Considered by many to be an essential destination in Malta, Sliema holidays take you right into the heart of the island’s commercial district. Home to a gorgeous promenade, called ‘The Front’ by locals, it’s a shopper’s dream with a range of retailers selling everything from clothes and souvenirs to local produce and food.
Hints of its British history are still in existence, with plenty of traditional pubs to be found among the more modern buildings. Sliema’s juxtaposition of stately traditional properties and contemporary apartment blocks makes it an interesting place to explore, while its close proximity to St Julian’s and Valletta means you can take part in an array of activities nearby, from history walks to clubbing.
Once a fishing village, the resort is now one of the most popular hubs on the island and holidays to Sliema have broad appeal thanks to its extensive development, diverse range of shops and numerous things to do. It’s an all-round winner.
Walk the promenade
This gorgeous pedestrianised stretch along the harbour, known as The Front, is fringed with palm trees and ornate lamp posts – it’s a peaceful walk that’s also a local favourite with joggers.
Take in Tigné Point
This peninsula includes The Point mall and Fort Tigné – one of the world’s oldest polygonal fortresses, built by the Order of Saint John between 1793 and 1795 to protect the entrance to Marsamxett Harbour.
Visit Qui Si-Sana Gardens
If you’ve got kids, this place is great – there are playgrounds where they can have fun, while parents can kick back and chill by the promenade.