EC Partners

Embassy Malta Hotel

Bella Vista

Quick facts

School: St. Martins College

Dates available: 25 Jun – 27 Aug

Ages: 12 – 18 (18 year olds accepted as a part of a group)

PADI diving courses available

Accommodation: Hotel (Bella Vista)

Emergency Number: +356 9924 8774

The Bella Vista Hotel is located in St. Paul’s Bay on the outskirts of Qawra and Bugibba which are Malta’s largest seaside resort towns. The hotel is 17 km from the airport and only 15 km from Malta’s capital city, Valletta. The coastline promenade is within walking distance from the hotel and boasts some of the Islands’ best open sea views. There are also views of some of the greenest valleys and country fields in this part of Malta, with Qawra Bay on one side and Wardija Hill on the other.

The sandy beaches of Malta’s North coast are only a few minutes drive away.

Living

  • Hotels are located within a 30-minute private bus journey from the school
  • Triple or quad rooms with private bathroom
  • Room furniture includes a wardrobe, TV, and air conditioner
  • Common spaces outside and inside
  • Bedrooms cleaned every other day
  • Laundry available on site at Bella Vista at an additional cost, or a short walk away to a launderette at Qawra Palace 
  • Bath towels are provided and changed daily, students should bring their own a beach towel
  • Dinner and breakfast served at hotel, lunch served at school or activity (with packed lunches on weekends)
  • Students will be required to pay a refundable damage deposit of €30 (cash only)
  • Shop on site

Dining & facilities

Breakfast

Continental breakfast available including juice, tea, coffee, toast, jams, cereal, pastries and fruit or similar.

Lunch

Served at school or on activity, lunch consists of one hot or cold dish.

Packed lunches are provided at weekends that will consist of a sandwich, water and fruit.

Evening Meal

Buffet option.

Facilities

  • 24-hour security
  • Common spaces inside and outside
  • Wi-Fi is available in common areas and bedrooms
  • Swimming pool with sunbathing area
  • Convenience shop on-site

Learning

  • Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week morning or afternoon
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Maximum 17 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Spacious modern classrooms with interactive whiteboards
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as and end of course report and certificate

Programme

Arrival

Students will be welcomed upon arrival to the residence where they will register and get their room keys so that they can check in to their rooms.

Welcome

On the first evening there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet staff and other students and get to know more about the centre, its facilities and useful information which will help them during their stay.

First day

Once at school, students will attend an induction session delivered by an Embassy Summer staff member, which lasts approximately 30 minutes. They will then take a one-hour placement test that assesses their grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and speaking

Students are tested so they can be placed in the best class for their English level. Students will receive their Welcome Pack on the first day of school.

Activities

Activities are organised on days when there are no trips and during the evenings, these activities take place either on-site or near the centre. These may include:

  • Sports such as football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball
  • Daytime activities such as scavenger hunts and drama workshops
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show and team games
Excursions and Trips

Full-day Excursions

  • Our students get to explore the most beautiful beaches around Malta.

 

Half – day Excursions

  • Our students get to explore exciting places around Malta such as Valletta, Mdina, Marsaxlokk and go on a harbour cruise.
Excursions

Optional

  • Gozo: Full-day excursions to Malta’s smaller sister island, full of centuries of history and lots to explore.
  • Sicily: Full-day excursion to the beautiful Italian island of Sicily, filled with gorgeous landscapes and a mix of cultures.
Optional

3 Week Sample Programmes

The programme starts on a Sunday and it includes the full 7 days of the week.

Students will take part of lessons, have lunch at the centre and go on activities and excursions with the rest of the students. Below is a sample of the full summer programme.

This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change.

Week 1
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/beach day

or optional activity
Testing & Induction

Lessons
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Beach day or

Optional trip to Gozo or Sicily
Afternoon Bowling Comino Marsaxlokk & Vittoriosa Tigne Point Shopping & Beach Valletta Walk Around & Malta Experience
Evening Orientation Walk Foam Party In-house Games International Night Party Beach BBQ Themed pool party Film night
Week 2
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/beach day

or optional activity
Sandy Beach Mellieha Harbour Cruise Esplora Science Centre Water Park Relaxing by the pool Beach day or

Optional trip to Gozo or Sicily
Afternoon Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
Evening Boat party Neon Party Mdina by Night Photo Challenge Got Talent Karaoke In-house Games
Week 3
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/beach day

or optional activity
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Beach day or

Optional trip to Gozo or Sicily
Afternoon Rocky Beach Comino Visit to Wied Iz-Zurrieq Sandy Beach Armier Mdina Dungeons
Evening Maltese night in Valletta Foam Party In-house Games International Night Party Night Walk in Bugibba Grand Prix Sports Festival

Student Welfare

We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy Summer centres, so you can rest assured that students are well looked after. Members of staff are available 24 hours a day.

Student Services

Our student support staff can help you with:

  • Airport transfers
  • Information about local services
  • Assistance with individual and personal problems
  • Emergency contact
  • Accommodation

Medical information

If a student needs medical attention, an Embassy Summer staff member will help them to make an appointment. Group leaders must accompany the student to an appointment. An Embassy Summer staff member will accompany any student that is not part of a group. Students must bring their European Health Insurance Card to be seen at local hospitals and clinics.

LOCAL DOCTOR

Doctors are called on-site at an extra charge from €30 per visit.

LOCAL HOSPITAL 

Mater Dei Hospital, Triq Dun Karm, Msida, Tel: +356 2545 0000

INSURANCE

If a student does not have insurance, guard.me insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.

In case of emergency

A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:

+356 9924 8774

Location

Embassy Summer
Bella Vista Hotel
Qawra Coast Road,
San Pawl il-Baħar,
SPB 1908

Embassy Summer
Qawra Palace Hotel
Dawret il-Qawra,
Qawra,
SPB 1900