Discover the ideal holiday letting for your stay in Malta
Sitting in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea is the beautiful island republic of Malta. This archipelago has had a colourful history, having at one point been under Phoenician, Roman, French, and most recently British rule, and has now established itself as an independent republic, drawing in tourists from around the world.
Discover the best offers in Malta for your next holiday, starting at £42 per night.
Malta apartments to rent – take a trip to the island republic
With its Mediterranean climate, Malta villas are ideal for those looking to go on a beach holiday – the peak beach season goes on until the end of October. Malta also has a rich history dating back 7000 years, with many archaeological sites and educational museums across the country.
Soak up the sun at a Maltese beach
Whether you want to sunbathe on a sandy beach or take a stroll along a rocky one, Malta's coastline offers whatever you're looking for. Head to Golden Bay in the Northwest for soft – and as its namesake suggests – golden coloured sand and a place to set up a beach barbecue. If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy tourist areas, why not spend the day at St Peter's Pool? This natural pool is set around flat rocks ideal for sunbathing and walking along the coast. Arguably the most beautiful beach in the Maltese archipelago is the Blue Lagoon on Comino, the smallest of the three islands. The clear blue water is perfect for swimming, and the backdrop of a white sandy beach and its rocky landscape make the view alone well worth the trip. Malta apartments also offer you the chance to get involved in a variety of watersports and other activities. You'll find ample opportunities for water skiing, paragliding, and windsurfing. Snorkelling and scuba diving are also popular in Malta, with many underwater sights to see.
Take a trip to Malta's quaint and lively capital
At less than one square kilometre in size, Malta's capital city is certainly the smallest in Europe, but Valletta still has plenty to offer as a holiday destination. Full of magnificent Baroque architecture, it is no surprise that this small city has UNESCO World Heritage Site status. While staying in accommodation in the capital, be sure to take a walk along city's streets and take in the towering townhouses and their brightly coloured balconies. You should also make a trip to the Grand Master's Palace, the former residence of the leaders of the Knights of St John. Its hard external walls contrast with its extravagant interior, with tapestries lining the walls of the Council Chamber and stunning frescoes in the Supreme Council Hall. Holiday rental properties in Valletta also offer you a great nightlife, with Straight Street – or 'The Gut' as it's also known as – filled with restaurants, wine bars and live music. If you're looking for an apartment in a more typical city, Sliema, well known for its shopping and restaurants, would be a more ideal destination.
Discover prehistoric and modern day Malta side by side
Malta is home to many significant archaeological sites spanning several millennia. During your stay in Malta apartments it is well worth visiting the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, an underground necropolis and is believed to be the oldest prehistoric subterranean temple on Earth, dating back to around 5000 years ago. The Megalithic temples of Malta are also great examples of Malta's long and prehistoric history, and are said to be some of the most ancient religious sites in the world. Five of the temple complexes are UNESCO World Heritage sites, though some of the structures, such as Ħaġar Qim, were built from limestone and have thus suffered from weathering. If slightly more modern history interests you, be sure to visit St John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta, a 16th century church with a stunning interior worth seeing for yourself.
Explore the islands of Gozo and Comino
During your stay in Malta villas, be sure to travel to one of the other islands that make up this beautiful archipelago. Whilst the smallest of the three islands, Comino, is practically uninhabited, Gozo, the second of the three islands, offers a vast range of tourist attractions and opportunities. The landscape in Gozo varies greatly from that of malta, with its rural surroundings and tranquil atmosphere giving you the chance to take in the beautiful scenery in peace. There are many sites you should aim to see during your stay in a holiday rental property in Gozo: the Azure Window, a natural rock arch on the Inland Sea, is one of Gozo's most famous natural wonders and definitely worth seeing, whilst the Citadella offers you a view of the sea and you can even see the island of Malta in the distance.
Good plans for a family vacation
In the summer months, enjoy Mellieha Bay, Golden Bay and Gnejna Bay, beaches that are perfectly suited to children. They are supervised all summer and have the advantage of being easily accessible. The shallow waters are happy for the little ones to swim.
Popeye's Village, which is located in Anchor Bay, immerses its visitors in the setting of "Popeye," the famous musical of the 1980s. The wooden houses, props from the movie and live entertainment will delight the whole family!
Splash and Fun is a water park where slides and wave pools are a big hit. Several pools are arranged to suit all age groups and ensure safe swimming. The park opens exclusively in summer.
As you pass through Birzebbuga, you will find the Playmobil Fun-Park. Visit the production plant, have fun with all the Playmobil collections, attend the shows.... The various thematic worlds created since 1976 meet you on the approximately 215,000 square feet of the park.
Vibrate to the rhythm of Maltese animations
Recurring events are spread throughout the year, promising a busy holiday. In February, there is the traditional carnival, which gives rise to folkloric parades. It takes on satirical overtones in Nadur (Gozo): a particularly original festival!
The Maltese are very attached to religion and Holy Week is a real celebration. On Good Friday, the cities are plunged into a dark atmosphere. Red predominates on the churches, recalling the blood of Christ. On the night of Saturday to Sunday, the bells ring out to announce the divine resurrection.
In late April, the International Fireworks Festival takes over. The Maltese commemorate their integration into the European Union, which dates from May 1, 2004. The fireworks show takes place in Grand Harbour (Valletta) but also in various localities.
In October, participate in the Notte Bianca, literally: "white night". The Maltese capital lights up and shops and restaurants come alive well beyond their usual hours. Even the museums stay open - sometimes until dawn - to satisfy those who dream of a night visit. Street performances are also on the program.
Frequently asked questions
What are the most popular accommodations in Malta?
The most in-demand accommodations in Malta are apartment rental and bed and breakfast rental. With 566 offers in Malta, we always find the perfect accommodation for you.
What does it cost to rent a holiday home in Malta?
Prices start at just £42 per night. Most bed and breakfast rental in Malta are 25 m² and apartment rental are 86 m².
Do you offer pet-friendly apartment rental in Malta?
If you are travelling with your pet, we have the perfect solution: Apartment rental are the most pet-friendly accommodation types in Malta. On average a pet-friendly rental costs £194 per night.
Do you also offer accommodations that are suitable for groups in Malta ?
We can help you find accommodations in Malta for a group. On average, the apartment rental has space for 4 guests.
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