Malta marvels

Malta Private Jet Holiday Packages include four nights in a 17th century palazzo and exclusive interactions with artisans, designers and nobility 


Malta is a small – but very well connected - archipelago in the heart of the Mediterranean, known for its beautiful beaches, dramatic cliffs, stunning landscapes and welcoming weather all year round. The Maltese islands have something for every type of traveller, whether they are a romantic couple looking for a getaway, a family seeking a fun vacation, history and culture enthusiasts, or adventurers.

For travellers who enjoy the finer things in life, the customised and tailor-made Malta Private Jet Holiday Packages will not disappoint. Between the capital of Valletta, a fortified city established in the sixteenth century by the Knights of St. John, to the home of Maltese nobility in the city of Mdina and the picture-perfect islands of Gozo and Comino, luxury travellers will find much to love.

A good starting point is package partner The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, a 17th Century palazzo nestled in the medieval fortifications of Mdina, the old capital city. The property, not having been purpose built as a hotel but rather as a residence for Maltese nobility, boasts 17 individually designed suites and rooms, with breath-taking views over terraces with jacuzzi.

“We believe in facilitating access,” says Claude Zammit Trevisan, Senior Manager, Destination Marketing at Malta Tourism Authority. “Think private shopping experiences, exclusive trunk shows, rendezvous with local artists, ceramists, artisans, silver filigree workers and glassblowers, or exclusive and private visits to noble households, private museum visits or private dining on land or sea – you name it and we have it.”

Malta is home to a number of  couture houses and ateliers offering  beautiful garments and fashion accessories created by very talented local designers. With the craft scene undergoing a renaissance in the recent years, the private jet packages provide opportunities to meet with the designers and artisans directly, to personally showcase their artistry and accept bespoke orders.  Malta has a wide range of restaurants to choose from, which are led by Michelin-starred chefs. Five Maltese restaurants have been awarded a Michelin Star, among them are De Mondion in Mdina, Noni, Under Grain, and ION – The Habour, all located in Valletta, and Bahia, in Lija.

“Malta has quickly become a hub of international cuisine. There are five Michelin-starred restaurants on the islands, one of them in The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux.”

The Malta Private Jet Holiday Package includes four nights in a Deluxe Suite with Panoramic View in The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux with a la carte breakfast, airport transfers, champagne in the room on arrival, welcome drinks, personal driver all day long for all four days, a walking tour of Mdina including Wignacourt Museum, a ride throughout Mdina in traditional horse carriage, PCR tests done at Xara Palace and a five-course tasting menu with local wine pairing at De Mondion, a one Michelin Star restaurant within the boutique hotel.

“The property has been recently refurbished and we also have provisions to book adjacent suites for guests looking for additional privacy or a feeling of a home within a hotel,” says Nicola Paris, Director at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux.

While Malta is well connected with commercial aircraft, private jet travel is the way to go to make your guests feel that extra special, save time and bring home Maltese ceramic work, sculpture, artisan glass with no baggage limit on weight! As many travel advisors may have learnt over the course of the pandemic, with the right advisor and aircraft size, jet travel doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank. “JetClass, specialists in private charters & premier executive travel arrangements, boasts unrivalled expertise and local knowledge, confidentiality and privacy, offices across multiple continents and most importantly, inventory of thousands of globally positioned aircraft to suit any requirement,” says Fahim Jalali, Chief Business Officer, JetClass.

As the industry orchestrates a complete reset, the opportunity is ripe for destinations to redo their image and re-establish their credentials. Visit Malta’s joint initiative with a luxury and historical Relais & Chateau property and JetClass is a great example of how destinations should find their niche and work it to their advantage.