Food & drink
6 romantic venues in Malta to impress your love this Valentine’s Day
Where do you take your date if you want to make an impression?

Melanie Drury

There are Valentine’s dates … and there are Valentine’s dates that make an impression. This Valentine's Day, show how you feel with a date that really means it.

1. Relish your adventure together at the Blue Elephant, St Julian's

Marcello Battaglia / Facebook

Marcello Battaglia / Facebook

Show her you love this new adventure. Treat her to an amazing exotic experience at the Blue Elephant in Malta’s 5-star Hilton Hotel. In an instant, transport her from the Mediterranean to a tropical rain forest of Thailand. No planes are required for this authentic experience of the Land of Smiles, yet, the journey is bound to be a memorable one. Lead her over pretty wooden bridges traversing bubbling streams. Admire the colourful Koi fish that bring abundance and good fortune, and bless your own to have each other. Enjoy a traditional Thai welcome and indulge in Royal Thai cuisine fit for the palace of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Only here, the royalty is you! Delight in the authenticity of the ambiance, the service, the food and its presentation. Relish your wonderful culinary journey to Thailand and your new adventure together.

2. Cherish every moment at Taro at The Villa, St Julian's

Taro at the Villa / Facebook

Taro at the Villa / Facebook

Let her know how delightfully fresh each moment with her is, with a dining experience like no other at Taro at The Villa. Taro’s speciality is its emphasis on making the most of the here and now to provide gastronomic excellence. Daily changes to Taro’s à la carte menu make the most of the freshest seasonal Mediterranean ingredients, and the six course Valentine’s Menu, with its refined ingredients such as lobster, Mallard duck and Scots Salmon is sure to delight your love. Celebrate the best in each other with the same passion and attention to detail you can expect Taro to employ in its dishes and presentation. While the soothing ambiance in the stunning 19th century palazzo in Balluta Bay will captivate and delight, the surprising food combinations and wine pairing will take you to dizzying new heights together.

3. Offer her new prospects at Tarragon, St Paul’s Bay

Tarragon / Facebook

Tarragon / Facebook

Take her to a place she’s never been before; amaze her and woo her beyond her own imagination. Tarragon is a restaurant with an outstanding reputation for good reason. Innovative cuisine, service excellence and an elegant ambiance is what you can expect, and still it will exceed your expectations. If she’s vegetarian, she’ll be treated with unmatched kindness and consideration with a separate selection of dishes. At Tarragon, the unobstructed sea views are merely the cherry on the cake. With a mood for novelty and expecting the unexpected, prepare to embark on a culinary journey that could well match the enigmatic unknown of your relationship together. What better place than the incredible rooftop of this extraordinary place to propose spending a deliciously colourful life together?

4. Fall in love all over again at Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, Attard

Villa Corinthia / Facebook

Villa Corinthia / Facebook

Fall in love all over again with an extra helping of romance this Valentine’s at Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa. Choose from a selection of treats and packages designed to enhance your senses and amplify your love. Spice up your night with a meal at the Rickshaw, featuring an à la carte menu full of Oriental delights. Or sweeten the deal with a themed menu that promises a good dose of chocolate love. Do it all surrounded by the grandeur of Villa Corinthia and its stunning gardens. And while you're here, why not treat yourselves to an overnight stay? Indulge in a special Valentine’s room menu and bliss out further with quality time in the Athenaeum Spa. Corinthia Palace is a place where dreams are made into memories you’ll cherish forever.

5. Make her your queen at Bacchus, Mdina

Bacchus Restaurant / Facebook

Bacchus Restaurant / Facebook

Let her know she’s precious by leading her to one of the most exquisite restaurants on the island. Let the warm hues of the Silent City lit up at night warm your hearts as you walk hand in hand to your destination. The mood lighting continues within the medieval walls of the Bacchus restaurant, where flower displays and perfumed air welcome your arrival. Seat her at a damask covered chair fit for your queen. And rest easy that your fine-dining experience will be impeccable, with service to match the food. Choose from an a la carte menu that is beyond ordinary. Tantalise your taste buds with aphrodisiac foods such as asparagus or caviar or simply go for whatever you fancy. And match with an award-winning vintage to complete a culinary experience that is sure to be unique and memorable for all the right reasons.

6. Celebrate your time together at the Salini Resort, Salini

Salini Resort / Facebook

Salini Resort / Facebook

Show your partner your love with meaningful gestures. Make a romantic escape for one or two nights at the refreshing Salini Resort. Let the surrounding sea view, countryside, sunshine and open sky inspire you to return to your roots. Delight yourselves with welcome chocolates that celebrate the sweetness of your relationship, and get intoxicated by the sparkling wine and each other. Celebrate the abundance of your relationship with a buffet dinner at the Coastline Restaurant and free flowing wine, water and soft drinks. Celebrate its endurance with a buffet breakfast. Indulge in spending quality time together - pamper yourselves at the Myoka Salini Spa; you both deserve it. Embrace and enhance all the magic and wonder that life together has to offer. This is a time to remember!

8th February 2019


Melanie Drury
Written by
Melanie Drury
Melanie was born and raised in Malta and has spent a large chunk of her life travelling solo around the world. Back on the island with a new outlook, she realised just how much wealth her little island home possesses.

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