Qawra travel guide

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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Qawra is best for...

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.

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 https://www.visitmalta.com/en/home.

Visa and health: Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/malta for visa and health recommendations and advice ahead of your Qawra holidays.

Holiday destinations related to Qawra:

  • Bugibba
  • Sliema
  • St Julians
  • St Pauls Bay
  • 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.

    Events

    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.