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Buying real estate with Engel & Völkers in northern Malta

The north of Malta is the perfect place for a perfect holiday or a permanent residence because it has everything to offer to enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful Mediterranean island. From lazying on one of its sandy beaches to plunging into its pulsating nightlife, the region is also widely noted for its excellent selection of properties consisting of comfortable villas, plots of land and holiday homes on offer from Engel & Völkers Malta.


  1. Northern Malta is a prime location for buying property - Mellieha and Wardija
  2. The different real estate locations in northern Malta
  3. Buying land, houses and holiday properties: northern Malta at a glance
  4. Engel & Völkers Malta – providing expert advice and know-how for buying real estate

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- Are you looking for a property to buy in Mellieha? You will find various properties in Engel & Völkers’ extensive portfolio.

1. Northern Malta is a prime location for buying property - Mellieha and Wardija

With so many exciting places to visit and enjoy in the north of Malta, two locations stand out that are of particular interest due to the real estate buying opportunities they offer. 


Mellieha is a town in the northwestern part of Malta dating back more than 5,000 years and popular for its sandy beach and natural environment. Further north from St Paul's Bay, Mellieha’s hilltop location offers a spectacular view, overlooking the 'tail end' of Malta and is surrounded by beaches, fertile valleys and a panoramic countryside. Beaches in Mellieha are easy to reach to relax or wind down your day since there is more than one for each day of the week. Soak up the sun and enjoy the water at these fine beaches, for example, Riviera Bay, Golden Bay, Anchor Bay, Paradise Bay, Armier Bay, Little Armier, Slugs Bay, Mellieha Bay, Imgiebah Bay, and St. Paul’s Islands. For local or international food, drinks and refreshments there are several restaurants, bars and cafes, such as the Golden Fork Restaurant or the One 80 Kitchen Lounge. Of course there are plenty of shopping opportunities as well. 

Real Estate Mellieha

Once you have experienced the fascination and charm of Mellieha and its surroundings, you may well want to enquire at Engel & Völkers as to the types of properties currently on offer. Our real estate portfolio in this location ranges from apartments, to Houses of Character to terraced houses as well as spacious and modern villas. 

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- Whether for seasonal vacations or as a year-round residence: Wardija is a compelling choice in all aspects regarding the purchase of an exclusive property or a spacious piece of land.

Wardija is a hamlet located in St. Paul’s Bay, around 110 meters above sea level, and several archeological remains have been found there and in its environs, proving that it was inhabited in pre-historic times and in the Roman period. For visitors who enjoy peace and quiet or just want to explore the area on their daily walks, Wardija is ideal as it is surrounded by beautiful fields and meadows, making it a perfect retreat to switch off and recharge. 


Wardija is also very well known for a number of beautiful residences located there. These date back to the 19th and 20th century, when a number of knights and noble families built their residences here. Originally intended for use as hunting lodges or retreats, some of the residences are still owned by the descendants of the original builders, while others have been converted into private homes or are used for commercial purposes, events and for wedding receptions. Other notable sites are the Castello Dei Baroni, a 20th century residence that incorporated the structure originally erected in the 18th century, and Wardija Hilltop Village, which overlooks the Mediterranean with a spectacular panoramic view of the sea and the surrounding valleys. 

Real Estate Wardija

Prime real estate on offer in Engel & Völkers’ portfolio in Wardija includes villas, houses, Houses of Character, palazzos, and bungalows. Please contact our local agents for more information. 

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- Whether you want to buy a plot of land, an exclusive house or a holiday property – northern Malta will convince you with its various location advantages and with its enchanting natural landscape.

2. Introducing the various real estate locations in northern Malta

Now that you have a general overview of the northern Malta region and what it has to offer, let’s take a closer look at some key real estate locations to provide you with the information you need when considering a potential real estate purchase. 


Besides Mellieha proper and Wardija, there are several other key locations in the region offering prime real estate for purchase. Among these are Ghadira, Santa Maria Estate, and Manikata

First up is Ghadira Bay, Malta’s largest and most popular beach, located on the outskirts of Mellieha. Ghadira Bay is roughly 800m long and is noted for its water quality, environmental management as well as its safety and services. Its beautiful and spacious sandy beach and shallow water out to about 50 meters make it very accessible and popular with families. We have various spacious apartments for sale in this area, some of which also have communal pools for your enjoyment.

A part of Mellieha, Santa Maria Estate is a hilly, prime residential neighbourhood with a superb beach and watersport activities such as jet-skis, paragliding, diving and boat trips. As a prestigious location, it is known for its private villas and also for its upscale apartments, with amenities easily accessible all around.


Manikata is a small village in Mellieha close to the seaside overlooking farming areas in the valley between il-Ballut & il-Manikata. Although dating back to the Bronze Age with many archeological remains still visible today, modern-day Manikata is home to about 1,000 inhabitants. New houses, apartments and villas have been built recently, with people from different parts of the Maltese islands and abroad coming here to live in search of serenity and beautiful surroundings or to enjoy a perfect holiday in the peace and quiet of Manikata’s environs.

In addition, Northern Malta also covers a wide array of fascinating and vibrant villages and towns offering everything from sun-soaked sandy beaches to an exciting nightlife and incredible shopping opportunities. Just to name a few of the places to see and experience: Bidnija, a tiny village with the best olive oil in Malta; Bugibba, an exciting holiday hotspot; Burmarrad, with its chapel dedicated to St. Paul; Mgarr, a rural village with two important prehistoric sites; Qawra, a popular tourist resort with numerous watersport activities; Salina, known for its salt pans and the Salina Catacombs; Selmun, noted for its unique 18th century Baroque palace; St. Paul’s Bay, the largest town in the northern region of Malta; Xemxija, a suburb in the western part of St. Paul’s Bay; and Zebbiegh, a very rural village close to the temples of Skorba.


If you would you like to find out more about the different location options in the northern Malta region or buy a property there, simply contact our real estate agents at Engel & Völkers Malta, who will be happy to advise you personally about your options and answer any questions you may have.

3. Buying land, houses and holiday properties: northern Malta at a glance

The market for residential real estate in northern Malta has developed positively in recent years. Just as in other parts of Malta, more and more people are discovering the natural and cultural treasures northern Malta has to offer and how compelling an investment in northern Malta’s real estate market has proven to be. This is reflected by a growing interest in and demand for local apartments, houses, villas and holiday properties.

The types of properties in Mellieha vary from apartments, to houses of character to terraced houses or spacious and modern villas. Just as the types of properties in this area vary from apartments to converted Houses of Character and luxurious villas, so do prices, which range between €200.000 and €5.000.000. Meanwhile, the average price for apartments in Mellieha is calculated around €325.000, Duplex properties are traded for around €545.000. The demand for real estate of all types in northern Malta has also increased in recent years. Here you can discover attractive apartments, houses, Houses of Character, and luxurious villas for sale in Mellieha.​

The types of properties available in Wardija are large houses, most of which are Houses of Character, villas and palazzos, which range from €1.000.000 up to €10.000.000. Plots of land are also available for sale in this area, giving buyers the unique opportunity to build the home of their dreams.

4. Engel & Völkers Malta – providing expert advice and know-how for buying real estate

Buying any type of real estate, especially abroad, is a major step that should be taken in close consultation with local experts. So if you are considering buying a house, an apartment or a plot of land in northern Malta, you can quickly and easily achieve your personal dream by choosing the right real estate agent. Your complete satisfaction is our highest goal, which is why Engel & Völkers Malta gears its real estate services entirely to your individual wishes and ideas. Thanks to our many years of expertise in marketing high-quality residential real estate and our extensive specialist knowledge acquired in close cooperation with countless customers as well as regular training, Engel & Völkers Malta offers you the best decision-making basis for your purchase. 


Our multilingual real estate agents are on site for you and offer you a wide range of high-quality properties based on our extensive portfolio. In addition, we always have the latest information about new offers via our close-knit network of contacts so that we can keep you continuously up to date on the current market situation. Even if you want to sell or rent a property with the help of a professional real estate agent, we are your contact of choice.

To arrange a free and non-binding meeting with us, simply call us at +30 2111055000 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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