St Julians Bay Holidays
"By far Malta's most popular resort, which comes as no surprise when some of the best hotels available on the island are located here..."
St Julian’s Bay is the most popular tourist destination in Malta for good reason, blending amazing beaches, an exceptional nightlife and a host of other things to do, into the perfect beach holiday package. It is especially popular with younger holidaymakers, with the Paceville area considered to be the Mecca of Maltese nightlife. In addition to this are a great range of shops, cafes and restaurants selling food and products from around the world, which ensure that visitors have an amazing holiday. It is also well located, meaning that most of the other popular destinations on Malta can be easily reached by car or public transport. St Georges Bay is just a short 20-minute drive to the fascinating capital city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for those interested in a worth-while day trip. This all serves to make St Julian’s the perfect holiday destination, with something to cater to each and every taste.
St Julian's Bay Travel Guide
At A Glance:
A vibrant seaside town known for its many beautiful beaches and a rocky stretch of coast replete with a plethora of restaurants and bars. It is especially famous for the Paceville area, renowned for having the best nightlife in all of Malta. St Julian’s has a population of around 11,000 people and is close to other towns like Sliema. This makes it the ideal destination for young holidaymakers seeking to have some fun in the sun.
History and Culture
St Julian’s Bay has been a small fishing village for the majority of its history, meaning that its history is fairly unremarkable. It has come to prominence over the past 50 years as a vibrant tourist destination, with the largest concentration of pubs, clubs and restaurants in the entire country.
The resort has a good range of family friendly activities, such as bowling and a cinema, ensuring that everyone has a great time during their stay. For older children there are a great range of activities, which centre around the sparkling blue ocean, with a myriad of watersports available from jet-skiing, snorkelling, diving and kayaking, you name it and you will be able to find it in St Julian’s and the surrounding area. For those willing to travel a little further a boat trip to the island of Gozo or a daytrip to the capital Valletta are both fascinating and educational activities.
Tours and Attractions
Famous across Europe for the quality of its nightlife, no trip there would be complete without a visit to the Paceville district, a busy district, which is crammed full of amazing pubs and clubs. During the day the beach is the place to be with places, such as Spinola and St George’s Bay especially popular.
The Mecca of Maltese nightlife, it is the best place to party on the island, with a host of nightclubs offering the chance to party from dusk until dawn. The options are endless, allowing visitors to decided where they want to go on the spur of the moment from exotic cocktail bars, to pubs serving local Maltese beer and buzzing nightclubs with international DJs playing all manner of music. Though all of St Julian’s has excellent nightlife, the place to visit is Paceville, situated just to the west of St Julian’s it is renowned for having some of the best nightlife in all of Europe.
A bustling and busy shopping destination, St Julian’s has a plethora of both international and local shops selling luxury products from around the world. Especially notable is the area of Portomaso, which is famed for its boutique outlets selling items such as jewellery, lace and knitwear. St Julian’s and the surrounding area offers the best shopping in the country save for possibly Valletta.