These days, the small five-island archipelago of Malta has become one of the top retirement destinations amongst expats. It is not very surprising because this Mediterranean island is very aesthetically appealing, from its stunning and unique historic sites to its crystal-clear waters. Located just 100 miles south of Italy, Malta has an incredible charms and here are some great reasons to retire to Malta:
- Great weather
If you enjoy the sun, Malta is the place to be as it is one of the sunniest countries in Europe, with more than 3,000 hours of sunshine in a year. The climate is so pleasant that it draws tourists to the island throughout the year.
Many are under the misconception that life on a Mediterranean island would cost a lot, but this doesn’t apply to Malta. Sure, you can have a luxurious lifestyle in Malta, but even then, the cost of living is not very high. The necessities, accommodation and even transportation is very cheap, which makes the island affordable for everyone.
One of the top reasons to consider Malta retirement is the fact that you don’t have to learn a new language. A lot of people don’t consider European retirement because they don’t want to learn a language, but Malta was ruled by Great Britain for 150 years. Therefore, the English language is part of the island’s legacy. The country has two official languages; Maltese and English.
Just because it is the smallest country in the European Union doesn’t mean there are no fun activities to do in Malta. You can swim, snorkel, frolic in the amazing waters and kayak to your heart’s content in the warm weather months. There is plenty to do for golf lovers as well. You can also go horse-riding, rock-climbing and walk on trails.