Imagine You and....
Your beloved holding hands while standing amidst the ancient stone ruins of a temple in Malta, gazing out at the sparkling azure Mediterranean Sea as you feel a deepened love and commitment for each other.
Away from your stressed out, busy daily life, you have precious time to reconnect with what really matters; your deep love for each other. Strolling the narrow lanes of a medieval walled city, exploring a romantic island together, eating delectable fresh food by candlelight, visiting postcard perfect fishing villages, getting rejuvenating spa treatments, you can even choose to hike/bike Malta's hills and cliffs!
Imagine enjoying a romantic dance with each other in a delightful 17th Century palazzo, and you'll be a witness to a private and rare ceremony called "heiros gamos" (sacred marriage) at night amidst the ruins of a 5000 year old temple ruins. An awe inspiring experience!
We're waiting for you in magical Malta to discover together what it means to create the sacred and lasting relationship of your dreams on this enchanting retreat!
This Retreat is for you if..
You are a loving married or committed couple and.....
You are lovers of travel, culture, history but you haven't been anywhere great together in a long time.
Or, you simply just want to expand your connection, bond and intimacy!
Maybe now is the time for a second honeymoon (or the one you never had) that really nourishes and revitalizes your relationship!
Wouldn't you love to....
Discover parts of your partner you never knew?
Enjoy a real experience of intimacy and purpose?
Use new communication tools to work through any challenge?
Have more fun inside and outside of the bedroom?
YES! We want to GO TO MALTA! Send us more info!
What you will take home...
Experience the Magic of Malta
With a select group of beautiful couples who are ready to dive into an unforgettable life experience, Malta. The Republic of Malta is an archipelago containing a collection of large and small islands. Only three are inhabited: Malta, Gozo, and Comino. Malta is the largest and contains the capital Valletta, Fortress City, Citta' Umilissima',"a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen", as well as the country’s main international airport. The islands of Malta have over 250 kilometers of coastline and are surrounded by crystal blue waters that are some of the cleanest in the Mediterranean. Because of it's strategic location near Sicily, it has belonged to Phoenicians, Romans, Normans, Arabs and Napoleon before winning independence in 1964. Maltese is a branch of Arabic written in Latin script, but English is also the official language. Yes, they speak English!
Our Gorgeous Accommodations
3 nights in Sliema, Malta at 4-star Victoria Hotel and 4 nights on the island of Gozo, Malta at 5-star Ta Cenc Hotel & Spa
Elegant renovated 4 star hotel with 5 star service i Sliema, Malta
A 6-minute walk from Sliema Beach, this upscale 4-star Victorian inspired hotel has 3 restaurants, a spa, poolside bar and main bar. Victoria Hotel is one of the first Eco hotels in Malta in the heart of bustling seaside Sliema.
Roof Top Pool
Rooftop Pool & Views
Imagine sipping a glass of wine and eating tapas while enjoying the panoramic views from the roof. Or if it's warm enough, a romantic dip in the pool! There's also a cozy bar with a fireplace and leather sofas to relax in after a full day.
Sliema Grand Promenade
Busy Hotel District alongside the Bay
Sliema is known for The Strand, a broad promenade with views of the capital, Valletta. Trendy shops, bars, nightlife and restaurants give Sliema an urban, cosmopolitan feel.
Classic Charm meets Modern Amenities
Ta Cenc Hotel
5-star luxury in Gozo surrounded by nature
Blending effortlessly into its surroundings on Gozo’s highest point, the 84-roomed, five-star Hotel Ta’ Cenc is literally at one with nature, spread over an idyllic countryside very rich in flora and fauna. It's a luxurious stone hotel with a gorgeous spa, 3 restaurants and bars, chandeliers and marble floors. The hotel also boasts its own picturesque rocky beach and medieval palazzo within its grounds.
84 ground floor rooms with private terrace
On the terrace above the rocky cliffs
The hotel also boasts its own picturesque rocky beach and medieval palazzo within its grounds. A shuttle takes you down to the private beach in 5 minutes for swimming & lounging. A full service bar & restaurant up top.
Spa and Pool
A holistic experience to regenerate body, mind and spirit
Immerse yourself in a world of pampering and wellness at the Ta’ Cenc Spa. Enjoy our heated sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi/hydrotherapy bath, gym and tanning room. Swim in our unique heated, indoor-outdoor lagoon-style pool. Or pop into our beauty salon for a pick-me-up treatment that will make you feel beautiful.
Highlights of What You'll Experience in Malta
Neolithic Temple Sites, Modern Cities, Gorgeous Sea Views & Delicious Fresh Food
Mnajdra, Tarxien, Hypogeum and Ggantija
Among Malta's 3 islands there are dozens of neo- and megalithic stone structures that are the oldest known free standing monuments on Earth. We'll see Mnajdra, built around 3600BC, on a rugged stretch of Malta’s southern coast overlooking the glittering sea. When you visit the Hypogeum, a superb underground sacred burial site, you'll feel a quiet, sacred energy, where only 10 visitors at a time are inside. Here, large female fertility figurines were found, the most well known is the Sleeping Lady (see photo in gallery), now in the Malta National Museum. Walk to nearby Tarxien, the most complex of all temple sites in Malta consisting of four megalithic structures. The temples are renowned for the detailed carvings, which include domestic animals carved in relief, altars, and screens decorated with spiral designs and other patterns. Lastly, on Gozo, we will have private access and evening ceremony at Ggantija. These temples are the earliest of the Megalithic Temples of Malta and are older than the pyramids of Egypt.
The Mediterranean Sea
The Blue Lagoon in Comino
Wouldn't it be fun to go diving in the Med? Or take a lessons and get the feel for it? There are dozens of beaches and stunning coastal inlets in Malta with all kinds of marine life and wrecks to see. This one is on Comino, the 3rd inhabited island of Malta, known for scuba diving. More beaches & sea below in the gallery.
The walled fortress old city - Mdina
The Old Capital and know as the Silent City
Imagine strolling the streets of a walled city, Mdina, that traces back more than 4000 years! According to tradition it was here that in 60 A.D. that the Apostle St. Paul is said to have lived after being shipwrecked on the Islands. Lamp lit by night and referred to as "the silent city", Mdina is fascinating place we'll visit for its timeless atmosphere as well as its cultural treasures. From the 12th century to the present, it has been the home of Malta's noble families; some are descendants of the Norman, Sicilian and Spanish overlords who made Mdina their home. The Knights of Malta (Templars) made this headquarters for 800 years and we'll have a guide talk to us about their chivalry, honor and accomplishments. You'll love the impressive palaces, lovely shops and restaurants that line its narrow, shady streets. Mdina is one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city and an extraordinary mix of medieval and baroque architecture. Also, Season 1 of Game of Thrones was filmed here, see special bonus section below.
Spending Time Together
The Streets and sites of the Cities
Whether you are newlyweds or renewing the bonds of your long marriage, you will enjoy just hanging out, sipping coffee or having a glass of wine in one of the many Cafes in Valetta the busy capital, shopping in St. Julian's or strolling The Strand in Sliema. There's always something just around the corner to discover and breathtaking to behold. Or, you can take a taxi to the inland farmlands, stunning beaches, or quaint little villages.
Free Time Activities
Scuba, Hiking, Mountain, Biking, Shopping and Spas
Since this IS a retreat, it's not only about learning relationship skills and exciting sexual practices, but also a generous amount of free time to explore the many attractions, the wild nature or the sea. Private excursions can be set up for Hiking, Scuba, Biking or make an appointment for spa treatments at Victoria Hotel or Ta Cenc. You can even call a taxi and just have him drive you around the island stopping where ever you like. It's your time to be together enjoying this shared adventure!
Mediterranean Healthy Fresh, Global Gourmet and Local Cafe Culture
Malta is a very cosmopolitan place, with a huge assortment of dining options. Whether you crave an Italian gelato, Asian fusion, traditional Tuscan dishes, gourmet global cuisine or want to eat like the Maltese do with a glass of smooth local wine in a village bar that comes with a dish of olives, some ġbejniet (yummy local sheep's cheeses), zalzett (coriander flavored Maltese sausage) with galletti (Maltese crackers) and some bigilla (broad bean pate) served with Maltese bread and olive oil. Or on a cold day, hot pastizzi (savory ricotta filled pastries) are perfect with wine or coffee. Warm days calls for ħobs biż-żejt, a popular snack made from a thick slice of crusty Maltese bread, rubbed with juicy, red tomatoes and topped with mint, a little onion, sheep's cheese and anchovies all soaked in delicious green olive oil; a taste of sunshine, a taste of Malta.
Stone Crab Restaurant in Malta
In the picturesque fishing village of Xlendi Bay, Gozo.
The Stone Crab restaurant is situated at the water`s edge and sheltered by high rising cliffs. Over these two decades, the restaurant has become a favorite among locals and regular visitors to Gozo. The Stone Crab specializes in local and Mediterranean cuisine. It also serves a variety of delicious fresh fish dishes, including the stone crab as one of its most recommended dish. Besides the fish dishes, pasta, meat and pizzas are also served.
A Welcome Message from Michael and Jessica
A short heartfelt invitation from us to you....Come with us!
All the Details
Everything you need to know about our retreat to Malta
October 12 - 20, 2017
OCT 12 (Th) Day 1 – Depart US
13 (Fr) Day 2 – Arrive Malta. Transfers to Victoria Hotel. Afternoon Free. Welcome Traditional Maltese Dinner Included at hotel with wine. Evening Orientation Program with Michael and Jessica. (D)
14 (Sa) Day 3 – Full Breakfast daily during the entire retreat! Your first Morning Program with Michael and Jessica. Lunch on your own at one of the many cafes. In the afternoon, a specialist guide will regale us about the Knights of Malta who made their home here for 800 years. We'll be strolling in Mdina (the old city). Dinner at gorgeous 5-star Medina Restaurant located in a medieval building. (BD)
15 (Su) Day 4 – This morning we'll get out and dive into the 5000 year old temples of Mnjadra, Hypogeum & Tarxien. Read more about them in the Highlights section. Lunch included while we are out. Afternoon Free and Dinner on own today. This evening Michael and Jessica have a Program for you. (BL)
16 (Mo) Day 5 – Your morning is free to pack, and perhaps a last stroll on the Strand. Lunch on own, or get a snack on the ferry. This afternoon, we'll take a modern, fast ferry to the island of Gozo. Check into the 5-star Ta Cenc Hotel & Spa. Lovely dinner at the hotel with wine. Evening Program with Michael and Jessica . (BD)
17 (Tu) Day 6 – Morning Program. Then, we'll get out into the countryside and coastline stopping for lunch at seaside/cliffside Stone Crab Restaurant. Then it's off to explore the stunning Azure Window and Calypso Cave, said to the where Homer's Ulysses was enraptured by a nymph. Dinner on own and evening free. (BL)
18 (We) Day 7 – Morning Program. Expansive buffet lunch included at hotel. Afternoon free. Dinner on own. Return to hotel for a secret special sacred dance party in a medieval Palazzo that is on the grounds of the Ta Cenc property. (BL)
19 (Th) Day 8 – Morning program. Afternoon Free. Evening private tour, after closing & evening Heiros Gamos Ceremony at Ggigantia Temple. Farewell banquet at the hotel. (BD)
20 (Fr) Day 9 – After breakfast, it's time to leave our paradise. We'll depart Gozo in the late morning for Malta by Ferry. You and our luggage will be transfered to the airport. ALL guests must have afternoon Departures. Additional nights will be offered for those who want to stay longer. (B)
Optional Offerings to be booked ahead: Hiking, Scuba, Car & Driver, Couples Massage, Spa Treatments, additional Malta or Gozo tours
Meals: B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner.
There are 7 Breakfasts (all), 3 lunches (2 out, 1 at hotel), 4 dinners (2 fancy and 2 standard)
Details of Itinerary are subject to change
What's NOT Included
Flight Arrivals & Departures:
$3295 per person/ double occupancy
Flight Arrivals & Departures:
Meet Michael and Jessica, your Retreat Leaders
Soulmates, Business Partners, Sexual Intimacy Facilitators and Parents
The Relationship Master
Michael Santonato helps frustrated and stuck singles find a great partner and keep a great relationship. He is known as The Relationship Master, the world’s foremost authority on meeting your next romantic partner naturally.
His international Amazon.com best seller "Sexy Secrets to a Juicy Love Life" and "Single & Stuck: Three Massive Mistakes Women Make in Their 30's" has transformed the lives of many singles in North America.
Michael spent his life searching for his ideal partner and met her, the love of his life, Jessica Louise Li. The two created an exciting event called “The Sensational Sex Seminar” which teaches couples and singles how to have an out of this world, extraordinary, connected, amazing sex life. The course focuses on creating a great relationship outside the bedroom, which then translates to something magical inside the bedroom.
Michael is passionate about growth and all types of learning and personal development, and can you usually be found at home reading a good book, or hanging with Jessica and the kids.
Jessica Louise Li
Creator of Good Mother, Wild Lover
Jessica helps couples restore and revive their intimacy. She is the creator of Good Mother, Wild Lover, empowering mothers to live a life of sexual expression, vitality and joy. She is also the brave creator of Fearless Female Fellatio, teaching mature women how to master the ancient art of sacred, healing oral sex.
Jessica is the co-founder of the Life of A Power Couple, alongside her fiancé Michael Santonato, where couples from around the world create a legacy together through their love, connection and accomplishments.
She is an international best-selling author and has been featured in media such as Cosmopolitan, CNN, NBC, RogersTV and The Wall Street Select. Jessica has spoken in front of various crowds, including government organizations about domestic violence awareness and the resilience of the human spirit.
A former raw food chef and personal trainer, Jessica loves spending time with Michael and her three children, dancing ‘Zouk’, creating healthy meals and hitting the gym.
From lovely folks just like you who have benefited from working with Michael & Jessica
Comments from participants about their experiences at a Michael & Jessica event
After 15 years of marriage your seminar was just what we needed to spruce it up in the bedroom!! Your playful openness and transparency was refreshing and created the space for us as a couple to put our cards on the table and open up channels of communication. Great sex is extremely important to keep a relationship strong and I think many couples that have been together a long time forget this. Thanks so much for all our new tips and assistance in renewing the sexual spark between us!!
-Karen Jones & her husband, David - Feb 2016
“The most connected moment I could ever have in my life was with my partner, on the evening of your seminar.” -Lyndsay, Accountant - Jan 2015
“I loved it. I really, really loved it! It opened my eyes. Talking to my partner is part of a created relationship. That includes a created sex life. You have something big in this event. Its going to be really big for people.”
-Dana, Executive National Director, Sales - March 2016
“Michael and Jessica are so vibrant and fun to watch. What they do is different and powerful. I don’t know of any couples teaching what they are teaching.”
-Andrew Scopick, Business Owner - Feb 2016
A participant reveals what happened for her after a Michael and Jessica seminar
“After your seminar, we had the most connected sex than ever before. By far. Even with our relationship, it’s been rocky sometimes. Now I connect with him and lose those inhibitions and we deeply connect. He said he’s excited and happy that I’m letting him love me. I see he’s a lot less frustrated now. I feel so much more secure in his love for me now.”
-Laura, Teacher - January 2015
“To be honest, seeing the connection Jessica and Michael have is what makes it worth it. Knowing that’s possible, it’s really beautiful. It opens up that possibility for us.”- Luke Love - April 2016
What I received from the seminar is the notion that sensational sex begins outside the bedroom and that I can apply the same principles of pleasing my lover to everyday interactions with people. Principles like: Open & Gentle communication, understanding her verbal and visual cues, and caring about pleasing her first. Great stuff!
-Aaron Kagan, Actor, Martial Artist - March 2016
"We got to ask the things you're afraid to ask your partner. I can’t put a price tag on this.”- Jair, March 2015
For Game of Thrones Fans....
Season One of the popular and addictive show was filmed in Malta!
The Red Keep
The winding, cobbled backstreets of the island's capital were used in several King's Landing scenes, but the most striking location here is the 17th-century Fort Ricasoli, which doubled as the Red Keep. It's visible across the Grand Harbour from the gorgeous Upper Barrakka Gardens.
Just south of the ferry port that links Malta to Gozo (on the Maltese side) is the hamlet of Manikata (above). On its periphery you'll find some ruins that doubled as the village of Lhazareen, where Khal Drogo gets poisoned by a witch in episode eight of series one.
The location was used for Daenerys and Drogo's wedding scene, where we're also introduced to Jorah. The foreground looks different in real life because the show's crew covered the ground in a mesh and smothered it in sand to achieve a desert effect. This didn't go down well with the Maltese authorities and may have contributed to the show's eventual relocation. We will see this on the retreat.
Red Keep Courtyard
Town of Rabat
Towards the town's periphery you'll find Saint Dominic's Priory (pictured above). This doubled as the Red Keep courtyard where, in episode seven, Ned seals his fate by telling Cersei he knows her and Jaime's secret. "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die," comes her prophetic response.
The old city Mdina's plazas evoke many familiar scenes, including the courtyard outside Littlefinger's brothel, where Ned Stark feels the pointy end of Jaime Lannister's sword. The sandy stone buildings and horse-drawn carriages evoke the essence of Westeros's principal city, making the whole area a delight to stroll around. This is King's Landing all right, minus the muck and violence.