The perfect place to get away from it all! In this beautiful resort you can immerse yourself in Maltese culture and Mediterranean vibes.
Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands is just what you need for a well deserved break! This hotel enables you to travel in style and enjoy excellent service, 5-star luxury, delicious cuisine, and comfortable rooms with beautiful views.
- Situated near one of Malta’s most beautiful beaches
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel complex
- Several restaurants and bars
- Outstanding service
- Free parking
- Spa and beauty centre
- Beautiful views
- Located in a remote corner of Malta island
- Wedding events are hosted here during the weekend (crowded)
- Parking space close to the hotel is difficult to find
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- 5.1 Introduction
- 5.2 Rooms and suites
- 5.3 Restaurants
- 5.4 Bars
- 5.5 Leisure and Activities
- 5.6 Spa
- 5.7 Movie location Troy
- 5.8 Environment
- 5.9 Events and Business
Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands, officially ‘Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Malta Golden Sands’, is an exclusive five star hotel in Malta. It’s built on a cliff and overlooks the beautiful, sandy Golden Bay beach:
This resort offers an unforgettable experience and rooms with breathtaking views of both the Mediterranean Sea and the countryside of Malta.
Hotel guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel. Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands features a luxurious Spa and room service is available 24/7. There’s always a Guest Care Manager at your service as well who will make all your wishes come true.
The Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands is a short drive westward from St. Paul’s Bay and the town of Bugibba. If you drive ten minutes northward you reach the ferry that connects Malta island to Gozo (Malta’s sister island).
All staff members are trained to fulfil Radisson Blu’s promise: “Yes, I Can”. The hotel has a policy which focuses on 100% customer satisfaction in order to completely satisfy every guest. For example, the resort features multiple excellent dining venues and organises wonderful activities such as country walks and yoga sessions!
Are you looking for an unforgettable experience in the Mediterranean? Do you long for a view of one of Malta’s most beautiful beaches? Or do you want to organise your special day here? In that case a stay at the Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands is definitely right for you!
Rooms and suites
Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands offers 308 hotel rooms. The rooms at this family-friendly resort are extremely spacious, contemporary and elegantly furnished. The rooms are perfect for various kinds of travellers such as families, leisure guests, and business travellers.
All the spacious rooms boast luxurious bathrooms. Marble and granite are omnipresent and create an elegant and wonderful atmosphere:
All rooms feature fantastic views of the Mediterranean Sea or Malta’s countryside.
On the one hand, Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands offers rooms with fantastic views of Golden Bay and the Mediterranean Sea:
These rooms feature a spacious terrace which is perfect for a delicious breakfast in the morning!
On the other hand, there are also rooms available that offer great views of Malta’s countryside:
Guests can choose from two types of designer rooms: Serene rooms and Zenith suites.
Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands offers 144 spacious Serene rooms.
These rooms have a capacity of maximum 3 guests (suitable for two adults and one child for example).
Serene rooms feature amenities such as free Wi-Fi, coffee and tea making provisions, a flat screen satellite and pay-television, a mini bar, individual climate control, a balcony with a table and chairs, and bathrobes and slippers. 24-hour room service is also available.
Serene rooms offer splendid views of either the countryside or the Mediterranean Sea:
Zenith suites offer more space and privacy than the Serene rooms. Zenith suites provide separate living and sleeping areas. Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands has no less than 164 of these spacious Zenith suites available.
Zenith suites have a maximum capacity of 4 guests (2 parents and their two children for example). The bathroom of a Zenith suite also consists of beautiful granite and marble.
All Zenith suites feature amenities such as 24-hour room service, a balcony with table and chairs, a mini bar, bathrobes and slippers, free Wi-Fi, coffee and tea making provisions, and a flat screen satellite and pay-television.
Guests who stay in a Zenith suite can also enjoy the resort’s complimentary Super Breakfast Buffet. All suites are available with views of either the sea or the countryside.
Staying at this hotel during your romantic trip to Malta with your partner is a perfect idea! The interior of the Zenith suites is warm, cosy and luxurious.
Accessibility for the less mobile
Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands is a hotel which focuses on accessibility for the less mobile. The hotel features a lobby, public entrance and public restrooms which are all accessible by wheelchair. A wheelchair is always available on request for the hotel guests as well.
The resort also features amenities such as elevators equipped with Braille technology, an in-room text telephone, a transfer seat to the tub, grab bars by the tub, and wider doorways of the guest rooms and bathroom.
The Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands offers a gastronomic selection of Mediterranean and Maltese dishes. Here you can immerse yourself in a wide range of dishes in no less than four restaurants!
The Flavours Restaurant provides you with a wide range of gastronomic experiences. For example, this fabulous restaurant serves a delicious, fresh breakfast every morning.
The Flavours restaurant takes care of your dinner as well. More specifically, dinner is served here in buffet style. This means guests can always enjoy a great variety of cold and warm courses.
There are two different buffet islands in the Flavours restaurant. At one island, you can enjoy a tasty and juicy piece of meat.
At the other buffet island you can enjoy a delicious cheese fondue – this is a real must! There’s always a cheese buffet with a delicious assortment of cheeses available:
It goes without saying that the icing on the cake is Flavours Restaurant’s large dessert assortment:
Flavours restaurant serves breakfast between 07h00 and 10h30. Guests can also have dinner in the Flavours restaurant from 18h30 until 21h30.
The Agliolio restaurant is situated in the Sands Tower of the Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands.
This is the hotel’s dining venue where Italian and Mediterranean dishes are served with a unique flair. The Agliolio restaurant has a fresh interior where dining is always a nice experience:
Appetisers, pizza, pasta, risotto, salads, and fish and meat dishes are served in an attractive way here. An example of a lovely fish dish served here is “Steamed red sea bass on a bed of tomatoes”.
Agliolio restaurant also boasts a splendid terrace. This makes it possible to have lunch in the open air. Moreover, this wonderful terrace offers excellent sea views as it overlooks Malta’s Golden Bay:
The Agliolio Restaurant is open seven days a week and serves both lunch and dinner. Lunch is served here from 12h00 until 16h00 while dinner is served from 18h00 onwards. The restaurant’s service stops at 22h00 or at 22h30 on Fridays and Saturdays.
Essence is the à la carte restaurant of Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands. The Essence restaurant is the hotel’s top-notch restaurant and serves dinner seven days a week.
The chefs of the Essence restaurant always focus on a perfect balance between taste and refinement.
A beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea goes hand in hand here with an excellent dish such as ‘Carpaccio’ or ‘Swordfish with a delicious salad dressing’:
‘Slow-cooked duck with mashed potatoes and apple (with a hint of whiskey)’ is one of the other specialities of the house:
The dessert menu is sublime as well: vanilla cheesecake (served with red fruit and yoghurt) and a plate with different textures and flavours of chocolate are just a few examples.
Essence restaurant has a lovely terrace. Here you can enjoy the wonderful view of Golden Bay and the mild Maltese climate:
Once a week, the hotel organises a cooking demonstration for its guests at the Essence restaurant! Guests can attend the demonstration and learn from the best!
The Essence restaurant serves dinner from 18h30 until 21h30.
The complex of Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands features several bars. These bars guarantee the availability of a wide range of snacks and drinks, including signature cocktails. Guests can enjoy the pleasant and relaxing atmosphere here!
Mokka Lobby Bar & Terrace
The Mokka Lobby Bar and accompanying terrace are ideal to unwind. Here you can quietly recover from a long day of sightseeing or business meetings.
The bar has something casual and chic at the same time. There’s a nice relaxed atmosphere and everyone likes it here…
As a guest, you should definitely try the delicious ‘Mokka Signature Shake’. There’s the ‘Toblerone’ (a shake based on Baileys, Frangelico, Kahlua, honey, milk and chocolate ice cream) and the ‘Baileyslicious’ (a shake based on Baileys, Kahlua, caramel, milk and vanilla ice cream).
The Mokka Lobby Bar also offers two delicious blends: the ‘Ice Vanilla Latte’ (blend of Espresso coffee, vanilla ice cream and fresh milk) and the ‘Peanut Butter Freeze’ (this is a blend of peanut butter, coffee, cane sugar, white chocolate, vanilla ice cream, and caramel sauce).
For those guests who love parasols and shadow: there are plenty of parasols available here!
You can also taste delicious fresh lemonade in the Mokka Lobby Bar.
Two examples are the ‘Apple and Passion Fruit lemonade’ (lemonade on the basis of fresh lime juice, apples, passion fruit, cane sugar and soda water) and the ‘Mint and Cucumber lemonade’ (lemonade on the basis of fresh lime juice, mint leaves, sliced cucumber, sugar cane, honey and soda water) .
Obviously, as the name of the bar suggests, you can also enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and a sweet snack here. You get a great view on top:
The Mokka Lobby Bar is situated in the lobby of the Sunrise Tower.
The Mokka Lobby Bar is open daily from 09h00 until 01h00. During the winter months, the bar closes a little earlier, around 23h00.
Pebbles Beach Bar & Ice Cream Parlour
This beach bar provides the necessary refreshments during Malta’s hot and humid summer months.
The menu includes refreshing signature cocktails, delicious ice cream and a wide range of snacks. You can order a light lunch such as a sandwich or a tasty hamburger here while relaxing at the beach!
The Pebbles Beach Bar has all the necessary facilities to please you completely!
For example, there are wonderful beach beds with white linen and pillows available. These are perfect for a relaxing day at the beach. Fruit, champagne and other drinks are available at any time!
The bar also organises barbecues on a regular basis. Everything revolves around relaxation during those barbecues. For example, cosy lounge furniture is installed on the beautiful beach:
This gives the Pebbles Beach Bar an extra dimension. At night, it also provides a fantastic and gorgeous setting!
The Pebbles Beach Bar has everything you need to turn your day at the beach into a wonderful day!
The Pebbles Beach Bar is open daily from 10h00 until 22h00.
Lagoon Bar & Restaurant
The Lagoon Bar & Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands enables you to have a drink or lunch under the Maltese sun. Here you can enjoy excellent views of the coastline as well.
The Lagoon Bar & Restaurant is situated in the garden of the Twilight Tower and is daily open from 10h00 until 17h00.
This bar is the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights at the Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands. Guests can enjoy the nice atmosphere here while enjoying one of the regular live entertainment sessions.
The Swizzles Bar is the resort’s bar where you can spend the whole night until the early hours. Fine wines, spirits, aperitifs and cocktails are available.
The Swizzles bar is open from 18h30 until late at night.
The Essence bar is part of the à la carte Essence Restaurant. The bar features a stylish interior and offers stunning views!
As a guest, you can enjoy several kinds of drinks and snacks here. Feel free to try a delicious cocktail here (based on a delicious gin for example!):
Twice a week, the resort organises an inspiring cocktail demonstration for its guests here! Guests can watch and learn from the hotel’s expert bartenders!
Leisure and Activities
Guests of Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands can enjoy private entrance to the Golden Bay beach. At this beach, different kinds of activities are possible such as volleyball and water sports (for example jet ski).
No less than four elegant outdoor swimming pools enable you to have even more water fun! Sun, relaxation, pleasure and water: that’s what Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands is all about:
Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands features quite a few indoor facilities as well. Guests can take a dip in the indoor swimming pool all year round:
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands is situated at a wonderful location.
When you’re in the lagoon swimming pool, the turquoise sea beckons you. The resort offers a peaceful view over the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding countryside. This makes the resort one of the most beautiful spots on the island to enjoy the sunset.
Snorkelling is wonderful in the crystal clear Golden Bay waters. You can see countless species of fish and even octopuses while snorkelling here!
Guests can also go on a beautiful walk near Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands. The resort’s surroundings are impressive. The cliffs for example, which are typical for Malta, are breathtakingly beautiful:
The terrain is hilly and offers excellent opportunities to discover the Maltese countryside. That’s why it’s no surprise that the hotel organises bike tours and beautiful country walks for its guests! Don’t forget to bring appropriate footwear, it’s a must here!
In the picture above, you can see the famous Ghajn Tuffieha Bay. This bay is also known as the Riviera Martinique Bay, or simply Riviera Bay. This famous bay is located within short walking distance of the Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands.
When you walk further, you get to the next bay: Gnejna Bay:
You can definitely enjoy Maltese nature and experience adventure in these Maltese hills! The picture below was taken from the Gnejna plateau and also displays Gnejna Bay:
Guests can also go jogging in the beautiful environment of Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands.
The picture below was taken during the Xterra Malta Race. This is a sports competition with a swimming component (1.5 km), a cycling component (30 km) and a running component (11 km). Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands is one of the sponsors of this sports event.
Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands also organises leisure activities such as gymnastics in water (aqua gym), zumba, pilates and yoga. A yoga session for hotel guests is always fun: relaxing and with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea:
Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands adores children! To give you an example: the resort organises pizza making sessions and has a Kids Club and playground available (Azure play centre).
There’s also an animation team, a splash pool, a babysitting service, a kids menu, etc. In the hotel’s restaurants, high chairs are available.
Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands features a fantastic Spa and leisure centre with a surface area of 1,000 square metres! The spa’s official name is “Myoka Golden Sands Spa”.
The Myoka Golden Sands Spa features enormous windows. These windows allow the guests to enjoy stunning views of Golden Bay.
The Myoka Golden Sands Spa is a paradise for travellers who need relaxation. This site is completely dedicated to your personal well-being and feelings. At Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands’ Spa, you simply learn to love yourself again!
The Spa features a wonderful relaxation area for example:
The Myoka Golden Sands Spa is designed to give your body and mind new energy.
It’s a place where you can take the time to unwind and to engage in self-reflection. This is where you can set your priorities straight and learn more about yourself.
Here you can find balance and peace in body and mind, thanks to the five building blocks of the Myoka Golden Sands Spa:
- views (improve your mood)
- scents (restore harmony)
- sounds (stimulate relaxation)
- touches (promote healing)
- flavours (evoke vitality)
All treatments and experiences can be selected in accordance with your individual requirements. An example of a rejuvenating treatment is the Elakizhi massage:
Myoka Golden Sands Spa’s team believes that physical and psychological well-being are the building blocks of a fulfilling existence. Another example of a treatment is a special herbal bath:
Two other popular treatments at Myoka Golden Sands Spa are ‘The New You’ and ‘Bliss and Glamour’.
Both treatments are based on a facial treatment with cavitation and ultrasonic waves. This treatment gently removes the outer layer of the skin, increases the production of collagen and elastin, sterilises the skin, and accelerates the healing process.
Ultrasonic waves carry active ingredients deep into the dermis. This stimulates the supply of oxygen and feeds new skin cells, which means the skin looks healthier for a longer period of time.
‘The New You’ is a treatment that consists of two components: a facial treatment with ultrasound cavitation and a pressure point massage (feet, hands and ears). The New You session takes approximately 85 minutes. After this treatment you’ll feel rejuvenated and you’ll look younger!
‘Bliss and Glamour’ is a treatment that takes 115 minutes. This treatment also consists of two components: a facial with cavitation and ultrasound and a relaxing massage. After this treatment you’ll feel relaxed like never before.
Aromatherapy sessions, Phytotherapy sessions, and complete half day packages are available as well! Guests of the Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands and its Myoka Golden Sands Spa can also enjoy a sauna, an indoor pool, a jacuzzi and a hair salon.
For the sports enthusiasts among the guests, there’s also a well-equipped gym:
At this sports centre, you have the possibility to do your own thing but you can always opt for a personal coach as well!
Movie location Troy
The legendary movie Troy was partly filmed at Golden Bay in 2003. This blockbuster was literally shot on Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands’ front porch:
The picture of a warship which moored on the beach of Golden Sands was taken during the filming of Troy at Golden Bay.
The shooting of Troy resulted in employment for as many as 450 Maltese people and 300 foreigners. Filming Troy in Malta took a total period of 9 weeks. The movie had a budget of 180 million USD and a significant part of that was spent in Malta.
Brad Pitt plays the role of Achilles and other actors in the film are Diane Kruger, Orlando Bloom, Peter O’Toole and Sean Bean.
Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands is an environmentally friendly hotel that truly cares about the local environment. A number of innovative initiatives have been launched to preserve the local balance of the natural environment.
Actions to reduce dependence on non-renewable resources have been taken as well.
Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands has its own desalination system and its own waste water treatment system. As a result, the hotel is completely self-sufficient concerning fresh water supply and also concerning irrigation water (to keep the gardens healthy).
Moreover, excess steam gets recovered and the energetic performance of the resort is monitored continuously. This enables the hotel to use its resources with maximum efficiency and minimum wastage.
The construction and design of Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands was also carried out in a responsible and environmentally friendly way.
Events and Business
Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands is one of the leading hotels in Malta in terms of organising events. The resort is equipped with all the necessary facilities to professionally organise any event (such as weddings, conferences, business meetings and sports events).
Are you looking for a way to make your special day memorable and even unforgettable? Then definitely consider organising your wedding in Malta! You can do this in partnership with the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands.
Tying the knot with the glistening Mediterranean Sea in the background is child’s play here:
Breathtaking views and an exceptional climate complete the picture. There’s always the possibility to organise the wedding ceremony on the sandy beach of Golden Bay. The above and below pictures give an idea of what’s possible here (and that’s a lot)!
Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands employs a full-time events coordinator. The coordinator is responsible for planning your festivities and coordinates and organises everything. Having such a dedicated coordinator around reduces your stress level dramatically. As a result, love birds can fully enjoy their special day. Carefree!
The bride and groom can choose from a wide range of menus. The selection of the menu always happens in consultation with the professional chefs of the hotel. Dinner can be organised outside, for example at a beautiful long table:
You can also organise your wedding dinner indoors. Instead of one long table, one can also opt for smaller, more intimate tables:
Everything is organised by the hotel’s events coordinator who manages everything. Due to the resort’s extensive experience with wedding ceremonies and celebrations, a successful wedding is guaranteed here!
Meeting and conference rooms
Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands features more than 2,000 square metres of multifunctional event space. Twelve different rooms are available at the resort!
These multifunctional rooms can be used for large-scale conferences but also for a small meeting or intimate conference (see picture below).
The rooms vary greatly in terms of surface area, meaning there’s definitely something available for everyone!
All conference rooms have natural light. They’re also equipped with the latest audiovisual technology such as Wi-Fi, printers, scanners, projectors, computer services, etc.
Fabulous catering services are also available and can be custom made in consultation with the experienced chefs of Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands. Obviously, there’s the resort’s event coordinator who will make sure things run smoothly.