Malta is an excellent place for retirement. With its gorgeous beaches, rich history, and strategic location in the Mediterranean, there’s no shortage of things to do. Here are some of the top activities for your retirement in Malta.
With ample Mediterranean sunshine and a warm climate, retirees in Malta have plenty of time to take advantage of the country’s beautiful beaches. Malta has many different types of beaches. Some are rocky, some are sandy, some are off the beaten path. Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Malta.
Some of the most popular beaches are Mellieħa Bay, Għajn Tuffieħa and Golden Bay. Be sure to check out Comino and Gozo as well for clear water and snorkelling opportunities.
Retiring in Malta means being able to explore old cities that hosted the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Knights of St. John, Napoleon and the British Empire. With more than 7,000 years of history, Malta is the perfect location for a history buff.
Maltese UNESCO World Heritage sites include the capital city Valletta, the Ħal-Saflieni Hypogeum, and other Megalithic temples. Retirees may also enjoy wandering the streets of the old capital, Mdina. Behind the fortified walls, you can find a mix of baroque and medieval architecture.
While there are plenty of activities to choose from in Malta, a retiree may find themselves traveling away from the island. Malta is located in the heart of the Mediterranean, therefore it’s an ideal jumping off point to travel to other parts of the world. Malta’s airport has direct flights to many of the major cities in Europe making it easy to travel during retirement in Malta. Rome is 1.5-hours away, and London is 3.5-hours away.
Malta is an English-speaking country and has a large international population. In fact, 22.2% of the population is not Maltese. When you retire in Malta, you’ll join many other expat communities that have also chosen the island for retirement. Malta has large expat populations from the U.K., U.S., Canada, and Australia just to name a few.
To help you take advantage of everything Malta has to offer retirees, the government offers attractive residence programmes. For example, EU and Non-EU citizens can obtain a special tax status though the Malta Retirement Programme. The programme gives a 15% flat tax rate on any foreign pension income received in Malta to those who qualify. You can learn more about the Malta Retirement Programme here.
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