Fortina Spa Resort
Example Booking: 47,500 eXpectations points, 7-nights, September 2017, Studio, sleeps 2
Malta enjoys a reputation as a stunning sun kissed Island in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea boasting crystal clear coastlines and a rich cultural heritage. The island also offers a vibrant nightlife scene with numerous bars and restaurants where diners can enjoy traditional Maltese culinary delights.
Members of eXpectations Holidays could have booked 7-nights during 1st – 8th September 2017 at the stunning RCI Gold Crown Fortina Spa Resort in Sliema, Malta, available on RCI.com when we looked on: 14/2/2017.
Splendid September Sunshine
Temperatures peak around an impressive 25 Degrees C during September with plenty of daily sunshine to enjoy Malta’s hidden gems. The Fortina Spa resides in the sophisticated town of Sliema surrounded by bars, boutique shoppping and a wealth of restaurants with superb dining options. Malta certainly promises an unforgettable island getaway with the UNESCO World Heritage City of Valletta and some of the world’s best dive sites at your fingertips.
RCI Gold Crown Fortina Spa Resort
The Fortina Spa Resort is adjacent to Malta’s newest up-market residency, Tigne Point. Ferry boats sailing direct to Valletta departs just 200 metres from the Resort, taking a mere five minutes, placing the Island’s historic Capital city within touching distance. Fortina Spa has developed a “Dine around the World” concept, offering six International restaurants, many located in the spectacular Tropical Gardens and specialising in tantalising your taste buds!
The resort has a fantastic choice of relaxing pools from outdoor adults only (freshwater) pool to two indoor swimming pools located in the spa centre which also features an air-conditioned gym. Health and beauty treatments await to help you relax, unwind and recharge ready for tomorrows adventure.
The Fortina Spa offers the World’s first Therapeutic Spa Bedrooms as well as the first Wellness Rejuvenation Rooms in Europe, perfect for those seeking peace and relaxation. Each accommodation offers a choice of picturesque sea and tropical garden views. Studio’s offer all the comforts expected of a 5-star hotel: king-size double bed – which the hotel would convert to twin beds, if required – 24 hour room service, air conditioning, TV, coffee/tea making facilities and luxurious walk-in shower bathroom. Step out onto your large private balcony complete with sun loungers overlooking either the picture-postcard Sliema Harbour or stunning tropical gardens for stunning views.
Dive or Snorkel into captivating blue seas, just a stones throw away from the resort you’ll find Watercolours dive centre awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence (2016). Venture to Valletta to view some of the the finest examples of Baroque art at St. Johns Co-Cathedral awarded Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice (2016) the No.1 Landmark in all of Malta.
Popeye Village boasts an array of colourful activities for all young and young at heart. Let your imagination run wild and start your day off with a bang meeting: Popeye, Olive Oyl, Captain Bluto and friends and become a star for the day by starring in your own movie on the Film Set of the 1980 Musical Production ‘Popeye’.
Go Gaga in Gozo and escape the hustle and bustle by heading off the beaten track to find some of Malta’s best kept secret beaches. A 20-minute ferry trip or 1hr 30 min drive you’ll discover Dwejra Bay, a beautiful beach for everyone, located between the Azure Window and the Inland Sea. The Azure Window is a fantastic rock formation which will leave you in awe of its size and it’s crystal clear lagoons will captivate you for a swim. Given its location in Gozo this beach allows you to see the stunning protected heritage park in all its glory.
Let Mdina mesmerize you. The former capital is a beautiful walled city with Baroque and Medieval architecture complete with grand palaces lining its narrow streets. Described as ‘the silent city’ because of its population of less than 300, or Citta Notablie, giving it the name as ‘noble city’.
Phenomenal palazzo Casa Rocca Piccola, another of Malta’s top Landmarks from TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice awards (2016). Visit the home of a distinguished Maltese noble family in an historic Valletta palazzo. Beneath the house is the family’s World War Two bomb shelter hand-cut into solid rock, giving a great insight into the lives of a wealthy family and its courtyard dating back over 400 years.
Mnajdra and Hagar Qim, Malta’s prehistoric temples, are amongst the very oldest stone buildings in the world and all are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Built between 3600BC and 2500BC, they are much older than Stonehenge and significantly more sophisticated, with multiple rooms, monumental doorways, stone furniture and statuary. At Mnajdra there are three temples next to each other and the largest is quite typical in construction and layout. Hagar Qim (closer to the entrance) is interesting precisely because it is atypical.
We could not find any availability at Fortina Spa in Sliema, Malta, to compare prices, so instead let’s look at the overall cost of this holiday for eXpectations members.
Members of eXpectations Plus could have booked this Studio apartment (sleeping 2) during 1st – 8th September 2017 for just 47,500 points at this RCI Gold Crown Resort. To put this points value into perspective the total price for the holiday featured came to just £612 (based on two people sharing when we looked on: 14/2/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 47,500 points, 1x annual membership, 1x online RCI exchange fee and a £60 Tourist Tax.
|Associated maintenance fees for 47,500 points @ £5.75 per thousand||£274|
|1 x eXpectations Annual Membership||£162|
|1 x RCI online exchange Fee||£116|
|Mandatory miscellaneous fees (e.g. tourist tax)||£60|
*Based on two people sharing the price is less than £44 per person per night for 7-nights within a Studio apartment at the Fortina Spa Resort during the dates featured in the example above.