St. Paul’s Island Malta
Take a trip over to a place full of history with a visit to St. Paul’s Island. Enjoy the wonderful views back towards Bugibba and of the island itself when you set sail for this fascinating spot.
It’s believed that Paul the Apostle was on his way to Rome in 60 AD when his boat was shipwrecked. He and the others on board swam to shore, and were looked after by the Maltese people until they were able to continue with their journey. During his stay, Paul introduced the locals to Christianity for the first time.
When you go on a tour to St. Paul’s Island, you’ll be shown the site of the shipwreck in St. Paul’s Bay, before continuing on to the island. Have your camera at the ready as you pass the sheer cliffs that plunge into the sea, and the huge statue of Saint Paul, which was erected in the middle of the 19th century.
Your boat will stop near the statue so you can walk up the path towards it, and snap some more great pictures. Listen to your guide to hear all about the history surrounding Saint Paul’s in
Malta, including stories of Malta’s governor converting to Christianity.
As you get back on the boat to head back to the mainland, soak up the views both out across the Mediterranean and towards Malta’s northern shores. When you reach dry land, go for a stroll along the promenade towards Perched Beach. Then pull up a chair in Bugibba Square and sip a few drinks as you wait for the nightlife to get going.