Qawra holidays

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.

Things to do

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?

Brilliant activities

Qawra is so close to Bugibba that the two towns are almost one big resort. This gives you a great choice of things to do, whether you want to spend your time relaxing or sightseeing. If you want a restful holiday, lounge around by the sea at Qawra Point, or stroll along the seafront to Perched Beach in Bugibba. There’s lots of water sports to try when you feel like some action, and boat trips out across St. Paul’s Bay. From aquariums to water parks, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

Ancient history

If you’re interested in Malta’s history or just love to sightsee, don’t miss the island’s incredible temple complexes. Skorba is just a short drive from Qawra, while Mnajdra and Hagar Qim are a bit further away on the south coast. Explore ruins that are over 5,000 years old, while taking in the stunning scenery around you.

Great sightseeing

If you want to be active while you’re away, hire a car and head to some of Malta’s other great spots. Visit historic watchtowers, spend some time in capital Valetta, or relax in the spectacular sands of Mellieha Beach. When it’s time to sit down for dinner, go for a romantic meal along the seafront, or head over to Bugibba’s vibrant main square. Whatever kind of holiday you’re after, you’re sure to have a lovely break in Qawra.

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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.

Fast facts for Qawra

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.

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Getting around Qawra

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 in Qawra

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.

Qawra weather

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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