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Holidays to Qawra

Qawra holidays, pronounced ‘awra’, will take you to one of Malta’s most popular resorts. You’ll find it on the north-east coast of the island, and you can expect a classic sun, sea and sand combination. Qawra is set around stunning St Paul’s Bay, boasting a sun-soaked beach running along azure waters. It’s a real hotspot for water sports, too, with as much water-skiing, and scuba diving as you like. The kids will love the beach, and there are also plenty of family-friendly attractions to explore together. Love history? This island is full of unusual sites dating back thousands of years. There’s plenty of natural wonders to see too, so whether you’re enjoy the summer sun or a winter break, holidays to Qawra are great all year round.

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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 Palace Hotel

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Seafront location
  • Short walk to Qawra bars and restaurants
  • Spa with sauna

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What is included ?

Minimum 15kg Airline Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person). As a guide this provides a weight allowance of 15kgs. Your actual luggage allowance will be shown on the next page. You might be able to purchase additional luggage allowance by contacting the Airline direct.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Shuttle Return Transfers
Your transfer will be provided by one of our partners. Information on how you will be met at the airport will be included in your travel documents.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.

This modern holiday resort maintains a sense of Maltese tradition. You’ll find lots of luxury high-rise hotels along the seafront, with bustling bars and cafés lining the promenade. And then there’s the 16th century Qawra Tower to explore. This former fortress is now home to a swimming pool and restaurant. If you want to get away from it all, there are lots of quiet coves to hide in along St Paul’s Bay. And when you’re ready to take a break from the sunny beaches, why not step it up a gear at a water sports centre?

Qawra Point is one of the best water sports destinations on the island. On the tip of St Paul’s Bay, this shingle, Blue Flag status beach, offers everything from water-skiing to snorkelling and scuba-diving, and plenty more in between. There are sun loungers for hire if you’d rather soak up the sunshine. Just 8km away is Mellieha Bay, Malta’s biggest sandy beach. It’s a firm favourite amongst families, with calm waters that are perfect for paddling, and soft sand for those essential sandcastle building competitions with the kids. Facilities are good, and the water is clean and safe.

Heading for a romantic break? You’ll love the quaint Mediterranean restaurants along the seafront, which are perfect for those intimate meals for two. Visit in the early evening and watch the sun set over the horizon. Dinner dates don’t come more romantic than this! Be adventurous when ordering, and make sure you sample tasty local fare like Ħobż biż-Żejt (that’s crusty bread smothered with olive oil, tomatoes, tuna and capers). Want a night out? Head for Bugibba. It’s only a short taxi ride away.
If you’re travelling with kids, the resort’s international restaurants are a great idea. They happily cater for kids with some favourites like pizza and burgers, as well as local dishes, so there’s something to suit all tastes.

Qawra makes a great base for exploring Malta. Tranquil Mellieha isn’t far away, and its old town will charm you in an instant. Mdina (the old capital of Malta) is only a half-hour drive away. This beautiful Medieval city is brimming with history. Here you can explore everything from the Baroque cathedral to the bastion walls. Alternatively, why not catch the bus to Valetta, another Medieval city that’s filled with cobbled streets and stunning architecture. If you want to travel further afield then the serene islands of Gozo and Comino make an awe-inspiring daytrip. These idyllic spots are easily reached by boat.

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Couples: Pack up a picnic and find a quiet cove on Qawra Point. Or take an evening stroll along the long promenade as the sun goes down. What could be more romantic?

Water sports: Take your pick from a superb choice of water sports, and scuba diving is a highlight. Many dive sites are just off the shore. Plus there’s more water-skiing and water-based fun than you can shake a stick at!

Families: Kids will love the beautiful beaches and bays that brush the crystal-blue sea. The waters are calm enough to swim with little ones. After a day at the beach, you can head into town for a bite to eat.

More About Qawra

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Fast facts

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: Malta International Airport. The transfer time to Qawra is 45 minutes. 

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

Tourist information: Before your holidays to Qawra, read further tourist information at

Visa and health: Visit for visa and health recommendations and advice ahead of your Qawra holidays.

Weather and climate

Temperature: Expect typical Mediterranean climate in the 30s (°C) in summer.

Best time to visit: Summers are hot and dry and can even creep up to 40°C in August. Temperatures are more comfortable in June and September, so book your Qawra holidays then if you like it warm but not scorching. Winters aren’t too chilly either, with temperatures rarely dropping below 15°C, even in January. That means a winter break is a great time to explore the island. But remember to pack an umbrella, because it can be rainy at this time of year.

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Getting around

By bus: Malta and Gozo have an extensive bus network, making it easy to get around the island from here.

By car: British drivers will feel right at home, as everyone drives on the left! Hiring a car gives you the freedom to explore the island at your own pace.

By ferry: Regular ferries, for passengers and cars, run between Malta, Gozo and Comino. And water taxis are available, too.


Holy Week: Throughout Easter, the Maltese people take part in the ‘seven visits’ tradition; that’s a tour of seven of the island’s most beautiful churches.

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

Jazz Festival: Head to nearby Valletta for The Malta Jazz Festival, happens annually in July. It takes place over three nights at Ta’Liesse, welcoming top international and Maltese artists.

Why choose Thomas Cook

With hotels available to suit every person and every budget look no further than Thomas Cook for your getaway this year!

  • Thousands of hotels to choose from
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  • 178 years of travel experience
  • Award winning travel company
  • Thousands of destinations worldwide

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