Malta is a beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea. This island has a coastline of about 200km and is located 93 km south of Sicily. The country has an impressively diverse culture and offers the typical Mediterranean climate, with 13 hours of sunshine per day in the summer. With so much sun live is more beautiful.
The capital of Malta is Valletta, which was built in 1556 as an impressive fortified city. It offers a variety of attractions, combines history with modernity and is a must for every tourist and intern in Malta. You can easily reach Valletta from all island locations by bus.
St. John’s Co-Cathedral
The St. John’s Co-Cathedral is the most important church of Valletta. Due to the design of the interior it is considered to be one of the most beautiful churches in the entire Mediterranean region.
Valletta’s main street, Republic Street, is approximately 1 km long and offers plenty of shopping opportunities. It extends from the city gate to Fort St. Elmo.
Upper Barrakka Gardens
The Upper Barrakka Gardens are situated in a beautiful park, which provides a spectacular view on the harbor (Grand Harbour) and of the “Three Cities”.
Grand Master’s Palace
In the center of Valletta is the largest structure of the capital, the Palace of the Grand Master. The Maltese people just call it “il-Palazz”. Its facade represents the style of the 16th Century; the Baroque portals were added in the 18th Century. The palace was, during the British rule, seat of Governors and now serves as the official office of the Maltese President, as well as a meeting of Parliament. Nevertheless, parts of the palace can be visited (e.g. the armoury).
Valletta Harbour Cruise
A harbour tour is a great opportunity to get to know the city from another perspective. You go through the port of Marsamxett and Grand Harbour and enjoy from there the unique view of the fortress.
Mgarr is a small village in the west of Malta with about 2,800 inhabitants. The most striking building of the place is a mighty domed church, which is also called “Egg Church”.
Sliema is a modern city, with a popular residential area, as well as an important tourist center. You can swim in the Lido on the rocky coast. Here you will find excellent opportunities for walking and sunbathing, to be able to enjoy those days off.
The “Three Cities”
Vittoriosa , Senglea and Cospicua , which are situated in the bay with their ports, showing the traditional Maltese way of life and offering the possibility to get to know the history of Malta. The cities were used as fortresses and dwellings.
A real highlight is the Blue Grotto which we recommend you to visit throughout your internship Malta. It is a cave which lies on the southwest coast of Malta. It cannot be seen from the mainland and can only be reached by sea. At this point in the sea are many blue-green algae, causing the water to strong bluish gleams in the sunshine. The grotto includes six cave arches. When the weather is good you can visit the caves with small boats.
Day trip to Gozo
If you have a day off, it is advisable to do a day trip to Gozo. There you can visit the Azure Window in Dwejra, the citadel in Victoria, and the bay of Xlendi.
Internship Malta – Sport activities
Due to the crystal clear water, Malta is ideal for diving. One can look forward to see a variety of fish species, such as parrotfish and groupers, as well as an underwater landscape with caves. On the island are 33 diving centers and schools, so there is plenty of opportunity to explore the sea with a new perspective. The water temperature in summer is about 25 degrees, warm enough for you to swim, in your spare time.
For the adventurer, Malta offers a wide selection of 1300 climbing routes. You can decide between a variety of climbing styles: traditional climbing, sport climbing, abseiling or deep water soloing (climbing above the water).
There are many well-marked walking routes on Malta and Gozo. Since 1986, there has been an international marathon and half marathon each year in mid/late February, where everyone can participate. The starting point is in Mdina and the goal is in Sliema. (Information on www.maltamarathon.com)
Windsurfing & other water sports
In the water sports centers that are set along many beaches you can get involved with windsurfing, paragliding, water-skiing, canoeing and pedal boating while you are doing your hotel internship Malta.
Internship Malta – Beaches
Probably the most beautiful sandy beach of Malta is located in the northwest of the island and is fortunately still completely undeveloped. It offers you a yellow to almost red sand, crystal clear water and great possibilities to snorkel.
The Ghajn Tuffieha Bay is not so easy to get to; there is a hill and descend way with 200 steps; the great advantage of this is that the beach is usually less busy, than other beaches on Malta.
The Golden Bay is the most famous beach of Malta which you should visit during your internship Malta. It is located next to the Ghajn Tuffieha Bay and is easy to get to by bus, as well as by car. There are several restaurants and possibilities to rent water sports equipment.
This beach is mostly famous for Popeye Village, which is the backdrop for a movie with Robin Williams as Popeye. The village film set is a tourist attraction, but also fishermen use the picturesque small bay for their work. There is a fairly steep slope leading down to the bay. The water is calm, but the bay is only suitable for good swimmers.