Buġibba is part of a stunning coastal town that forms part of the wider St Paul's Bay area of Malta. The area is comprised of three small towns including Qawra, Buġibba, and St Paul's. The area was nothing more than a sleepy village until the 1970s, but is now a popular tourist destination packed with amenities, such as beachside bars, restaurants and quaint souvenir shops.
The three towns share a stunning waterside promenade, which stretches for over 3km along the island's northern coast. It's well connected to the rest of the island and even perfectly situated for exploring the other two Maltese islands that make up the archipelago. Other beaches in the area are within easy reach and you can also access the cultural locations such as Mdina and Valletta in no time at all. Next to the beach is an aqua park which is great for those who are travelling with children and is the ideal place to cool off in the hot summer months. There's also the option of taking a boat tour to Gozo and Comino where you can explore the beautiful Blue Lagoon.
Malta's capital Valletta exudes historic charm and was one of the first cities to be awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status. The Valletta peninsula is relatively small in size and is best explored on foot. Most of the noteworthy attractions can be reached without the use of public transport. St. John's Co-Cathedral is considered the most important attraction in the town – the building is adorned with stunning frescos and the works of artist Mattia Preti. A visit to The Cathedral Museum will give the chance to see pieces of work by the critically acclaimed Caravaggio.
>If you're not familiar with the history of the country then a visit to The Malta Experience is a must. The 30-minute round-up of Malta's past is a wonderfully concise crash-course on its colourful past. While in Valletta one must take a walk along the ancient city walls. It will give you a truly unique view of the city and offers stunning views across the peninsula.
Cottonera is a city in Malta with a rich and varied history, which makes it one of the most interesting points on the island. Actually a collection of three smaller towns, this area has been dominated by everybody from Turkish sultans to British Queens. Just 15 minutes away from the capital, you'll discover an eclectic mix of historic structures, from watchtowers to castles – most of which have been reconstructed after they suffered severe damage during the second world war.
A few of the most interesting fortifications worth visiting include the Inquisitor's palace, St Lawrence's Church and Fort Saint Angelo. The Central square is also a nice place to dine with the sense of history all around. When in the area a charming way to spend an hour is to take a Dghajjes (The Maltese version of the gondola). You can also enjoy an idyllic swim at the foot of Fort Saint Angelo – when you leave the building, turn left instead of right and continue down the path until you pass through a small, rustic gate. It's totally unspoilt and almost always deserted.
Comino is the smallest of the islands and is primarily a protected area with very little development. It can be reached with regular ferry services from the main island. There aren't any 'attractions' on Comino but you come here for the pristine beaches and crystal clear waters. The Blue Lagoon is what many people flock here for. The azure-blue water swimming lagoon is nothing short of paradisical. A must when you visit Malta.
The Amazonia lido is a lovely place to relax by the side of a pool with a drink while the kids splash about and cool off from the hot Maltese sunshine. The water park, which is just next to the beach, is also an excellent place to spend an afternoon with the kids if you want to keep them entertained. Taking a boat trip is a popular activity in Bugibba. Head across to Gozo for the day and explore the simply divine Blue Lagoon.
The main beach in the area is an artificial beach and is located just in front of the Dolmen Hotel. However, the promenade runs for several kilometres along the coastline and there are a few spots where you can decamp for the day with the family. There are many other beaches in Malta which can be reached easily via the island's public transportation system and some of the best are Mellieha Bay and Paradise Bay.
Maltese food is a rustic affair and varies wildly depending on which season you visit. Some of the classic winter dishes include ratatouille and fish pie. While in the summer there's salads and seafood aplenty. Bugibba is filled with restaurants, which primarily cater to tourists and there are also several international places to eat too.
Malta is a wonderful destination for couples, families and groups of friends. No matter if you're looking for a relaxing break or something a little more high-octane – there's a little something for everyone on this paradisiacal island. It couldn't be easier to get to Buġibba with easyJet holidays, and booking with us will take the stress and hassle out of arranging your next holiday. Buġibba isn't the only destination offered by easyJet holidays, there is a range of wonderful places that you can travel to, so why not start browsing the rest of Malta?