Destination guide

Intrigue and inspiration in sun-soaked Malta

Malta might be small, but it packs a dazzling array of delights from coast to stunning coast. This string of jewels in the Mediterranean has been fought over for centuries, the result a melting pot of cultures, architecture and history that never fails to intrigue and inspire. Malta vacation rentals provide an oasis from the sun-drenched streets, perfect for relaxing after days spent exploring medieval buildings or strolling along the bustling marinas, where vividly-colored boats bob up and down on the gentle waves.

Things to do

Seeing the sights in fascinating Malta

Malta's Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour is ideal for those keen to see the main cities and get an overview of the island. Visitors flock to the Grandmaster's Palace and the terraced Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta, while those bound for Gozo are drawn to the spectacular white Sannap Cliffs. With Malta vacation rentals close to the National Museum of Fine Arts and the palace of Casa Rocca Piccola, you'll never be short of something to do here.

Activities

Find attractions for all in Malta

From days spent scuba diving in clear blue waters to exploring the island's fascinating museums and galleries, Malta has options to suit all tastes. Like to get a different perspective? Take to the water, with boat cruises always on the agenda for those seeking an adventure. With Malta vacation rentals located close to significant historic sites, and those made famous in Game of Thrones, there are attractions galore on the doorstep, while adventure lovers won't have to travel far to find breathtaking beaches for snorkeling, windsurfing and kayaking.

Weather

Long hot summers in sun-drenched Malta

Set in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is famous for its long, hot days, with clear skies and golden sunshine. Summer temperatures are high, soaring into the 80s, so be sure to hydrate and wear a hat. Spring and fall are popular times to visit, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s and breezes blowing in from the Mediterranean making conditions here pleasant. Winters in Malta are mild, with temperatures dipping into the mid-50s. Like to beat the crowds? Avoid peak travel times and you could get a great deal on your rental.

Natural features

Explore rugged landscapes in beautiful Malta

Malta is a rocky archipelago of 21 islands, 18 of them uninhabited, set in the Mediterranean Sea. The inhabited islands, Malta, Gozo and Comino, are renowned for their rugged coastline and, though the forests here are long gone, tamarisk, carob, citrus, ficus, pine and olive trees still thrive, even with little water and scorching temperatures. The islands of Malta are famous for their rocky landscape, interspersed with terraced fields that are cultivated for vegetables and grapes and perfect for vacation snapshots.

Where to stay around Malta?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,151 vacation rentals near Malta. From 247 Villas to 291 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Malta for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Malta?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Malta. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Gozo: 1,101 vacation rentals
  • Valletta: 1,467 vacation rentals
  • Sliema: 1,502 vacation rentals
  • Malta Experience: 1,944 vacation rentals
  • St Julian's: 1,504 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Malta! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Malta?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Malta:

  • Valletta: 1,467 rentals
  • Sliema: 1,502 rentals
  • St Julian's: 1,504 rentals
  • Kerċem: 789 rentals
  • Mellieha: 1,993 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Malta?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Malta. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Malta Experience: 1,944 rentals
  • Knights Spectacular 1565: 1,941 rentals
  • Fort St. Elmo: 1,950 rentals
  • Mellieha Bay: 2,153 rentals
  • Valletta Ferry Terminal: 1,964 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Malta listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Malta

Valletta
1,467 vacation rentals
Sliema
1,502 vacation rentals
St Julian's
1,504 vacation rentals
Kerċem
789 vacation rentals
Mellieha
1,993 vacation rentals
Marsaskala
1,124 vacation rentals
Birgu
1,322 vacation rentals
Qala
1,100 vacation rentals
St Paul's Bay
1,704 vacation rentals
Gharb
643 vacation rentals
Victoria
830 vacation rentals
Msida
1,500 vacation rentals
Senglea
1,326 vacation rentals
Rabat
1,577 vacation rentals
Gzira
1,499 vacation rentals
Mdina
1,501 vacation rentals
Nadur
1,096 vacation rentals
Ghajnsielem
1,161 vacation rentals
Marsaxlokk
1,094 vacation rentals
Cospicua
1,311 vacation rentals