A must to visit and a compelling temptation to re-visit


On 26 February  2021 International Hotel Investments p.l.c. (IHI) issued a Company Announcement, informing the general public that the current global pandemic has caused significant challenges to companies worldwide, which resulted in an opportunity for IHI to acquire the remaining 50% shares in the issued share capital of Golden Sands Resort Limited and in consequence of which IHI now holds the entire share capital of the company, thus securing the hotel’s long-term future. In consequence, IHI now owns hundred percent of Golden Sands Resort’s equity

RADISSON BLU RESORT & SPA – GOLDEN SANDS (Radisson Golden Sands) is blessed with a unique setting. Surrounded 360 degrees by nature – sea, sand and countryside – it offers a matchless respite for all those who want to rest, relax and escape from the hurry-scurry of a life dotted with appointments, time limits, and targets. 

This resort offers an exceptionally relaxing opportunity. Each of its 338 rooms is equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette. It also offers a superb selection of suites which include 6 penthouses, 2 of which can accommodate up to 8 adults. All the suites offer large terraces, including, in some of them, a jacuzzi . The latest addition is a set of 9 uniquely designed suites , including one duplex, and all with their direct access to the private beach. We shall have a closer look at these later.

Guests are pampered and every whim of theirs is catered for. 

Dining, for example is an art and a pleasure in this place. There are 4 on-site restaurants and 3 on-site bars which offer different specialities to meet different whims and tastes.

Those who have the Italian cuisine at heart can have their fill in Agiolio which is open for lunch and dinner. Naturally, pizza and pasta cannot be missed…sometimes with an exquisite Maltese twist.

The crave for Indian food is definitely on the increase. Voted as the best Indian Restaurant in Malta, recently opened Essence of India just cannot be missed.  Guests can treat themselves to Indian starters, such as chicken tikka and samosas, followed  by tandoori grilled meats and seafood dishes for main course, coloured with a stunning vista of  Golden Bay! That is only one suggestion…lots of others await you. Food is prepared by masters of Indian cuisine. The main dishes naturally follow the traditional format of curry and rice but the choice is wide and mouth watering. You can just choose the traditional curry but there is whole range besides that. Curries for chicken, lamb, pork beef, fish all in spicy creamy varieties. Rice with garlic, shrimps, veggies, chicken and tasty yogurt sauce. Naan breads comes in all forms; some of them, like the cheesy or garlic naan, are irresistible.

And if you don’t like curry? No problem, you can choose a cut of meat or kebab…but don’t forget to leave some space for a fine selection of desserts to choose from. Indian delights are not to be missed…pistachio ice cream, rice puddings, sweetened carrots. 

And what’s more, you are not enclosed in a four-walled restaurant. You have a 180 degrees panorama surrounding and accompanying you. 

For those who prefer a buffet, Flavours offers a delightful experience and also offers daily breakfast, or better still a super-breakfast where guests can help themselves to a large variety of different food and  treats. 

The poolside bar Lagoon serves salads, pastas and several grilled dishes from May to October. You can thus remain basking in the Malta sun and freshen yourself in an  oversized pool, and treat yourself to eats and drinks. 

The Mokka Lobby Bar & Terrace offers you a boost or break between sightseeing adventures. A good cup of coffee and treat of sweets in a stylish but relaxed surrounding with live music every morning, and of course the ever-present panorama. .  

Pebbles offers an array of refreshing drinks, ice creams, mixed cocktails and a la carte snacks to accompany you whilst you spend your day at the beach.

And in the evening, when you just want to complete a full-day’s activities in a relaxed form, there is Swizzles Bar. 

Naturally, Golden Sands offers excellent conferencing facilities with a variety of spaces to match different events. All meeting rooms include audiovisual  equipment , free wi-Fi and menus which can be adapted to different choices. 

Undoubtedly, Golden Sands is an ideal place for family recreation.  It is devised and moulded to be family oriented. Children delight themselves with specially organised activities and entertainment. There is also a small  pitch for five-a-side football games where parents and their children can play against other families in a jovial, friendly atmosphere. 

As already stated, nature reigns supreme in the surroundings. Guests can freely enjoy country walks and reach nearby villages on foot or even visit Mosta Dome and St Paul’s Bay just 5 kilometres away. 

A very recent addition (completed in 2018) are the Sands Tower suites which are the ultimate of their kind in Malta. Every item has been custom designed and made for  these special jewels. Imagine, suite sizes vary from 200 to 300 square meters. 

A wide entrance hall, livened by an array of art works creates a special aura.  

There are two  main living rooms with bold wooden coffee table, always laden with fresh food and chocolate. A large patio with deck chairs , dining table, armchairs and a lounging sofa well-positioned to entice the guests to savour and seep the breathtaking 180 degrees beach scenario. 

How far is the beach? It’s a private beach just less that one minute away and accessible by lifts used only by guests in the Sand Suites. 

A standalone white bathtub is very inviting, though some could prefer the waterfall shower which gains interest because of the rooms’ high ceilings. 

Marble and raw timber have been matched, married and mingled with extreme gusto and elegance.

All the suites have their own fully-equipped kitchen with an adjacent patio, where guests and families can entertain themselves. From where could one buy goods and ingredients? No problem, one can use the deli situate within the hotel itself. 

And more! Sand Towers guests have their own separate outdoor pool, a kids play area, a gymnasium and just to pamper even more, there are indoor facilities including a heated pool, jacuzzi and sauna enjoying surrounding views.

The Myoka Spa offers a hot-stone-massage  which is just an ultimate treat to shed off  all anxieties, and eases one’s minds and spirit. It is just the thing to introduce you to a new day or end your hectic day’s activities. The Myoka Spa offers a vast array of treatments by a professional and talented team who are also always ready to advise you how to take further care of your  body. 

Guest of these suites can order dinners from the Hotel’s Essence of India to be served in their rooms or on their private terraces

It’s a whole pampering experience, where guest feel wrapped in cotton wool, fussed over, cocooned, cosseted and loved…with much elan and gusto.