Where's the best place to stay in Malta?

A sun-kissed island in the middle of the Mediterranean; Malta is a popular choice for your summer holiday destination. But things such as your age, tastes and passions will determine which resort in Malta is right for you. There are a variety of different areas to visit or choose as the base for your holiday, so I thought I’d break down each one and help you decide on the best place to stay in Malta.

Mellieha Bay

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.

Bugibba

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 water sports to try out.

St. Julian’s

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.

Marfa Bay

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.

Sliema

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.

Qawra

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.

Valletta

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 has been named European Capital of Culture for 2018.

Have you been to Malta before? Where’s your favourite place on the island? Or where would you most like to visit? Let me know in the comments below.