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St Pauls Bay

Step into the past in St Paul’s Bay

A large resort on Malta’s north coast, St Paul’s Bay holidays have lots to offer, from peaceful, atmospheric explorations to buzzing nightlife. Once a fishing village, the area has grown into a busy commercial hub, but it retains much of its charm thanks to the local families that still live there, and this is one of the best places to experience authentic Maltese culture – in particular, some great food.

St Paul’s Bay offers a wide range of activities to get stuck into, from exploring prehistoric caves and embarking on cruises around the bay to visiting ancient stone temples. With a stellar selection of restaurants, bars and cafés, plus its striking coastline, this is one of Malta’s gems. There’s a delicate balance of old and new, busy and quiet, which makes holidays to St Paul’s Bay an attractive prospect for travellers of all age ranges and tastes.

Your St Paul’s Bay questions, answered

St Paul’s Bay is a great choice to visit all year round, with the highest temperatures occurring in summer. While there’s a dip in temperature in winter, it’s still on the warm side.

Local specialities to try include a range of different breads, plenty of freshly caught fish, garlicky ‘zalzett Malti’ (Maltese sausage), game and delicious soups.

Hand-blown glass is a favourite Maltese souvenir, but for something a bit more suitcase-friendly, consider some traditional filigree jewellery, colourful ‘qubbajt’ (Maltese nougat) or a bottle of local cactus liqueur.

Best things to do in St Paul’s Bay

Visit Wignacourt Tower

Built by the Knights of the Order of St John under the rule of Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt in 1610, this is the island’s oldest watchtower.

Go scuba-diving

This is a popular pastime in Malta thanks to its clear, tranquil waters and wonderful marine life – the conditions are ideal for both beginners and seasoned pros.

Explore ancient caves

Roman burial sites, ancient beehives and caves that date back hundreds of thousands of years are found along the insightful, awe-inspiring Xemxija Heritage Trail – plus, walking it is good exercise.


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