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Published on: 05 May 2015
Situated at the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta has an array of amazing history and natural wonders. A villa holiday destination blessed with year-round sunshine, the narrow cobblestone streets of Malta’s towns are crowded with Norman cathedrals and baroque palaces. Lush green countryside fills the centre of the island, with a variety of fascinating megaliths, medieval dungeons and ancient caves dotted throughout.Learn more about Malta »
Mellieha a village was developed under British colonization after the British encouraged people to settle in the area by giving leases to the population.7 villas 45mins Malta
The idyllic farmer’s hamlet of Bidnija, the second smallest village in Malta, is located between two sweeping valleys in the very heart of the island.1 villa 25mins Malta
Situated along the coast, north of the country’s capital Valletta and once once a small fishing port, St Julians is now one of Malta’s major resorts, with lively nightlife including a casino in the magnificent Villa Dragonara on St George’s Point.1 villa 30mins Malta
Zurrieq is the largest village in the south of the island, and one of the original medieval parishes.1 villa 20mins Malta
We have chosen a selection of 10 villas from our full list of properties in Malta. Find the perfect villa below:
St Julians, Malta
The hot, sunny climate in Malta is ideal for outdoor adventures – whether you want to get active or unwind. For a relaxing villa holiday, Malta’s wonderful cliff and countryside holiday walking routes enable you to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of its stunning scenery on foot. Sailing, snorkelling, windsurfing and fishing are also popular leisure activities. Whether you explore Malta by hiking, horse-back riding or mountain bike, its wonderful features and stunning views can be seen from every vantage point.
Traditional cooking in Malta is rich with Moorish and Sicilian influences. Typical dishes include tomato and wine sauces with pasta and fish - and rich pastries and desserts of ricotta, almonds and figs. Cool romantic courtyards offer the perfect setting to dine al fresco on your villa holiday. Choose from romantic palazzos to Malta’s bustling harbour restaurants – or a local village bar for hearty, traditional food. Fine wines from native grapes and excellent local beers are produced here, while giant vegetables and fresh fish can be found in the colourful village markets.
Baroque cities, medieval towns and prehistoric temples are all memorable backdrops to explore in Malta. Here, you’ll be able to retrace the footsteps of St Paul and the Knights of St John. Dozens of fiestas are held in celebration of local saints, with flag-bedecked streets, parades and dazzling fireworks during the summer holiday season. Napoleon and British royalty have all set foot in Malta, leaving their historic imprint to this day. You’ll discover red pillar boxes, tea rooms, pubs and familiar old cars driven on the left - all giving a villa holiday on this island a distinctly colonial feel.
From sultry summer jazz festivals to lively village carnivals and fiestas, you’ll find Malta offers a surprisingly rich and varied choice of entertainment. The island’s year-round calendar of local events range from classical to modern, and cater to every cultural taste – ensuring that you can experience a true taste of Malta on your villa holiday. Open air concerts, contemporary theatre and the latest cinematic art house and blockbuster releases are also available to enjoy here.
Sometimes even the best of us need a little inspiration. Here are some recommendations from us to help you find your perfect holiday
Enjoy a location close to the heart of the action with plenty of amenities nearby, perfect if you prefer not to hire a car.View Villas
Whether its for family fun or just a few lengths in the morning, enjoy all the space and freedom that comes with a large pool.View Villas
Our smaller villas are perfect for couples offering all the space, privacy and freedom to enjoy a fantastic holiday just for two.View Villas
Nothing beats being able to enjoy a barbecue by the side of your pool, in the comfort of your own private villa.View Villas
Chill out in our air conditioned villas - respite from the midday sun and a guaranteed cool and comfortable nights' sleep.View Villas
Take a look at the added entertainment on offer at these fantastic villas - and perhaps swap the swimming pool for a pool table!View Villas
Free Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to plan your holiday itinerary - or show off your fantastic villa to your friends back home.View Villas
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