It is becoming one of the hottest travel incentive destinations for groups traveling in 2024 and 2025. Sitting as the gateway to Europe – it’s time to lock down an event group to Malta, the sunny and beautiful Mediterranean island.
By whisking your customers and staff away to a sunbaked hotel getaway, indulging them with history, cuisine, and relaxing times by the pools, lagoons, and beaches, you’ll be able to warm your business relationship and position your brand as front-of-mind for any future interactions.
Let’s get started and get you all introduced to your next travel incentive, Malta!
Malta – A Mediterranean Dream
Between the amazing climate, dramatic vistas, hearty cuisine and vibrant nightlife, there’s nowhere else on earth like Malta. There’s so much to discover, from the rich Medieval history and culture that can be explored through locations such as old knight’s hospitals, to the sweeping beaches and waterways that can be explored via speedboat, there’s simply no shortage of things to be wowed by.
Lonely Planet rated Malta as one of the Top 5 places in the world to unwind, perfect if you’re looking to slow things down. Enjoy a lazy lunch at one of the many outstanding restaurants or markets, relax by the hotel pools or crystal-clear blue beaches, or just take an afternoon stroll through the sprawling cities exploring the Mediterranean wares. Malta can truly offer whatever you’re looking for in your incentive travel searches!
Travel Incentive Malta – Itinerary Example
Suggested Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
Group Size: Perfect for groups up to 150
Best Travel Month: May – October (temperatures are warm and crowds are low)
Weather: Daily highs of 28-32ﹾC, sea temperature of 24ﹾC
Suggested stops on your itinerary to get your group heated up:
Caviar and Bull: Located in St Julian’s, Caviar and Bull is a gastronomic experience that has established itself as the leading dining location for Mediterranean cuisine in Malta. Marvin Gauci, the founder, is one of the frontline trendsetters of the local food industry in Malta and has created a series of degustation menus – caviar, bull, or caviar and bull. We’d recommend the signature dish, the Bull & Caviar (no surprises here) which is a Black Angus fillet, with toasted brioche and 15g of Kaluga Caviar. Experience the best of both worlds!
La Valette Hall: Formerly known as Sacra Infermeria’s Great Magazine Ward, a medieval knight’s hospital, the La Valette Hall is now set up for large groups seeking a historical experience like no other. Spanning 1,500 square metres and able to seat up to 900 guests, the hall can be themed to create a night that any large group won’t soon forget. If you’re looking for something for a smaller group, you could partake in the theatre within the hall for a dose of local culture, which has hosted such prestigious companies as Cirque du Soleil and the Ballet Nacional de Espagna.
Limestone Heritage: A stunning event space in the traditional Maltese village of Siggiewi, Limestone Heritage Park & Gardens is a family-run, award-winning tourist attraction that offers a fun day out for the entire family. Experience the 22,000,000 year history of the island, take children to the farm animal park or join in with the traditional stone-sculpting demonstrations.
Gozo Island: Separated by a small channel, Gozo Island is a short boat ride away and an ideal day trip from Malta. Accessible by local ferry, Gozo is a small island covering 67 square kilometres and is perfect for a quiet, relaxing day on the beach or to experience the hustle and bustle of the local markets. While you’re here, it’s also definitely worth making the trip to visit…
Blue Lagoon: Accessible via ferry or private boat, the iconic limestone cliffs and turquoise blue water of the Blue Lagoon are one of Malta’s most famous natural attractions. Considered one of Malta’s must-do activities, the Blue Lagoon has stunning sea caves for snorkeling amongst the local sea life, or make sure to pack your sunscreen to sunbake at any of the attached local beaches like Comino Island, where there are day beds available and the music is pumping. You can’t go past the cocktails served in a pineapple with refills for only 5 euro!
Recommended hotel for your Malta travel incentive: The Westin Dragonara Resort, St Julian’s
With over 400 rooms, the Westin Dragonara Resort in St Julian’s is where the team at 212F stays when in Malta. The hotel stands on a natural peninsula flanked by the sea, with pools, sunken gardens and age-old artifacts scattered throughout the premises. With a recent renovation to keep the luxury intact, there’s nowhere else that comes close to the Westin when looking for an upper-scale relaxation hub.
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