Sliema

Travel Guide
Sliema

Discover a picturesque seafront, historic landmarks, upscale shopping zones and lively nightlife districts while visiting one of Malta’s most chic coastal resorts.

Sliema is a stylish seaside town on a peninsula on Malta’s northeastern coastline. Visit this area to enjoy its elegant waterfront, rocky beaches, nightlife and superb retail experiences. The scene of a violent battle during the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, Sliema then developed as a humble fishing village. The town rose to prominence in the 19th century, when British colonists shaped the architectural landscape and it became a summer retreat of affluent Maltese.

Experience the town’s style while walking along Sliema Promenade, which parallels the waterfront and connects to the villages of St. Julian’s and Gzira. Find benches, cafés, children’s playgrounds, lavish apartment blocks and several Victorian-era buildings. Admire ancient watchtowers, including the 17th-century St. Julian’s Tower and Gothic-style Il-Fortizza. Steps lead down from the promenade to rocky beaches. From here, jump into the warm Mediterranean water and swim at public lidos.

Visit religious landmarks at the heart of the town, including Stella Maris Church and the Holy Trinity Church. Enjoy uninterrupted views from Tigné Fort across to Valletta, Malta’s capital. Relax amid flower-filled lawns and fountains at Independence Garden.

Indulge in shopping along the town’s commercial streets and malls. Browse over 70 stores and attend fashion shows at the Point Shopping Mall. Shop at boutiques, upscale outlets and well-known chain stores on Bisazza Street and Triq Manwel Dimech. Explore the bars, cafés and restaurants lining Triq Ix-Xatt street along the bay.

See Sliema and Malta’s glorious coast on a boat tour. Cruise across Marsamxett Harbour to Valletta, home to attractions such as St. John’s Co-Cathedral and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Sail out into the Mediterranean to see the Dingli Cliffs on the opposite side of the island.

Reach Sliema by flying to Malta International Airport and taking a shuttle bus or taxi. Walk around comfortably on the flat streets. Ride local buses or rent a scooter to St. George’s Bay beach and the Paceville nightlife neighborhood, both in St. Julian’s.

Pebbles Boutique Aparthotel
Pebbles Boutique Aparthotel
3 out of 5
88-89 The Strand, Sliema, Malta
The price is £53 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Triq Manwel Dimech and Sliema Ferry. Sliema Promenade and Balluta Bay are also within 1 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (751 reviews)
"Great hotel, welcoming and friendly staff. Room was spotless and well stocked. View from balcony is amazing. I would definitely choose to go back here given the chance."

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2021

Pebbles Boutique Aparthotel
1926 Hotel & SPA
1926 Hotel & SPA
4 out of 5
THORNTON STREET, Sliema
The price is £71 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Offering direct access to the beach, this Sliema hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Sliema Promenade and Sliema Ferry. Grand Harbour and Upper ...
4.2/5Excellent! (339 reviews)
"Fabulous. Wonderful luxury stay. A dream from the day we checked in to the day we checked out. Worth every euro."

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

1926 Hotel & SPA
AX │ The Palace
AX │ The Palace
5 out of 5
High Street, Sliema, Malta
The price is £115 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in the heart of Sliema, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bisazza Street, Sliema Promenade and Balluta Bay. Saint Julian's Bay and Sliema ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (984 reviews)
"We thought the roof top swimming pool was excellent the"

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2021

AX │ The Palace
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Stylish 3BR Apartment, Fantastic Location in Sliema
Stylish 3BR Apartment, Fantastic Location in Sliema
3 out of 5
Sir George Borg Street, Sliema
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Sliema Promenade and Balluta Bay. St George's Beach and Saint Julian's Bay are ...
Stylish 3BR Apartment, Fantastic Location in Sliema
Sliema - Brand new Duplex 1 bedroom apartment on first and second floor level
Sliema - Brand new Duplex 1 bedroom apartment on first and second floor level
Triq Camenzuli, Sliema
Situated by the sea, this historic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Tower Road and Balluta Bay. Sliema Ferry and Upper Barrakka Gardens are also ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Great Location
"Diorella was very helpful, booked taxis for us for arrival and to the ferry. Gave a food and drink welcome pack which was thoughtful. Clean apartment, everything you need to stay there. Just down the hill, perhaps a 5 min walk to the waterfront. Thoroughly recommend the apartment."

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2019

Sliema - Brand new Duplex 1 bedroom apartment on first and second floor level
Seafront Luxury Apartment With Pool
Seafront Luxury Apartment With Pool
3.5 out of 5
Fort Cambridge, Tigne Street, Sliema
Situated in Sliema, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Point Shopping Mall, Sliema Promenade, and Balluta Bay. Sliema Ferry and Saint Julian's ...
2/5 (1 review)
Fint ställe, dålig service.
"Boendet var väldigt fint med vacker utsikt över havet. Nära till allt i Sliema såsom galleria, restauranger, pubar och havet. Dock var hyresvärden inte hjälpsam, vi blev utan vatten ett dygn utan att få någon som helst hjälp eller kompensation. Deras guide missade tiden för båtresan vi skulle åka ..."

Reviewed on 21 May 2019

Seafront Luxury Apartment With Pool
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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