The Iniala Harbour House promises to shine in Valleta, Malta’s UNESCO-listed treasure trove. Historical details are beautifully preserved in the building’s four sleek and stylish palazzos and vaults, bursting with patterns, colors, and oodles of charm. Each palazzo has a unique identity. While preserving the island’s rich past is the main focus, the space is infused with contemporary elements. Stone walls add to the historic appeal, while scenic wallcoverings depict palmed oases, and the bright blue rugs and brass accessories somehow blend together in a choreographed chemistry. Luxury villas in Malta are the perfect place to experience this.

Upon arriving, sip on a glass of the complimentary Maltese wine placed in your luxurious room. In the evenings, meet in the lounge to try local and Sicilian wines with a sommelier. The Iniala Harbour House overlooks Valleta’s sparkling waterfront. The view of the grand harbor will cast its spell on you from the rooftop restaurant.

Valleta glimmers with the hue of golden stone in the warm and ample Mediterranean sun. Lounge on a yacht and embark to explore secret coves and caves. Enjoy private food tastings and champagne toasts while anchored in a remote bay. Dip into the deeps with an underwater photographer to see some of the Mediterranean’s best dive sites.

Even though it is tiny, Malta is big on cultural history, and remnants of its glorious past are everywhere. Look up at the baroque gilt and frescoes and admire Caravaggio’s masterpiece, the Beheading of St. John the Baptist at St. John’s Co-Cathedral, a rich and opulent place of worship that serves as an exquisite reminder of the island’s rich history. Wander the halls of the Museum of Fine Arts to see even more oil paintings. Descend into old tunnels by torchlight to delve into the history of the Knights of Malta, allowing their stories to transport you back in time.

Contact your Ker & Downey luxury travel consultant to plan a journey to beautiful Malta. The Iniala Harbour House will open late 2018.