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Santana Hotel - Malta

3 stars

Malta, Gozo and Comino, Mediterranean

The Hotel Santana is located in St Paul's Bay minutes from our dive centre. Choice of standard, superior, family and 2 bedroom apartments with 2 restaurants, roof top, cafe bar, pool bar and spa. An excellent mid range hotel.


Hotel Santana is the sister hotel to the Sunflower, located in St. Paul’s Bay near the Qawra peninsula. The central position is only 25 minutes away from Malta International Airport and 20 minutes away from the capital Valletta, Sliema and for lively nightlife, St. Julian’s.

Amongst the 200 Mediterranean style guestrooms; there is a variety of standard twin room, superior/family rooms including an en suite and balcony, and suites with both a sleeping area and dining/living area for added privacy. Similarly, the two bedroom apartments allow for independent living with a fully equipped kitchenette and the penthouse on the 7th floor near the rooftop pool additionally includes its own private sun terrace.

The hotel is not short for choice with its two restaurants, café and pool bar. The main Moire Restaurant serves buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with healthy and traditional options and La Mentha Trattoria and bar specializes specifically in local and Mediterranean cuisine. Both the Café Castagna and the pool bar offer drinks and snacks. Although only open in the summer months, the pool bar also serves food and evening entertainment from the rooftop with sea and country views. In addition to the rooftop swimming pool, Hotel Santana also has a whirlpool, sauna, massage and treatment room and a fitness room in the Indigo Wellness Centre.

Our partner diving centre is a multi diving agency school with over 40 years of experience. A family run business offering excellent standards of service from novice divers to advanced technical divers . A BSAC Centre of Excellence and TDI course centre with PADI courses too. More >

Our Opinion
An excellent mid range hotel offers an ideal ideal location close to the Centre in St Paul's Bay.

Price from £499 Including flights - Enquire about this hotel >

Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving






Best Time: April to October.

Average Air temps: 10-15°C (winter) and 21-30°C (summer).

Average Water temps: 15-17°C (Dec-April),18-25°C (May-Nov).

Visibility: 5-100m (Jan-June)
Up to 200m (July - December)

Top Dive Sites:
Malta - The Wreck of the 'Um el Faroud', HMS Maori, Imperial Eage, HM Stubborn submarine & Bristol Blenheim bomber & rare HMS Hellespont, paddle steamer.
Gozo - Karwela wreck, Blue Hole, Reqqa Point shore dive, Double Arch reef near 
Camino - Cominotto Reef, Comino Caves, Lantern Point & Blue Lagoon.

Great Reasons to Dive in Malta, Gozo & Comino

  • First class BSAC & PADI dive centres.
  • Diving for all levels.
  • World War II wrecks
  • Artificial reefs, walls & caverns.
  • Clear waters for underwater photography.
  • Technical DSAT, TDI & Rebreather diving.
  • Caters well for groups.


Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.