Special designated areas (SDA’s)

Lifestyle Developments in Malta – ‘Special Designated Areas’ (SDA’S)


Special Designated Areas (SDA’s) is a status granted to qualifying developments of apartments and penthouses, that allow both EU and non-EU nationals to purchase property in Malta with the same acquisition rights as Maltese citizens and without the need to obtain an AIP permit (Acquisition of Immovable Property). Therefore, there are no limits on the number of properties a buyer can purchase and once acquired the owner can also lease or rent the property without restrictions (any rental income is taxed at 15%). As a result, these developments are extremely popular with international investors as well as the Maltese.

Luxury Apartments & Penthouses in Malta

Special Designated Areas typically offer a car-free environment with beautiful communal areas and landscaped gardens, whilst being close to some of Malta’s best entertainment destinations, with world-class amenities and accessibility to luxurious facilities. Most of these developments offer 24/7 security surveillance, ‘residents only’ swimming pools, fitness clubs and excellent underlying parking facilities.

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Mercury Towers

Mercury Towers is a brand new 'Special Designated Area' (SDA) in St Julians, Malta designed by the superstar architect Zaha Hadid.

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The Quad in Mriehel

The Quad offers over 44,000m2 of outstanding mixed commercial real estate in Malta to buy and to lease...

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Trident Park, Mriehel

An exciting regeneration of an iconic Maltese building to provide premium office spaces to rent in Malta

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Tigne Point, Sliema

This seafront lifestyle development is highly regarded and is one of the most forward thinking real estate projects ever planned in Malta.

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Portomaso, St. Julians

Portomaso in the St.Julians area of Malta is widely considered to be the most exclusive residential, business and leisure development on the Island.

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Pendergardens, St. Julians

Pendergardens - a self-contained development that covers an area of some 18,500m2 in the St.Julians district of Sliema in Malta.

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Fort Cambridge, Sliema

"Designed to encapsulate Mediterranean tranquility" Fort Cambridge is a breakthrough in the standard of urban and contemporary living.

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Smart City, Kalkara

Smart City in Kalkara is located on the spectacular shoreline of this coastal area.

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Tas-Sellum Residence, Mellieha

Built by the same company as Portomaso and designed in 3 phases this stunning development is located right on the seafront in the north.

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Ta’ Monita Residence, Marsascala

Ta'Monita is a new development located in the "up and coming" south of Malta that is transforming a once sleepy fishing village.

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Madliena Village, Madliena

This exclusive gated hillside community of 85 spacious luxury apartments is located just a short walk from the medieval village of Gharghur.

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Vista Point, Marsalforn

This exciting development is situated in Marsalforn which is one of Gozo'z most popular resorts.

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Fort Chambray, Ghajnsielem

This fortress was originally built by the Knights of St.John and has been completely restored to incorporate this stunning new development.

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Kempinski Residences, San Lawrenz

This SDA is located within the stunning 30,000m2 of hotel grounds on the beautiful Island of Gozo.

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St. Angelo Mansions, Vittoriosa

Also know as 'Vittoriosa Waterfront', this SDA is located within the hugely significant and historical 'Three Cities' area.

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