Ta' Xbiex is a small town in the central part of Malta a with a population of approximately 2,000 persons.
The name Ta’ Xbiex evolved from “tax-xbiek’ which means ‘’place of nets’’ Although a peninsula, Ta’ Xbiex is close to land on all sides. Ix-Xatt ta’ Ta’ Xbiex circumvents a hill where handsome villas look over the Marsamxett Harbour. When Napoleon’s forces locked themselves inside the capital in 1798, ta’ Xbiex was one of the sites from where the Maltese would keep their eyes and ears on the French invaders.
On th 29th September 2007 the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust in co-ordination with the Ta’ Xbiex Local Council remembered the men and women of the Royal Navy and Allied Coastal Forces who were based at HMS Gregale during the Second World War.
Considered as one of the most beautiful places to live in Malta, Ta' Xbiex is home of a number of foreign embassies, including the Embassies and residencies of Ambassadors of Italy, Australia, Turkey, Netherlands, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Japan, Egypt, France, Austria and the British High Commission. Besides having an exquisite villa area with some unique villas worth millions of euros, the town also features one of the most beautiful and embellished government Housing Estate dated from the 1970s.
Over the years it has also hosted a good amount of insurance companies, law firms, international online gaming companies and some IT and ship chandler service industries, making ta' Xbiex a very important business hub. Noted for its clear waters and its rocky beach, it also hosts the largest Yacht Marina in Malta.
It became a parish in 1969. The Parish Church dedicated to St John of the Cross is run by the Discalced Teresian Carmelite Monks. Different features of this town, make Ta' Xbiex one of the most expensive places in the property market.