Welcome to Mellieħa
The small town of Mellieħa (mell-ee-ha) perches picturesquely atop the ridge between St Paul's Bay and Mellieħa Bay. It's a popular resort, but hasn't been overdeveloped due to its distance from the beach, and outside the centre, the town has a laid-back, local feel. There are numerous large hotels in town, but Mellieħa retains a certain elegance, and is home to some excellent restaurants. A couple of friendly new guesthouses also provide a more local experience. A 15-minute walk leads down the steep hill to Mellieħa Bay (also known as Għadira Bay), the longest and most popular sandy beach in the Maltese Islands, with white sands, clear water, water sports, sunbeds and ice creams.