Best Areas To Stay In Malta For Holidays

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Malta’s main source of income is revenue from tourism. This is due to the welcoming weather, and many beautiful tourist attractions.

Being an island in the Mediterranean, tourists can enjoy many activities in Malta. Malta enjoys long stretches of beaches, ideal for scuba diving, ship and boat cruises and swimming.

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Below is a list if the ideal areas to stay during a Maltese holiday visit.

Sliema town

Sliema town is one of the best areas to stay in Malta for holidays due to its large number of social amenities. It is an up-market town and also doubles up as a residential town.

Due to the long seafront, Sliema attracts both locals and tourists. It’s most outstanding feature is hosting what is arguably Malta’s largest mall, The Point.

Mellieha Bay

Also known as Ghadira, Sliema is Malta’s largest and most popular sandy beach. It is located in the north of the main island, in the outskirts of the Mellieha village.

It is perfect for family swimming, with lots of activities available for family outdoor fun, such as kayaking, waterskiing, and windsurfing. Availability of reliable public transport makes it easy to reach, and has high levels of beach management, with lifeguards and a first aid clinic to complement the timely maintenance of the beach.

Comino Island

Comino is a tiny island of the Maltese archipelago and is located between Malta and Gozo in the Mediterranean. It measures approximately 3.5 square kilometers and has the least population in Malta republic.

The main attraction is the blue lagoon, which also has a picturesque white sandy beach and a rich marine life. The blue lagoon supports activities like diving, snorkeling, and swimming.

Comino also is rich in Maltese history, since it hosts the St Mary’s tower (1416) and the Comino Chapel which was built in 1618, and the Saint Mary battery and redoubt which was built in 1716.

St. Julian

If you wish to visit Malta in winter, St. Julian is one place to pay a visit. It is a town in the center of Malta and lays along the coast and north of the capital city. St. Julian has a specific area known as Paceville, where tourism-oriented businesses such as hotels, restaurants, and high-end nightclubs are situated.

St. Julian is home to the Old Parish Church, which was built in 1580, and the Spinola Palace, which was built in 1688, and is considered the stepping stone for the coastal reclamation of san Gijan. St. Julian is popular for sports, with Water polo being the most popular, and a delight for tourists to watch.

Gozo Island

The Gozo Island is the second largest after Malta in the Maltese archipelago. Gozo Island is a hub for history, and with its rural setting, it has breathtaking scenic hills forming the coastline.

It also hosts two places of interest, The Calypso Cave, and The Ggantija Neolithic temples, both of which are among the oldest surviving man-made structures.


There are many activities in Malta, whether you wish to visit Malta in winter or any other season.