The picturesque town of Mellieha is located in the north of the island and sits on a hilltop overlooking Ghadira Bay; one of Malta’s longest sandy beaches. The beach is ideal for families as the waters are clear and shallow with plenty of facilities available (the beach is approximately 1 mile from the centre of Mellieha). Paradise Bay is another beautiful beach that is less than 3 miles away and Popeye Village (which starred the famous actor Robin Williams who played Popeye in the 1980 film) is only approximately 10 minutes by car and around 30 minutes by bus. The Meditteraneo Park where you can swim with dolphins and get your photo taken with a sea-lion also has the ‘Splash and Fun’ water park right beside it which has family slides, wave pool, the lazy river and lots more. Or, if you can just relax and sunbathe whilst the children have lots of fun. You could spend the whole day here. Easy to reach by car in approximately 20 minutes and just over 30 minutes by bus (depending on which bus route your take, could be another 10 minutes onto your journey).
Mellieha is one of the tourist hotspots due to the beach and the facilities available; restuarants, snackbars, watersports and traditional souvenir shops. There are also good quality hotels and holiday apartments to choose from as well as traditional souvenir shops.
Buses run regularly through Mellieha making it easy to get to other major towns across Malta.
|Visa requirements||No Visa needed|
|Languages spoken||Maltese, English|