St Paul’s Bay lies just 16km from the capital city and is served by Malta Airport. The whole area is best explored with a rental car.
Spend Some Time in St Paul’s Bay
Explore St Paul’s Bay on foot and relax at the old, picturesque fishing harbour. For shops, restaurants and bars, wander over to Bugibba which is nearby.
Whilst you will not find any golden sand here per se, if you enjoy snorkelling this section of coastline will suit you down to the ground. Use the rocky shores to good effect and explore the clear waters of St Paul’s Bay.
Explore Further Afield
If you would like to relax on a sandy beach, then you will have to travel outside of this area a little to Mellieha Bay. The facilities here are good, so you will not need to take any supplies. Embark on a stroll into the centre of Mellieha and marvel at the architecture here including a wondrous cathedral.
Travel to the ancient walled city of Mdina at the centre of the island. Amble around the medieval, narrow cobbled streets. Whilst you are here you can visit the Museum of Natural History, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Cathedral Museum.
Visit the highest point of Malta; the village of Dingli on the west coast of the island. The Dingli Cliffs which drop 200m to sea level are quite spectacular and provide fantastic views. Visit Ghar il-Kbir, "the Great Cave", and go for a walk in the surrounding countryside.
Drive to Simar Nature Reserve and view the vast array of birdlife which calls this marshland home. There is a trail around the area, which is the best way to enjoy these stunning surroundings.