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Malta - Great For A Sailing Holiday   by D. Browall

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Malta, Gozo and Comino are the three largest islands and are located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily. The Maltese archipelago is right at the centre of the ancient sea and all ships, migrations and invasions passed by its coasts which today offer marvelous scenery and good shelters to those that chooses to sail around it. The rough nature of the rock making up the archipelago produced steep walls and deep fjords where nice marinas have been built.
St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta, Mediterranean
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There are seven islands that make up the Maltese archipelago. These are scattered all over the Mediterranean Sea. The island nation is also located near other well-known tourist destinations, like Sicily, North Africa, and a small portion of Europe. The warm climate and the many things that you can do in the island nation make on a yacht charter in Malta an activity you'd love to take opportunity at.

The Grand Harbor is the first place you may want to visit to charter a yacht. There are several offices that can cater to your needs and can offer a wide range of yachts for you. You can also start from there when you're going to venture into the creeks located near the harbor. Other interesting places to visit are Fort Manoel, a fortress that has been shaped as a star, and the Knights of St. John. Near the harbor is the capital of Malta, Valletta.

 Your tour in the city can include Auberge D'italie, or officers' quarters. This establishment was built in 1574. Across it is the Palazzo Parisio and its beautiful façade created by Romano Carapecchra.

Sailing in the area can also be done in Gozo. There are actually a number of points that you can choose from. For one, you can go to Xatt L-Ahmar. It's a very flat area, and thus very good for some snorkeling and shallow swimming. At the northeast is Dahlet Qorrot. Qbajjar Bay, meanwhile, is highly ideal for surfing. The currents will be enough to make your heart pump and your adrenalin to rush. The wind is also perfect for sailors but not so much for the beginners.

Lastly, spend your holiday at Comino. It's sandwiched between Gozo and mainland Malta. Now, you may be deceived by what you can initially see. It looks like an ordinary huge rocky outcrop, but when you get to explore the island, you can discover the wide variety of flora and fauna. There are also some historical attractions in the area such as the Blue Lagoon, which is a sheltered cove. Comino is also near an uninhabited islet called Cominotto. It has white sand and turquoise water, which is very good for swimming.

If you are in to more competitive sailing, then Maltese Waters offer some of the best in competitive and long-distance sailing. There are the two big races: Syracuse - Malta; and the Rimini - Malta - Rimini Race. The best time for competitive sailing in Malta is autumn through to mid- June. Apart from the short period of winter storms, the prevailing winds make for very good sailing. The Mistral (north-easterly) wind and the more humid, southerly Sirocco give the force you need to get under sail.

Sailing in Malta gives you a taste of the Mediterranean and the interesting blend of different cultures. Hence, the next time you're planning a trip, make sure you can include Malta in your list.

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Fully Detached Villa Outdoor Pool Fantastic Views (Ref: 50333)
Self catering villa in Mellieha, Malta
Fantastic Modern Villa with Out Door Pool with Jacuzzi for relaxation. Sleeps 8 to 14 persons Self-catering few minutes away from the beach with Spectacular views.  There is a games room with a billiard table. There is a living area with air condition which leads to the pool and to deck area. The pool is meters by meters and deep. The pool is with a Jacuzzi as well. Please take care when you are swimming in the pool. No diving. On the deck are a there are 8 sun beds a bar-be-que, and table with chairs.The villa comprises 5 bedrooms in total; 3 double, 2 twin, 3 of the bedrooms with en-suite facilities. The property also has 1 single sofa bed located in the Sitting room. This gives room for up to 14 people.  Sleeps 14.
Luxury Villa with private pool (Ref: 37746)
Self catering villa in Mellieha, Malta
Situated right in the heart of Santa Marija Estate, which is Malta's idyllic location, is this magnificent villa boasting spaciousness and inviting sleek lines in its interior. Our guests will rest well in this 4 bedroom villa, all with their respective shower/bathroom, A/C and telephone. The villa offers digital cable TV, DVD player, high speed internet connection, telephone system, fax, safe, library and a fully equipped kitchen (A/C, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave etc). Extensive balconies enable one to enjoy the morning sunrise. The outdoor area is private with a barbecue area, dining and sitting spaces for great entertaining and a 45 sq.m.HEATED POOL including a relaxing sun patio which affords you to enjoy the best of both worlds - basking in the sun or resting in the shade.  Sleeps 10.
Mellieha Fully Detached Bungalow with Outdoor Pool (Ref: 38956)
Self catering villa in St Maria Estate Mellieha, Malta
The villa Fully detached Bungalow is close to many sandy beaches (15 min by car) including the popular Mellieha Bay, Golden Bay and the most picturesque beach on the island, Paradise Bay. There are plenty of snack bars and cafes as well as some spots to indulge in some water fun - you can hire a pedalo, try para sailing, snorkeling or swim out in the stunning Mediterranean Sea. When the heat is stifling, a day at the island's Splash and Fun water park includes a lazy river, super bowl, high-tide wave pool, animation programs and fun filled family slides. For most, it's the sun, beaches and long lazy lunches that seduce.  Sleeps 9
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Luxury Villa with Pool (Ref: 3770) 
Self catering villa in Naxxar, Malta
Beautiful villa farmhouse with large pool, barbeque area, and gardens, sleeps up to 8 persons. Substantial off peak discounts.  Luxury farmhouse villa having large garden, sun terrace and pool. Offering accommodation for 8 persons, this villa offers large entrance/reception hall, guests sitting room, fully equipped kitchen/breakfast room, formal dining room, living/tv room, three/four bedrooms (three of which have ensuite bathrooms), lovely outside terraces/barbeque area around the pool, and a very large garden. Extensive views of Malta are available from the roof, and the central location is ideal.  Sleeps 8.
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Penthouse Qawra (St Pauls Bay) Malta (Ref: 53385)
Self catering penthouse in Qawra (St Pauls Bay), Malta
Our first time on the market penthouse is spacious with breathtaking sea and Country views. The penthouse is situated 5 minutes from sea front and sleeps up to 4 people. It has a modern equipped kitchen with automatic washing machine and dryer and ironing facilities. The property has a large bathroom and an ensuite shower.  The front terrace has a barbeque area and can also be used for sunbathing ,eating and entertaining.The property has a combined kitchen/living area and is fully airconditioned.  An alarm system is installed and all windows and doors are double glazing. It also has a lift as the property is on the 5th Floor.  Sleeps 4.
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Holiday Apartment Sliema Malta (Ref: 54549)
Self catering apartment in Sliema, Malta
Private owned Holiday Apartment in Sliema Malta. (Just off The Strand) Excellent location within 2 minutes walk to seaside and promenade, boat cruises, buses, taxi stands, shops, restaurants, attractions and much more. Fully furnished charming ground floor Character Apartment finished to high specifications. Accommodation comprises sitting/living, fitted kitchen and dining, 2 bedrooms (main double bed, spare with bunk bed), shower room, laundry and a good sized bright and airy yard. Sleeps 4 to 6(using sofa beds)  Fully Air Conditioned, Cable TV, DVD, Telephone, Built in Fridge/Freezer, Gas Hob, Electric Oven, Microwave, Electric Toaster/Kettle & all kitchen utensils, Automatic Washing Machine, Iron Board, Hair Dryer, 2 Sofa Beds and Internet Connection (on request).  Sleeps 6.
Penthouse in Sliema (Ref: 49271)
Self catering penthouse in Sliema, Malta
The penthouse is in St Alphonese Str., 2 roads away from the police station area. Its 15minutes walk to the front promenade for shopping, you can have nice walks, nice restaurants to eat and drink . Its 15 min walk to the sea, where you can have a swim. Itís a 15 min walk to the Independence Garden, where you can rest, read and chat, and there are swings for children. Then its 30 minutes walk to Paceville St, Julianís where Restaurants, Bars and Disco will stay open till early mornings.  Itís fully furnished with, micro wave, gas oven and hob, fridge, and freezer, solar for hot water, washing machine, cable T.V. etc.  Sleeps 5 persons and another 2 on sofa bed.
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Casa Rustika House of Character (Ref: 26419) 
Self catering village house in Zejtun, Malta
A typical 4 bedroom Malta house of character located on the edge of Zejtun village in the south of Malta. 10 minutes walk to town centre and 5 minutes from the beach.  This house is on the outskirts of the village of Zejtun. Within 15 minutes drive, you can be in Marsaxlokk Bay which is a the hub of the fish restaurants in Malta.  Within 20 mins drive, you can find Marsascala Bay, another area full of bars, restaurants.  This beautiful 4 bedroom and recently restored house of character is located on the outskirts of Zejtun village in a peaceful road close to typical Maltese countryside. Downstairs all rooms are surrounding a sunny courtyard, with a barbecue and a lot of privacy. An entrance hall, a fully-equipped separate kitchen and a lovely large arched lounge/ living room, complete with cable television, are also located on the ground floor.  Sleeps 7.
Dahlet Gnien Is-Sultan, Grand Harbour, Valletta (Ref: 31478) 
Self catering apartment in Valletta, Malta
Our stylish and spacious waterfront self-catering apartment has a breathtakingly beautiful 180 degree panoramic view of the Grand Harbour and Three Cities. The apartment is situated at Dahlet Gnien is-Sultan ("the site of the Sultan's Garden") beneath the bastions of Valletta and is a 2-minute stroll from the heart of the Old City. It sleeps up to 8 people (one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and two double sofa beds), has a well equipped kitchen with brand new appliances, washing machine/ironing facilities, bath/shower room, separate TV lounge/study area, harbour view balcony, a telephone (for use with Easyline phone cards - a prepaid phone card available from most newsagents or Maltacom outlets) and a roof garden for sunbathing. There is ample free parking.   Sleeps 8.
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