Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

BugibbaMalta

This central peninsula town has the best of both worlds: white-sand beaches with clear blue waters and a lively island nightlife. 

Buġibba is a picturesque peninsula town in St. Paul’s Bay. With white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, dramatic cliffs and seemingly endless sunny days, it’s easy to see why Buġibba, together with Qawra, makes up the largest holiday resort area on Malta. Whether you’re discovering the pristine waters with flippers and a snorkel or on a luxurious cruise boat, the Buġibba coast has plenty to offer to island explorers. Nightlife can be found at Bay Square, a seafront square buzzing with bars, clubs and restaurants.

Head to the beach on Islet Promenade, Buġibba’s main seafront street that stretches from Salina Bay to St. Paul’s Bay. Perched Beach, the popular man-made beach, is a scenic stretch of white sand that looks out to Mistra Bay and the Islands of St. Paul. The beach can fill up quickly, so arrive early and rent a chair and an umbrella from a nearby kiosk and settle in for the day.

Explore the Mediterranean waters on a guided snorkel or scuba trip. You can find several diving centers throughout town. Tours range from beginner to expert and take you out to incredible dive spots around the islands.

Take a cruise around the island and see breathtaking views, postcard-perfect bays and historical landmarks. Many cruises leave from the jetty on the west end of Islet Promenade and embark on exciting journeys around the Island of Comino, Gozo and the famous Blue Lagoon.

Visit the ruins of a megalithic temple, a prehistoric monument in the center of town. The temple is one of the oldest freestanding structures on earth and is contained within a hotel on the seafront promenade.

Enjoy long sunny days here in summer and very mild temperatures in winter. Buġibba is well connected to the other towns on the island by bus. The town is compact and can easily be explored on foot. Secluded beaches lined with palm trees, such as Mellieħa, Paradise Beach and Golden Bay, are just a short trip from Buġibba.

Top hotels in Bugibba

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Topaz Hotel
Topaz Hotel
3 out of 5
Triq Censu Tanti, Bugibba, St. Paul's Bay, Malta
The price is £71 per night

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Salina National Park, Wignacourt Tower and Kennedy Grove. Birdpark Malta and Malta National ...

3.5/5Good! (217 reviews)

"This is an older property with a convenient location close to public transport to any part of Malta. I don’t think any room has a sea view. The staff are lovely. Good management means that they offer complimentary coffee and croissant when you check out at 5.00. Room upgrades if they have space. ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2020

Topaz Hotel
The Buccaneers Boutique Guest House
The Buccaneers Boutique Guest House
3.5 out of 5
Gulju Street, St. Paul's Bay
The price is £35 per night

Located in the heart of St. Paul's Bay, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Bugibba Square and Bugibba Beach. Malta National Aquarium is 1.1 mi (1.7 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (44 reviews)

"The staff was nice and friendly. I just wish they have microwave and hair- dryer especially for tourists from different countries. The staff was attentive to our complaints- esp when the patio door was broken. They came to fix it right away. The room was spacious for a big family like ours- 6 of ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2020

The Buccaneers Boutique Guest House
Pebbles Resort
Pebbles Resort
4 out of 5
66, Blacktail Street, St. Paul's Bay
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £73 per night

Located in the heart of St. Paul's Bay, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bugibba Square and Bugibba Beach. Malta National Aquarium is 1.5 mi (2.3 km) ...

3.9/5Good! (95 reviews)

"Nestled away in the residential area of San Paulo (Saint Paul’s Bay) is a newly renovated modern and clean hotel with good customer service and stylish fittings: Pebbles Resort. But, the stylish haven comes with a catch. First impressions count, and ours sure did. Check in at Pebbles Resort is at ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Pebbles Resort

Popular places to visit in Bugibba

Mellieha Bay
Image for Mellieha Bay

Mellieha Bay

4/5(265 reviews)

Spend your days in the north relaxing on the sand at this sparkling natural beach perfect for swimming and windsurfing. 

St George's Beach
Image for St George's Beach

St George's Beach

3.5/5(223 reviews)

Beloved by young revelers, this shoreline in St. Julian’s is a rare stretch of sand along a generally rocky coast. 

Bugibba Beach
Image for Bugibba Beach

Bugibba Beach

3.5/5(190 reviews)

The liveliest enclave of St Paul’s Bay has a special draw, unique for Malta: a beach, with real sand that you can get between your toes. 

Top things to do in Bugibba

Swim in the Blue & Crystal Lagoon at Comino Island
Image for Swim in the Blue & Crystal Lagoon at Comino Island

Swim in the Blue & Crystal Lagoon at Comino Island

£18
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Nighttime Tour of Valletta, Mdina & Mosta with Malta 5D Show
Image for Nighttime Tour of Valletta, Mdina & Mosta with Malta 5D Show

Nighttime Tour of Valletta, Mdina & Mosta with Malta 5D Show

£27
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Gozo, Comino, Blue Lagoon & Caves: Full day sightseeing
Image for Gozo, Comino, Blue Lagoon & Caves: Full day sightseeing

Gozo, Comino, Blue Lagoon & Caves: Full day sightseeing

£22
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
3 Cities Guided Tour & Wine Tasting
Image for 3 Cities Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

3 Cities Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

£31
Per adult
Comino, Blue Lagoon and Caves
Image for Comino, Blue Lagoon and Caves

Comino, Blue Lagoon and Caves

£18
Per adult
Cocktail & Chocolate Masterclass
Image for Cocktail & Chocolate Masterclass

Cocktail & Chocolate Masterclass

£21
Per adult

Reviews of Bugibba

4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
13
5 - Excellent 30.232558139534884%
4 - Good
21
4 - Good 48.83720930232558%
3 - Okay
7
3 - Okay 16.27906976744186%
2 - Disappointing
2
2 - Disappointing 4.651162790697675%
1 - Terrible
0
1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Feb 2020

People are very nice ❤

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Dec 2019

No

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

31 Oct 2019

Lovely local cafes, nice staff, small tourist shops. Used

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Oct 2019

Bugibba has a wide variety of independent restaurants & bars and out of all the places we visited in our stay I'm glad this was the resort where we stayed.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

22 Sep 2019

Very busy & touristy. Convenient for rocky beaches (sandy beaches elsewhere on the island).

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Sep 2019

A great place with everything you need to have a great holiday

Cities near Bugibba

Qawra which includes boating and a coastal town

Qawra

St. Paul\'s Bay featuring a bay or harbour and a coastal town

St. Paul's Bay

https://www.expedia.co.uk///www.caa.co.uk/ATOL-protection/Consumers/ATOL-certificate/https://www.iata.org
https://www.expediagroup.com