St. Julian's

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St. Julian\'s showing a coastal town, a beach and a city

A bright and carefree vacation town in the north, St. Julian’s has broad appeal for any trip to Malta’s gorgeous coast.

Relax and enjoy sun, sea and delicious Maltese cuisine. Find everything you need for a sunny vacation in St. Julian’s. Once a humble fishing village, it’s now a sprawling vacation town with a beautiful coastline, full of hotels, bars and restaurants.

In the summer, St. Julian’s welcomes tourists from across Malta and beyond. Stroll along the huge Portomaso Marina and see a huge line-up of yachts. Here you’ll find the Portomaso Casino, housed in the city’s sole skyscraper, Portomaso Business Tower, the tallest building in Malta. Stately Palazzo Spinola dates back to the 17th century, built for a noble knight. It’s now the seat of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean.

Most of the nightspots in St. Julian’s are concentrated in bustling Paceville, known throughout Malta as a party spot, where young people gather in bars and nightclubs along a few streets. North of Paceville is a great place to swim in the beautiful ocean at expansive St. George’s Bay. Traveling out from the center of St. Julian’s, find little inlets with their own character, like Balluta Bay and Spinola Bay, where you’ll see lots of fishing boats out on the water. Balluta has its neo-gothic church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and also the popular and huge Old Parish Church in the city center.

Venture inland beyond St. Julian’s sleek waterfront to experience a window into authentic Maltese fishing village life. A multitude of statues stand guard over these narrow streets, all with their own stories. Although you won’t find any sandy beaches, the water is clear and gorgeous. Several shipwrecks are reachable off the coast here, so get your diving gear and do some exploring. From St. Julian’s it’s very easy to take a 20-minute trip around the coast to Malta’s capital, Valletta.

Where to stay in St. Julian's

Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julian's
Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julian's
5 out of 5
St. George's Bay, St. Julian's, Malta
The price is £98 per night from 2 Nov to 2 Nov
This family-friendly St. Julian's hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of St George's Beach and Bay Street Shopping Complex. Portomaso ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (985 reviews)
Review
"The hotel was very clean and tidy, staff friendly and helpful. However service was a bit slow ( I guess do to staff shortage during covid). Overall very pleased. Myself, wife and 4yo son visited Malta for three weeks and stood in 3 different hotels and Radisson blu at St Julians was definitely the ..."

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2021

Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julian's
The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
5 out of 5
Dragonara Road, St. Julian's, Malta
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £110 per night from 19 Nov to 19 Nov
This family-friendly St. Julian's hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Dragonara Casino and St George's Beach. Portomaso Marina and Saint Julian's ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (980 reviews)
"Lovely setting but understaffed and lack of food choices onsite. Only one restaurant running and glorified bar snacks."

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2021

The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
Hilton Malta
Hilton Malta
5 out of 5
Portomaso, St. Julian's
The price is £112 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
This family-friendly St. Julian's hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Portomaso Marina, Bay Street Shopping Complex and Spinola Bay. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (981 reviews)
"Every thing about this hotel is great - but what makes it fantastic are the staff. So friendly helpful and professional."

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2021

Hilton Malta
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.
Burlington Apartments
Burlington Apartments
3 out of 5
Dragonara Road, St. Julian's
The price is £21 per night from 2 Nov to 2 Nov
Located in Paceville, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Dragonara Casino and Bay Street Shopping Complex. Portomaso Marina and St George's ...
2.4/5 (119 reviews)
"Terrible! Dirty, no"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Burlington Apartments
Traditional Maltese House Villa Rosa
Traditional Maltese House Villa Rosa
Triq Sqaq Lourdes, St. Julian's
Nestled on the beach, this Paceville villa is just steps away from Bay Street Shopping Complex and St George's Beach. Portomaso Marina and Spinola Bay are also ...
Traditional Maltese House Villa Rosa
InStyle Aparthotel
InStyle Aparthotel
3.5 out of 5
Triq Ball, St. Julian's, Malta
The price is £62 per night from 4 Nov to 4 Nov
Located in Paceville, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Portomaso Marina and Bay Street Shopping Complex. Saint Julian's Bay and Spinola Bay are also ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
"It was great and well designed and maintained"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2019

InStyle Aparthotel
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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