Over the last few years many foreign nationals have made Malta and Gozo their permanent home. The pleasant all year weather, the friendliness of the people and the general well-being enjoyed in Malta is conducive to a healthy and comfortable lifestyle.
Malta is an island of 360km squared. It has 300 days of sunshine a year with mild moist winters and dry hot summers.The population of Malta 450 000 of which 30 000 are expats. Tourism makes up 30% GDP with over 1.6 million visitors a year.
The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean, 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north of Africa. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino
The plus for South Africans is that English is one of the two official languages, with Maltese being the other, they drive on the same side of the road, the sun drenched climate allows year-round swimming in the tide-free waters and the crime levels are extremely low.
What are the main reasons why you should consider the Maltese islands for your permanent or holiday home? What makes it such a secure investment?