Malta is located in the South of Europe, and is one of the main islands in this region which lies in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. So if you fancy trying your hand at diving, if you want to soak up some sun or if you just want to relax and enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Malta just might be the place for you.
Beaches in Bugibba
Bugibba in Northern Malta, boasts sandy white beaches and rocky coves, romantic cliffs and windswept scenery. If you are looking for a bit of paradise lost, there’s a tiny, secluded beach at the end of St Paul’s Bay. Visitors can don their bathing suits and bask in the sun, or visit the nearby bird sanctuary, home to hundreds of bird species like flamingos, pelicans, swans, and parrots.
Around a twenty minute drive from Buggiba, is Mellieha Bay, a large stretch along the coast- as far as the eye can see and it’s heaven for sun worshippers. If you choose to stay in this area, there are a variety of hotels plotted right along the beach, and an endless number of great bars and restaurants to try, as well as a vibrant nightlife. If you are just visiting for the day, catch regular buses to Mellieha Bay from the centre of Bugibba, so it’s accessible to all.
Ghajn Tuffieha, is located right next to Golden Bay, one of the most popular beaches in the region and is famous for being one of the quietest, as it can only be reached by the 180 steps leading up to the entrance. Whilst not so suitable for families, (Ghajn Tuffieha doesn’t have many amenities and tends to fall victim to particularly strong currents due to its location), it’s the perfect place for couples to get away from it all and enjoy the tranquility during their Malta holidays.
Paradise Bay, Gozo
Paradise Bay is a sandy beach overlooking Gozo, a one hour boat trip from mainland Valletta. Gozo is known for being one of the most popular destinations in Malta for snorkeling. For beginners, there are many courses which cater to experienced and none experienced divers and the stunning, crystal clear water makes it the best place to catch a glimpse of species like seahorses, which inhabit the area in abundance.
The red sands of Ramla Hamra, also in Gozo, are the most unspoiled in the whole region. It is also one of the largest areas of land and home to the Our Lady of Hope statue- a tribute to the Virgin Mary. It’s a great family location as the water isn’t too deep and there are plenty of beach bars and cafés nearby to keep you refreshed whilst soaking up the sun.
When the beach gets too much, or if you grow tired of relaxing, be sure to visit Valletta, Malta’s capital. It’s alarmingly small for a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but that’s part of its charm.