MelliehaMalta

This northern coast town is known for having the longest beach in Malta, traditional festivities and a beautiful baroque church.

Mellieħa encompasses the northern part of mainland Malta and contains a bay of the same name. Mellieħa is known for its lush green landscape and meandering coastline, which make for some of the most picturesque beaches on the island. The town comes alive with traditional festivities and celebrations dating back to the 16th century. Discover ruins and archaeological relics that reveal Mellieħa’s intriguing history. Sample local cuisine made from fresh produce grown on the fertile farmland nearby.

Mellieħa’s Church of Our Lady of Victory is a magnificent baroque church and its location on the crest of a hill gives it the best views in town. This church is also the center of two weeks of festivities in the beginning of September. Join in on the cultural celebrations and see folk music, art exhibitions, fireworks and religious processions.

Mellieħa Bay is the longest beach in Malta and is just a 15-minute walk downhill from the center of town. Relax under an umbrella or on one of the sun loungers available for rent or enjoy fun on the sand with the whole family. A range of watersports equipment can be rented for an adventure-filled day in the bay.

Kids and the young at heart will love the popular Popeye’s Village, the fun park in Anchor Bay. The ramshackle little houses in Popeye’s Village were built as a film set but now house a range of water rides, mini golf and theater shows.

Take a short trip to the Blue Lagoon on neighboring Comino island. Check out St. Agatha’s Tower, a 17th-century fort known to locals as the Red Tower for its color. Take a trip to Paradise Bay, a protected and scenic bay on the island’s northwest coast.

Mellieħa is located just south of Mellieħa Bay. The town is easily reachable from most parts of the island by car or local bus. Enjoy Mellieħa’s Mediterranean climate and explore the town, its lush surroundings and delicious local cuisine.

Where to stay in Mellieha

Santa Maria Estate, Mellieha, Malta

Santa Maria Estate

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Santa Maria Estate and surrounding area, you can visit Mellieha Bay and Mellieha Church.

Santa Maria Estate
Għadira, Mellieha, Malta

Għadira

4/5Very Good!(15 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Għadira, Mellieha Bay and Mediterranean Sea are top sights worth seeing.

Għadira
Għajn Tuffieħa, Malta

Għajn Tuffieħa

4/5Very Good!(37 area reviews)

While visiting Għajn Tuffieħa, you might make a stop by sights like Golden Sands Beach and Mediterranean Sea.

Għajn Tuffieħa
Mellieha which includes swimming, general coastal views and a beach

Ta' Pennellu

4/5Very Good!(29 area reviews)

When in Ta' Pennellu, you can plan a visit to Mellieha Bay and Golden Sands Beach, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Ta' Pennellu
Mistra, Malta

Mistra

While visiting Mistra, you might make a stop by sights like Mediterranean Sea and Fekruna Beach.

Mistra
Selmun Palace featuring heritage architecture and a castle

Selmun

While visiting Selmun, you might make a stop by sights like Mediterranean Sea and Selmun Palace.

Selmun

Top hotels in Mellieha

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Solana Hotel & Spa
Solana Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha, Malta
The price is £41 per night

This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Golden Sands Beach is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) ...

4.1/5Very Good! (980 reviews)

"Property was excellent and staff dealt with a very difficult situation involving quarantine because COVID-19 very well"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Solana Hotel & Spa
Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta
Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta
4.5 out of 5
George Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha, Malta
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £75 per night

This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Golden Sands Beach and Golden Bay are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"Lovely location and great food. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. One point though sheets nor changed when dirty and cigarette butts were left on the balcony in a no smoking room. Beware this area is very steep so not suitable for disabled guests and The pavement is very narrow for pushchairs. ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
5 out of 5
Golden Bay, Mellieha, Malta
The price is £158 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Għajn Tuffieħa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Golden Sands Beach and Golden Bay. Mellieha Bay is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (506 reviews)

"Beautiful resort, great location, very good food. Staff very helpful."…"

Reviewed on 4 May 2020

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands

Popular places to visit in Mellieha

Golden Sands Beach
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Golden Sands Beach

4/5(171 reviews)

This lovely stretch of sandy beach that looks west to the sunset is special for its beauty and rarity on Malta’s rocky coastline. 

Popeye Village
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Popeye Village

4/5(50 reviews)

Enjoy the thrill rides with your children at Popeye Village as part of your trip to Mellieha. Stroll along the area's seaside or simply savour its top-notch restaurants.

Paradise Bay Beach
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Paradise Bay Beach

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Paradise Bay Beach during your travels in Cirkewwa? Stroll along the area's seaside or simply enjoy its restaurants.

Mellieha Church
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Mellieha Church

This remarkable church is an important part of Mellieħa’s story, which tells of a transformation from rocky outpost to a popular vacation gem.

Selmun Palace
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Selmun Palace

5/5(1 review)

Visit this unique and grand palace that has been providing amazing views of the Maltese coast since the 18th century. 

Red Tower
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Red Tower

Find out about the history of Mellieha with a stop at Red Tower. Stroll along the seaside in this romantic area or visit its top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Mellieha

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

£27
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
3 Cities Guided Tour & Wine Tasting
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3 Cities Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

£31
Per adult
Palazzo Parisio, Buskett Gardens & Dingli Cliffs Tour
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Palazzo Parisio, Buskett Gardens & Dingli Cliffs Tour

£36
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Gozo island guided tour from Malta including Ggantija UNESCO
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Gozo island guided tour from Malta including Ggantija UNESCO

£62
Per adult
Gozo & Comino Islands Full-Day Cruise
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Gozo & Comino Islands Full-Day Cruise

£49
Per adult
An Insider's Gozo
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An Insider's Gozo

£123
Per adult

Reviews of Mellieha

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
51
5 - Excellent 35.66433566433567%
4 - Good
71
4 - Good 49.65034965034965%
3 - Okay
14
3 - Okay 9.79020979020979%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 4.895104895104895%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Mar 2020

Its lovely that they have their own historical places to visit such as the gorgeous church and the shrine.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Feb 2020

The bus stops are across the road from the Solana Hotel or. A short walk don the road.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

14 Feb 2020

Not a lot to do.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Feb 2020

ok except for parking at 3 euros a day,should be waived for residents.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

Quiet peaceful area

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

24 Jan 2020

Beach was untidy hardly any bars or restaurants not a beach holiday place

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