St. Julian'sMalta

Photo provided by Malta Tourism Authority
Photo provided by Malta Tourism Authority
Escape to romantic St. Julian's! Enjoy its dining, beaches and oceanfront.

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.

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Dining, Shopping and Beaches

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Where to stay in St. Julian's

Paceville
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Paceville

Friendly People, Islands, Dining

4/5 (157 Ratings)

Are you interested in stunning beaches, fantastic nightlife and island views? A visit to Paceville might be the perfect thing. You can also explore top sights like St George's Beach and Bay Street Shopping Complex.

Il-Balluta
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Il-Balluta

5/5 (3 Ratings)

If you're spending some time in Il-Balluta, Balluta Bay and Saint Julian's Bay are top sights worth seeing.

Top hotels in St. Julian's

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay
5 out of 5
St. Georges Bay, St. Julian's, Malta
£117
per night
30 Sep-1 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (1,863 reviews)

Located in St. Julian's, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Bay Street Shopping Complex and St George's Beach. Sliema Promenade ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,863 reviews)

"We really like the Corinthia! Lovely hotel although the rooms could be modernised"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay
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Hilton Malta
5 out of 5
Portomaso, St. Julian's, Malta
£180
per night
30 Sep-1 Oct
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,688 reviews)

This family-friendly St. Julian's hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Portomaso Marina and St George's Beach. Grand Harbour and Mediterranean ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,688 reviews)

"The facilities are excellent, the location fantastic but what makes the Hilton very special is the wonderful people who work there. They always make you feel special, always have a smile on their face and nothing is too much trouble."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019

Hilton Malta
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InterContinental Malta
5 out of 5
St. George's Bay, St. Julian's, Malta
£106
per night
14 Oct-15 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (1,642 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Paceville hotel is just steps away from Bay Street Shopping Complex and St George's Beach. Sliema Promenade and Sliema Ferry are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,642 reviews)

"Great location in the heart of the bars and nightlife. Great roof top pool and bar with great service. 2 rooms with adjoining doors suited us well, breakfast very good too"…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2019

InterContinental Malta

Popular things to do in St. Julian's

Mellieha Bay
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Mellieha Bay

4/5 (186 Ratings)

Spend your days in the north relaxing on the sand at this sparkling natural beach perfect for swimming and windsurfing. 

St. Paul's Cathedral
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St. Paul's Cathedral

4.5/5 (310 Ratings)

Built upon layer after layer of fascinating history, this is a splendid place of worship in an atmospheric ancient city. 

Golden Sands Beach
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Golden Sands Beach

4/5 (119 Ratings)

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

Top activities in St. Julian's

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

£18

Explore the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 1 or 2 day pass, you can discover all of the key landmarks in your own time.

Palazzo Parisio, Buskett Gardens & Dingli Cliffs Tour
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Palazzo Parisio, Buskett Gardens & Dingli Cliffs Tour

£32

Price includes 4 hours tour with licensed guide, entrance ticket to Palazzo Parisio, delicious Maltese snack and Maltese coffee. Take a trip through the elegance and grandeur of Maltese history on this tour to some of the country's most picturesque sights.

3 Cities Guided Tour & Wine Tasting
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3 Cities Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

£27

Price includes 4 hour tour with licensed guide and tasting of Maltese wine and savouries. Get to know the fortified cities of Cospicua, Birgu, and Senglea and try out some Maltese wine on a tour that combines local history with exquisite taste.

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

£22

Price includes 4 hour tour with licensed guide, and entrance ticket to the Malta5D show On your evening journey, witness Valletta's 16th-century structures illuminated in the dark, learn about Malta's history with an immersive show, and see iconic landmarks in Mdina and Mosta in a fresh light.

Excursion to Gozo with Lunch
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Excursion to Gozo with Lunch

£54

Discover the treasures of Malta’s sister island, Gozo, on this full-day tour. Explore its spectacular coastline and rugged landscapes, see historic sites that offer far-reaching panoramas, and admire remarkable buildings such as the Ggantija temples.

The Second World War in Malta & its British History
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The Second World War in Malta & its British History

£45

Price includes full day guided tour to Vittoriosa and Valletta, entrance tickets to the Air Raid shelters and entrance tickets to the Malta War Museum. This is the only tour in Malta which is dedicated to Malta's British history.