Sliema

Travel Guide
Sliema

Discover a picturesque seafront, historic landmarks, upscale shopping zones and lively nightlife districts while visiting one of Malta’s most chic coastal resorts.

Sliema is a stylish seaside town on a peninsula on Malta’s northeastern coastline. Visit this area to enjoy its elegant waterfront, rocky beaches, nightlife and superb retail experiences. The scene of a violent battle during the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, Sliema then developed as a humble fishing village. The town rose to prominence in the 19th century, when British colonists shaped the architectural landscape and it became a summer retreat of affluent Maltese.

Experience the town’s style while walking along Sliema Promenade, which parallels the waterfront and connects to the villages of St. Julian’s and Gzira. Find benches, cafés, children’s playgrounds, lavish apartment blocks and several Victorian-era buildings. Admire ancient watchtowers, including the 17th-century St. Julian’s Tower and Gothic-style Il-Fortizza. Steps lead down from the promenade to rocky beaches. From here, jump into the warm Mediterranean water and swim at public lidos.

Visit religious landmarks at the heart of the town, including Stella Maris Church and the Holy Trinity Church. Enjoy uninterrupted views from Tigné Fort across to Valletta, Malta’s capital. Relax amid flower-filled lawns and fountains at Independence Garden.

Indulge in shopping along the town’s commercial streets and malls. Browse over 70 stores and attend fashion shows at the Point Shopping Mall. Shop at boutiques, upscale outlets and well-known chain stores on Bisazza Street and Triq Manwel Dimech. Explore the bars, cafés and restaurants lining Triq Ix-Xatt street along the bay.

See Sliema and Malta’s glorious coast on a boat tour. Cruise across Marsamxett Harbour to Valletta, home to attractions such as St. John’s Co-Cathedral and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Sail out into the Mediterranean to see the Dingli Cliffs on the opposite side of the island.

Reach Sliema by flying to Malta International Airport and taking a shuttle bus or taxi. Walk around comfortably on the flat streets. Ride local buses or rent a scooter to St. George’s Bay beach and the Paceville nightlife neighborhood, both in St. Julian’s.

Where to stay in Sliema

AX │ The Victoria Hotel
AX │ The Victoria Hotel
4 out of 5
Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Malta
The price is ¥6,026 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Located in the heart of Sliema, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Triq Manwel Dimech and Tower Road. Sliema Promenade and Sliema Ferry are also within ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (964 reviews)
"The staff and facilities were great. Amazing restaurant on the top of the hotel. Very close to tour drop offs and the indoor pool and sauna were also great. Very accomodating staff too."

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2021

AX │ The Victoria Hotel
AX │ The Palace
AX │ The Palace
5 out of 5
High Street, Sliema, Malta
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥9,773 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Located in the heart of Sliema, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bisazza Street and Tower Road. Sliema Promenade and Sliema Ferry are also within ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (983 reviews)
"Great location and excellent customer service."

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2021

AX │ The Palace
Waterfront
Waterfront
4 out of 5
The Strand, Sliema, Malta
The price is ¥6,026 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Located in the heart of Sliema, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Triq Manwel Dimech and Tower Road. Sliema Promenade and Sliema Ferry are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (958 reviews)
"The staff was quite helpful and friendly. The room was very comfortable. I enjoyed having a balcony to sit on of an evening."

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Waterfront
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.
Stunning Seafront Lux Apt, Fort Cambridge wt Pool
Stunning Seafront Lux Apt, Fort Cambridge wt Pool
3.5 out of 5
Fort Cambridge Tigne' Street, Sliema
Located in the heart of Sliema, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Point Shopping Mall and Tower Road. Sliema Promenade and Sliema Ferry are also ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"Great position, fantastic view. Could have done with a few more luxury or homely touches. No pool towels. Overall good close to the things and places we needed, easy to walk to The Point for provisions or the waterfront either side."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Stunning Seafront Lux Apt, Fort Cambridge wt Pool
Fabulous LUX APT inc Pool, Sliema Upmarket Area
Fabulous LUX APT inc Pool, Sliema Upmarket Area
3.5 out of 5
Fort Cambridge, Sliema
Situated in Sliema, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Point Shopping Mall and Tower Road. Sliema Promenade and Sliema Ferry are also within 2 ...
Fabulous LUX APT inc Pool, Sliema Upmarket Area
Designer condo near the sea
Designer condo near the sea
Sliema, Central Region
Situated in Sliema, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Saint Julian's Bay and Tower Road. Sliema Promenade and Dragonara Casino are also within 2 mi ...
Designer condo near the sea
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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