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A vibrant Maltese hotspot

One of a trio of small but popular villages in the north of Malta, Qawra holidays are a popular destination for couples and families looking for a fun-filled break. Located within easy reach of St Paul’s Bay and Buggiba, Qawra’s growth began in the 1960s and it is now one of Malta’s most popular resorts.Despite being a modern hotspot, it retains much of its charm and there are still many historical buildings to marvel at.

On the whole, Qawra is rather buzzy, with plenty of lively bars and restaurants and a handful of clubs nearby. Outdoorsy types can enjoy water sports, with a range of aquatic activities on offer – the snorkelling is particularly spectacular. Culture fans will enjoy learning about the area’s history as a hub for salt production, and the striking salt pans in the aptly named Salina Bay in nearby Buggiba are well worth a visit. For a lively break in Malta with a touch of the traditional, holidays to Qawra are a strong choice.

Your Qawra questions, answered

Qawra is one of the most popular destinations in Malta, so transport links to it are excellent. You can get there easily from the airport by bus, car or taxi.

Yes. While some of the beaches are rocky, there’s a man-made sandy beach in Qawra, as well as many beautiful lidos in which you can swim.

There’s a huge mix of great restaurants here – some serving global cuisine and others dishing up local specialities – meaning there are options to suit all tastes.

Best things to do in Qawra

Do some water sports

A range of water sports are available here – scuba divers can explore the crystal-clear waters offshore, while swimmers can take leisurely dips in the lidos.

Take a coastal walk

There’s beautiful coastal scenery in Qawra– all rugged dark rocks and shimmering blue water – so be sure to get out there and enjoy it on a leisurely stroll or two.

Visit the watchtower

Qawra’s watchtower was built by the Knights of Malta 1638, with the artillery battery added around the tower in 1715. It’s now home to a restaurant and a swimming pool.


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