"A beautiful & confident home full of thoughtful, well designed features... We felt welcome from the word go."
Julie & Lisa | our guests from Brighton, UK
We celebrate the fact that in these last few years there has been a revolution on this little island. In October 2015, ILGA-Europe ranked Malta 1st in terms of LGBT rights out of 49 observed European countries. After introducing civil partnership in 2014, the country has also legalised same-sex marriage in 2017.
What is it that makes an accommodation LGBTQ+ friendly? Is it the stylish interiors, is it the colourful fabrics? As a gay couple, the thing which makes us feel most welcome on our travels is the knowledge that we don't need to explain or justify who we are, and that our hosts welcome us with open arms.
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As a gay couple, we understand that need because we've been there. Frankly, we feel that the world is fascinating precisely because of diversity. What a dull world it would be otherwise.
This 16th Century townhouse is also unique, refurbished with original pieces, dare we say with a touch of eccentricity. Its 400 year history will embrace you and whisper stories of past guests, each one individual a distinctive soul, some, who knows, perhaps even mavericks who questioned status quo - the Inquisitor's Palace is only a stone's throw away. If you allow it, Indulgence Divine is sure to offer you spaces to discover, a sanctuary to revel in. See more pictures and information on the house.
"Stepping off a narrow street, through an inconspicuous door and up a set of old stone stairs, the ancient, 16th-century limestone architecture quickly shapeshifts into a sizeable, modern duplex apartment with vaulted, double-height ceilings.
OutThere | Gay Travel Magazine
Well, your holiday is what you make it – we can’t move the mountains for you – but we have made all that is possible to make the environment conducive to luuurve!
Where else would you find a double bed topped by a romantic canopy featuring Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights in a room that used to be the house chapel of a 450 year old townhouse. We’ve also installed a double shower in an en-suite with sensuous curvy lines for... well you know, wherever your imagination might take you.
The island’s pleasant weather will entice you upstairs to your very own roof terrace to enjoy an evening drink under the stars when you decide to stay put.
You'd want a unique accommodation to share with your partner and Indulgence Divine fits the bill, but location is as important part of the package.
The walled city of Vittoriosa is small in size but there's nothing bijou about its history. When its first settlers, the Pheonicians, built a temple to their chief female deity Astarte, its name was Birgu. Only after the Knights of the Order of St John made it their home in 1530 for its proximity to the harbour, and consequently won a war against the mighty Ottoman Empire (The Great Siege - 1565), did Birgu also become known as Vittoriosa - the victorious. Indulgence Divine is situated right behind the Inquisitor's Palace and close to the exclusive yacht marina. Click for more info.
"The house is situated in a spot you could only dream of."
Lindsay & Glenn | our guests from Durham, UK
Chilled bar in front of Maori wreck on the sea front. Great location, inexpensive drinks. Lesbian owned.
Open Wed to Sun
(see times on their FB page)
Triq il-Lanċa, Valletta
T: +356 7995 1289 | Facebook page
Hyper Trashy Pop Disco monthly event in Paceville. Trendy, camp pop, house music and disco beats.
Facebook page | #Lollipopnightmalta
LGBT+ events and parties organised once a month in various venues by duo Frankie and James.
T: +356 79292107 | Facebook page
LGBT-friendly gin and tapas bar with regular live music, 200 Gins, 42 tonic waters and 40+ kinds of Tapas.
Wed to Sun 6pm to late
32 Strait St., Valletta
T: +356 9993 6734 | Facebook page
"Gayägda mysiga och generöst planerade privatägda två-persons-lägenheter i Vittoriosa med egensinnigt vacker inredning."
"Gay owned cozy and generously planned privately owned two-person house in Vittoriosa with uniquely beautiful furnishings."
QX | Gay Magazine
This year's EuroPride will be held in Malta from the 7th to the 17th of September 2023. Pride Day celebrations will include a Pride Parade with the participation of floats, dancers, street performers and several other attractions. The Malta Pride parade route typically kicks off at The Triton Fountain just outside Valletta Gate, and then proceeds through the city streets.
An free open air street party and concert follows in the evening, with other private parties happening elsewhere late in the night.
Staying at Indulgence Divine in Birgu means you'll only be a 15 minute ferry away, while enjoying the beautiful town of Birgu.
Organised by Allied Rainbow Communities (ARC)
T: +356 9927 2999 | Malta Pride Website
A little history of being gay in Malta
To most travellers, preparing for a holiday entails researching the best flight connection and looking up their destination's attractions, restaurants and cafes. Is it any different for a transgender person? Gattaldo met with Mina Jack Tolu, trans activist and consultant on trans and non-binary matters to give us tips on how best to ensure a trouble-free holiday. Read article here.
I can be extremely possessive with friendships but some friends you just can't keep to yourself. One such friend is radio and TV personality Angela Coleiro. Catching up over a cup of coffee, we're constantly interrupted by people coming over to say hello. I ask Angela what it's like being a trans woman living in Malta. Read article here