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The Maltese Islands are a tale of sun, sea and stone

The Maltese Islands

Passionate about their islandsthe Ovation Malta DMC team is dedicated to offering personalized destination experiences and sustainable event solutions on The Maltese Islands. 

The Maltese Islands are steeped in ancient history and culturesunlit limestone and crystal-clear seas. They are a tale of sun, sea and stone. An excellent MICE Infrastructure, convenient location, extensive choice of venues and competitive prices. Additionally, the quality service and a sunny Mediterranean climate make Malta a top destination choice for meetings and incentives. Step inside our islands and discover more!

 

Inside our Capital Valletta 

The streets are filled with mythsstories, people, traditions and cultural heritage. Valletta has been a maritime hub for centuries and the essence of baroque pride. Consequently, the city shines as never beforeUNESCO World Heritage Site, European Capital of Culture, a fortified city is lovingly referred to by locals as Il-Belt (The City). Moreover, Valletta deserves a step inside, past its magnificent harbors and architectural monuments 

 

Activity Tip – Street Life Valletta 

Personal favorites, sounds, smells, sites and tastes inspire the ‘Street Life Valletta’ . The streets take you on a journey to the backstreets and colorful places. The small artisan shops and foodie delights make the city very unique. Furthermore, Valletta tours are tailored to the needs of each group. Firstly, A sample ‘Street Life Valletta’ visit for a group of approximately 20 pax would include an art session with Valletta’s most popular street life artist. Additionally, it would include a live jazz performance in Valletta’s backstreet bars. After, a visit to the oldest bakery of the city to sample Malta’s no.1 street food. Moreover a coffee cocktail making session in Valletta’s iconic Strait Street is a must. Finally, visits to the cities most photographed niches and sites. 

 

Accommodation Tip – Boutique Living Valletta 

Furthermore, for smaller meeting and incentive groups Valletta offers high quality accommodation in its many boutique hotels. From classic luxury to super trendy interiors. The beautifully restored and  historical palaces offer all amenities and comforts. This is ideal for groups of 20-40 pax. 

 

baroque gem & heritage hotel – Domus Zamittello  

The 17th-century palazzo, which dates back to the Knights of the Order of St. John, has been brilliantly restored. Thus, combining historical architecture with classic luxury. There are 21 individually designed and elegantly decorated suites at the hotel including a 58 square metre suite.This includes baroque style ceilings, elegant decor and furniture, natural daylight, and views of Republic Street and South Street. Additionally, the multi-function rooms offer a unique and historical setting for all types of meetings and corporate events. The open-air terrace possibly offers the best views of Valletta and can be used for special events and receptions. Moreover, it overlooks the Triton Fountain, Valletta’s City Gate, the Old Royal Opera House, and Republic Street.

 

 

Foodie Tip – Eat like the locals 

There are tucked-away small eateries, old-school pastry shops, colorful cafes, and restaurants in traditional townhouses with picturesque, narrow entrances to be found on the narrow backstreets of the city. There is nothing better than the charming wine bar and restaurant Legligin (meaning: ‘one who drinks a lot’) for a traditional Maltese meze and local, homemade food. The bright red shutter doors lead down to a cellar in an original townhouse; stone walls, mismatching crockery, and a friendly host make this an excellent place to taste local wines and typical food in a rustic and cozy setting. Additionally, the place is ideal for smaller groups of 20-30 pax and can be booked exclusively. For larger groups, Valletta has many great eateries along the harbors and an extensive choice of quality venues.

Nightlife Tip – Welcome to Strait Street (Strada Stretta in Maltese) 

Strait street has been dormant for many years. It was historically the lively nightlife district of sailors and soldiers. Today  it retains its unique character and offers some of the best winning and dining experiences on the island. Experience a stylish nightlife scene and unique, intimate places lined along the narrow street. Moreover, the widespread jazz music scene was first introduced by American soldiers. Consequently, it became a way of expressing optimism amongst soldiers, sailors and locals in a war haunted city. Furthermore, many books and stories were written and told about this period. Strait Street is easily considered Malta’s most famous streetLeaving behind its somewhat dodgy past, Strait Street today relives its lively jazz scene. In addition, it is home to many small artisan bars and eateries, art exhibitions and music festivals. 

 

Escape the City – Activity Tip – West Coast 

Malta is popular for sea related activities, biking, hiking and climbing. It has picturesque beaches and steep cliffs. Moreover, it is home to many tucked away lemon and olive groves, vineyards and splendid scenery. The west coast of Malta is less frequented and well worth a visit.In addition, escape into nature and learn something newActivities are offered in the idyllic countryside. The activities can range from farm to fork cooking classes in a lemon grove, yoga sessions on a cliff top to beekeeping workshops and local craft activities. 

 

 

Escape the City – Activity Tip – Great Fun, Great Cause 

The sea is undoubtedly the heart of the Mediterranean. Discover the crystal-clear seas of The Maltese Islands on Stand-Up Paddle Boards and Kayaks. Moreover, join in on a water clean-up challenge. Get in a full dose of Vitamin Sea and enjoy some of the most amazing caves, coves and tucked away beaches. Furthermore, experience a memorable time while also being part of a great cause. 

 

Read more about Malta here!

 

 

@Joy Schaa-Chance, Ovation Malta DMC. 

 

 

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