Located slap bang in the middle of the Med between Italy and North Africa, Malta is blessed with year-round sunshine. The small archipelago comprises 3 inhabited islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino. Each island is jam-packed with natural and historical wonders making Malta photogenic enough to be used in countless movies including Troy and Gladiator. A holiday rental in Malta with a private pool provides a unique base to explore its sights.

Most wanted Maltese villa rentals

Malta has some excellent beaches but nothing quite beats the experience of having your own villa rental with a private pool. There’s so much to see and do around the Maltese islands that having your own base to explore from is an essential component to a stress-free holiday. Villas in Malta with pools offer unbeatable comfort and convenience, and even more so when the pool is private.

Lounge in luxury villas

Malta has an inimitable style of its own that its luxury villa rentals positively ooze. Of course, the fact that the sun bathes Malta’s beautiful sandy coloured buildings in a golden hue all year helps give it the wow factor. Luxury villas in Malta with pools come with a range of other premium amenities such as hot tubs and games rooms. Often set in beautifully maintained gardens with outdoor private pools of all shapes and sizes, you won’t regret taking the plunge and booking a luxury villa in Malta. From cosy 1-bed beachfront villas to sprawling farmhouses, holiday rentals can be found in some of the most beautiful locations in Malta.

Deep dive into these Malta destinations

Malta proves you can really have it all as a top Mediterranean destination. Sun, sea, sandy beaches and bucket loads of culture. The islands are fringed by red sand beaches, dramatic limestone cliffs and the clearest blue waters while the interior features timeless villages and nature trails. From farmhouses to contemporary coastal villas with private pools, Malta has all the ingredients you could need for an absorbing adventure away from home.

Valletta calling!

Malta’s cosmopolitan capital bridges the gap between modern life and history’s footprint. Dating back to the Knights of St John, Valletta is bursting with character that reflects its colonial past but also full of the future promise that earned it the status of Capital City of Europe for Culture in 2018. The entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and highlights include St John's Co-Cathedral, the Palace, Piazza Regina and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Valletta’s newly regenerated waterfront is worth a harbour cruise. A villa rental in Malta with a private pool provides a sanctuary to unwind from the eternal buzz of Valletta outside its doors.

Splash around in St Julian’s

The resort town of St Julian’s, just north of Valletta, is a lively place. It's all about the al fresco lifestyle! From its open-air restaurants overlooking Spinola bay to the Blue Flag beaches at St George’s Bay, a holiday rental here puts you at the heart of the action. A Malta villa rental with a pool in St Julian’s is perfect for group celebrations as it buzzes with bars, clubs, shops, a bowling alley, and a cinema close to the beach. Check out the 17th-century Spinola Palace and try your luck at the jaw-droppingly grand casino on St George’s Point. Make beeline for Portomaso with its posh marina if you like an upmarket vibe or Balluta Bay is ideal for those who want to keep it low-key.

Give it up for Gozo

Gozo is Malta's second island and the place to come if ancient civilisations are your thing. The Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Sicilians, French and British have all parked themselves here at some point over the last few thousand years. Take time out to explore temple ruins and the footpaths that trail across the rugged interior and then head back to your very own villa rental with a private pool as a reward for your exertions. The pace is slower here than Malta’s main island, but it is blissfully unspoilt and a great choice for culture vultures and nature lovers.