The Mediterranean island of Malta is a fantastic destination for holidaymakers and there are many wonderful towns and villages to stay at. One such place is St Paul’s Bay, which is one of the largest seaside resorts in Malta and is located on the north coast of the island. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.
St Paul’s Bay is within easy reach of some rocky shoreline where the flat rocks are suitable for sunbathing, whilst swimming and snorkelling in the Mediterranean Sea is also possible. Various watersports can be tried in Malta including sailing, water skiing, paragliding, wake boarding, jet biking, wind surfing and kayaking. This charming resort has some wonderful scenic views and is a great place for hiking, and cycling with the promenade takes walkers from St Paul’s Bay to Qawra Point. There is plenty on offer here for sports enthusiasts including an 18-hole golf course at the Royal Malta Golf Club in Marsa. This same club also offers miniature golf, swimming, tennis and squash. Visitors will find a few places to dine in and around the town including restaurants, bars and cafes serving a good variety of dishes. There are a few shops in the town for self catering holidaymakers to purchase food and drink from as well as souvenirs. A bigger variety of shopping can be found in the capital city Valletta or Sliema.
St Paul’s Bay is said to be where the apostle of the same name’s ship was wrecked and there are a few attractions recording this legend and a church names after St Paul. Nearby Bugibba has many attractions such as the classic car museum with automobiles up to 50 years old. As visitors walk from Qwara point along the coast around to Bugibba they will see scale models of the Planets in their correct order.
The warmest time of the year to visit Malta is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 32 degrees centigrade. January and February are the coolest months with an average high of 16 degrees centigrade and average lows of 10C. There is very little rainfall in Malta especially in summer. The wettest months are generally November and December with an average of 111mm per month.
Malta International Airport (MLA) is the only airport in Malta and receives flights all year round from many cities. Air Malta fly to and from Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Birmingham, Brussels, Catania, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Istanbul, London, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Reggio Calabria, Rome, Sofia, Stuttgart, Tripoli, Vienna and Zürich. Bugibba is approximately a half hour drive from the airport and there are car rental services and taxis available on the island.
A trip to the Maltese capital city Valetta is well worthwhile as there are many historic buildings, palaces, churches, museums and galleries here. Visitors may also like to take a trip to the fishing village St Julian’s Bay on the east coast of the island, where there is lots of nightlife and entertainment. Victoria is the main town on the island of Gozo and offers many interesting places to visit as well as good shops and restaurants.