Visiting Malta On A Business Trip – The Malta Guide for Business Travellers
- Mar 23, 2019
If you are visiting Malta for business, it's worth making some time for sightseeing!
Whether you are visiting Malta for business or pleasure there is a warm welcome here for you and we are not just talking about the climate. Whilst you may be here on business, there are lots of opportunities to take in the history, culture and beauty that these islands have to offer.
Malta set in the Mediterranean has very mild winters and warm to sizzling hot summers. With an average yearly daytime temperature of 23 °C (73 °F) and a night-time average of 16 °C (61 °F), Malta has one of the warmest climates in Europe. We also enjoy over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, more than double the amount that its northern European neighbour countries enjoy. Summers in Malta are generally very dry affairs however if you are travelling to Malta over the winter months make sure you bring a mac and an umbrella as there can be short, sharp but very heavy showers.
Where To Stay In Malta
Valletta is the place to be in our opinion but don’t just take our word for it, as UNESCO have 320 of Valletta’s monuments on its World Heritage list making it one of the most concentrated historic areas in not just Europe but the world. Valletta is therefore a city full of history and culture. A bustling city by day and by night though it retains a charm that is from a bygone day. The narrow winding streets of Valletta boast some of the finest works of art, churches, cathedrals, museums and palaces to while away a moment free from meetings. A good place to start especially if you want to get some fresh air, is in some of Valletta’s beautiful gardens and Barrakka Gardens with its breath-taking views of The Grand Harbour is not to be missed. We cannot go any further without mentioning St. John’s Co-Cathedral, it is definitely one to make time for in your busy schedule as this Baroque masterpiece is home to world famous works by Caravaggio and Mattia Preti. At night Valletta has plenty to offer too with many a restaurant to enjoy Maltese specialities or world cuisine. Bars are a plenty as well from traditional pubs, to decadent cocktail bars, to gin joints and a wine bar or two. Maltese wine is having a moment so make sure you give the local varietals a try, we can assure you that you will be most pleasantly surprised.
Hotel Of Choice
Casa Ellul is a treasure of a hotel sitting on Old Theatre Street in the heart of the capital. In this luxury boutique hotel,no suite is the same so there will always be one that suits your needs, which feels like home while you are working away. With suites from junior to executive these characterful spaces are
designed to provide guests with all the modern creature comforts whilst delivering an aesthetic punch that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the soul. They provide you with all the space you need to rest, live, work and breathe and are certainly relaxing after a hard day’s work – Suites 7 and 8 have their own roof terrace Jacuzzis!
Valletta is made for walking, however if you need a cab no matter where you are on the island then Taxify will be with you in just a few moments. With the Taxify app you can hail a cab at the touch of a button. Malta’s Black Cab Company, eCabs, also have an app that offers you the ability to pre-book your cabs too. There is a myriad of car hire companies available in Valletta if you prefer to drive or if public transport is more your thing than there is an excellent bus service on the island with the hub in the capital itself. The Tallinja app will also allow you to access real time information about the bus services you require, so you’ll never be late for that important meeting.
Eating Out In Valletta
Risette in Casa Ellul is the obvious choice serving cuisine to a fine dining standard but with a relaxed modern air. Perfect surroundings for a business breakfast, lunch or dinner and with private dining rooms available too. With a menu that changes with the seasons serving dishes such as duck confit and sweet potato terrine, date and black sesame and New Zealand rib eye of beef with fermented and roasted heritage beetroot, puntarella. With a set lunch menu that continues that fine dining theme there is something to suit every occasion. If, however, you fancy a bite of pizza we can highly recommend Pizzeria Zero Sei on South Street, they take their pizza seriously as the vastness of their menu will attest to.
If you have a little bit more downtime…
If you have some free time whilst you are on these beautiful isles, we would suggest using that time to take in Mdina, Malta’s former capital. It is a stunning medieval gem full of delights within its fortified walls. Or if you have a whole day,The Three Cities made up of the fortified cities of Birgu, Senglea and Cospicua will provide you with a slice of authentic Maltese life whilst still being full of history. Malta’s sister island Gozo is completely worth the trip as it has so much to offer, nature abound and with a rugged coastline to explore. Add to that one of the world’s best-preserved prehistoric temples, Ġgantija, and you will be glad you stepped away from the laptop.
So, if you are lucky enough to be heading to Malta for business make sure that your timetable includes a bit of “Maltatime” too!