Passionate about their islands, the Ovation Malta DMC team is dedicated to offering personalized destination experiences and sustainable event solutions on The Maltese Islands.
Islands steeped in ancient history and culture, sunlit limestone and crystal-clear seas, The Maltese Islands are a tale of sun, sea and stone. An excellent MICE Infrastructure, convenient location, extensive choice of venues, competitive prices, 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
Streets filled with myths, stories, people, traditions and cultural heritage, Valletta has been a maritime hub for centuries and the essence of baroque pride, an upcoming hotspot of the Mediterranean; a city that shines as never before. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, European Capital of Culture, a fortified city, built by Gentlemen for Gentlemen and lovingly referred to by locals as Il-Belt (The City), Valletta deserves a step inside, past its magnificent harbors and architectural monuments.
Activity Tip – Street Life Valletta
Inspired by personal favorites, sounds, smells, sites and tastes ‘Street Life Valletta’ takes you on a journey to tucked away backstreets and colorful places, small artisan shops and foodie delights, interacting with local artists and charming characters, that make this city so unique. All visits to Valletta are tailormade according to group requirements. 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, a live jazz performance in Valletta’s backstreet bars, a visit to the oldest bakery of the city to sample Malta’s no.1 street food, a coffee cocktail making session in Valletta’s iconic Strait Street and visits to the cities most photographed niches and sites.
Accommodation Tip – Boutique Living Valletta
For smaller meeting and incentive groups Valletta offers high quality accommodation in its many boutique hotels scattered across the city. From classic luxury to super trendy interiors the beautifully restored, historical palaces offer all amenities and comforts and are ideal for groups of 20-40 pax.
A baroque gem & heritage hotel at the entrance of the city – Domus Zamittello
At the entrance of the city the 17th century palazzo, that dates to the Knights of the Order of St. John, has been brilliantly restored, combining historical architecture and classic luxury in an amazing setting. It offers 21 individually designed and elegantly decorated suites, with the pride of the property being a 58sqm suite. With baroque style ceilings, elegant decor and furniture, natural daylight and views of Republic Street and South Street 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, overlooking the Triton Fountain, Valletta’s City Gate, the Old Royal Opera House and Republic Street.
Foodie Tip – Eat like the locals
Head for the narrow backstreets of the city and find tucked away small eateries, old school pastry shops, colorful cafes, and restaurants in traditional townhouses with picturesque, narrow entrances. For a typical Maltese meze and local, homemade food it is hard to beat the charming wine bar and restaurant Legligin (meaning: ‘one who drinks a lot’). The bright red shutter doors lead down to a cellar in an original townhouse; stone walls, mismatching crockery and a friendly host make this a great place to taste local wines and typical food in a rustic and cozy setting. 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)
Dormant for many years and historically the lively nightlife district of sailors and soldiers, Strait Street today retains its unique character and offers some of the best winning and dining experiences on the island with a stylish nightlife scene and unique, intimate places lined along the narrow street. The widespread jazz music scene was first introduced by American soldiers and became a way of expressing optimism amongst soldiers, sailors and locals in a war haunted city. With many books written and stories told about this period, Strait Street is easily considered Malta’s most famous street. Leaving behind its somewhat dodgy past, Strait Street today relives its lively jazz scene and is home to many small artisan bars and eateries, art exhibitions and music festivals.
Escape the City – Activity Tip – West Coast
With its picturesque beaches and steep cliffs, the rural west coast of Malta is popular for sea related activities, biking, hiking and climbing. Home to many tucked away lemon and olive groves, vineyards, splendid scenery, and scattered farmhouses the west coast of Malta is less frequented and well worth a visit. Escape into nature and learn something new. Activities are offered in idyllic countryside and range from farm to fork cooking classes in a lemon grove, yoga sessions on a cliff top to bee–keeping workshops and local craft activities.
Escape the City – Activity Tip – Great Fun, Great Cause
Being at the heart of the Mediterranean, that which is dearest is undoubtedly the sea. Discover the crystal-clear seas of The Maltese Islands on Stand-Up Paddle Boards and Kayaks and 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, while being part of a great cause.
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@Joy Schaa-Chance, Ovation Malta DMC.