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St Pauls Bay Introduction

St. Paul’s Bay is a holiday resort as well as a bay on the north east of the island. Together with neighbouring Qawra and Bugibba, they form the largest and most vibrant resort on Malta. In common with most beaches on the island, St. Paul’s has a noticeable lack of sand. There are however many flat rocks where sun bathing is possible and platforms give easy access to the water. There are also sandy beaches within a couple of miles of the resort. The area is very good for water sports and it is these facilities as well as the lively nightlife that bring holidaymakers flocking to its shores. A wide range of accommodation suits most tastes and budgets, its restaurants serve an eclectic menu that satisfies even the fussiest eaters and its nightlife is as lively or as relaxed as you wish it to be. Sightseers will be rewarded by the many impressive buildings in St. Paul’s.

Why Go To St Pauls Bay?

Malta is a beautiful island with many attractive towns as well as lively resorts. St. Paul’s Bay lies in the former category and is adjacent to the latter. This popular place has much to offer holidaymakers with a guarantee of summer sun, a variety of recreational activities and interesting sightseeing opportunities.

A St. Paul’s Bay holiday attracts those who wish to relax in pleasant surroundings where there are interesting sightseeing opportunities. The bay provides a good range of water sports for those who like more active holidays.

When To Go To St Pauls Bay

Holidays to Malta can be taken at any time of year. The St. Paul’s 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.

St Pauls Bay - The Place

St. Paul’s Bay is a popular resort located on the north-eastern coast of Malta. Originally, a small fishing village it has developed into a thriving location with much to offer holidaymakers. The flat rocky waterfront offers a range of water sports including wind and kite surfing, banana boating, water skiing and sailing. The rocky waters around the island, as well as its translucent quality offer ideal conditions for snorkelling and there is also a scuba diving school close by. St. Paul’s Bay has a good range of hotels and self-catering apartments provide excellent accommodation to suit all budgets. The many cafes and restaurants serve a variety of traditional and international cuisine. Those who enjoy traditional Maltese cuisine will find many tasty fish restaurants along the sea front which offer good value for money. Shops provide holiday essentials as well as gifts and souvenirs. Nightlife here is as relaxing or as lively as you wish with both romantic restaurants and lively bars and clubs.

Malta has a wealth of historical and cultural sites waiting to be explored including the fortified capital Valletta. Boat trips can be taken to off-shore islands and to the peaceful island of Gozo.

St Pauls Bay Nightlife

St. Paul’s Bay nightlife can be as relaxed or as lively as you wish as there are venues to suit all tastes. Evenings can be spent in fine al fresco dining, drinking in relaxed bars and strolling along the promenade enjoying the cooler night air. Alternatively you can find lively bars, discos and clubs, particularly towards Bugibba, where you can party until the early hours of the morning.

St Pauls Bay Shopping

St. Paul’s Bay and the neighbouring resorts have a good number of shops supplying a wide variety of goods. There are of course many of the gift and souvenir that are so loved by holidaymakers, where taste flies out of the window while tat comes in the door. Trips to Valletta or to Sliema with their exclusive boutiques and specialist shops will please those for whom retail therapy is an essential part of their holiday. Popular purchases that make perfect mementoes are silver and gold filigree jewellery, Maltese lace, religious icons and ceramics.

St Pauls Bay Eating

St. Paul’s has a wide variety of restaurants and cafes catering for even the most conservative of palates. There are many fine restaurants where you can savour Maltese specialities as well as a range of international cuisine. Fish dishes abound, the most popular being the lampuka or dolphin fish. The catch of the day special, fresh from the fishing nets, is usually good value for money. Brogjoli, (we would call them beef olives) cooked in red wine and served with rice is a culinary delight.