The most tranquil village in St Paul’s Bay, Qawra has the majesty of historical fortresses and the sparkling beauty of the Maltese coastline.
Enjoy the energy of St Paul’s, but the peace of a seaside village when you visit Qawra. Take a stroll on the promenade, framed with palm trees, and look out toward the little boats moored on the aquamarine ocean. Pronounce the name as “aura.”
Along with its neighboring villages, St Paul’s and Bugibba, Qawra is a purpose-built, sprawling resort town on the sea. Many Maltese residents come here for their summer vacations and stay on the beach and promenade until late into the evening on pleasant days and nights.
Qawra and its surroundings are known as the more affordable resort towns in Malta, which is important in this region. Select from a big variety of places to spend the night. Qawra Point Beach is a highlight at the northernmost point of the bay. The rocky beach has a Blue Star award for quality and safety. Join local Maltese people lying on large flat rocks to enjoy the sun.
The area has a modern Parish Church, built to look like a fortress. At the tip of the point, there was once a watchtower, Qawra Tower, which is now a restaurant. When the sun goes down, head to Tourist Street to drink and dine and try your luck at the casino.
Take a journey through automotive history at the Malta Classic Car Museum. Here you’ll see vintage cars and motorbikes, mostly from Italy and Britain, in near-perfect condition. At Salina to the south are the huge salt pans that gave the place its name.
Qawra is an ideal town for eating, drinking and relaxing. To see history and grand artifacts, take a daytrip to one of the neighboring cities. Vacationers really make good use of the water here. Diving, snorkeling, waterskiing and speedboating are very popular pastimes. Watch out for occasional sea urchins nesting on the rocks.