Mulberries, southern part of the Maltese Islands, Malta

Mulberries, where Maltese vernacular architecture meets contemporary comfort and environmental sustainability. Positioned between the rural town of Żabbar and the scenic Marsascala Bay in the south of Malta, this family-run haven is in the perfect spot to explore the island’s historical sites such as the Hypogeum, Tarxien Temples and Three Cities while experiencing the comforts of a home away from home.

As the new millennium began, Jesabel, an estate manager, together with her architect husband Aaron, transformed a once-dilapidated farmhouse into an elegant retreat. By preserving its traditional design and enhancing it with modern amenities, they created a peaceful sanctuary away from the island’s busier areas.

Mulberries is directly connected to Żabbar’s rich agricultural past, which once provided essential produce to the Knight’s settlements in the Three Cities and later, Valletta. Parts of Mulberries date back to this time period, and in fact the building employs the same medieval water collection systems employed by the Knights of St. John. The history goes ever further back than the Knights, as during restorations, a water cistern, believed to date back to the Punic period, has since been repurposed into a meditation chamber.

While technically newer, the parts of the building which were added onto the original farmhouse have been built from reclaimed limestone, allowing the hotel to be environmentally conscious in addition to aesthetically cohesive.

Notably, the garden hosts the eponymous Mulberry trees, unique to Żabbar heritage, with the phrase “Żabbarija t-tut” (meaning Mulberries from Żabbar) still echoing in cultural memory.

The gardens at Mulberries flourish with native olive and citrus trees that provide fresh ingredients for the hotel’s kitchen—from homemade jams to freshly pressed olive oil—showcasing the Mulberries commitment to a sustainable lifestyle. Guests can relax in stylishly appointed rooms where eco-friendly elements like whitewashed roofs and natural flagstone floors enhance comfort while boasting environmental consciousness.

We invite you to discover the unique blend of historical reverence and modern ecological responsibility at Mulberries. Book your stay and immerse yourself in the tranquil elegance of our place, where every detail celebrates and preserves the rich cultural tapestry of Malta.


Wied ta’ Mazza Road
ZBR 3852 Haz-Zabbar

Your host:
Jesabel Abela

Tel: +356 279 95 203

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