These days there is alot of talk about saving the planet. Malta’s Tourism Authority has gone beyond environmental lip service and has implemented an Eco-Certification Scheme, issued to hotel groups who make the effort to lessen waste and conserve energy while maining quality service. Now, even Malta hotels have become venues for eco-friendly living.
One Eco-certified Malta hotel is Corinthia Marina, which overlooks St.George's Bay and is within walking distance of Malta's nightlife capital, Paceville. Choose from the Mediterranean-themed Standard Room, with a balcony and satellite TV; the Junior Suite, with central heating, a wrought-iron bed, and a luxurious bathroom; and the Presidential Suite, with a mosaic bathroom, a hallway with a skylight, and a terrace with dining facilities.
Put on your dancing shoes and shimmy down to Escape Club, where you can groove to live music, or just enjoy the sea breeze at the terrace. You can also watch the band play at the Bay View Lounge, or enrol the little ones at the Kid’s Club, run by professional animators. Have some ice cream by the pool at Aqua Bar; sip some wine and have some cheese at the Paris-inspired Vinotheque; or dig into some pasta at Bay View Restaurant.
Hotel Phoenicia, based in Malta's capital of Valletta, a contrast to nearby attractions such as the Palaces of the Grand Master, St John’s Co-Cathedral, and the Museum of Fine Arts.
The hotel's Pegasus Brasserie offers tempting treats such as Farfalle Pasta with Leeks, Hazelnuts and Roasted Tomatoes and Mascarpone Cheese, and Crunchy Triple Decker Sandwich with Pineapple, Prawns and Herb Stuffing.
Other Eco-certified Malta hotels include the Victoria Hotel in Sliema, La Vallette Resort in St Julian's, and Riviera Resort and Spa in Marfa.