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The most popular rental localities in Malta

28th March, 2024
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Where to rent in Malta?

Our guide to the island’s favourite rental hotspots!

All of Malta’s plus points make it an irresistible choice for those looking to rent a home. Whether you’re a digital nomad, a local family, or simply someone seeking the tranquillity of island life, Malta offers a diverse range of localities and property types to suit every taste. With a huge variety of property types on offer such as apartments, penthouses, maisonettes, terraced houses, houses of character, farmhouses and palazzos, you will be totally spoilt for choice.

Let’s explore some of the most popular rental spots across our charming archipelago.

  1. Sliema and St Julian’s epitomises the heartbeat of modern living

Sliema and its neighbour, St Julian’s, are definitely the most sought-after localities for renters in Malta. The reasons aren’t far-fetched – these areas are the pulsating heart of the island’s modern lifestyle, offering a cosmopolitan mix of shopping, dining and entertainment options. From the scenic Sliema promenade to the bustling nightlife in Paceville, located in St Julian’s, residents are never short of activities. These localities are particularly popular among young professionals and the international crowd who crave a vibrant lifestyle right on their doorstep. Rentals start from €1000p.m. in Sliema.

Rental localities in malta
  1. Valletta and the chance of living in a UNESCO World Heritage Site

For those who dream of waking up to breathtaking Baroque architecture and history-lined streets, Valletta, the capital city of Malta, is the place to be and to be seen! This UNESCO World Heritage Site is not just a tourist hotspot but also a quaint residential area. Living in Valletta is like stepping back in time, with the added perks of all modern amenities within easy reach. Its unique charm attracts a diverse group of renters, from artists and historians to expats who appreciate the blend of culture and convenience. Great for shopping, dining and street culture. Rentals start from €900p.m. in Valletta.

  1. Mdina and Rabat embodies the mystery of Malta’s “Silent City” and its outskirts

Mdina, known as the Silent City, offers a tranquil living experience unlike any other. This ancient fortified city, with its narrow alleys and timeless architecture, provides a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Here is where you will find the grand homes of the oldest noble families in the country and living here is truly very exclusive. Just outside its gates lies Rabat, offering a more affordable and slightly livelier alternative to Mdina itself. Both localities appeal to those in search of peace, history, and a strong sense of community. Rentals start from €650p.m. in Rabat.

  1. Mellieha, St Paul’s Bay and the northern region is a haven for beach lovers and sun seekers

For expats, beach enthusiasts and families, Mellieha and other northern localities like St. Paul’s Bay and Bugibba offer a delightful proposition. With some of the island’s best beaches, including Mellieha Bay and a more laid-back lifestyle on offer, these areas are perfect for those who prioritise seaside living and outdoor activities. The northern region is also home to many communities from across the globe, making it easier for newcomers to settle in and feel at home. Rentals start from €650p.m. in St Paul’s Bay.

Rental localities in malta
  1. The Three Cities offers a remarkable blend of history and excellent Grand Harbour views

The Three Cities – Vittoriosa (Birgu), Senglea (Isla), and Cospicua (Bormla) – offer a unique living experience with their rich maritime history and stunning harbour views. These localities are becoming increasingly popular among those looking to experience the authentic Maltese lifestyle. The waterfront promenades, marinas and renovated traditional townhouses provide a charming backdrop for everyday life. If you want to experience local life, a great community atmosphere and a wide array of properties to choose from, then this is the place for you. Rentals start from €750p.m. in Cospicua.

  1. Gozo offers tranquillity and the perfect escape

For those willing to venture a bit further, Gozo, Malta’s sister island, offers an idyllic and peaceful living environment. Known for its picturesque landscapes, slower pace of life and tight-knit community, Gozo is perfect for families, retirees and anyone looking to escape the urban sprawl. The rental market in Gozo caters to a wide range of preferences, from rustic farmhouses to modern apartments, all surrounded by the island’s natural beauty. Rentals here are also more affordable and many residents commute daily to Malta for work on the ferry. Rentals start from €450p.m. on Gozo.

Final thoughts

Choosing the right locality to rent a property in Malta all depends on your lifestyle preferences, budget and what you want out to get out of your island experience. At Frank Salt Real Estate we have access to the largest database of properties for rent on the islands and we will have something that suits your taste and budget. With more than 55 years of experience in assisting landlords and tenants alike, we are your number one go-to for rentals in Malta.

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