At Sunshine Estates we have compiled the key reasons why you should consider buying property in Malta:
Malta’s climate is influenced by the sea and is typical of the Mediterranean with a climate of hot and dry summers and mild winters. Average temperatures in the summer can be as high as 31 °C and 88 °F enabling the beach season to last until October. Spring and Autumn are often warmed by the Sirocco breeze originating from Africa.
GETTING THERE & GETTING ABOUT
Over 20 UK airports offers flight to Malta from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow. The national network of buses covers almost every part of the Islands. Many ferries exist to enable easy Island-hopping between Malta, Gozo and Comino.
The official languages are Maltese and English.
CURRENCY & CREDIT CARDS
On 1st January 2008 Malta adopted the euro as its currency. On 1st February 2008 the euro became the only legal tender currency in Malta and Gozo.
Cards including Access, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club International, Mastercard and Visa are commonly accepted. Banks, (ATMs) and exchange bureaux are found all over the Islands. Many hotels, shops and restaurants accept foreign currency.
UK and US Residents do not require a VISA to travel to Malta.
Malta has a modern health service and reciprocal health agreements exist with Australia and the United Kingdom enabling an entitlement to use medical and hospital services (if period of stay is under one month).
THE 'BRITISH FEEL'
Malta was part of the British Empire for over 150 years – accordingly aspects of the British culture remain including: English is widely spoken Old-fashioned, red-painted, British letter and phone boxes are commonplace Cars drive on the left