QawraMalta

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.

Top hotels in Qawra

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
AX │ Seashells Resort at Suncrest
AX │ Seashells Resort at Suncrest
4 out of 5
Qawra Coast Road, St. Paul's Bay, Malta
The price is £56 per night

This family-friendly St. Paul's Bay hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of The Malta Classic Car Collection, Malta National Aquarium ...

4.1/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"It was a good location for transport. Also, walking distance to plenty of restaurants, bars and gift shops."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

AX │ Seashells Resort at Suncrest
db San Antonio Hotel & Spa - All Inclusive
db San Antonio Hotel & Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Triq it-Turisti, Qawra, St. Paul's Bay, Malta

Located in the heart of St. Paul's Bay, this luxury resort is within a 10-minute walk of Bugibba Beach and Bugibba Square. Malta National Aquarium and St Paul's ...

4.2/5Very Good! (836 reviews)
Great value hotel

"Very good value"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

db San Antonio Hotel & Spa - All Inclusive
Dolmen Hotel Malta
Dolmen Hotel Malta
4 out of 5
Dolmen Street, Qawra, St. Paul's Bay, Malta
The price is £87 per night

Located in St. Paul's Bay, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Bugibba Beach and Malta National Aquarium. The Malta Classic ...

4.2/5Excellent! (427 reviews)

"Good standard hotel"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Dolmen Hotel Malta

Popular places to visit in Qawra

Bugibba Beach
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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. 

Malta National Aquarium
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Malta National Aquarium

4.5/5(117 reviews)

Come face to face with the cute and homely local fish of Malta’s waters in this sleek and modern facility in picturesque Qawra. 

The Malta Classic Car Collection
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The Malta Classic Car Collection

4.5/5(16 reviews)

You can study the exhibits at The Malta Classic Car Collection, a museum with a storied past, during your travels to Qawra. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

Mellieha Bay
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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
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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. 

Grand Harbour
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Grand Harbour

4.5/5(665 reviews)

Ancient peoples were beguiled by the spectacular Grand Harbour, with huge natural cliffs, forts and villages overlooking the shining Mediterranean Sea. 

Top things to do in Qawra

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
Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£22
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
3 Cities Guided Tour & Wine Tasting
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3 Cities Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

£31
Per adult
Swimming with Dolphins at Malta Marine Park
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Swimming with Dolphins at Malta Marine Park

£121
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Skip the Line: Malta Classic Car Museum Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: Malta Classic Car Museum Admission Ticket

£9
Per adult

Reviews of Qawra

4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
52
5 - Excellent 28.415300546448087%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 49.72677595628415%
3 - Okay
30
3 - Okay 16.39344262295082%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 3.8251366120218577%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.639344262295082%

5/5 - Excellent

Dipak

15 Mar 2020

Plenty of shops, restaurants and bars at the rear side of the hotel, which are about 5 mins walk.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

Qawra is a nice place, one of the hotspots for tourist I noticed on my trip

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Feb 2020

Loved Malta definitely visit soon in future

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Jan 2020

Good place to have rest.

3/5 - Okay

Chris

6 Jan 2020

Good transport links but would recommend paying extra and staying closer to Valletta.

2/5 - Disappointing

Mark

5 Jan 2020

Like Beirut without the bullet holes, Maltese people friendly, the other influx of nationalities very very rude. Give it a miss.

Cities near Qawra

Bugibba which includes views, a sandy beach and rugged coastline

Bugibba

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

St. Paul's Bay