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.
With its hot summers and mild winters, Bugibba enjoys good weather year-round.
The nearest airport to Bugibba is Malta International Airport, 25km away.
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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.
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: 12-27 (°C)
Bugibba experiences hot, dry summers with long hours of sunshine and very little chance of rain. Winters aren’t too shabby either, with temperatures rarely dropping below 12 (°C), even in January. Book your holiday for the spring or autumn to enjoy fewer crowds and pleasant highs in the mid-teens.
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.