Malta’s Resorts – A Brief Breakdown

Northern Resorts

  • Mellieha Bay – Mellieha beach is Malta’s largest stretch of sandy shore.  With its old village, famous beach and historical monuments dotted around close by, the whole area is popular with tourists. The area has a wealth of fine hotels, superb restaurants and its own primary school, baroque church and council.
    Mellieha Bay Beach
  • Buggiba & Qawra – These resorts are located next to each other and are Malta’s biggest, most popular tourist resorts and they are continuing to develop. As such they have everything to cater to holiday-maker’s needs, with a large selection of three star and four star hotels, family friendly restaurants and a lively nightlife.  Although most of the coast around these resorts is rocky, there is a pebble beach in the opposite Mistra Bay and a sandy cove at the head of St Paul’s Bay. The rugged landscapes makes for great diving sites and the resorts attract scuba divers because of the dive sites at Qawra Point and St Paul’s Islands.

South East Resorts

  • Sliema – This part of Malta is thought to be one of the cosmopolitan areas on the island. The Ferries is a part of Sliema known for its high-end shops and designer boutiques.  It’s a built up area and has a number of spa resorts, elegant restaurants and chic bars, all of which add to Sliema’s sophisticated atmosphere. There is a ferry service from Sliema to the harbour at Valetta.
  • St Julian’s – St Julian’s Bay is notorious for having the liveliest nightlife in Malta. Locals and tourists head to St Julian’s for a late night out in the nightclubs and bars in the Paceville area. Away from Paceville, St Julian’s has a relaxed atmosphere. There are plenty of al fresco restaurants overlooking the sea and a number of laid back bars. St Julian’s is also home to a number of pretty marinas and small harbours.
    St Julian's
  • Valetta – The capital city of Malta, Valetta is also a World Heritage Site. With over 300 monuments and statues, its ancient fortifications and historical buildings, Valetta is considered to one of the most historically dense cities in the world. There are also an impressive number of galleries, museums and theatres in Valetta, as well as a Conference Centre and shopping mall.
    Valletta City

Gozo

Off the north coast of Malta lies the island of Gozo. Compared to its larger neighbour, Gozo is has a more rural atmosphere and is noticeably greener. You will often see local herds of goats and sheep grazing in the countryside. There are historic towns in Gozo, including Victoria and its famous Citadel. The coast of Gozo is made from unusual rock formations which also attract scuba divers to the island. To reach Gozo, take a water taxi from Cirkewwa Harbour on the north of Malta.

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