St. Paul's Bay

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St. Paul\'s Bay which includes a coastal town and a bay or harbor

Many years after a revered saint was believed shipwrecked here, St. Paul’s Bay has become one of Malta’s favorite vacation spots. 

Leave your worries behind and enjoy over 3 miles (5 kilometers) of coastline at St. Paul’s, a collection of seaside towns in northern Malta. This lovely bay and its townships form the hub of affordable Maltese tourism, with resorts for a wide budget range. Wealthy Maltese were once the only summer visitors on these shores. Now others can appreciate the area.

St. Paul’s Bay has always had a special allure, as legend says that St. Paul himself was shipwrecked here, marking the beginning of Christianity in Malta. Aside from its historical and Biblical significance, the real attractions are the beautiful seascape and panoramic vistas. Populations in these little towns increase by tens of thousands during the summer.

The village of St. Paul’s hasn’t been completely transformed by tourism and still has a Maltese character, which you can see in places like the Church of St. Paul’s Shipwreck. Local townspeople light a bonfire here every February to commemorate the fateful shipwreck. Enjoy the sweeping view from the Wignacourt Tower, built in 1609, which has a small military museum. The Knights of St. John set up towers like this all along the Maltese coastline as reminders of the vulnerability near these rocky islands in past centuries.

Three small harbors along the curve of the coast have the gorgeous azure Mediterranean Sea lapping at their shores. The village of St. Paul’s is practically merged with its bustling neighbor Bugibba. Around the curve of the shoreline is the more serene Qawra. See the wonders of the sea at the new and stylish Malta National Aquarium in Qawra. The Malta Classic Car Collection provides something special for car-lovers. At the northern end of the bay lies mysterious, uninhabited St. Paul’s Island.

St. Paul’s Bay is a great destination for families and anyone seeking a laid-back resort vacation. Although you’ll never be far in distance from the rest of busy Malta, here you can enjoy the views and the sea in a quiet location.

Topaz Hotel
Topaz Hotel
3 out of 5
Triq Censu Tanti, Bugibba, St. Paul's Bay, Malta
The price is ¥4,078 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Salina National Park, Wignacourt Tower, and Kennedy Grove. Birdpark Malta is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) ...
3.5/5Good! (236 reviews)
"For the price excellent 👍"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Topaz Hotel
Dolmen Hotel Malta
Dolmen Hotel Malta
4 out of 5
Dolmen Street, Qawra, St. Paul's Bay, Malta
The price is ¥13,164 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Located in St. Paul's Bay, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of The Malta Classic Car Collection and Bugibba Beach. Bugibba ...
4.2/5Excellent! (469 reviews)
"Lovely hotel, very clean. Excellent facilities. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Swim up bar was occasionally crowded, maybe guests could/should be encouraged to move away once served and also perhaps it should be an 'adults only' area."

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2021

Dolmen Hotel Malta
Mayflower Hotel
Mayflower Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Triq l-Imhar Qawra, St. Paul's Bay, Malta
The price is ¥5,984 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
Located in the heart of St. Paul's Bay, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Malta Classic Car Collection and Bugibba Beach. Bugibba Square and Wignacourt ...
3.9/5Very Good! (14 reviews)
"Nice staff and nice hotel"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2021

Mayflower Hotel
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Qawra Point Holiday Complex
Qawra Point Holiday Complex
3 out of 5
Tourist Street, Qawra, St. Paul's Bay, Malta
The price is ¥4,775 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Malta Classic Car Collection and Bugibba Beach. Bugibba Square and Wignacourt Tower ...
3.1/5 (131 reviews)
"It was cold at night, could do with being warmer, otherwise it was fine"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Qawra Point Holiday Complex
Cardor Apartments
Cardor Apartments
2 out of 5
Tourist Street, Bugibba, St. Paul's Bay, Malta
This family-friendly St. Paul's Bay aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of The Malta Classic Car Collection and Bugibba ...
3.1/5 (75 reviews)
"Nice staff clean could use free wifi"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2020

Cardor Apartments
The Village Apartments
The Village Apartments
3 out of 5
The Village Apartments, Triq Censu Tanti, St. Paul's Bay
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Bugibba Square and Bugibba Beach. The Malta Classic Car Collection is 0.8 mi (1.3 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (28 reviews)
"Good thing was that there was a good shop And bad thing was they didn't give me a broom to sweep the floor"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

The Village Apartments
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