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  • Authentic Slice of Heaven

    "We loved Villa Chiara and would highly recommend it. We stayed for 4 nights in mid June 2014 and loved every minute. As others have stated, it is nicer than the photos in many ways. It was lovely to meet Chiara herself and understand the family history. This place is an authentic family villa located in a peaceful gated enclave. Much nicer than staying in a hotel if you like self catering and hanging out on your own terrace with great views down the beach! The public beach at Il Gigante is at the end of the street and the villa is convenient to bakeries, groceries, cafes, train station etc. Old town is only a 10 minute walk so don't be put off. Daniella is a helpful & charming property manager. Ciao bella! Maree, Jan & da boys."
    Guest: Maree & Jan Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: September 24, 2014
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  • Comfortable and convenient

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Cornwall Gardens. The location is absolutely perfect — exactly as billed, within easy walking distance of many fabulous local restaurants, grocery and wine stores, museums, Hyde and Holland Parks. You could easily spend a week just exploring the neighbourhood, but as we had commitments all over the city, it was great to be a 5-minute walk from Gloucester Road tube station, which is served by the Piccadilly, Circle and District lines. You have to come expecting a typical older London block of flats – no fancy lobby with concierge, tiny elevator that we didn’t even venture into, and some stairs even if you do use the lift. But we found the flat very comfortable (and clean) and within a day felt completely at home. The owner clearly shares our preferences for lots of flexible lighting effects, comfy sofas by the (electric) fire, classical music and clocks! A chest of drawers for clothes would have been welcome, but there's a good amount of closet space and hangers. The outdoor deck off the conservatory is lovely – potted plants, a nice table and benches and views over the rooftops of London. Our arrival was a bit chaotic, since our flight was very early and caught the people responsible for settling us in off guard, but they rose to the challenge. We used the airport transfer service offered and found it prompt and efficient. Questions emailed to the property management were answered quickly. We plan to return and would definitely recommend to others."
    Guest: Jan and Adrian Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 23, 2014
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  • A restful and interesting place to experience French culture and country life

    "My family and friends all enjoyed our stay at the Bournand chateau. The place is charming and peaceful. And nearby, there are so many beautiful castles, caves, gardens to explore, good fresh produce & food to savor and interesting culture & history to learn, I cannot find a better place to experience an ideal French country life. Above all, the owner Marie had been a most gracious hostess. Alway with a cheerful smile, she provided helps when we asked and gave suggestions when we were unfamiliar with the local custom/conditions. She had made our stay most comfortable."
    Guest: Ed Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 5, 2014
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Malta Travel Tips

Getting to Malta Vacation Rentals

Malta's international airport is located between the villages of Luga and Gudja on Malta Island. In terms of travel distance, the airport is a 10-kilometer drive from Valletta. To get to and from the airport you can make use of the efficient public bus transportation system. Taxis are also available for private transfers. The best way to get around the islands is by using the buses and ferries that make up the public transport system. The ferries connect the islands of Malta so you can go on day excursions and hop across to the other islands. One of the best ways to see the island's attractions is to hire a scooter or bicycle from one of the local tour operators.

Visitors to Malta Lodging

Malta is a popular European vacation destination because it offers a warm climate and is easily accessible. It is a destination for sun lovers and people who enjoy a wide variety of water sports. It is also a treasure trove for those with an interest in ancient history and culture.

Malta Travel Attractions

The surrounding warm Mediterranean seas provide many great water sport activities. For scuba diving enthusiasts, there are many excellent reefs and wrecks to explore. For almost all dive sites, you need a permit to dive so it's preferable to arrange your diving through a local dive charter company. Other popular water sports activities include sailing, snorkeling and Jet Skiing. If you want to explore the island's interior, take a horseback riding excursion that will take you to see ancient and historic sites. The Marsa Sports Club has an 18-hole golf course as well as tennis courts, squash courts, saunas and steam rooms. Many of the resorts have windsurfs and boats that you can hire.

Malta has a deep and detailed history, and many international conflicts have taken place here through the ages. Today, the island is a wonderful blend of varied cultures and traditions. The many local museums host interesting exhibits. Many of the museums and historic sites really bring the history to life. Every Sunday at the War Museum at Fort Elmo, the locals dress in period costumes and perform a military parade. At In Guardia and Alarme, you can see similar historical reenactments which are both interesting and entertaining. If you have an interest in archeology, then a must-see is The Museum of Archeology which has exhibits of artifacts that are believed to date back to pre-historic times. The entire island has recently been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the many ancient ruins and historical sites. At St. Paul's and St. Agatha's churches, you can visit the ancient catacombs. The most impressive of the sites are the 7,000-year-old megalithic temples. The Ggantija Temple is believed to be the oldest freestanding temple in the world.

Seasons to Visit Malta

Malta is known for its many sunshine hours throughout the year. The peak travel season coincides with the European summer vacation time which is during July and August. Even though this is the hottest time of year in Malta, visitors can be seen out on the beaches enjoying the warm weather. The weather remains warm from May through October so if you want to avoid the crowds, you can travel earlier or later in season. As the season starts to turn, strong winds from North Africa which are known as the Sirocco winds tend to increase the temperatures and humidity levels, keeping the weather unusually warm. Most of the rainfall occurs during the winter months and the temperatures remain mild. This is generally the low travel season.

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