Labranda Riviera Resort & Spa

Mellieha Marfa Bay, Mellieha, Malta Show Map
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The Labranda Riviera Premium Resort & Spa is situated in one of the best-preserved and picturesque areas in the north of Malta, in a tranquil sea front location and next to a small beach studded with majestic date palms, facing the Islands of Comino and Gozo across a channel of blue shimmering water, simply idyllic!

Its quiet location, comfortable rooms, 1000m2 Thallasso Spa, two spacious outdoor and one heated indoor sea water swimming pools, bars and restaurants provide the best that Maltese hospitality, culture and environment have to offer. The Hotel also has a SSI, CMAS and PADI approved Diving School offering various diving packages to numerous dive wrecks and diving sites found in the vicinity. The LABRANDA Riviera Premium Resort & Spa is ideal for exploring the islands with the Gozo ferry being only two bus stops away. Malta’s largest blue flag sandy beach and the town of Mellieha are also just a few bus stops away. A regular public bus service connects the resort to other towns including the capital Valletta and Sliema.

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Ranked #15 / 209 Hotels in Mellieha
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Property Amenities

The areas around Mellieha and the northern resorts are a swimmers and a divers paradise as the waters in the bays are renowned for being extremely shallow and are therefore perfect for families with young children or even adults who are not such good swimmers.  The Riviera Resort is designed to cater for all of its guests whether it is swimming in the open seas, or relaxing by the hotel pool. The resort has a range of facilities to cater for all tastes making this a holiday to remember.


  • Entertainment/Animation Programmer

Food & Drink

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Café
  • Cafe

Reception Services

  • Concierge Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Wedding Services
  • Wake Up Service
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff

Business Facilities

  • Banquet Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms (small groups)


  • Doctor On Call
  • Safety Box (Reception)
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Gift Shop
  • News Stand
  • Reception


Guest rooms have a private balcony and bathroom, are comfortably furnished and offer a range of different views, open sea, country, pool or beach views.  The Labranda Riviera Premium Resort & Spa offers guests the chance to book accommodation on Bed & Breakfast, Half Board or even All Inclusive basis.  Facilities include heating [winter] air-conditioning [summer], (Both heating and air-conditioning operate during restricted hours) hair dryer, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, minibar [at a fee] and safe [at a fee].Free WIFI is available in the lobby pool area and pool view rooms.


  • Private Bathroom
  • Hair Dryer
  • WC & Bidet
  • Shaving/Beauty Mirror
  • Private Bathroom

Media & Technology

  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • International Direct-Dial Telephone

Reception Services

  • Room Service (at a charge)

Cleaning Services

  • Housekeeping


  • Air Condition/Heating According to Season
  • Electronic Door Key System
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Voltage 220 V
  • Adapter Plugs


The Riviera is an 'all inclusive' Resort and includes everything that guests require to enjoy a relaxing holiday without having to worry about  breakfast, lunch or dinner.  All meals are served daily in the main restaurant of the hotel. 

The hotel offers its guests a choice of dining options during their stay at the resort.  The main Riviera Restaurant apart from serving breakfast is open daily for lunch and evening dinner. The meals are served on a buffet basis at the hotel.

A cafeteria is another restaurant at the resort which is available to its guests during the day.  A delightful mix of Mediterranean dishes are served throughout the day for guests who like to interrupt their relaxing afternoon with a nice lunch.

The hotel snack bar serves a large selection of light meals and day time snacks during the day. Perfect for guests who feel a little peckish but whose appetite does not stretch to a full lunch menu. 


Sports & Leisure within the Hotel:

  • Diving center.  
  • Water sports centre.
  • Boat rentals.
  • Ski jets.
  • Water skiing.
  • Surfing.
  • Squash court.

Health & Wellness:

  • Spa centre.
  • Thalasson therapies.
  • Spa packages.
  • Hydrotherapy.
  • Sauna.
  • Jacuzzi.
  • Fitness room.


  • Swimming Pool - Indoor
  • Swimming Pool - Children's


  • Billiards
  • Surfing
  • Scuba Diving on Site
  • Water Skiing
  • Swimming on Site
  • Windsurfing
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Jacuzzi
  • Diving Centre
  • Sauna


  • Parking (Free)


  • Sandy Beach
  • Hotel Located on the Beach
  • Beach Suitable for Children
  • Near Beach
  • Private Beach


  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Full-Service Health Spa
  • Massage - Treatment Room(s)
  • Sauna
  • Health Club
  • Fitness Centre
  • Beauty Services
  • Thalassotherapy Spa

Points of Interest

Mellieha was once an isolated 15th century hamlet perched on the ridge overlooking Ghadira Bay. Re-inhabited in the early 18th century, it has since developed into a flourishing town though it retains a quaint historic centre with narrow streets and stepped alleys. From the terrace of the Parish Church, there is a panoramic view over Mellieha Bay and the surrounding countryside. Mellieha today is a modern town noted for its large private villas and houses which have been built on land overlooking the bay. While the town has developed into a resort, it has managed to retain some of its rural character.


  • Airport - 24 km
  • Valletta - 19 km
  • Harbour - 20 km
  • Nearest town - 3 km
  • Ferry to Gozo - 1 km
  • Bus terminal - 300 m

The location of this resort in relation to the beaches of Malta makes the Riviera spoilt for choice. Apart from the private beach located directly next to the resort, the largest swimming bay in Malta, Ghadira bay is only 1½ Kilometres from the hotel. Transport links to most areas of the island can be found within a few metres of this hotel making the Riviera resort accessible to most other towns and villages in Malta. 

The Beach:

  • 100 m from the hotel.
  • Private sandy beach.
  • Sun beds and sun umbrellas free of charge.



Elysium Spa

The Elysium  Spa at the Riviera Resort  Malta offers a full  range of  thalasso  therapy treatments, with programs tailored to each individual's requirements. The Spa places an emphasis on wellness, where fitness, pampering, beauty and relaxation are blended to achieve a more finely tuned balance between mind and body.
Well-being is found in a variety of massage treatments, ranging from deep tissue, holistic and aromatherapy to lymphatic and reflexology. Beauty Therapists cater to the client's individual needs, whether for skin, nails, body or lifestyle.
The Elysium Spa's unique design also includes an indoor pool, separate spa pool, jacuzzi, steam and dry saunas and other hydrotherapy treatments such as the Vichy, Body Blitz and Hydrotherapy Tubs all of which incorporate the benefits of seawater.
The Elysium Spa at the Riviera Resort Malta is known for its friendly atmosphere created by a professional team of therapists and offers an exuberant freedom of choice - there is something for everyone!

Massage Therapies:
Therapeutic 25minutes 
The therapeutic massage is a massage designed to improve circulation, help alleviate tension and promote relaxation. Clients can choose to have this massage on their back, legs, face, scalp, hands, feet or a combination of different areas. 
Swedish 45minutes
This is the classical massage in which different techniques are used to circulation and flexibility, soothe tense and de-stress. The massage is performed with oil and the pressure is applied is 
determined by the client. 
Sports 45minutes 
It focuses on treating soft tissue aches and pains. Reduces muscle stiffness resulting in improved muscle flexibility and increased range of motion in the joints. 
Lymphatic Drainage Face 20minutes
This is done by specialised lypmhatic drainage therapists, to help reduce blockages throughout the lymphatic system focusing on lymph nodes and points . Cannot be done together with the lymphatic drainage for the body on the same day. 
Lymphatic Drainage Body 40minutes
This is done by specialised lypmhatic drainage therapists. Focusing on the lymph nodes and points on the body, this process will reduce blockages of the lymphatic system, which in turn promotes a healthier body. 
Aromatherapy Massage 50minutes
A relaxing massage using essential oils which together with long stroke movements will lead the client in a deeply relaxed state of mind. Different essential oils are used according to the clients’ needs. 

Chocolate Massage 50minutes
The chocolate massage is far more than some luxurious treatment, it is scientifically proven to be both therapeutic and highly beneficial for the skin. Most wonderful news is that it helps burn fat and diminish cellulite. It also has tremendous psychological benefits as we use 100% pure cacao, it’s pure aroma triggers chemicals in the brain which produces euphoric sensations. 
Pure Honey Massage 50minutes 
Sweet and Intense. Highly effective multi-functional treatment of well being for dry, stressed, undernourished skin. 
Aroma Stone Full Body Ritual 80minutes 
This particular massage, based on energy therapy, balances both the physical and the psychological energies. Slow and warming movements relax and calm and relieve tensions of body and mind. A sublime moment which breaks the daily routine, an ancient treatment that brings you to your oasis of serenity and peace. 
Aroma Stone Back Massage 25minutes
The regular back massage is enhanced with the wonderful effects and benefits of the stones. Oriental Massages 
Indian Head Massage 25minutes 
Based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practised in India for thousands of years and since 1970’s it was introduced to the western countries by Narendra Mehta. The back, neck, scalp and face are massaged with the purpose of manipulating energy channels to clear blocks in these channels. 
Cranial massage 20minutes  
This is the ideal massage for the cure of every disease connected with the head. Cranial massage is the ultimate re-education to the cranial movement, carried out by manipulations. If it’s done regularly it also helps detoxifying and improves eyesight and memory. 

Reflexology 40minutes 
Reflexology is a holistic therapy treatment based on points on hands and feet which correspond to organs, systems and structures within the entire body. 
Reiki 50minutes  
Reiki is a safe and simple natural ‘hands on’ method, which uses the universal life energy for healing, harmonizing and balancing of body and soul. 
Tui Na Full Body Massage 80minutes
Tui Na is a hands-on body treatment that uses Taoist principles to bring the body to balance. It has been used in China for over 2000 years to treat musco-skeletal disorders and chronic stress related disorders. 
Tui Na Back Massage 25minutes 
Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques on the back, Tui Na seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the meridiens along the whole body. 
Chinese Cupping Treatment 25minutes
Through suction and negative pressure, cupping releases rigid soft tissue, drain excess fluids and toxins and bring blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles. 
Shirodara 45minutes
Shirodara is an extraordinary treatment of well being which is born from the ancient Indian Ayurvedic knowledge. It acts by relieving tension, deeply relaxing, improving the senses perceptivity and reducing anxiousness, stress, problems of concentration and insomnia; it also helps in improving sight, memory and the purifying process. When combined with a gentle head massage, Shirodara massage cancels and removes any type of worries. Anything can happen when using the third eye, the match point between your innerself and the cosmic energy! 
Soap Dream 80minutes
A wonderful purifying and anti-aging ritual containing exclusive pure and natural ingredients. Aleppo soap and Argan oil are combined to rejuvenate the skin, leaving it incredibly soft, smooth and velvety. 

Facial Treatments by Babor:
Mini facial 30minutes 
Cleansing and toning routine followed by a facial scrub, a light massage and a mask to suit your 
skin type. The facial finishes with an application of a moisturiser. 
Personalised Facial by System Gold 60minutes 
System Gold – Vita balance 
Vita balance with the Deep Moist Complex, regulates the skin’s lipid and moisture balance, restores elasticity and suppleness, leaving the complexion looking soft and well cared for. 
System Gold – Calming sensitive 
Babor understands that sensitive skin needs extremely gentle but effective care; with the triple action Anti- Irritation Complex and innovative sensitive formulas – 100% sensitive, 100% 
System Gold – Perfect combination 
The Refining complex reduces sebum flow, thoroughly moisturizes the skin, refines the pores and mattifies the complexion. 
System Gold – Advanced Biogen 
When you need an extra portion of energy to restore vitality to the skin and also stimulate the skin’s metabolism , activate cell regeneration and keep the skin soft and supple. 
Sensational Eyes 30minutes 
Intensively moisturising, reduces fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. 
Pure Facial 60minutes
Simply relieve blemished skin, prevents skin inflammation, soothes irritation and has an astringent effect. 

HSR Lifting 90 minutes 
Clearly reduces the various signs of skin aging – with results you can both see and feel. The powerful, highly concentrated active ingredients are delivered precisely into the layers of the skin where they are needed. 
HSR Deluxe 90 minutes 
Reduces all signs of skin aging, with exceptional results. For long lasting youthful beauty. 
HSR Skin Energy 90minutes 
Like a short vacation, this holistic, pampering treatment is soothing for the skin and the soul. Specific facials 
Thermo Modelage 90minutes 
Firms contours, relaxes the skin, enhances the skin’s ability to absorb the active ingredients, increases elasticity and makes the skin suppler. 
Collagen Biomatrix 90minutes
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles and restores elasticity. For irritated skins. 
Firming Algae 90minutes
A firming mask with a cooling and calming effect. 
Baborganic facials:
Baborganic 90minutes 
Baborganic short 

Body Treatments -Body Peelings:
Salt Crystal peeling 45minutes 
Stimulates the skin and leaves it as feeling soft as silk.
Aroma peeling 45minutes 
Leaves the skin fragranced, feeling beautifully soft and smooth to the touch.
Herbal peeling 45minutes 
Skin is soft and supple. You can also choose the herbs yourself!
Volcanic peeling 45minutes 
Skin is regenerated, soft and supple.
Pressotherapy 20minutes
A mechanical lymph drainage massage which helps to reduce swelling and alleviate heavy, tired legs.
Back treatment 60minutes
The herbal mix relaxes muscle tension, allowing you to unwind completely and leaving the skin feeling soft and supple.
Vitamin Boost 60minutes 
Supplies the skin intensively with vitamins, vital substances and minerals, strenghtens the skin’s natural defenses and stimulates cell renewal.
Aroma body pack 45 minutes 
Leaves the skin feeling thoroughly moistened and looking relaxed and regenerated.
Cool body styling 60minutes 
Firms and shapes the silhouette by eliminating unwanted deposits and metabolic waste products from the skin and toning the skin tissue.

Detox & Slim:
Stomach treatment 45minutes 
The herbs stimulate the metabolism in order to eliminate waste products from the skin.
Anti – cellulite 60minutes
Reduces the appearance of cellulite with long lasting effect. The skin is left looking smoother.
Wrap sensation 90minutes 
Firms the skin, refines it’s appearance and visibly improves body contours.
Volcanic localized pack 60minutes
Has an intensively firming and smoothing effect on problem zones.
Volcanic full body pack 60minutes 
Has an intensively firming and smoothing effect on problem zones.
Firming Alage 60minutes
Detoxes and drains the tissue and has a firming effect.
Anti – stretch marks:
Body Repair localized treatment 60minutes 
Has an intensively smoothing effect on scars and stretch marks.
Body Repair full body 60minutes 
Has an intensively smoothing effect on scars and stretch marks.
Bust treatments:
Bust contouring treatment 45minutes 
Gives the bust a firmer, more toned and lifted appearance.
Push up 45minutes 
Increases tone and elasticity of the skin. Firms and lifts the bust.

Beauty Treatments:
Hand and Foot Paraffin Treatment 20minutes 
A deeply hydrating and softening treatment starting with a hand and foot scrub, followed by a light massage and the paraffin wax mask.
Manicure 45minutes 
This treatment includes nail shaping and buffing, cutical removal, hand massage and application of clear polish.
Spa Manicure 80minutes 
The above manicure is enhanced by hand exfoliation and the luxurious paraffin mask to soothe and nourish the hands and the addition of your preferred nail varnish.
Pedicure 45minutes 
This treatment includes nail shaping and buffing, cutical removal, removal of hard skin, foot massage and application of clear polish.
Spa Pedicure 90minutes 
The above pedicure is enhanced by foot exfoliation and the luxurious paraffin mask to soothe and nourish the feet and the addition of your preferred nail varnish.
Eyebrow Shaping 15minutes 
Eye brow/lash Tint 30 minutes 
  • Full Leg 60minutes 
  • Half Leg/Arms 30minutes 
  • Bikini / Underarms 20minutes 
  • Upper lip 5minutes
Hydrotherapy bath 20minutes 
Seawater bath with underwater jets directed on different parts of the body to relax and de-stress.
Salt Crystal bath 20minutes 
Stabilizes the skin’s moisture levels and stimulates metabolic functions.
Aroma bath 20minutes 
Different essential oils are used to either relax or balance or energise the skin leaving it with a fragrance while treating at the same time.
Milk bath 20minutes 
Relaxes, balances, regenerates and conditions the skin.
Algae bath 20minutes 
Detoxes and rivitalizes the skin. Increases the skin’s ability to absorb active ingredients and supplies intensive moisture.
Mud Moor bath 20minutes 
Flushes impurities out of the skin and promotes relaxation.
Ocean bath 20minutes 
Detoxes, flushes out metabolic waste and firms the skin.
Herbal bath 20minutes 
Relaxes, calms, promotes sleep and stimulates skin regeneration.
Body Blitz 10minutes 
An invigorating massage with a high-powered jet of seawater to stimulate tissues and improve circulation.
Vichy Massage Shower 20minutes 
A massage performed by fine jets of seawater combined with a manual massage to create a strong, relaxing effect.

Spa Treatments for Him:
Energy release face 60minutes 
Refreshes tired, dull looking skin and removes stress related dark circles under the eyes. Gives the complexion a fresh and powerfully energized appearance.
Energy release back 30minutes 
Gives renewed energy and vitality.
Time Out face 60minutes 
Relaxes, calms and destresses strained male skin.
Time Out back 30minutes 
A relaxing treatment for body, mind & soul.
Hand Energiser 30minutes 
An energy boost for the hands.
Feet Vitalizer 30minutes
An energy boost for the feet.

Eco Tax on Accommodation

The Ministry of Tourism has confirmed that the implementation of the Eco Tax on Accommodation will become effective on 1st April 2016 (effective date) and will be applicable for all adult guests staying in hotels and other hosted accommodation.
The tax will be €0.50 per adult per night, capped at a maximum of €5.00 per adult per stay.
The tax will be collected directly by the accommodation service provider prior to check out and remitted to Government.
The tax also applies to any accommodation that was reserved before the announcement of the Eco Tax but which will be availed of on or after the effective date. It is our understanding that any reservations that overlap the effective date will be subject to the tax for the portion of the reservation after the effective date.


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