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Holidays in Qawra
One of Malta’s most popular holiday resorts, Qawra also has a long seafront that boasts some of the very best views this beautiful little island has to offer. Qawra’s modern pedestrianised centre has plenty of sights, shops and restaurants to keep the family well entertained, and the award-winning rocky beach offers a fantastic choice of water sports.
Malta experiences hot, dry summers which are most enjoyable in June and September. But their winters aren’t too shabby either, with temperatures rarely dropping below 15 (°C), even in January.
The nearest airport to Qawra is Malta International Airport, 20km away.
Book a holiday to Qawra with Thomas Cook and discover a lively Mediterranean town with an award-winning beach and some of the best water sports in Malta.
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Qawra is a modern holiday resort with a traditional Maltese twist. Wander along the lively seafront promenade, and you’ll find a great choice of restaurants‚ bars and cafés. But look a little further and you’ll discover shops selling everything from traditional Maltese crafts to designer clothes. If you’re feeling active, head to one of the water sports centres on Qawra’s beach. Take your pick from diving, water skiing, snorkelling and much more. And if you just want to kick back with a good book, you’ll find plenty of quiet little coves to hide in.
Qawra Point is one of the best places to visit in Qawra when it comes to water sports. On the tip of St Paul’s Bay, this Blue Flag award winning shingle beach offers everything from water-skiing to jet skiing, snorkelling to scuba-diving, and plenty more in between. There are sun loungers for hire if you’d rather watch all the fun at sea from the safety of dry land. Just 8km from Qawra is Mellieha Bay, Malta’s largest sandy beach. It’s a popular spot with families, with calm waters that are perfect for paddling in.
Qawra makes a great base if you’d like to go and explore more of Malta. In the town, you’ll find plenty of day trips to romantic spots like Mellieha’s charming old town. For one of the best things to do near Qawra, catch the bus to the capital city of Valletta. It’s a beautiful medieval city of narrow, cobbled streets and grand baroque churches. If you fancy a romantic day of relaxation, then take a trip to the spas in Sliema, just 12km from Qawra. The serene islands of Gozo and Comino make a great day out, and are easily reached by boat.
If you’re taking a romantic break to Malta then head to one of the quaint Mediterranean restaurants along the seafront. Come in the early evening and watch the sun as it sets over the ocean. It’s a great place to try one of the local dishes, such as Ħobż biż-Żejt, crusty Maltese bread smothered with olive oil, tomatoes, tuna and capers. If you’re travelling to Qawra with kids, you’ll discover some great international restaurants along the bustling promenade. Qawra’s nightlife is easy going but if you fancy a night out, you’re only a short taxi ride from the bars in Bugibba.
Couples: Find a quiet cove on Qawra Point for a romantic picnic by the sea.
Thrillseekers: Take your pick from Qawra’s great choice of water sports, from water skiing to diving.
Families: Take the kids paddling in the Mellieha Bay’s calm waters.
Language: The language spoken in Qawra is English
Currency: The currency used in Qawra is Euro (€)
Local time: Qawra is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: The nearest airport to Qawra is Malta International Airport, 20km away.
Flight time from UK: 3 hours
Tourist Information: Further Qawra 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 Qawra.
Temperature: A typically Mediterranean 30 (°C) in the summer months
Best time to visit: Malta experiences hot, dry summers which are most enjoyable in June and September. But their winters aren’t too shabby either, with temperatures rarely dropping below 15 (°C), even in January.
By bus: 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: There are regular ferries between Malta, Gozo and Comino.
Holy Week: Throughout Easter, local Maltese people take the ‘seven visits’, as they tour seven of Malta’s most stunning churches.
Carnivals: February is carnival time in Malta with five days of colourful parades, fantastic costumes and dancing in the streets.
Jazz Festival: Head to nearby Valletta for the summertime arts and jazz festivals.