January and February are the coolest months, with the temperature around 10°C. During these months, it can be a bit windy and humid. The sunshine months are between May and August, when the temperature climbs into the late 20s (°C) and peaks in the late 30s (°C). If you want to enjoy some sun, book your holidays to St Paul’s Bay around this time.
Couples: St Paul’s Bay holidays have become increasingly popular with honeymooners and romantically-minded couples. The promenade offers beautiful views over the sea, and there are authentic Maltese restaurants to explore. For something special, look out for the Café del Mar, where you can relax with a cocktail and some laid-back tunes.
Families: While sandy beaches aren’t common in Malta, this resort attracts families thanks to the pristine Golden Sands Beach. It lives up to its name, with powder-soft, honey-coloured sands and shallow sea perfect for paddling, making it ideal for those travelling with little ones.
Underwater Adventures: With crystal-clear waters, the area has been attracting snorkelers and scuba-divers for decades. Reefs, wrecks and caves make this one of the best submarine landscapes in the Mediterranean.
Language: The main language spoken across the island is Maltese. However, most of the locals and those working in hotels, bars and restaurants have a good understanding of English. However, a quick ‘jekk jogħġbok’ and ‘grazzi’ can go a long way, so why not download a phrasebook app?
Currency: You’ll need to change-up your Sterling for Euros on your holidays to St Paul’s Bay.
Local time: St. Paul's Bay is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Malta International Airport. The transfer time to St. Paul's Bay is 50 minutes.
Flight time from the UK: The flight time to St. Paul's Bay is 3 hours.
Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found here.
Visa and Health: Before you fly, click here for advice and recommendations on visas and health for your St Paul’s Bay holidays.
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Buses: The old, yellow Maltese buses have been replaced with their newer, air-conditioned ones. Because the island’s so small, it’s easy to get around and with more than 80 bus routes across Malta, getting where you want to go is easy. Fares are cheap, making this a great option for those who want to see the sights on a budget.
By taxi: There are two types of taxi in Malta: white, official taxis and black, independent taxis. White taxis are allowed to pick up passengers from the roadside, while black cabs can’t. As a result, white ones can be more expensive, but they’re legally obliged to use their meters, so there’s no chance of being overcharged. Black cabs are not metered, which can work in your favour if you’re prepared to haggle a good price before setting off.
Ferry: If you fancy a bit of island-hopping on your holidays to St Paul’s Bay, you’ll find ferries to take you to nearby Gozo, as well as traditional dghajsa boats, which double as water-taxis.
The Feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck: The Maltese enjoy a good feast and there seems to be one in almost every month of the calendar! The Feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck takes place in February and sees a huge parade following the statue of the beloved saint, before the eating, drinking and dancing kicks off in the evening.
Fireworks: In addition to feasts, the Maltese seem to love nothing better than a chance to set off some fireworks. Head over to nearby Valletta in the last week of April and prepare to be dazzled. The Malta International Fireworks Festival is a spectacular night of fun and kicks off a summer of parties across the island.
Malta Jazz Festival: What could be better than a warm summer evening, a cool drink in your hand and the sounds of some of the best up-and-comers and established jazz musicians in the world? Take your holidays to St Paul’s Bay in July and head to Valletta for the Malta Jazz Festival.