Mellieha is a bustling resort, with plenty to see and do. But you can slow down the pace a little and stay just outside the centre at the quiet and beautiful Mellieha Bay. It’s one of the most peaceful spots on the island; perfect for soaking up the sun and taking time to unwind.
Despite being small, the town of Bugibba has plenty going for it, with a great selection of seafront cafés, bars and restaurants to enjoy. One of Malta’s most popular resorts, it’s got picturesque coves, a bustling promenade, a wealth of history and plenty of exciting watersports to try out.
If you’re looking to be in the heart of all the action, then St. Julian’s is the resort for you. It’s got a popular beach to relax on during the day, and then the town comes alive at night. It’s home to the best nightlife on the island, with a great choice of bars and clubs to party away in.
Located just 5km from Mellieha, Marfa Bay has its own peaceful and secluded peninsula. With a beautiful little beach to relax on, you can enjoy the views of Comino and Gozo across the water. Enjoy your holiday your own way; staying as near or as far from the hustle and bustle as you like.
Malta’s largest resort; Sliema is both laid-back and stylish. It’s the perfect place to delve into Malta’s fascinating culture; exploring quaint churches and historical sites. You can indulge in a spot of retail therapy here too, as you’ll find designer boutiques and international brands throughout the town.
The popular resort of Qawra has an award-winning rocky beach and incredible views to rival all others on the island. The whole family will love a holiday here, as there are plenty of shops, restaurants and fun sights to keep all ages entertained. You can even take a boat to Gozo from here.
You’ll fall for the charm and beauty of Malta’s small, but perfectly formed capital city. You might not stay here, but its stunning architecture and fascinating history is well worth taking a day to explore. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was named European Capital of Culture for 2018.
Tempted? Course you are! Take your pick from our gorgeous Malta holidays and get ready to soak up the sunshine and sights.
First published 2017. Reviewed and republished 2022
About the author
Sadie Geoghegan is a freelance travel writer who, when she’s not exploring the world, can be found writing at home with her dog in Cambridge.