The Island has strong links with the UK. It has always been a popular destination for individuals from over here and it’s not hard to see why. English is widely spoken, driving is on the left, medical care is top class and most important of all, the Maltese are a welcoming and friendly people who will help you settle easily on their island home. Through its long and colourful history, the islanders have come into contact with numerous ruling nations all of which have contributed to Malta being an historical oasis. Despite its history, the Maltese have remained steadfastly independent, proud of their cultural roots yet hospitable to visitors.
Malta is an island of contrasts, which is all the more interesting when you take into account its tiny size. From Neolithic temples to 5-star hotels, from imposing fortifications to yacht marinas, from tiny cafes to top class restaurants, the island has it all. Life can be as lively or as laid back as you wish it to be, as sophisticated or as rustic as you choose.
Malta’s climate is warm and healthy, with mild winters and dry hot summers. No frost or snow and that’s a promise. Temperatures between November and April average around 15oC with temperatures between May and October averaging around 23oC.
As you get older, you will quite naturally be concerned about healthcare. Well you need not worry. Medical services on the Island are excellent. A survey carried out in 2000 by the World Heath Organisation ranked Malta’s health system 5th in the world (incidentally the UK came in at 18th). Medical services are easily accessible with many of the specialist having obtained their post graduate training in the UK. EU citizens resident in the UK are entitled to free public health care in accordance with entitlements as determined by the Ministry of Health.
You may also be concerned about making a new circle of friends. A good place to start will be the British Residents Association. The BRA has a full diary of events, ranging from coffee mornings, lunches and visits to places of interest. It also has a strong welfare support system, keeping members abreast of important information, and services available.
As someone who has had the privilege of growing up in Malta and despite having lived in the UK for some 30-years, I find the draw of the Island is irresistible. I return each year to catch up with friends and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the place. If you would like to find out more, then visit my website luvmalta.co.uk or call me on 07702 668 620 (I will call you back straight away). I would be happy to assist you in the process of finding out why I think Malta is an ideal home from home for the British and perhaps you too will be captured by its charm.
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Luvmalta is the UK representative of the Island's leading estate agent and we are ideally placed to assist you find your home from home on this jewel in the Mediterranean.
Head of the company, Derek Wells is here to help you make the right choice so don't hesitate to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 07702 668 620 (he will call you right back) for an informal chat.