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....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

The popular Porto Azzurro Aparthotel has a quiet location overlooking St Paul's Bay and with views of the Maltese countryside. The hotel offers comfortable and well equipped guest rooms, including stu...

3.8 / 5 from 9 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 / 5 from 4 reviews

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....

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....

3.3 / 5 from 6 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 ...

3.3 / 5 from 13 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 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

St Paul's Bay Reviews

Holiday Date:12th May 2016
Accommodation:Labranda San Pawl Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

It's a nice town for lazy holidays. Some shops and restaurants (close to Bugibba as well) but you need to take a bus (or walk for a bit) to get to a beach. Great ice cream spot in Bugibba - Sotto Zero with dairy-free and no sugar options.

Holiday Date:9th May 2016
Accommodation:Porto Azzurro Aparthotel
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(2 suns)

We were in the Xemxija part of St Pauls Bay, quite away from the bay itself. The place where we stayed just had a minimal amount of places to eat and drink and no entertainment at all. We expected it to be quiet because of the time of year, but the entertainment was zilch, the hotel prices for drinks were astronomical so we ventured down the hill to the little local bar around the corner and the hotels pool bar was only open from 12 until 4 in the afternoon and this also was very pricey, but you were not allowed to take your own food and drink into the pool area. We caught the local bus to other areas as it was too far to walk as 1 of our party suffered with breathlessness. Overall we had a lovely time with venturing out but so disappointed that we did not realise it is in the Xemxija part of St Pauls Bay.

Holiday Date:8th May 2016
Accommodation:Labranda San Pawl Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Land View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Love it.

Holiday Date:19th Apr 2016
Accommodation:Porto Del Sol Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(3 suns)

Quiet but interesting.

Holiday Date:18th Apr 2016
Accommodation:Labranda San Pawl Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Land View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

St Pauls Bay is lovely. Think it's more for the older people even though I am only late 30s it was nice and peaceful and there was no stag or hen parties, was full of older people. There is no sandy beach in St Pauls Bay. The buses are cheap as chips, went to the city for 1 euro 50 and plenty of site seeing, local and the blue lagoon boat trip. Not over expensive, we paid round 2 euro 50 a pint. If you like walking it's nice to walk on the sea front, many shops and bars and nice views. St Pauls Bay is in a good location, you can go to St Julians and other places cheap and quickly. The transfer from the airport was about 30 minutes.

Holiday Date:7th Apr 2016
Accommodation:Labranda San Pawl Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Land View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Normal.

Holiday Date:17th Mar 2016
Accommodation:Porto Azzurro Aparthotel
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

It was fantastic and with a good bus route to take you anywhere you wish to go! I went by myself and everywhere I visited I was made to feel welcome.

Holiday Date:11th Mar 2016
Accommodation:Gillieru Harbour Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Depending on what is defined as St. Pauls Bay, overall I would say there was plenty to do there. I would say that Bugibba was where most of the activity was and there was a good variety of shops, bars and restaurants. There is an Aquarium nearby which was worth a visit and there is a casino in Bugibba but not able to comment as I didn't visit the facility.

Holiday Date:27th Feb 2016
Accommodation:Porto Azzurro Aparthotel
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Plenty of buses in either direction making it easy to get out and about.

Holiday Date:26th Feb 2016
Accommodation:Porto Azzurro Aparthotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Handy for all bus routes.

Holiday Date:20th Feb 2016
Accommodation:Porto Azzurro Aparthotel
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

quiet place which is what I wanted but plenty of buses to get about at a good price.

Holiday Date:4th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Ambassador Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

St Pauls Bay is a lovely place to stay in if you want peace and quiet and everywhere else is easy to get to by the local bus service.

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:Labranda 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:Labranda 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.

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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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