LABRANDA Riviera Hotel is situated in Marfa, one of the most picturesque and charming bays in the north of Malta, just across the channel from the islands of Gozo and Comino. The unique surroundings offer a quiet and relaxing location.
The tranquil area is a haven for nature lovers and countryside walks. The shoreline boasts of the best swimming and diving spots around the islands. Paradise Bay and Mellieħa Bay, the island's two largest sandy beaches can be found 2 km away. Gozo Ferry terminal is 1 km away can be reached by a short ride on the public transport or by a 30 minute walk from the hotel.
In the summer months boats to Blue Lagoon depart from the pier in front of the hotel. Chartered yachts which offer round Malta and Gozo tours berth here making it most convenient for day trippers who do not wish to take the boat from other locations.
The closest village is Mellieħa situated 4 km away and can be easily reached within 10 minutes by car or public transportation. A number of shops, banks, pharmacies, bars and restaurants can be found in Mellieha Bay and Mellieha Village. The distance from the resort to the airport is 30 km and takes about 45 minutes by car.
Today, Mellieħa is one of Malta's most picturesque tourist destinations. The town centre boasts fine restaurants and traditional cute shops. It has a majestic baroque church (built in late 19th century) and various cultural organizations, including band clubs, sports clubs, an orchestra, various religious societies, a parish community centre and an environmental pressure group.
Mellieħa's main festive season occurs in the first two weeks of September and reaches its climax on the 8th September. During these days various cultural manifestations are held, such as musical concerts, fireworks, folk singing, art exhibitions and the traditional religious procession.