05 Jul Incentive travel in Malta
Incentive travel in Malta
For such a small island, Malta packs a lot in. You’ve got beaches, chic harbour towns, and enough centuries-old sights to keep you busy for weeks. It’s a real up-and-comer on the clubbing scene too, and has a calendar that’s crammed with carnivals, festivals and parties.
When it comes to history, Malta is up there with Italy and Greece. The island boasts so many sights, it’s been described as an open-air museum. You’ll find the best of the bunch in the UNESCO-listed capital, Valletta. Must-sees include the 16th-century St John’s Cathedral and Casa Rocca Piccola, a grand palazzo. With such a variety of things to see and do, it is perfect for incentive travel, with something for everyone.
Where to stay?
Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel & Spa boasts the charm of a contemporary design boutique hotel. Located in Balluta Bay, surrounded by bars and restaurants, the hotel presents many assets to a creative clientele and business travellers alike: international cuisine and beverages, cocktails and mocktails inspired by local flavours, Illy coffee culture and partnerships with local artists. For incentive travel groups they will organise a private check in and welcome drink on their terrace.
Nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and Portomaso Marina, this upscale hotel is 8 km from the 16th-century St. John’s Co-Cathedral and 11 km from Malta International Airport. Dining options include Thai and Mediterranean fare. There’s a relaxed cocktail bar, a serene spa and a gym, along with indoor and outdoor pools, plus a cafe with marina views.
The rooms are chic in design with contemporary furniture and luxurious soft furnishings. All rooms have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and sitting areas, tea and coffee making facilities and balconies.
What to do?
Rent a boat: Why not privately hire an elegant Turkish Gullet for a day or a half day. The vessel offers a large deck and cabin as well as a supplied bar, showers and toilets. Departing from Sliema port, the gullet can sail from Northwards to Gozo, with a stop off at the Crystal Lagoon, where guests can swim in the gorgeous waters, snorkel or simply relax on board.
Segway Tour: Get a totally different view of Malta’s Capital. Hop on a Segway and absorb the capital’s sites on one of the coolest rides of the 21st century. With a segway leader on hand you will be able to discover all the secrets of this beautiful city.
Where to eat?
Café del Mar: The legendary Café del Mar Malta opened its doors in July 2013 for its first summer of sunsets, music and fun. Offering stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and St Pauls Island, it’s the place to be. The infinity pool reaches out to the clear blue waters, and the design is simple, predominantly white to compliment the natural beauty of the surroundings.
AD1530: Strategically situated in one of the old squares of Mdina (the silent city), with the beautiful and imposing Vilhena Palace directly opposite and the magnificent 17th Century Palazzo of The Xara Palace on the other side, AD1530’s idyllic location is simply perfect for al fresco dining. If organising incentive travel, a guide can take the group round the mdina first.
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