Dream Destination: The Xara Palace

Good Weekend

5 December 2015


By Tatyana Leonov

Nestled in the old walled city of Mdina, Xara is home to 17 elegantly furnished suites. The Relais & Châteaux property was originally the exquisite home of a noble family but during World War II, British soldiers used it as a mess hall. Purchased by a local family in 1996, the property underwent three years of thoughtful restoration (the architects used original plans to help recreate an authentic 17th-century feel): now, every charming nook and cranny echoes its rich history, while exploring the grounds is to stroll through epochs. Don’t miss watching the sun sink below the horizon from the luxurious vantage point of the terrace; afterwards, adjourn to de Mondion for a lavish dinner: think well- executed modern Mediterranean fare combined with five-star service. TATYANA LEONOV

MISRAH IL-KUNSILL, MDINA, MALTA; FROM €210 A NIGHT; XARAPALACE.COM.MT