to Sanap Cliffs, located near the island of Xlendi. Don’t be put off by the fact it’s tucked away – that’s what keeps most visitors away from this 120-metre-high perch.
Where to stay… A stone’s throw away from Malta’s best beach and more luxury shops than your credit card will know what to do with, the Seabank Resort and Spa also offers a wide range of spa and beauty treatments for you and your partner, so you can tick pampering for two off your list.
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Author: El Berwick
Published: September 11, 2014
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