St Paul's Bay Hotels 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.

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St Paul's Bay Hotels (?)

These apartments are well suited to those on a budget looking for a comfortable base to explore the area from....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

The popular Porto Azzurro Aparthotel has a quiet location in a great spot overlooking the picturesque St Paul's Bay and with views of the beautiful Maltese countryside. The hotel offers comfortable an...

3.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

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....

3.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

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

4 / 5 from 3 reviews

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 5 reviews

The San Pawl Hotel can be found in the popular resort of St Paul's Bay just a five minute walk from many attractions. The hotel offers a comfortable and friendly environment for families, couples and ...

3.2 / 5 from 9 reviews

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

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....

The Mediterranea Suites Hotel has a prime hilltop location with stunning 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 l...

2 / 5 from 2 reviews

St Paul's Bay Reviews

Holiday Date:26th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Gillieru Harbour Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

The people, shops and atmosphere made the stay enjoyable.

Holiday Date:16th Jul 2015
Accommodation:San Pawl Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Land View
Board:Room Only
(5 suns)

Close to the sea, bars and restaurants.

Holiday Date:8th Jul 2015
Accommodation:San Pawl Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Half Board
(2 suns)

Seems unmaintained with little investment to make it look inviting or smart. Paint and wall wash well worn away and drab or depleted colours. Copious cigarette ends on the beach rocks.

Holiday Date:15th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Porto Del Sol Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Xemxija is across the harbour to St Pauls Bay, the harbour is quiet and a beautiful area. Great for reading a book, sitting watching the little boats come in and out. Part of the bay is roped off for swimming and a tiny shingle/sand beach (only a few yards). Porto Del Sol restaurant is worth a visit and a few little cafes/restaurants around. Weekly bus pass was all of 6 euros 50 cents and most buses are now air conditioned, if you can get a seat. Malta sightseeing bus goes around the Island too, if you have children would possibly need a hotel with a pool.

Holiday Date:12th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Ambassador Hotel
Room:Single
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

The main resort was brilliant. Good night time entertainment and many friendly bars and restaurants. Competitive prices for food and drinks and a good selection of shops. Excellent aquarium and loads of history to see and read about as you stroll around.

Holiday Date:2nd Jun 2015
Accommodation:Ambassador Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

This is a very pleasant area of Malta which has the ability to provide something for all tastes.

Holiday Date:9th Apr 2015
Accommodation:San Pawl Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Plenty of places to eat and easy to get around.

Holiday Date:18th Nov 2014
Accommodation:Porto Azzurro Aparthotel
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Stunning views, excellent eating places and bars and very wallet friendly. We will definitely be going back.

Holiday Date:29th Oct 2014
Accommodation:San Pawl Hotel
Room:Single
Board:Half Board
(3 suns)

A lot of shops, but expensive.

Holiday Date:21st Sep 2014
Accommodation:Ambassador Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Side Sea View
Board:Half Board
(3 suns)

It is a quiet resort but has easy access to other sites, as local buses are easily available and very cheap indeed. You can get a 7 day ticket for 6.50 euro, very easy to travel around the whole island, although sometimes you may have to wait for a half full bus.

Holiday Date:17th Sep 2014
Accommodation:Gillieru Harbour Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

Lots of restaurants of varying quality! Very much a cheap resort town ok if you want somewhere cheap and central to stay but not 'real Malta'.

Holiday Date:15th Sep 2014
Accommodation:San Pawl Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Half Board
(3 suns)

I like St Paul's bay, every thing is close to hand and it's easy to get around.

Holiday Date:10th Sep 2014
Accommodation:Porto Azzurro Aparthotel
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Great location and easy to get around the island from here, plenty of shops and restaurants.

Holiday Date:1st Aug 2014
Accommodation:Gillieru Harbour Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

We have always enjoyed St Pauls Bay, it has all we need in the evenings and is very well situated for trips and buses.

Holiday Date:24th Jul 2014
Accommodation:Porto Azzurro Aparthotel
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(3 suns)

Went to water park, it was ok. Munchy monkeys good and inexpensive food . Not much for kids in that area.

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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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