Join us for some early Summer sun lesbian holidays, as we head off to Malta - a beautiful LGBTQ holiday destination nestled deep in the heart of the Mediterranean. Mythical, magical Malta! A beautiful island located in the Mediterranean - due to a succession of rulers from the Romans & Moors, Knights of Saint John, the French and British Malta is renowned for its fascinating historic sites. The island's countryside is dotted with medieval towers, small chapels and the oldest known human structures in the world.
The Island (including Gozo & Comino) have rightly been described as an open-air museum. With its sunny weather, attractive beach and thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of incredible history makes this a real short haul bucket list holiday.
On the first evening you will enjoy our hosted welcome group meal, a great way to meet everyone in the group.
During the week we will take you on 3 excursions around the island.
Don't worry though, there will be plenty of time to explore the surrounding area, relax by the pool or on the beach or pamper yourself with a spa treatment (or two!). With a wide selection of relaxation therapies you have the ultimate pampering experience at your fingertips. To also ensure an utterly memorable holiday, take advantage of the hotel's outdoor and indoor pools as well as direct access to the Blue Flag Bugibba Perched beach.
We will take meals together, go on excursions together and have a whole lot of fun along the way. We keep on saying it but our holidays really are all about community and sharing a wonderful holiday experience.
At the end of the week we say our fond farewells during our hosted group dinner. It's always the hardest part of the holiday but we know you'll be going home having had a fantastic holiday and formed firm friendships for life!
Day 1 - Sunday, May 14, 2023
On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. We will enjoy the evening strolling along the seafront promenade looking over the clear, blue waters to St Paul’s Island, on which – legend has it – the saint was once shipwrecked. We'll have our group dinner in the hotel.
Day 2 - Monday, May 15, 2023
We'll spend our first day resting and relaxing in our hotel surroundings by the pool or on the beach. We'll have a group lunch in town (payable locally) and explore the area more.
The hotel is situated along the beautiful Qawra coast of St. Paul’s Bay and enjoys beautiful sea views and is only a short walk from the Malta National Aquarium, Bugibba Square and minutes away from the towns of St. Julian’s and Malta’s Capital City of Valletta. We'll take our group meal together in the hotel.
Day 3 - Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Join us for the first of your included excursions, and explore the island's fascinating capital, historic Valletta. We'll begin with a visit to the Malta Experience, an award-winning audio-visual presentation that places the city and the island in its historical context, and sets the scene not only for today’s visit but for the remainder of your stay.
Your tour will also include all the major sights: the Auberge de Castille (magnificent former home to the Knights of St John) and the Upper Barrakka Gardens, from which vantage point the strategic value of the city’s Grand Harbour becomes clear. Laid out in a perfect grid above the harbour and behind the imposing battlements, the streets of the compact old city are a delight to wander. See the city’s stunning St John’s Co-cathedral, which houses treasures that include two works by the artist Caravaggio.
With time for lunch (payable locally) and the opportunity for personal sightseeing, today’s visit is the perfect introduction to the island. In the evening we'll enjoy our group meal in the hotel.
Day 4 - Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Today’s included excursion will be one of the highlights of your holiday, as we make the short ferry crossing from Cirkewwa to the quaint port of Mgarr on Gozo. In sharp contrast to its bustling neighbour, Gozo, which is dotted with prehistoric Neolithic temples and burial mounds, presents a sleepy, timeless face to the modern world.
The highlights of your day will include the fascinating Inland Sea at Dwerja, Calypso’s Cave overlooking sandy Ramla Bay, the delightful coastal resort of Xlendi and the island capital, Victoria. here, the town is watched over by the fortified bastion of the Citadel, from atop the walls of which there are panoramic views over the island.
After the fascinating history of the smaller island has been brought to life by your tour our thoroughly enjoyable day will end with the return crossing to Malta, passing tiny islet of Comino. In the evening we'll enjoy our group meal in the hotel.
Day 5 - Thursday, May 18, 2023
Today is another left free so that we can make the most of the hotel and its surroundings.
This evening, join us for an evening of traditional Maltese hospitality in the historic town of Mosta. Enjoy a menu of Maltese cuisine served by waiters dressed in authentic island costume, and watch a demonstration of traditional Maltese dancing and folk music.
Day 6 - Friday, May 19, 2023
On today’s included full-day excursion we’ll travel inland to Mdina. Malta's ancient, fortified former capital stands atop a rocky bluff, its beautiful "silent city" of narrow streets lined with stone-built houses.
The tour will also include the town of Rabat, famous for its subterranean catacombs and where Bellini’s statue of St Paul depicts the Apostle’s shipwreck on the island.
You'll also visit Mosta’s famous church, the vast unsupported dome of which survived a direct hit during WWII, and the spectacular Dingli Cliffs.
Day 7 - Saturday, May 20, 2023
Our final included excursion takes us ‘back in time’, as we explore the area across Valletta’s Grand Harbour, where three medieval ‘cities’ reflect the island’s rich history.
In Vittoriosa, the façade of the Parish Church of St Lawrence displays an early Maltese Cross. Cospicua is one of the Mediterranean’s oldest dockyards and still in use today. Lastly, Senglea, with its houses built on the waterline and steps down to the sea, is known as Little Venice.
During the day, we’ll also visit the colourful fishing village of Marsaxlokk, with its busy market, and Tarxien, where ancient temples contain carved symbols not dissimilar to the Celtic engravings found in Ireland. In the evening we'll enjoy our farewell group meal in the hotel.
Day 8 - Sunday, May 21, 2023
Say our fond farewells as we return home.