Bugibba holidays

Turn up the heat with a trip to Bugibba on the northern tip of Malta; it’s one of the most popular holiday destinations on the island. This bustling town may be small, but it has plenty of personality, with its lively main square and charming tavernas. It’s picturesque, too, with a pretty waterfront and contemporary hotels. There’s also a charming beach where you can sit back and relax in the sunshine. And as it’s part of the broader St Paul’s Bay area, which is also made up of St Paul’s and Qawra, you’ll find all kinds of water sports adventures going on nearby. You’ll be ready for drinks and dinner at one of Bugibba’s many welcoming establishments when you get back to town.

Things to do

Bugibba is a firm favourite among travellers to Malta, and it’s easy to see why. Tucked between St Paul’s and Qawra in the stunning St Paul’s Bay, you’ll feel like you’re staying in more than one resort. A stunning waterside promenade runs across the three towns, and Bugibba has its own small beach, too. You’ll also find a quaint harbour here, filled with pretty painted boats that add a burst of colour to already charming scenery. Don’t forget to bring your camera, as this part of Malta is perfect for budding photographers. If you want to see somewhere new, why not take a trip over to one of Malta’s islands? Gozo and Comino are just idyllic.

Stunning weather

One of Bugibba’s major draws is the glorious weather that the resort enjoys. Malta has some of the best weather anywhere in Europe, so you can look forward to plenty of lazy days lounging around in the warm Mediterranean sunshine. There are lots of little pebbled beaches in and around Bugibba, so you can try and find a nice quiet one for the day. If you’d rather relax on a sandy beach, head to the town’s main stretch, Perched Beach.

Action-packed

When you’re ready for some action, Bugibba has lots of fun-filled water sports to try out. Have a go at waterskiing and jet skiing, or get your pulse racing on a white-knuckle banana boat ride. If you’re a scuba diver, or feel like learning while you’re away, head to one of the town’s dive centres and book an exciting trip. If you’d rather stay dry, go on a boat trip across the bay and see the impressive statue that dominates St. Paul’s Island.

Great activities

Spend the day sightseeing at 14th century St. Paul’s Church, watching the kids splash around at Bugibba Water Park as you explore the promenade, or just relaxing at the beach. Then head to the town’s main square for the evening as you sip a few drinks and try the local cuisine. There’s something to suit all manner of budgets, whether you want to settle down for a long meal or eat a sunset takeaway on a bench.

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12-27 ℃

Expect hot summers and mild winters.

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Malta International Airport is 25km away.

Bugibba is best for...

Couples: With scenic coves, pleasant harbours and romantic restaurants, Bugibba holidays are ideal for two.

Snorkelers: Expect rocky beaches and hidden coves where you can snorkel to your heart’s content.

Scenery lovers: Head over to the magical island of Gozo, where you’ll find the beautiful church of Ta' Pinu and the idyllic Dwejra Bay.

Fast facts for Bugibba

Language: English and Maltese are the most popular languages, and you’ll probably hear some Italian spoken, too. Most workers in hotels, shops and restaurants will speak good English, but take a phrase book in case you decide to explore more remote parts of the island.

Currency: The currency used in Bugibba is the Euro (€).

Local time: Bugibba is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Malta International Airport. The transfer time to Bugibba is 50 minutes. 

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Bugibba is 3 hours.

Tourist Information:  Find out more before your Bugibba holidays at https://www.visitmalta.com/en/home.

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Getting around Bugibba

By bus: The public bus service is an easy way to get around Malta, and you can catch the bus from Bugibba to Qaqra, St Paul’s Bay and beyond.

By car: British drivers feel at home here, as everyone drives on the left. A hire car makes exploring the island simple, so you can make the most out of your holidays to Bugibba.

By ferry: Fancy hopping over to another stunning island? Take one of the regular ferries the run from Malta to Gozo and Comino.

Events in Bugibba

Carnivals: February is carnival time in Malta, with five days of colourful parades, fantastic costumes and dancing in the streets.

Holy Week: At Easter, local people and holidaymakers take part in the ‘seven visits’ tradition. It takes you to 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, and Bugibba is no exception. Known locally as a ‘festa’, these mini-festivals are bursting with music, dancing and fireworks.

Bugibba weather

Temperature: 12-27 (°C)

Summers are hot and dry here, with hours of sunshine, so pack light clothes and don’t worry too much about bringing an umbrella! Rain is highly unlikely at this time of year. Winter remains mild, too, with temperatures rarely dropping below 12 (°C), even in January, which is the coldest month. Book your Bugibba holidays for spring or autumn if you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy comfortable highs in the mid-teens.

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