The Maltese archipelago (group of islands) lies virtually at the center of the Mediterranean and consists of three islands; Malta, Gozo and Comino. Malta is the largest of the three islands and the cultural, commercial and administrative “hub”. To learn more about Malta and its allure for group travel, we interviewed local expert Cristina Galea with Colours of Malta, a Hosts Global member.
Q: Why Malta?
A: With superb weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do, including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni, Valletta, and seven megalithic temples which are some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world.
Q: What is the best time of year to visit?
A: Malta’s warm climate makes it an ideal destination year-round, but we believe the perfect time to visit is May through October.
Q: What’s currently trending in Malta for group events?
A: The Sheer Bastion (photographed) is set atop Senglea’s centuries-old bastions within the Cugo Gran Macina Grand Harbor. Rich in history, the bastion has transformed from its defensive and naval origins to now be the destinations most popular venue – where celebrations go down in history. Guests enjoy this venue for its architecture and stunning panoramic views from the waters-edge.
Q: If there an authentic daytime experience you recommend for groups?
A: We love seeing guests experience our local citrus garden for an afternoon picnic and hands-on lemon experience. At the garden, citrus trees and lush lawns are surrounded by quarry walls, creating the perfect environment for the fruit and for a private or semi-private event. Demonstrations and teambuilding activities are centered around making limoncello, lemonade or lemon sorbet.
Q: Is island-hopping part of the experience?
A: Absolutely, our team services Malta, Gozo and Comino. Each island offers unique experiences and, if possible, should be integrated into your visit.
Q: Last question! What’s the easiest way to travel to Malta?
A: All major European cities have flights to Malta and major airlines connect us to the other side of the world, including: Airmalta, Alitalia, British Airways, Easy Jet, Emirates, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Vueling, and Wizz Air.
Contact us to learn more about the Maltese Islands or to plan your next group experience in Malta.