St. Paul's Bay
St Paul’s Bay area also includes Bugibba and Qawra and is situated on the north-east coast of Malta. This area was a fishing village many years ago before developing into one of the main seaside resorts on the Island of Malta. The parish church was built in the early 1600’s with restoration works being carried out after being heavily bombed during WWII. You can see Wignacourt Tower closeby, this was used as a defense outpost during the reign of Gand Master Alof de Wignacourt. By mid 1600’s Fort St. Agatha was built in Mellieha, nowadays this Fort has a museum dedicated to Malta’s rich military-architectural heritage.
Buġibba really caters for the package deal holidaymakers. Although not many attractions to see in this particular area, it is mostly hotels and self-catering apartments with plenty of bars and clubs if you like the nightlife. There is a man-made sandy beach with a platform giving access over the rocky coastline if you fancy a dip in the sea. There are watersports on offer as well as boat trips to Gozo and the Blue Lagoon. Alternatively you can hop on one of the many buses that pass through here taking you to the major towns in Malta.
Qawra is adjacent to Bugibba in the St. Paul’s Bay area and has its own bus terminus. Again there is plenty of hotels, self-catering apartments, bars, restaurants, nightlife in this bustling holiday resort.
From St. Paul’s Bay harbour with its colourful painted boats, you can see across to St Paul’s Island where there is a large statue of St. Paul; sculpted in commemoration of the famous legend of his shipwreck here.
The St Paul’s Bay area is easy to get around as it is quite small however in the high season it is bustling with holidaymakers as there are plenty of hotels, restaurants, bars, and a few club attracting a variety of tourists each year. There is a promenade connecting Qawra, St. Paul’s Bay and Bugibba which is nice to stroll along at any time of the day.