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Find information on Bugibba in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Bugibba lies on the north-eastern coast of Malta south of the old town on St. Paul’s Bay. It is a large and popular resort with a reputation as a party town. Bugibba is not the prettiest of resorts as the many high rise hotels and apartment were erected without any thought of aesthetics. Attempts are being made to remedy this with flower-filled pedestrianised areas and palm lined promenades, but multi-storeyed buildings are hard to disguise. However, Bugibba does not suffer from a shortage of visitors and it is one of the busiest resorts in the area. Surprisingly, it also lacks a beach although there are many areas with large flat stones where sunbathing is possible and also platforms giving access to the sea. The area is very good for water sports and it is these facilities as well as the lively nightlife that bring holidaymakers flocking. A Bugibba holiday offers long days of glorious sunshine with many recreational facilities followed by nights of pulsating music with dancing until dawn.
If you enjoy hot sunny days with opportunities for water sports, home from home cooking, a bustling atmosphere and a vibrant nightlife, book a Bugibba holiday today and you will not be disappointed.
Bugibba is popular with groups of young people looking for sunshine and merriment. The lack of sandy beaches, as well as the noisy nightlife, discourages families with young children for whom a sandy beach is considered an essential holiday ingredient.
The Bugibba holiday summer season lasts from April until October when the temperatures in July and August can reach the mid thirties. Malta enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year where temperatures rarely dip below fifteen degrees. Even in winter five and six hours of daily sunshine is common.
Bugibba is a popular resort fifteen kilometres from Valletta with a transfer time of one hour. It is a lively, busy centre offering many leisure pursuits on land and at sea. There is no sandy beach but bathers make use of wooden platforms and large slabs of rock at the waters edge. Water sports abound so there are plenty activities for the more active holidaymaker. Snorkelling and scuba diving are popular pastimes. The nearest sandy beach is an eight kilometre bus ride away in Mellieha Bay.
Bugibba provides a wide range of accommodation from first class hotels to budget rooms to suit all pockets. Its diversity of restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets cater for all tastes. Shopping is fairly limited but Valletta is only a short bus ride away and there you can find all you need. Bugibba’s nightlife is renowned for its vivacity and verve.
A Bugibba holiday offers a guarantee of sunny days and rocking nights.
Bugibba is a busy, bustling town by day and is even more so at night. Once the sun goes down holidaymakers descend on the bars, discos and clubs like moths to a candle flame and the party begins. There are some pleasant restaurants where those who wish can enjoy a relaxing meal under the stars away from the celebrating crowds. Bugibba also has a cinema, a casino and even a bingo hall.
Bugibba shopping is fairly limited with the many small shops and stalls selling holiday gifts and souvenirs. There are of course supermarkets for essential provisions. Local crafts which make perfect mementoes are silver and gold filigree jewellery and Maltese lace.
Bugibba has a wide variety of restaurants that cater for even the most pernickety of eaters. Conservative palates can find full English breakfasts and pub lunches. Others can savour Maltese specialities and a range of international cuisine. Fish dishes abound, the most popular being the lampuka or dolphin fish. Brogjoli, (we would call them beef olives) cooked in red wine and served with rice is a culinary delight.