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Special Designated Areas in Malta

Special Designated Areas (SDAs) in Malta are luxury complexes and lifestyle developments situated in prime areas which can be acquired without the need for an Acquisition of Immovable Property (AIP) permit. This allows both EU and non-EU nationals the option to purchase properties in these areas which can be leased out (at a tax rate of 15%) without any legal or governmental requirements.

There are a limited number of SDAs across the islands, offering luxurious properties such as apartments, penthouses and villas. Most of which include complementary services, such as security and reception, underground parking facilities, and a communal swimming pool.



The Shoreline is Malta’s newest lifestyle development, a technology park - situated in a prime seafront location in the heart of Smart City in Kalkara. Thanks to recently-announced projects, this area, is gaining even more popularity. This new complex enjoys a blend of luxury living, breath-taking coast views and easy access to all amenities, highlighting optimum comfort and a high-class lifestyle. Besides offering residential, office, and retail spaces, residents also benefit from access to a large pool, gym, spa and private underground car park. As a Special Designated Area, Smart City offers expats the advantage of purchasing property without a permit, offering the very best of luxury living in Malta. The luxury complex is set to include apartments, studios, penthouses and villas, offering spectacular, unobstructed coastal views.  


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Award-winning yacht marina and luxury development consisting of over 450 luxury apartments providing luxurious, comfortable and convenient living. Award-winning marina and luxury development located in St. Julian's area. Portomaso is a sprawling haven consisting of over 450 luxury apartments for those who seek luxurious, comfortable and convenient living. The development is based around the 5-star Hilton hotel, which provides residents with all the amenities including restaurants, shops, gym, pools, beaches, parking and a beautiful marina view. The development holds gold and silver awards from The International Property Awards for ‘Best Marina Development’. It is no wonder that it is one of the most sought-after post codes on the island.

The Portomaso Laguna is the newest extension to the Portomaso Complex, featuring private terraces with direct access to the Laguna; an architectural oasis featuring a beautiful lagoon surrounded by lush trees perfect for relaxing whilst enjoying picturesque views of the Portomaso Yacht Marina. 





Tigné Point is best known for its luxurious apartments in Malta. Surrounding this beautiful development we find ‘The Point’ shopping mall, Malta’s largest retail centre, and the Piazza Tigné. This development is situated in the Sliema district offering leisure activities, retail outlets, cafés, restaurants and foreshore walkways. There has been a great deal of restoration done of the important historic sites in the area to complement the contemporary architecture that characterizes the site, including Fort Tigné, St Luke’s Garrison Chapel and the Clock Tower blocks.






Located next to Malta’s most outstanding sandy beaches, Tas-Sellum has the most picture-perfect setting when it comes to sea and country views. Built by the same developers of Portomaso, these apartments are finished to very high specifications with a great attention to detail. The development comprises 130 luxury apartments and penthouses surrounded by beautifully-maintained grounds, three communal swimming pools, private car parking and access to the beautiful foreshore.


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Pendergardens was created with the intention to provide its residents with luxury housing within the bustling surroundings of the St Julian's area. Within this 18,000 square metre car-free community, there is a variety of properties ranging from family villas with swimming pools to lofty studio apartments - all surrounded by carefully-landscaped public gardens, water features and a stunning piazza in the centre. The underground parking facility provides peacefulness and 24 hour security ensures a safe location for its residents. 

The development’s slogan is ‘Everything surrounds you’ pointing to the fact that you are living within the most convenient areas of Malta regarding amenities whilst having the feeling of being in tranquil surroundings. This development is perfect for anyone who wishes to be in the entertainment hub of Malta whilst still wishing to live in an exclusive environment.


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Madliena Village is a serene refuge enjoying blissful countryside surroundings. This gated community is a safe haven for its residents, with 85 exquisite apartments featuring stunning valley and sea views. 

Each property has been finished to the highest specifications. Along with large balconies and private car parking, residents also have use of beautifully landscaped gardens and pathways, a premium swimming pool and sun deck area. The village itself is a short distance from the bustling areas of Sliema and St Julian's making entertainment, restaurants and shops easily accessible whilst escaping busy urban life.


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Fort Cambridge successfully merges the convenience of urban life with the bliss of Mediterranean living. Perched on the edge of the historic Cambridge Battery, the development has all the features of exclusive living. Stunning sea views, a private swimming pool, gym facilities, underground parking and 24 hour security, Fort Cambridge has it all.

 The location itself is extremely sought after, being in Sliema, it is situated amongst the largest shopping mall in Malta, along with a large ‘pjazza’ filled with restaurants, cafes and shops. The development is a short walk away from the ferries, with more retail outlets and a water taxi system that can take you across to the capital city Valletta. The development boasts a range of seafront apartments, duplexes and penthouses up to 18 stories high, making it an ideal location for residents.


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Situated in the south of the island in Marsascala, Ta’ Monita is a luxurious community for those that seek to live in a tranquil environment.

If you are looking to invest in the property market, Ta’ Monita may be the right deal for you. This development is built to high specifications and with extensive experience from the two biggest development companies in Malta. Situated in the south of the island in Marsascala, Ta’ Monita will provide a luxurious community for those that seek to live in a tranquil environment. 

The development is equipped with underground parking, lift access to each property, a charming ‘pjazza’, a swimming pool and a sun deck. With a variety of different types of properties available on this development from penthouses and apartments to townhouses each boasting spectacular sea views, there is something for everyone looking to live in the beautiful south of Malta.


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