St. Julian's

Travel Guide

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

Hotel Valentina
Hotel Valentina
4 out of 5
Dobbie Street, Paceville, St. Julian's, Malta
The price is ¥13,018 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Located in Paceville, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Trig Santa Rita Steps and Balluta Bay. Sliema Ferry and Upper Barrakka Gardens are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (894 reviews)
"Very central and modern"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Hotel Valentina
Hyatt Regency Malta
Hyatt Regency Malta
5 out of 5
St Georges Bay, St. Julian's
The price is ¥21,422 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in Paceville, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from St George's Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sliema Promenade and Sliema Ferry. Grand Harbour ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
"I don't think the hotel has lived up to its name specialty considering the rate paid to stay in this hotel."

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Hyatt Regency Malta
Hilton Malta
Hilton Malta
5 out of 5
Portomaso, St. Julian's
The price is ¥25,330 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
This family-friendly St. Julian's hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Trig Santa Rita Steps, Saint Julian's Bay, and Dragonara Casino. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (986 reviews)
"Excellent hotel, but needs hotel entertainment."

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2021

Hilton Malta
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.
Dragonara Apartments
Dragonara Apartments
3 out of 5
Dragonara Road, St. Julian's
The price is ¥3,870 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 16
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 (80 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 Dec 8, 2019

Dragonara Apartments
InStyle Aparthotel
InStyle Aparthotel
3.5 out of 5
Triq Ball, St. Julian's, Malta
The price is ¥9,993 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
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 Aug 20, 2019

InStyle Aparthotel
Burlington Apartments
Burlington Apartments
3 out of 5
Dragonara Road, St. Julian's
The price is ¥4,059 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
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 Feb 12, 2020

Burlington Apartments
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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