Beat the Heat by Splashing Into Five of Malta's Top Lidos

the palace rooftop pool

As a summer heatwave overtakes our nation, your best defense against these soaring temperatures is probably a refreshing dip in a cool swimming pool.  We’re here to transport you away from this hellish heat and into a gallery of cool pools!

Paradise Bay Resort

This resort in Mellieħa greets visitors with four stunning pools, one of them being indoors. The main pool is in the shape of a fish, and is located at the back of the resort; a shelter from stress where great summer memories are created. There’s a separate shallow area for children, and the price for a day by the pool includes lunch and drinks. There is plenty of deckchair space and one of the pool areas features a few stairs that lead to the beach. The resort is located close to stunning diving sites and a few metres away from the Gozo Channel Ferry terminal. Moreover, the Blue Lagoon is 10 minutes away by boat. The resort also has a private sandy beach which is not crowded and offers views of Gozo and Comino. 

Café del Mar

This luxury infinity pool is located at the water’s edge in Qawra, St Paul’s Bay. The relaxing music affirms this place as a dream where time slows down. A unique feature of this haven is the peaceful vibes that come with the calm water. If you’re currently hustling through life and feeling a little bit all over the place, this place convinces you take a step back and relax. You can reserve sunbeds, which vary from standard ones to even gazebos. The experience here is enhanced by a restaurant just near the pool, which is open for lunch, dinner and beverages, including a selection of cocktails and wine. The place offers picturesque views of St. Paul’s Islands, Gozo, and Comino. Speaking of views, don’t you dare leave before the sun sets… this is a sight not to be missed!  

Infinity by Hugo’s

Looking for a perfect spot for self-indulgence? This luxurious 65-foot open-air infinity pool is located on the H Hotel rooftop with breathtaking 360° views as well as cocktail bar for those who like to complete their day by the pool with an exquisite cocktail or two. The rooftop area also includes VIP sofas, isolated hot tubs, and a private champagne bar. The food menu features starters, salads, pasta, sandwiches, grills and burgers, and desserts.  

1926 La Plage Beach Club

La Plage on the Quisisana Seafront in Sliema offers some of the best Mediterranean vibes you could possibly ask for; a fresh sea breeze, relaxing music, outstanding cuisine, and refreshing drinks. It’s the perfect place to escape and lose yourself in lavish comfort. So get ready to relax and let the world pass by with stunning views, the Mediterranean Sea and a dip in this gorgeous infinity pool.  Want to sprinkle some summer magic into your Instagram feed? This photo worthy spot will definitely make your feed look like something out of a Mediterranean summer dream! 


The Palace Hotel Rooftop Pool

The 9th floor of AX The Palace Hotel in Sliema provides a stunning rooftop outdoor pool, which is appreciated for its mesmerising 360-degree views. It’s ideal for both a day by the pool and even for late-night swimming. This is also a great place for sunset, and a romantic spot for lovebirds. You can get drinks at Lounge 360, and apart from the pool bar, there’s also a restaurant offering Asian cuisine with spectacular views of the Valletta bastions.