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Mon 23 Dec - Thu 2 Jan 2020

DB San Antonio Hotel and Spa

St Paul’s Bay, Malta

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Christmas and New Year

Christmas is a magical time on the island of Malta, and for those that wish to be involved the hotel will be offering a host of festive attractions and activities. Though the schedule is not yet set, we expect these to include a traditional Maltese ‘Prasepju’ nativity, Christmas tree, choir singing, drinks parties, Christmas show with mulled wine and mince pies, disco, games and a brass band performance.

A special buffet dinner on Christmas Eve is accompanied by a pianist and singer, and a lavish buffet lunch follows on Christmas Day. Those guests staying until New Year may also enjoy special buffet meals on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, along with shows and other memorable musical performances to herald the start of 2020.

The Hotel

The 4* hotel is set in the heart of St Paul’s Bay with several restaurants and bars nearby, a coastline promenade and the pebble beach is easily accessible.

This is a great opportunity for a festive bridge holiday in Malta, the hotel is situated in the northern part of the island, right in the heart of Qawra, St. Paul’s Bay and within walking distance to the beach as well as other bars and restaurants.

Four restaurants take you on a culinary journey. Our all-inclusive arrangement is based on meals at the Gueliz buffet (international cuisine), but you may also dine at Tagine, serving up delicious Indian and Moroccan dishes or D Bistro (pizza/pasta). Booking is required and a voucher will be issued.

Other resort amenities include a heated indoor pool and whirlpool, large outdoor pool, artificial beach, Newform Fitness Centre and Pearl Spa, offering a range of indulgent treatments and therapies.

Rooms

The rooms are superb – contemporary, spacious (measuring 23m²) and complete with air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, balcony, complimentary wi-fi and tea/coffee-making facilities. There sea-view bedroom upgrades available as outlined below. †The sole occupancy supplement is £199 for the seven nights and £275 per room for the ten nights.

  • Inland View: included
  • Sea View: £150 per room for the seven nights, £210 per room for the ten nights.

We will endeavour to satisfy individual requests, but please note these cannot be guaranteed. Holidaymakers requiring wheelchair assistance must confirm this at the time of booking and state the nature of their disability.

All-Inclusive

The all-inclusive entitlement consists of a lavish breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and dinner. Soft drinks, water, juices, house wine, house beer, and a list of cocktails are also included. The standard buffet dinner is booked daily at the Gueliz restaurant at level 0 or RF. Should you wish to have dinner in any of the other restaurants – dBistro or Tagine – a voucher will be issued upon your reservation to be redeemed accordingly. The Beach Bar is not part of the all-inclusive entitlement.

Holiday prices are per person on an all-inclusive basis, sharing a twin or double standard room and are inclusive of bridge fees. The prices stated are for twin occupancy of a room and include travel by scheduled flight from a London airport to Malta Airport (transfer time 40 minutes to the resort). Regional flights will be available.

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About Malta

The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean, 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north of Africa. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of over 400,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 square kilometers.

Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre.

Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural, characterised by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture.

Comino, the smallest of the trio, has one hotel and is largely uninhabited.

In the Maltese archipelago you can span the millennia with an astonishing array of things to discover. And wherever you go, the scenery and architecture provide a spectacular backdrop. The colours are striking, honey-coloured stone against the deepest of Mediterranean blues.

Malta has been described as one big open-air museum. What makes it unique is that so much of the past is visible today. Delve into the island's mysterious prehistory, retrace the footsteps of St. Paul or see where the Knights of St. John fought their most famous battles.

Malta is holidaying as the mood takes you. And with near year-round sun, you can indulge in outdoor living at its best.

Malta Bridge

The Christmas event will encompass two bridge seminars followed by the opportunity to play set hands with the assistance of the experienced team during the one week holiday. Those staying for New Year will have an additional seminar and set hand session.

There will be duplicate bridge sessions every evening as well as some afternoon sessions fitting around the excursions, all played in a friendly atmosphere.

Sandy Bell

Sandy Bell

Sandy worked for the De Beers diamond group in personnel management for the last 16 years of her career. Having been invited to apply to become a magistrate, she was appointed to the Magistracy in 1985. Sandy gave up work in 1991 in order to spend more time sailing in the Mediterranean with her husband and sailing their boat across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.

Sandy has played social bridge for 25 years and in 1995, after an amicable separation from her husband, she decided to set up a bridge club in the local yacht club in Port Solent near Portsmouth where she was living. Single people were encouraged to join and it was surprising how many widows and widowers attended on the first night who were delighted to be welcomed as a single player. Sandy is a member of EBUTA and has been teaching improvers' bridge for the past two years which she thoroughly enjoys. In May 2004 she was assessed suitable as a Club Director.

Graham and Sandy met 10 years ago sailing and soon discovered their passion for bridge. Graham is a retired naval officer and during his retirement has built several cruising catamarans of varying lengths. He has been a social bridge player for 40 years or so and is enjoying assisting Sandy with her Mr Bridge responsibilities.

Malta Tours

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Away from the Bridge Table

As well as the bridge programme there will be a number of optional tours available, the details of which will be outlined shortly. If you require this information, please let us know.

More Information

Holiday prices are per person on an all-inclusive basis, sharing a twin or double standard room and are inclusive of bridge fees. The prices stated are for twin occupancy of a room and include travel by scheduled flight from a London airport to Malta Airport (transfer time 40 minutes to the resort). 

We will endeavour to satisfy individual requests, but please note these cannot be guaranteed. Holidaymakers requiring wheelchair assistance must confirm this at the time of booking and state the nature of their disability. The same applies for any special meal requirements on the aircraft.

Flights

We will provide details shortly of the included scheduled flights from a London airport.

When the programmed flights are full we will endeavour to obtain seats with another airline, but there may be a flight supplement .
Fuel surcharges: Holiday prices currently include a fuel surcharge. Should fuel prices change we reserve the right to add a variable fuel surcharge.

Authentic Adventures are able to book regional flights with low cost airlines on your behalf subject to availability from Birmingham, East Midlands and Manchester. This may incur an additional cost. If you would like to fly from another regional airport which is not listed, please telephone for details. Due to the nature of low cost airlines, flight prices can vary. You will be advised of the cost at the time of booking. Payment for these flights would need to be made in full at the time of paying your deposit.

Additional Supplements

Sole Occupancy Supplement: £199 per room for the seven nights, £275 for the ten nights.
Sea View view: £150 per room for the seven nights, £210 for the ten nights.

Booking

To make a booking please call my office on 01483 489961 and my staff will be able to assist. You need to ensure that you have read and are happy to agree to Authentic Adventures Essential Terms and Conditions and have your passport details to hand. Authentic Adventures will then confirm your booking and also send you the necessary travel documents prior to travel.

This holiday is operated in conjunction with Authentic Adventures (ATOL 3552).