On the east coast of Malta, Sliema is perfect to escape the hustle and bustle of Britain and soak up the sun on an incredible choice of beaches. Famous Maltese hospitality, designer boutiques and a stylish 5km promenade by the water make for a getaway to remember. What sounds better than a day relaxing by the ocean, trying a spot of scuba diving and feasting on local cuisine? Nothing! But that’s not all; a Sliema holiday has culture by the bucket load with the National Museum of Fine Arts and historical Maltese forts and churches to sink your teeth into.
So, you want to stay on land and take in some history, and dive into the ocean to glimpse another world ... well, why haven’t you booked your holiday to Sliema yet? The beaches are stunning and great for sunbathing and you’re in one of Malta’s best spots to grab a cocktail and hang out with beautiful people. Admit it, you’re more than tempted... book a holiday in Sliema with Qwerty Travel today.
When: May or September are great if you want to avoid the crowds but still enjoy that deliciously warm weather and let loose with some live entertainment.
Where: Consider parking yourself down by the beaches at Golden Bay. Here you’ll never be far from the big three: sun, sea and sand...hot bods makes it four!
Why: Take destiny into your own hands and do what you want on holiday. Go to the beach, explore the churches and go bar hopping at your own pace. Who knows who you’ll meet...?
When: Mark it in your diaries between May and September. You’ll make everyone jealous with yours tans and bragging about epic nights out to friends stuck in rainy Britain!
Where: Take yourselves to the seafront to make the most of bars, dance floors and discos. Try out local cocktails with a kick and enjoy the chilled out atmosphere.
Why: Sliema is cosmopolitan and stylish, with bars and restaurants staying open late. Get the drinks in here before heading to nearby St Julian’s for the best of Malta’s clubs.
When: For a bit of privacy, visit in either May or September. The main crowds will be gone and you can look longingly into each other’s eyes without being interrupted.
Where: Choose pleasure and pampering by staying close to the waterfront. You’ll have your choice of eateries and bars, while having views worthy of a Hollywood smooch.
Why: You want somewhere romantic, warm and perfect for dining out. Walk hand in hand along The Strand, relax on the golden sands and treat each other to international cuisine at any number of restaurants for evening bliss.
When: Head out anytime between May and September to get the best of the sun. With such a choice of dates, go in the school holidays to stop a big chunk of homework awaiting your return!
Where: The main hub of activity is the main promenade, so stay near here to keep your days full and jaws dropped at the absolutely stunning views.
Why: Because Sliema holidays get everyone smiling! Go to the beach for a vitamin D boost and a splash in the sea, before taking a walk along the harbour and picking up local craft souvenirs.
Generous sunshine and average temperatures of 27C in June and 30C in July and August live up to Malta’s reputation as one of the best examples of the Mediterranean climate. Think of the hottest days we might get in Britain and imagine them surrounded by equally hot days, not cloud cover and showers. Summers here definitely aren’t a fluke, so pack your sun cream and swimming gear. When you arrive, let the refreshing coastal breeze sweep through your hair and take advantage of up to 12 hours of sunshine a day.
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What to expect
Be charmed by golden beaches that let you unwind or get active with sports, be mesmerised by historical sites and indulge yourself with tasty international cuisine. The options are endless and there’s a great choice of day trips to the island of Gozo to check out charismatic coves and Malta’s capital of Valetta. You’ll love taking in the views and getting to grips with the relaxed pace of life, so what’s stopping you? If you want beauty and food, choose Sliema, but if you’d prefer a bit more adventure, try the theme parks near Mellieha Bay which include the Splash and Fun Park.