Compact and Lively IslandPeople staying in a short let accommodation inside a large town such as Sliema or Valetta always experience big parking problems and risk being fined or having their cars ‘clamped’ if they are not very careful about where they leave their cars. The hire car agencies are cheap and cars can be rented for a few days to make the ‘long distance’ journeys to the farthest corners of the island. The island of Malta is just 27 kilometres long and 14 kilometres wide so renting a car for a long period of time is rather a waste of money. Tourists living in short let accommodation will find small shops selling all sorts of groceries on just about every corner in each neighbourhood and always a wonderful bakery selling the most delicious bread imaginable. Restaurants abound all over Malta so even if the idea of cooking is not appealing, there are cheap and delicious menus to suit everybody’s taste with a distinct Italian influence.
Malta is Easily AccessibleThe airport is of a substantial size allowing the arrival and departure of many flights each day by its national carrier ‘Air Malta’ and many other airlines including Emirates and EasyJet. The air fares are highly competitive keeping Malta ‘in the frame’ when people are selecting their great value holiday destination. The island attracts a constant flow of short stay tourists as well as people seeking to spend several months on the island for various reasons ranging from relaxation to work opportunities. Many people prefer ‘short lets’ in Malta in order to cater for themselves in the flat or house they have rented and to enjoy the flexibility that comes with having the keys to come and go as they please without anybody controlling their day to day activities. ‘Short Lets’ spell freedom to explore the island without rushing back to eat dinner at a fixed time, the opportunity to cook the delicious local produce and to lie in bed till late without missing the breakfast buffet.
Malta has a very wide range of short lets on offer all year round despite being a small place with a population of just 424,000 people. The prices are competitive with self catering studios available from as little as €20 a day in more remote parts of the island as well as on the sister islands of Gozo and Comino accessible by daily ferry services. A daily price of €40 plus can be expected in the capital city of Valetta and the town of Sliema which is a short distance away across Sliema creek and the Grand Harbour. There are apartments to suit every pocket and villas of breathtaking beauty at reasonable prices considering that they accommodate several families choosing to take a vacation together. Many people enjoy to holiday with friends sharing a substantial luxurious property with a swimming pool and luscious green garden. Small children have the added advantage of being able to eat when they please and take naps in the comfortable rooms out of the hot sun whilst the parents relax by the pool happy that their children are resting peacefully close by. The Maltese people are strict Catholics and adore children generally making it very easy to rent short let accommodation for family use. Children are taken out with parents to restaurants and on warm summer nights children accompany their parents for dinners and walks on the promenades until very late, preferring to rest during the day in true Mediterranean fashion.