In Villa Diamantina we found the perfect place to stay for a large group of 14 people and one baby. The villa is exactly like on the pictures, no unpleasant surprises. In a quiet area, but simply to travel anywhere on the island with the bus, for a ridiculously low price of 6.50 for a whole week.
We simply loved the huge american style kitchen, just perfect to prepare a nice dinner for a large group with lot of "chefs". The pool and the wonderful terrace are really relaxing after a long day of travelling around the island. The indoor pool is an absolutely bonus, making the villa just perfect also for a nice holiday in winter time.
I really appreciate the kindness of the owners, Jane and David. They were there for us anytime ready to help.
We really enjoyed our stay and definitely will come back.
We were a group of 12 people on our first trip to Malta, and we had a wonderful time at Villa Diamantina!
We arrived on a Sunday evening, however Greens Supermarket nearby were open until 21:00 so no problem getting the essential start package. We had rented cars, even though both the St.George bay and Bay Street is within walking distance and there is also a bus that we took several times to get to St.Julans, Spinola, Sliema ferry and Valetta.
Greens supermarket had online delivery that we used several times and this worked great!
Our other day-trips went to Blu-Grotto, Golden Sands (x2), Malta Aquarium and a private chartered Rib with skipper Josef to Comino/Blue Lagune/Chrystal Lagune/Snorkling with Tuna/Paradise Bay. The cost for the last trip was €550 and well worth it!! Much better than the slow crowded boats that goes from Sliema ferries!
The villa itself was great for us and we had plenty of space! The kitchen was especially nice and everything worked as it should. The pool was cleaned several times during our stay, and Jane was very service minded for every request or question we had. Wi-fi worked fine at an extra cost of 5 € per day and also air condition however we only used it in the bed rooms during the night. We needed 3 cards at a cost of 50€ per card for our two weeks stay. If it had been cheaper we would also have used it in the living room during the day as well. The deposit of 500€ that we payed in cash upon arrival was returned by IBAN the day after we left.
All in all an eventful and wonderful stay in Malta
This was our first visit to Malta, there were 14 of us, 6 adults and 8 children between the ages of 2 and 16. We got lost on our way from the airport to the villa (took us over 2 hours) so if you're driving make sure you get detailed maps or have GPS as we found the road signs not very helpful.
On arriving at the villa we were allowed to leave our baggage and return after the cleaning was finished. The villa is a beautiful and spacious property with a pool just the right size and depth for the younger children with a deeper end for the adults and older children plus a jacuzzi which was well used. The children absolutely loved the pool and made very good use of it. They also loved the games room which was also used a great deal when we were not out and about. If you are a large party then there may be some squabbling over who gets which room as the two rooms in the lower floor by the games room are somewhat more basic than the rooms upstairs but being next to the games room is a big incentive for the children to sleep down there. Both rooms downstairs had air conditioning.
Generally, a beautiful, spacious villa with plenty of bathrooms, lovely pool and jacuzzi in a quiet area.
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