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Golden Bay

Welcome to Golden Bay! Even though this Malta destination might not feature prominently on every traveler's bucket list, you'll find plenty of vacation magic here.

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From Golden Bay, it's 10 miles east to the center of Valletta.

Take a side trip to Mgarr. It's just 2 miles to the southeast of Golden Bay. Ensure that you get to St. Paul's Cathedral and Catacombs of St. Paul and St. Agatha's Crypt while you're there. And also remember Mellieha Bay.

Breathe in the salty air at Armier Bay Beach, 4 miles to the north of Golden Bay, or Dahlet Qorrot Beach, 8 miles to the north.

Adventurous types will love the unique natural attractions of this region. Salina National Park is located 4 miles from Golden Bay, while Blue Grotto lies 10 miles away.

Make sure you spend a few hours at BirdLife Malta or Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park.

Palazzo Parisio & Gardens and Dylan's House of Candy in Mellieha are well worth visiting. This nearby locality is approximately 2 miles out of Golden Bay. Alternatively, you should stop by Chamber of Secrets and Villa Bologna in Iz-Zebbieh. This destination sits 3 miles out of Golden Bay.

Consider organizing a trip to Xemxija Bay, a regional center located 3 miles to the east of Golden Bay. This area offers several tourist attractions, such as Dragonara Casino, Portomaso Marina and Trig Santa Rita Steps. And if there's still time, some other good options are Domus Romana and Casa Bernard.

The traditional food here is a culinary experience unto itself, so be sure to try as much as you can!

Nothing tastes better than locally sourced ingredients. You'll soon find out that garlic and pasta are go-to favorites here.

Don't pack your bags for home prior to trying out minestra (vegetable soup) and timpana (baked pasta).

Delectable desserts, such as qubbajit (nougat), are certainly worth a try.

Grab yourself a bottle of Skol, one of this area's homegrown brews.

Usually prefer non-alcoholic beverages? Kafè (coffee boiled with rosewater and spices), is a great choice.

The true soul of a destination is to be found not only within its scenery, but also in the rhythms of its native tongue. Looking up a smattering of simple phrases and sayings in Maltese will make your travels infinitely richer. Tixtieq tiżfen miegħi? Għandek pjaċir tizfen miegħi? translates to would you like to dance. You should also work on pronouncing Jien tajjeb grazzi. U int? (fine thanks, and you?).

The 21st of September is when everybody, old and young, will celebrate Independence Day. There's sure to be plenty of special festivities to enjoy if you're vacationing at that time.

It might be hard to say "Ċaw" to Golden Bay, but know that this wonderful destination will always be here waiting for you to come and visit again.

If you are traveling by air, keep in mind that the closest airport for you is 11 miles to the southeast.


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Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands

Golden Bay, Mellieha
4.4
of 5, from 202 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Mellieha resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gnejna Bay and Golden Sands Beach. Popeye Village Malta and Mellieha Church are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£90
Grand Hotel Excelsior

Grand Hotel Excelsior

Great Siege Road, Floriana
4.4
of 5, from 2,150 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Floriana, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Opera House and Mediterranean Conference Centre. Fort St. Elmo is 1.3 mi (2 km) away.

Mavina Hotel and Apartments

Mavina Hotel and Apartments

Triq il- Fliegu, Bugibba, St. Paul's Bay
3.7
of 5, from 82 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Qawra, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bugibba Beach and Malta National Aquarium. Golden Sands Beach and Mediterraneo Marine Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).

£81
Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort

Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort

St. Georges Bay, St. Julian's
4.2
of 5, from 1,086 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in St. Julian's, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of St George's Beach and Paceville. Portomaso Marina and Palazzo Spinola are also within 15 minutes.

Bay View Apartment

Bay View Apartment

6, Helios, Triq il-Fekruna, St. Paul's Bay
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Xemxija Bay, this apartment is within 3 miles (5 km) of St Paul's Island, Mellieha Church and Bugibba Beach. Golden Sands Beach and Mellieha Bay are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Port View Guest House

Port View Guest House

Triq il- Luzzu, Marsaxlokk
4.8
of 5, from 27 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this guesthouse is within 2 miles (3 km) of Marsaxlokk Bay, Ghar Dalam and Peter's Pool. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum and Tarxien Temples are also within 6 miles (10 km).

£123
The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta

The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta

Dragonara Road, St. Julian's
4.5
of 5, from 750 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this St. Julian's resort is within a 5-minute walk of Dragonara Casino and Paceville. St George's Beach and Portomaso Marina are also within 10 minutes.

£90
Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay

Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay

St. Georges Bay, St. Julian's
4.3
of 5, from 1,297 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in St. Julian's, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of St George's Beach and Paceville. Portomaso Marina and Palazzo Spinola are also within 1 mile (2 km).

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