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St. Paul's Bay Introduction

Leading down to a sandy beach surrounded by a rocky cove, St. Paul's Bay is a traditional Maltese town that's a popular spot for beach holidays. Originally a fishing village, St. Paul's Bay is still a great spot for catching mahi-mahi or shellfish, and you'll still see lots of little boats out on the water. Winding streets are full of historic buildings, with cosy cafes and local restaurants where you'll enjoy a warm welcome from the locals.

Hotels in St. Paul's Bay

There's a wide selection of 3 and 4-star hotels in St. Paul's Bay, many of which are a short stroll from the ocean. You'll often enjoy features such as outdoor pools, games rooms and restaurants, making them ideal for families. Some St. Paul's Bay hotel rates include free WiFi, free breakfast and free parking, making them excellent value for money. You'll find rooms that have been designed for a comfortable stay, with air conditioning, premium bedding, free toiletries and hair dryers.

Where to stay

There's a long palm tree-lined promenade along the waterfront and you'll find many of the luxury hotels in St. Paul's Bay along this stretch. It's a great place for seafood and you can sit on a restaurant balcony enjoying the view while enjoying locally caught mussels or oysters. The promenade leads to Buġibba, which sits along a rocky area of the coast. With narrow winding streets full of small cafes and Maltese restaurants, it's a relaxed area that's popular with tourists. Many cheap St. Paul's Bay hotels can be found here and there's a pretty stretch of harbour, plus traditional limestone buildings that give it a traditional look.

Things to see

Golden Sands Beach is surrounded by rocky cliffs on each side, creating a cosy little beach that's always full of families. With shallow waters that are usually calm enough for swimming, the beach is surrounded by large trees providing shady spots and has a couple of cafes where you can grab an ice cream. Negotiate the scrabbly, hilly paths up the Xemxija Heritage Trail and you'll spot ancient monuments along the way, from prehistoric burial caves to a stone apiary where bees were kept in Roman times. You can step inside beautifully preserved stone houses from hundreds of years ago, and enjoy the serene atmosphere along the trail. The imposing St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower is also a must-see for history lovers, and you'll spot this large limestone watchtower in the distance as you walk along the promenade. Climb to the top and you'll see the old cannons that protected the town, as well as sweeping views of the bay. Inside this stone tower is a small museum with pictures and artefacts from the tower's construction in the 17th century.

How to get to St. Paul's Bay

Malta International Airport serves the entire island, with flights from major cities across Europe. It's just a 30-minute taxi ride to most St. Paul's Bay hotels and there's also car hire available from the airport. Buses run from the airport directly to the Xemxija area of St. Paul's Bay, where you can pick up connecting bus to your hotel. St. Pauls Bay is fairly compact, great for those who like to explore on foot, and there's an excellent bus service to get you around.