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Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay in Malta introduces “Villages Experience” program

Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay in Malta introduces “Villages Experience” program

Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay in Malta is helping promote travel with a difference, the first of which is a Villages Experience.

From this month, guests of the hotel will have the chance to meet local artisans in three typically Maltese villages; Safi, Kirkop and Mqabba for a chance to discover the real Malta and Gozo through its people and culture.

artisan stall holder

Locals in these three villages will share their stories, legends, cuisine, music, folklore and crafts during what are five to seven-hour small tours that leave mid-afternoon. The choices are:

·       A visit to the small village of Safi to marvel at the Phoenician catacombs, meet Nenu the local blacksmith, listen to live music from Pauline and Jonathan and enjoy a three-course dinner of typical Maltese food. Tuesdays, 3-10 pm

·       A visit to Kirkop to learn all about the local industry of stone sculpting from Michael and goat’s cheese production from Gusa and savor a selection of snacks. Thursdays, 3-8 pm

·       Explore Mqabba with its Mintna catacombs and old hospital. Spend time learning how to make typical street decorations and enjoy a three-course Maltese dinner before returning to the hotel. Fridays, 3-10 pm.


Tour prices vary depending on the size of the group and the tour chosen. Bookable through the hotel’s Guest Relations desk.

The hotel has partnered with the Malta Tourism Society and the University of Malta to help push this community-based sustainable tourism experience.

stone sculptor Michael

Located in the culturally vibrant and historically pivotal St Julian’s, the Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay is a world-class resort that offers the perfect balance of tranquility, panoramic views of the Mediterranean, culinary delights and leisurely activities. The resort boasts 141 rooms, 70 Executive Club rooms and 38 suites, all with a private balcony, as well as 5 pools, a private rocky beach and direct access to the Mediterranean Sea. With an excellent selection of elegant and al fresco eateries, celebrity-chef run Caviar & Bull, poolside dining and the top-class Pearl Lounge, the hotel’s restaurants and bars are some of the best of the area. The Apollo Day Spa, water sports center and state-of-the art fitness center ensure guests can all unwind in their individual way. Corinthia St. George’s Bay is a 21st-century luxury seafront resort located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Opened in 1995, the Corinthia St. George’s Bay was created with a passion for craftsmanship and an understanding of world-class service. Corinthia St. George’s Bay is a member of Corinthia Hotels’ collection of five-star hotels, founded by the Pisani family of Malta.


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