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St. Julian'sMalta

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

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

Paceville

4/5Very Good!(264 area reviews)

St George's Beach and Dragonara Casino are just a few worthwhile attractions to visit in Paceville. Travellers also love the stunning beaches, fantastic nightlife and island views.

Paceville
Balluta Bay which includes heritage architecture as well as a large group of people

Il-Balluta

4.5/5Wonderful!(17 area reviews)

While visiting Il-Balluta, you might make a stop by sights like Balluta Bay and Saint Julian's Bay.

Il-Balluta

Top hotels in St. Julian's

be.HOTEL
be.HOTEL
4 out of 5
St. George's Bay, St. Julian's, Malta
The price is £50 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in the entertainment district, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Mediterranean Conference Centre, Fort St. Elmo and St. Paul's Cathedral. ...

3.8/5Good! (608 reviews)

"Excellent hotel, pool, staff. At the front desk they offered their own day excursion to the blue lagoon, it was a smaller boat but I was fine with that, preferred it, came with a decent meal and all you can drink beer. The pool at the hotel has a wicked view. Location of hotel is right in the middle ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

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Hilton Malta
Hilton Malta
5 out of 5
Portomaso, St. Julian's, Malta
The price is £109 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

This family-friendly St. Julian's hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Trig Santa Rita Steps, St George's Beach and Saint Julian's Bay. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (993 reviews)

"The staff made my stay here really special. From the drink upon arrival to the chambermaid service, it was all absolutely amazing. The drinks in the hotel were a little expensive but I guess it's to be expected. My room was awesome with a great view of the harbour from my balcony. Everyone adhered ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Hilton Malta
Corinthia  Hotel St. George's Bay
Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay
5 out of 5
St. Georges Bay, St. Julian's, Malta
The price is £93 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

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

4.3/5Excellent! (995 reviews)

"Fabulous hotel great restaurants lovely staff excellent!"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in St. Julian's

Burlington Apartments
Burlington Apartments
3 out of 5
Dragonara Road, St. Julian's
The price is £20 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov

Located in Paceville, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Bay Street Shopping Complex, St George's Beach and Dragonara Casino. Saint Julian's ...

2.4/5 (118 reviews)

"Terrible! Dirty, no"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Burlington Apartments
Dragonara Apartments
Dragonara Apartments
3 out of 5
Dragonara Road, St. Julian's

Located in Paceville, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Spinola Bay and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Grand Harbour. Fort St. Elmo and St. Paul's Cathedral are also ...

2.3/5 (81 reviews)

"I cancelled my booking but still i was charged.dye to the staff are disgusting and the place is rubbish. From 4 PM and overnight no reception??? If you come late you have to get your key to the other building a sister company??? What if something happens at night????"…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec 2019

Dragonara Apartments
InStyle Aparthotel
InStyle Aparthotel
3.5 out of 5
Triq Ball, St. Julian's, Malta
The price is £54 per night from 10 Nov to 11 Nov

Located in Paceville, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Trig Santa Rita Steps, St George's Beach and Saint Julian's Bay. Dragonara Casino and Balluta ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (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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Reviews of St. Julian's

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
174
4 - Good 48.333333333333336%
3 - Okay
57
3 - Okay 15.833333333333334%
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2 - Disappointing 2.5%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.9444444444444444%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

23 Mar 2020

Sadly I sprained my ankle the first day I way there so didn,t get to go every where I wanted to go but enjoed every moment

5/5 - Excellent

Cesar

11 Mar 2020

Lovely area to visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Mar 2020

Lovely area to base yourself out of, the hotel is off the main area and walkable

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

20 Feb 2020

A little quiet but would be a nice place to spend in summer

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

7 Feb 2020

Absolutely avoid Spinola garden!!! Extremely dangerous

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

6 Feb 2020

As mentioned in the promo literature it is close to Paceville and the nightlife and can therefore be noisy if you have your bedroom door open a little at night

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