2017 saw a record number of tourists visiting Malta to date. With hotels offering both self-catering and fully inclusive island-wide, if you still can’t find your ideal place to stay, there’s plenty of places available with Airbnb. From single travellers to large groups, for such a small island, Malta’s choices seem limitless. Perhaps you’d just like a room in a shared accommodation, or a whole place to yourselves. With a rapid increase, to date, there are over 2,000 properties available. Quite a rise from the 24 listed a mere five years ago. Look at these incredible places available both in Malta and neighbouring sister island of Gozo.
An Idyllic Farmhouse
Enjoy the tranquillity of Gozo in this charming fully renovated farmhouse in Xewkija. A short drive from the sandy beach of Ramla Bay, this rustic property can sleep up to six in three bedrooms, private pool and roof terrace with views across the neighbouring valleys. If you enjoy peace and quiet, this farmhouse is perfect, with the most noise you’ll hear being that of the local shepherd with his bell-adorned sheep. It’s ideally located on a quiet road, yet with amenities close to hand. With the pool area secluded by high walls, you really do have privacy.
€125 per night
Sunsets to remember
Enjoy a first-floor apartment in Xlendi as well as having use of the pool. Villa Bronja Studio sleeps two and includes a good-size sun terrace, allowing you to dine al fresco, too. With your hosts living in another apartment in the same building, they are there to help at any time should you require, and at the same time leaving you to your own devices. From the pool you can lose yourself in views of the spectacular sunsets.
From €38 per night
Your architect host and his photographer partner offer this Valletta vintage gallery studio, in the heart of the capital of Valletta. This sleeps-two accommodation is the penthouse and with this, offers scenic views of Valletta’s harbors, which can be viewed from the airy and light premises or from the sun terrace. As part of an early 18th-century building, this studio has been fully renovated with an equal mix of vintage, artistic and bespoke pieces, collected from local sources and the walls are adorned with wonderful artwork by Maltese contemporary artists. Although this studio is in the capital, it offers a tranquil setting fully equipped for all your needs.
From €100 per night
Sleeping four guests in three bedrooms, you are welcome to stay in this delectable 500-year-old house, Lambini, in the well sought-after village of Rabat. In keeping with its setting, this self-catering house is located next door to the main entrance to the silent city of Mdina. It’s a stone’s throw from the centre of Rabat and in easy access of the bus terminus and local shops. Enjoy views of Mdina, in particularly when the walled city is lit up during the evening.
From €156 per night.
Farmhouse for 10
Catering for up to 10 people, this Gozo Farmhouse sleeps 10 and is quite unique due to its size. Maintaining many original characteristics this property has a staggering five bedrooms all with ensuite and a further main bathroom. With a large pool to enjoy and all modern amenities, you may find it difficult to want to leave tto discover the beauty of surrounding Gozo.
From €80 per night for two people
Perfect for honeymooners and couples, this romantic accommodation in Nadur, Gozo offers serene views of the surrounding rural area. Welcoming pets, the terrace and BBQ lounge offer plenty of outdoor space, too. An authentic place with a living area retaining original arched stone ceilings, this property remains both cosy yet spacious and the indoor Jacuzzi offers sunset views from the adjacent window. Take in your surroundings by bicycle if you wish, which are available with the property.
From €30 per night
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A Family Heirloom
Lilian and Joe welcome you to the Old Wine Inn, passed down through the generations of their family. This entire house in the picturesque village of Qala is steeped in family history dating back to the 18th century when their foremother, from this very house, saw the arrival of the French fleet on the horizon as they approached Malta. Ancestors produced their own wine, and a wine bar was situated in the lower level of the house. Step back in time staying in this accommodation furnished with antiques.
From €62 per night
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Uninterrupted Bay Views
Look out over St George’s Bay, Birżebbuġa, from this brand-new Boathouse Seafront accommodation. With every room offering panoramic views of the surrounding area, this place accommodates for up to five guests in two bedrooms and one sofa bed in the living area. A terrace offers a perfect outdoor space for dining and a sandy beach is opposite, ideal for a dip in the Mediterranean.
From €57 per night
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In the northern village of Mellieha, you’ll find Villa Jasmine. A luxurious, modern place accommodating up to 12 guests in six bedrooms. This upmarket villa is situated in the exclusive Santa Maria Estate, a location offering not only views of Mellieha Bay but also Gozo and Comino. With no shared areas, you will have a large pool all to yourselves. With a cleaner visiting during your stay included in the price, experience the Maltese high life at a very reasonable price.
From €250 per night
Heavenly Blue Grotto
As far as must-visit places go in Malta, the Blue Grotto is among the best and this accommodation, Seaview in Blue Grotto, offers this on your doorstep. Up to three guests can enjoy the entire apartment, which has been described as a ‘jewel’. Tucked away between the cliffs is this village of Wied Iz Zurieq, home to the clearest sapphire blue waters surrounding the island. Surrounded by shops and cafés, you won’t want to leave. An ideal place to enjoy leisurely walks and even visit some historical temples.
From €28 per night
Converted Characteristic Townhouse
Ensuring your holiday is memorable, your host, Mariella, welcomes you to her 300-year-old expertly converted townhouse in Żebbuġ. With the house and outside area covering a vast 1,000 sqm of land, if the weather is a little cooler, you are treated to an indoor pool as well as the outdoor one. Expertly converted with modern furnishings and appliances housed in original features.
From €250 per night
A Stay on the Sea
For something completely different, take a look at this yacht in Gozo’s scenic harbour. Accommodating two is this spacious 14m sailing yacht. With deck space to relax in a hammock, and cabin space for sleeping, cooking and relaxing, the sleeping space is traditional bunks. Find your sea legs and explore in this unique place.
From €20 per night
The Three Cities
Kalkara is one of the infamous Maltese three cities, and this modern, well-furnished, charming seafront house neighbours the harbours of Rinella Bay and Fort Rinella, one of the four coastal batteries built in the late 19th century by the British. Looking out over Fort St Angelo and the Grand Harbour gives the opportunity to take a short walk to witness yachts of all descriptions moored at the Vittoriosa waterfront. This spacious place with an open plan kitchen is a perfect self catering house for up to four guests.
from €50 per night.