Travel highlights Malta
Comino's blue lagoon
Comino & Blue Lagoon Situated between Malta and Gozo, the smaller island of Cominois a paradise for snorkelers, divers, windsurfers and walkers. Only 3.5km²,Comino is car-free and apart from one hotel, is entirely uninhabited. The island’s main attraction is the BlueLagoon. In summer, this sheltered inlet of shimmering aquamarine water over white sand is very popular with day-trippers.A MICE idea: A gullet cruise to Comino and its Blue Lagoon in order toswim, dive, or snorkel in this breathtaking environment.
Named after the famous 17th century Maltese architect, Tommaso Dingli,Dingli is a village on the west coast of Malta and lies on a plateau some 250metres above sea level, which is one of the highest points of the island. Thespectacular Dingli cliffs provides not only open sea viewsover the tiny, uninhabited isle of Filfla, but also views inland of nearby Buskett Gardens and Verdala Palace. The countryside here is ideal for mild trekking.A MICE idea: A half-day discovery of this rural area by quad bikes orsegways.
Gozo, meaning “joy”in Castilian, is the second largest Island of the Maltese archipelago, with apopulation of approximately 30,000. Though separated from mainland Malta by a5km stretch of sea, Gozo is distinctly different from Malta. The Island is a third the size of Malta, more rural and simple, its culture and way of life rooted in fishing, as well as in primitive pastoral and agricultural activity. Exuding a relaxed pace oflife, Gozo is the ideal secluded safe haven and at just 25 minutes or so byferry from Malta, the hop can easily be made for even the shortest stay.A MICE idea: A full-day jeep tour around the island and its beauties,thanks to a fantastic and funny treasure hunt.
Hagar Qim is a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, dating from the Ġgantijaphase (3600-3200 BC). The Megalithic Temples of Malta are amongst the most ancient religious sites on Earth, described by the World Heritage Sites committee as "unique architectural masterpieces." In 1992, UNESCO recognized Ħaġar Qim and four other Maltese megalithic structures as World Heritage Sites.A MICE idea: This temple can be included during a cultural tour.
The Hypogeum of Paola, Malta, literally meaning"underground" in Greek, is a subterranean structure dating to the Saflieniphase in Maltese prehistory. Thought to be originally a sanctuary, it became a necropolis in prehistorictimes. It is the only prehistoric underground temple in the world. The Hypogeum was depicted on a 2cents 5 mils stamp issued in the Maltese Islands in 1980 to commemorate the acceptance by UNESCO of this unique structure in the World Heritage Site list.A MICE idea: This temple can be included during a cultural tour.
Mdina is fascinating to visit for its timeless atmosphere as well as its cultural and religious treasures. Mdina has had different names and titles depending on its rulers and its role but its medieval name describes it best – “Citta Notabile”: the noble city.Mdina is one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled city and extraordinary in its mix of medieval and Baroque architecture.A MICE idea: Mdina is the perfect place for a Gala Dinner. Groups can enjoy a welcome drink on thebastions with the most beautiful view of the island and walk to the Vilhena Palace, for instance, for a sumptuous dinner with music and entertainment.
Sliema is a city located on the northeast coast of Malta. Sliema, which means “peace, comfort”, was once a quiet fishing village and is nowadays Malta’s main coastal resort. The seaside promenade is great for walking or running and has also become a central meeting spot, it spans the coastline from Gzira to St Julian’s, which is the centre of the nightlife on the island. The seafront of Sliema buzzes with shops, restaurants and cafés and is a fantastic place to stroll in.A MICE idea: From Sliema you can board one of the typical maltese boats,the luzzus, and navigate to Vittoriosa through The Grand Harbour and The 3Cities. Options can be added on board, like dj and open bar or a duo ofmusicians with massage therapists.
Valletta, “A city built by gentlemen for gentlemen”, is Malta's capital city: a living, working city, the administrative and commercial heart of the Islands. Valletta is named after its founder, the respected Grand Master of the Order of St John, Jean Parisotde la Valette. It was ruled successively by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines,Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. Valletta's 320 monuments make it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world. Hosting a vast cultural programme, walking around Valletta you’ll come across an intriguing historical site around every corner: votive statues, niches, fountains and coats of arms high up on parapets. Narrow side streetsare full of tiny quaint shops and cafés, while Valletta’s main streets arelined with larger international branded shops for fashion, music, jewellery and much more.A MICE idea: Vallettais the perfect place for teambuilding activities. One of the most famous and liked is the Photo Discovery Tour by teams. A fun way to discover the capitalcity and tie the relationships between colleagues.