Ta’ Xbiex Apartment
A seafront APARTMENT within this leading marina-side development, enjoying one of the best views in the harbour area. Stunning and far reaching panoramic views of the impressive yacht marina and dramatic 16th century Valletta bastions only add to the feeling of light, space and luxury. Internally, the property has been both enhanced and personalised by the current owners, giving it the benefit not only of traditional elegance but also all the trappings of modern luxury that one would expect from one of Malta’s most desirable residential addresses. Accommodation layout comprises a wide entrance hall, large open plan kitchen/sitting/dining leading out to a sizable front terrace ideal for al fresco dining, 3 double bedrooms (all with en-suite facilities), main bathroom, guest toilet and laundry room. The property also benefits from an underlying 2 lock up garages.
Ta’ Xbiex is located on a small headland inside Marsamxett Harbour, between Msida and Gzira. It is located just opposite the harbour’s entrance, facing east to where the sun rises over the horizon. Some say this geographical position facing the sunrise (Tbexbix) gives Ta’ Xbiex its name, while others attribute it to the fishing nets (Xbiek) prevalent in this former fishing village. The motto of Ta ‘Xbiex is ‘Unita tae Fortiori’ in Latin, which in Maltese roughly means, ‘In Unity is Strength.’
While fishing boats are still seen in the area, today the main connection that Ta’ Xbiex has with the sea is part of the Yacht Marina which lies on the Valletta side, with the Black Pearl galley, today a restaurant, dominating it. In addition Ta’ Xbiex has become home to a number of ship chandler service industries, boat supplies shops and also insurance and law firms, although it is most famous for the large number of foreign embassies housed in its magnificent buildings along the coast. Among others, one can find the Embassies of Egypt, Greece, Ireland, France, the Australian High Commission and the British High commission.