A coastal resort on the island of Malta, St George’s Bay is a chilled out retreat in sun. For a quiet bay nestled between two party towns, it’s got no chance of being labelled as boring. The shimmering waters of the bay are home to one of the world’s newest extreme sports - flyboarding - along with a host of other adrenaline boosting adventures. And for those who prefer a slightly slower pace, when the sun sets the nearby casinos open their doors for a glitzy evening of gambling and high stakes poker. Legendary nightlife steps up a gear in St Julian’s and Sliema, where the clubs and DJs crank out the thumping bass until the early, early hours.
Beach-lovers will love St George’s Bay’s compact, sand-filled inlet. As the thermometer soars to 30 degrees in summer, you can soak up the sun, while the calm sea laps at the shore. Shallow and clear, the waters are safe for families looking to spend a day by the beach. With plenty of nearby cafes, restaurants and shopping to keep everyone in the family entertained, a St George’s Bay holiday is ideal for topping up a tan or exploring the nearby cultural cities in the milder winter months. Whether you’re hitting the beach, partying in St Julians or exploring the coastline, we think St George’s Bay is the perfect place to stay to enjoy everything Malta has to offer.
Regarded as Malta’s entertainment mecca, St Julian’s is just a stone’s throw away from St George’s Bay. The lively resort is a fast-paced pick me up for anyone keen to step up a gear after a laid-back day in the bay. All night ravers will want to head to the Paceville area for nightclubs and bass-thumping tracks. For a slightly slower pace, the cinemas, casinos, restaurants and pubs all offer a great night out.
Immerse yourself into Malta’s history in Valletta. Wander the capital’s winding streets, taking in the sights, palaces, grand buildings and monuments. Or crank things up a notch with Valletta’s 5D experience. 3D films play where your seats move and air and water are thrown in to the mix as well.
Bugibba is Malta’s tourism hotspot. Theme parks, an aquarium a bustling beach and a brand new cinema complex are all waiting to welcome families looking for a fun-filled day out. If the busy streets are a bit too busy, head to the harbour and hop on a boat trip. With a variety of cruises and destinations to explore, you can escape the crowds and find your own little slice of heaven off Malta’s coastline.
Exploring St Georges Bay…
Take to the water
St George’s has a wealth of water-sports on offer for adrenaline junkies. Zip across the waves on a jet-ski, rent a boat for the day or take a speedboat for a spin. Soar high above the ocean on a parasail or simply take out a traditional fishing boat for a more sedate cruise around the beautiful coast.
Hit the beach
Neatly tucked away in St George’s Bay, there’s a sandy beach waiting to welcome sunbathers. Calm shallow waters are perfect for paddling in or venturing further out to take a dip. Once you’re done with lazing on the soft sands, the nearby restaurants, bars, shopping and cinema complex provide plenty of entertainment.
Go all in at the Dragonara Palace poker room. The only casino to boast a poker room with a sea view, the sumptuous palace terraces overlook St George’s Bay. Weekly ‘no limit, hold’em’mgames take place along with a host of other tournaments. If you’re not a card player, but still fancy your chances, there are slot machines, roulette tables and a sports lounge to enjoy. Non gamblers can enjoy cocktails and live music in the piano bar.
This extreme water-sport has to be seen to be believed. With a water-powered jetpack strapped to your feet you can ‘fly’labove the water, do acrobatic flips and so much more. Anyone over the age of 10 can take part - so long as you can swim. Soar high above the water in Spinola Bay, St Julians for a holiday memory of a lifetime.
Menus in Malta benefit from a range of influences from across the globe. And while you’ll spot some familiar ingredients and flavours, Malta definitely brings some unique recipes to the table. A great example of a Maltese twist on a well-known foodstuff is the pastizzi. Similar to an English pasty, yet deliciously different. These warm, savoury snacks combine puff pastry filled with either mushy peas or ricotta cheese. Cheap and easy to find - there are pastizzerias all over the island.
St Georges Bay restaurants
If you’re celebrating a special occasion or want to treat yourself to a meal of a lifetime, head to Caviar & Bull. Molecular cocktails and wagyu beef are on the menu which might give you a hint at the high end pricing. Worth every penny, the quirky menu, gorgeous setting and unparalleled flavours will leave you wanting more.
St Georges Bay holidays have something to offer everyone in the family. From revellers to laid-back sun-seekers. With day trips to Bugibba and Valletta as well as world-class casinos, gourmet dining, a wealth of water-sports, and of course plenty of shopping, this is a chilled out destination, with lively neighbours on the doorstep, to visit any time of year.
The best way to get to St George’s Bay is by booking with easyJet holidays. You’ll even save on the cost of your holiday if you book your flight and hotel together. Take a look at our other Malta destination guides for more inspiration.