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Mellieha holidays

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Destination Mellieha is a very pretty old town on the northern coast of Malta. It offers relaxing and rejuvenating holidays under gorgeous Mediterranean skies. The town boasts an 800 metre stretch of golden sandy beach - one of the longest on the whole island. Here, you'll find sun loungers and parasols and will have the opportunity of having a go at a number of water sports including windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing. The sea here is very clear and is great for snorkelling.

The old town of Mellieha is a 20 minute walk from the beach and commands excellent views of the sea. It boasts a number of beautiful, historic buildings including the grand, baroque church of St Paul's. There is a fairly low key nightlife here, with a number of small and charming tavernas and some excellent seafood restaurants. For a more vibrant bar and club scene, you could take the 20 minute bus ride to the nearby city of Bugibba. Other locations which are well worth a visit in the area include the island's capital - Valletta and the magnificent prehistoric temple complex of Ta'Hagrat. It's a thirty minute drive to Mdina - the former Maltese capital where you can see some beautiful and ancient architecture.
For Singles

When: Why not head to Mellieha in the spring months when the climate is easily warm enough to enjoy languid days on the beach but not warm enough prevent you from visiting some of the nearby sightseeing attractions.

Where: Check out the local tourist attractions of the region. The 17th century St Agatha's Tower is the highest point on the island and is just five minutes from Mellieha. It offers some stunning views of the island from its rooftop. Also well worth a visit are Valletta, Mdina and Ta'Hagrat.

Why: Because Malta is an island whose gorgeous climate is matched by its rich and fascinating history. There are stunning baroque palaces in Valletta, ancient temples in Ta'Hagrat and architecture from the 11th century to be seen in Mdina.

For Groups

When: Head out to Mellieha in June or July to catch daily temperatures in the thirties celsius. There is gorgeous sunshine and perfect swimming conditions in the sea.

Where: Look no further than the 800 metre stretch of golden sandy beach in front of Mellieha. In the evenings you can enjoy a laid back and very pleasant nightlife in the beachfront bars and the traditional tavernas of the old town.

Why: Mellieha is a lovely place to spend a holiday with good friends. There are great sun tanning conditions and some charming little bars and eating establishments. For a more vibrant and exuberant nightlife, you could make the 20 minute journey to the nearby town of Bugibba.

For Couples

When: Head out to Mellieha in the late spring or early summer months for very pleasant weather and a very uncrowded and laid back beach holiday.

Where: Mellieha offers some fantastic dining opportunities. Watch the sunset over the Mediterranean from one of the many promenade restaurants where delicious fresh seafood and soups are served as well local specialities including risottos and wild boar.

Why: Mellieha is an excellent destination for a romantic holiday away with the one you love. It boasts fantastic views, a charming old town and an excellent climate and is considerably less crowded than other Mediterranean beach towns.

For Families

When: Of course family holidays are largely dictated by school holidays. You might want to head to Mellieha in the easter holidays or the autumn half term when the weather is very pleasant and probably slightly more manageable than the sweltering mid summer months.

Where: There are excellent water sports facilities on the beach. Kids will enjoy having a go at windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing whilst their parents relax on the sand, soak up some vitamin D and enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine!

Why: Considerably more relaxed than other Mediterranean resorts, Mellieha can be a great destination for families with children of any age whilst parents are sure to enjoy the peace and tranquility.

Weather Mellieha offers stunning summer weather. The temperatures between July and September are regularly in the mid thirties celsius and have been known to get as high as 40ºC! There are blue skies and gorgeous sunshine making this an ideal beach holiday destination. The spring and early autumn weathers are still excellent with temperatures hovering between 20ºC and 25 ºC and little change of rain. Mellieha can also be a charming destination for a spot of winter sun. Temperatures in the winter generally average around 15ºC and there is not that much rain.
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What to expectMellieha offers a stunning Mediterranean climate with long, hot summers, mild springs and autumns and pleasant winters. It is a reasonably peaceful resort and offers a gorgeous expanse of golden sand beach with a number of water sports available. From the beach there are stunning views of the charming old town of Mellieha and there are a number of historic sightseeing destinations in the area. Mellieha boasts some charming little bars and traditional tavernas as well as some restaurants where visitors can enjoy the fantastic fresh seafood and other indigenous dishes of the region. This is a great destination for a peaceful and romantic couples' holiday but is also well suite to families.
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Seabank Resort & Spa in Mellieha, Malta
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Mellieha, Malta
Departing 22 Mar 17, 2 sharing,
All Inclusive, 7 nights, from
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