Attractions

Top Choice Aquarium in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

Malta National Aquarium

Opened in 2013, this glass-and-metal starfish-shaped building perches in a sublime position on the Qawra headland, with endless blue views. It's great fun, with huge tanks showing environments that mimic the waters …
Nature Reserve in Golden Bay & Għajn Tuffieħa

Park tal-Majjistral

The area between Golden Bay and Anchor Bay was once earmarked for a golf course, but opposition from environmental groups led to the creation of National Park tal-Majjistral. Information boards show walking trails, …
Amusement Park in Mellieħa

Popeye Village

Steep-sided, pretty little Anchor Bay was named after the many Roman anchors that were found on the seabed by divers, some of which can be seen in the Maritime Museum at Vittoriosa. In 1979 Anchor Bay was transforme…
Beach in Mellieħa

Mellieħa Bay

The warm, shallow waters and soft white sand of Mellieħa Bay are easily accessible (via bus or you can park on the road that backs the beach), safe for kids and great for swimming. Add the waterskiers, rental canoes…
Beach in Golden Bay & Għajn Tuffieħa

Għajn Tuffieħa Bay

Għajn Tuffieħa Bay (ayn too-fee-ha, meaning 'Spring of the Apples') is even lovelier than neighbouring Golden Bay – no buildings overlook it, and it's less busy, as it's reached via a long flight of 186 steps from t…
Church in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

Church of St Paul's Bonfire

The old fishing village of St Paul's Bay, now merged with Buġibba, has retained something of its traditional Maltese character and has a few historical sights. The 17th-century Church of St Paul's Bonfire stands on …
Nature Reserve in Mellieħa

Għadira Nature Reserve

Close to Mellieħa Bay is the Għadira Nature Reserve, managed by BirdLife Malta volunteers. This area of shallow, reedy ponds surrounded by scrub is an important resting area for migrating birds (over 200 species hav…
Fortress in Marfa Peninsula

Red (St Agatha's) Tower

The chess-piece-like Red Tower was built in 1649 for Grand Master Lascaris, as part of the chain of signal towers that linked Valletta and Gozo; the view from its flat roof is stunning. This simple fortress is one o…
Nature Reserve in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

Salina Nature Reserve

The newest of the nature reserves managed by Birdlife Malta is a haven for gulls and terns and migrating herons and egrets. Very occasionally, flamingos have been known to visit. The reserve is situated on the recen…
Beach in Mellieħa

Selmun (Imgiebah) Bay

Secluded Selmun Bay is an adventure to find, and a great place to escape the crowds; bring refreshments and sunshades. Take the road to Selmun Palace from Mellieħa, but turn left at Selmun chapel, before the palace.…