St Paul's Bay, Malta

St Pauls Bay is Malta's largest tourist resort and offers a good selection of cafes, restaurants and tourist shops. There are no sandy beaches in the resort but plenty nearby. There is plenty to do in the resort including the Splash and Fun Park which is a great day out for all the family.

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St Paul's Bay

St Pauls Bay offers cafes and restaurants with tourist shops. There is no beach as such (shelving rocks) but Golden Bay is within 5 km of the resort. The transfer time is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | St Paul's Bay Reviews

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St Paul's Bay Hotels (?)

Porto Del Sol Apartments Photograph of Porto Del Sol Apartments
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These apartments are well suited to those on a budget looking for a comfortable base to explore the area from....

3.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

Mediterranea Hotel and Suites Photograph of Mediterranea Hotel and Suites
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The Mediterranea Hotel and Suites has a prime hilltop location with views down on to the old fishing harbour and out towards the historic St. Paul's Island. A great choice for those on a budget lookin...

2 / 5 from 2 reviews

Salini Resort Hotel Photograph of Salini Resort Hotel
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Overlooking the Salina Bay, the Salini Resort has a quiet location. This 4 star hotel provides spacious and comfortable guest rooms along with a good range of on-site amenities....

3.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

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The family-run Ambassador Hotel is situated right on the water-front, this and the dive-school on site makes a great choice for those wanting to spend time close to, or even in the sea....

3.4 / 5 from 9 reviews

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The Gillieru Harbour Hotel offers a great location, overlooking the sea and in a quiet area, ideal for a relaxing holiday....

3.2 / 5 from 9 reviews

San Pawl Hotel Photograph of San Pawl Hotel
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The San Pawl Hotel is located in the popular resort of St Paul's Bay, within easy reach of many attractions. The hotel offers a comfortable and friendly environment for families, friends and couples a...

3.5 / 5 from 35 reviews

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The popular Porto Azzurro Aparthotel is located in a quiet location overlooking St Paul's Bay and featuring views of the Maltese countryside. Great for a laid-back getaway to Malta....

3.3 / 5 from 17 reviews

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The Crown Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and provides a great base for exploring the area....

Medallion Court Hotel Photograph of Medallion Court Hotel
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The Medallion Court Hotel is a great choice as it offers a peaceful and relaxing environment and is very close to the seafront and the local amenities....

St Paul's Bay Reviews

Holiday Date:15th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Ambassador Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Land View
Board:Room Only
(5 suns)

Beautiful stunning clean place, plenty of bars restaurants etc, food is reasonable, great bus service to every part.

Holiday Date:14th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Gillieru Harbour Hotel
Room:Standard Room - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Very lovely, clean, lots to do and reasonably priced.

Holiday Date:1st Sep 2017
Accommodation:Gillieru Harbour Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Land View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

A small compact resort lovely bay/harbour. 10 minutes walk is Buggiba and Qawra and more lively.

Holiday Date:30th May 2017
Accommodation:San Pawl Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Great place to stay, everyday we walked along the sea front to Buggiba with lots of bars, cafes and shops along the way. Also a good bus service where you can hop on and get to most places on the island.

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Beaches

St Paul's Bay lies along the southern coast of Xemxija Bay and has a small beach at its innermost point. The remainder of the coastline is rocky but with many large flat rocks where you can lay and soak up the Maltese sun or access the clear blue Mediterranean waters for snorkeling and swimming.

For sandy beaches and a wider choice of watersports, (such as jet skis, banana rides and windsurfing) head further up the coast to Mellieha Bay (6km) or, across the island to Golden Bay (4.5km). For a smaller and quieter sandy beach try Riviera Bay (5km) or Gnejna Bay (7.5km) on the west coast or, on the north coast, the secluded sands of Paradise Bay and Arnier Bay (10km).

Things to Do

Diving is very popular in Malta and there are diving centres in and around St Paul's Bay offering equipment hire, dive trips and diving courses. There is also an Aquatic Club along the promenade with a large swimming pool, a children's pool, a diving centre and various activities.

Next to the Aquatic Club stands St Paul's Tower, which is one of the remaining five Wignacourt Towers still standing. This small 17th century watchtower houses visitor information and offers great views across the bay and beyond.

Step back in time and browse the Classic Car Museum in Qawra or watch your kids splash around at the Bugibba Water Park - both of which are in walking distance of St Pauls Bay. Just outside the resort, near Salina Bay, BirdPark Malta has over 200 birds and animals to see.

Out and About

St Paul's Bay is the old part of town and has a number of friendly bars and pavement cafes, a harbour filled with little fishing boats and some nice restaurants. If you continue past the beach you will come to the even quieter resort of Xemxija, on the north coast of Xemxija Bay.

In the opposite direction, St Paul's Bay rolls seamlessly into Bugibba, which in turn, merges into Qawra. Bugibba Square is popular in the evenings and is surrounded by lively bars and restaurants or, a little further round the promenade, you can try your hand at the Oracle Casino.

Nearby Attractions

St Paul's Bay is very well served by the local bus network providing you with easy access to the capital city of Valletta, inland ancient towns, coastal resorts and the sandy beaches at the north of the island. Excursions are readily available, on land or sea including boat trips to the islands of Gozo and Comino; harbour cruises and sightseeing tours of Valletta.

Just a short bus ride away, family days out include the Splash & Fun Water Park and Malta Marine Park (which are next door to each other); Popeye's Village and the Malta Falconry Centre.

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