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Holidays in Bugibba
Bugibba is a small town with a big personality. Holidays in Bugibba tend to be focused around the Maltese town's picturesque waterfront; the perfect place to stroll along the promenade‚ people-watch from a café and have a seafood dinner. The nearby fishing village of St Paul's has rocky beaches and excellent watersports whilst bars, restaurant and even casinos create a varied nightlife. Alongside Qawra, Bugibba is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Malta, attracting a fun-loving crowd every summer.
Malta experiences hot, dry summers which are most enjoyable in June and September. But their winters aren’t too shabby either, with temperatures rarely dropping below 15 (°C), even in January.
The nearest airport to Bugibba is Malta International Airport, 25km away.
You can be guaranteed of a great value Malta break, full of fun in the sun, when you book a holiday to Bugibba with Thomas Cook.
The Bugibba Hotel is situated in a prime position in the heart of Bugibba in St Pauls Bay just 5 minutes from the hustle and bustle of the main square and the lively Qawra promenade on the waterfront in Malta. Newly operated by the locally-renowned Vassallo Group, guests to the charming 3 Star Bugibba Hotel are welcomed by warm and friendly staff who take great pride in the highest levels of service, and there are 368 spacious rooms including Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms and Self-Catering Apartments all offering modern amenities and facilities that are among the best in its class. Guests to the Bugibba Hotel can discover marvellous beaches with lots of water sports and plenty of shops and attractions within walking distance.
Malta International Airport is 19 km from the hotel.
Local Tips: Nearby areas of interest include Mosta, Mdina and Rabat, while the beautiful capital city of Valletta, as well as the commercial centre Sliema, are both around 30 minutes away. Check out the Mediterraneo Marine Park Sliema with its stunning Aquarium, Zoo, Farm and Nature Centre.
Food, drink and entertainment: Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering facilities with an option for Half Board. Delicious dining options at the Bugibba Hotel include Piju Buffet Restaurant serving breakfast, dinner and room service, Sienja Pizzeria for mouth-watering Italian specialities and alfresco dining by the pool during the summer months, La Terrazza Restaurant serving snacks and light meals all day (operational from May to October), and Jack's Cocktail Bar (open daily) with evening entertainment events including solo performances, live bands, team games, a Battle of the Bands competition, karaoke and more! Activities are also held poolside during the summer.
Sports, games and activities: Spacious outdoor fresh water pools with large sundeck, children's paddling pool, indoor heated fresh water pool with Jacuzzi (closed in August), games room available on site, mini golf course, television room equipped with large screen TV and a range of blockbuster films shown daily, and the Sandringham Reading room for reading and board games.
Additional: 24-hour reception with advice on tours and activities across the Maltese Islands, Internet points in the main lobby, safety deposit boxes available to rent from reception, Internet Café, foreign exchange, laundry service, iron, ironing board and hairdryer (available on request for a small refundable deposit), baby sitter service (at a cost), Epsom Meeting Room, two meeting rooms (capacity of 100 people each), theatre style, banquet and catering facilities for special events, student accommodation. Some services and facilities are with charge.
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Small but perfectly formed, Malta packs a lot into its tiny islands and Bugibba is one of the best for location. One of Malta’s most popular resorts, Bugibba lies between both St Paul’s Bay and Qawra, so it may feel as though you’re staying in more than one resort. As well as a picturesque seafront and promenade‚ Bugibba offers a great choice of cafés, seafood restaurants‚ bars and even a casino. At the St Paul's Bay end of the promenade, you'll find a traditionally picturesque harbour that houses pretty painted boats whilst strolling north will lead you to Qawra with its modern restaurants and designer shops.
Perched, Bugibba’s most popular beach lies in the centre of town. 150 metres of man-made beach, it’s small but it deserves it’s Blue Flag award and is elevated above sea level with wooden jetties that lead out to sea. But there are many small, secluded pebbly beaches and rocky coves sprinkled along the coastline between St Paul’s Bay and Qawra. Spread along a rocky headland, sun-bathers sprawl out on the flat, sun-drenched rocks and piers, occasionally dunking into the ocean. All sorts of boat tours, and even row boats to rent, can be found along the shore, including watersports and scuba-diving.
There are plenty of bars and restaurants in Bugibba but you’re likely to find your favourite around the main square. Serving everything from traditional Maltese meals to Italian favourites and even a cheeky takeaway, there’s a range of cuisine to suit all styles, tastes and budgets. If you want to find the more traditional side to life in Bugibba then head for the small harbour in St Paul’s Bay, where rustic fishing boats bring in the freshest catches. And don't forget to try the traditional Maltese soft drink, Kinnie, which is a bit like orange juice mixed with Campari and likely to become your new favourite holiday tipple.
Only a short walk down the promenade and directly on the seafront, the 14th century St Paulʼs church is well worth a visit. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants on the way if you fancy a pit-stop, whilst the colourful and picturesque town of St Paul’s Bay is practically made for budding photographers. Head in the opposite direction and Qawra hides a history of fascinating Medieval sights along its coastline as well as some of the best views the island has to offer. And, if you’re interested in exploring even further afield, boat tours regularly travel to the Maltese islands of Gozo and Comino.
Bugibba on Malta's north coast is a summer residence for presidents and ex-presidents of the country, so it must be doing something right! The Blue Sea Bugibba Hotel & Apartments are centrally located within the district, which itself lies within the beautiful town of St Paul's Bay.
From this comfortable base you'll find that all of the local attractions are within easy walking distance, from the beaches, to the shops and the many bars and restaurants of the town. The hotel is suitable for family vacations, and offers a special Children's Club during the high season.
When you're not out and about exploring you can take a dip in the hotel swimming pool, chill out in the Jacuzzi or head up to the rooftop sun deck to soak up some rays. A children's playground is also provided to keep your little ones entertained, and there is a TV room with daily screenings.
Half-board and All-inclusive options are available, and the hotel restaurant serves up a varied buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Couples: With its picturesque coves, charming harbours and domed churches, Bugibba is perfect for a holiday away together
Snorkelers: Qawra may be famous for its scuba-diving but Bugibba’s rocky beaches and coves are perfect for snorkelers
Scenery lovers: Visit Gozo and explore the church of Ta' Pinu and view the Azure Window at Dwejra.
Language: The most popular languages in Bugibba Malta are English and Maltese but you’re likely to hear some Italian too
Currency: The currency used in Malta Bugibba is the Euro (€)
Local time: The local time in Bugibba is +1 hour
Fly to: The nearest airport to Bugibba is Malta International Airport, 25km away
Flight time from UK: 3 hours
Tourist Information: Further Malta tourist information can be found at www.visitmalta.com
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/malta for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Malta.
Temperature: A typically Mediterranean 30 (°C) in the summer months
Best time to visit: Malta experiences hot, dry summers which are most enjoyable in
June and September. But their winters aren’t too shabby either, with temperatures rarely dropping below 15 (°C), even in January.
By bus: Like many European destinations, Malta has an extensive network of buses that make getting around the island straightforward.
By car: British drivers will feel right at home here, as everyone drives on the left! Hiring a car is definitely one of the very best ways to get the most out of your holiday to Malta.
By ferry: If you fancy hopping over to another fantastic island, then regular ferries run between Malta, Gozo and Comino.
Carnivals: February is carnival time in Malta with five days of colourful parades, fantastic costumes and dancing in the streets.
Holy Week: During the Holy Week of Easter, local people and international visitors conduct the ‘seven visits’, the visit of seven Maltese churches to pay homage to the Altars of Repose.
Saint’s Day: Every town and village in Malta has its own Saint’s Day celebration in April. Known locally as a ‘festa’, these mini-festivals are full of music, dancing and usually end with fireworks.