Magnificent Malta – Destination Special, Bonus Episode

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Date Published: 04/05/2024
Duration: 30:41
Season: 11

On today’s bonus Destination Special episode, we are heading to the sun-soaked Mediterranean archipelago that is Magnificent Malta.

Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, about 3 hours direct flight from England, Malta is a stunning island nation with a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Imagine rugged cliffs overlooking crystal-clear waters, stunning beaches framed by ancient fortresses, and bustling towns adorned with colourful balconies and cobblestone streets.


Geographically, Malta is composed of three main islands: Malta, Gozo, and Comino. Each island has its own distinct character which we discover on our episode today with the help of someone who is perfectly placed to bring Malta to life. Uwern Jong is a journalist, editor and inclusive-tourism advocate, who co-founded OutThere magazine, a luxury travel magazine and essential resource for LGBTQ+ travellers, nearly 15 years ago.


We head on a journey from the bustling capital city of Valletta with its UNESCO-listed fortifications to the tranquil countryside of Gozo and the serene beaches of Comino. Whether you’re a film aficionado, a foodie, an adventurer, or simply looking to soak up the sun on a stunning beach, Malta has something for everyone. So join us as we uncover the hidden gems, local secrets, and unforgettable experiences that make this island nation truly magnificent.


Destination Recap:


  • Cugo Gran Macina Malta hotel
  • Valletta
  • Three Cities
  • St. Julian’s
  • Gozo
  • The Blue Lagoon
  • Comino
  • Iniala Harbour House hotel
  • Ion at Harbour House restaurant
  • Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Malta, Gozo
  • Thirtyseven hotel, Gozo
  • Seafood Beach Shack, Mġarr
  • Mdina
  • Rabat
  • Ancient Ruins, Gozo and Malta island


If you’re now desperate to find out more about Malta, don’t forget all of your favourite travel publications will have guides online, as will the tourist board website, which is always a great resource, which is


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