The huge aquamarine ocean opens up in front of you at Mellie\u0127a Bay as you lie on your deckchair under your umbrella, soaking up the warmth of this unique place. Also known as Ghadira Bay, Mellie\u0127a Bay\u2019s beach is just under 0.5 mile (0.8 kilometer) long, which makes it one of the longest sandy beaches in Malta.
Looking out to the crystal waters you\u2019ll understand why Mellie\u0127a Bay is so perfect for long family days at the beach. Most of Malta\u2019s coastline is rocky, so having crystalline sand to lie on is a real treat. This place has a Blue Flag award for water quality and safety, including the presence of lifeguards. Kids can play here safely because the water is warm, shallow and calm, as the beach is quite sheltered. You\u2019ll be among other people who use these calm waters for boating, waterskiing and windsurfing. Put on your mask and snorkel to view colorful fish under the water's surface.
Notice that the bay is divided into three sections by collections of rocks. Most active beach and watersports are in the middle part. On either side, find space to relax. Rent a chair for the day. For a real Maltese experience, sip the local Kinnie soft drink of oranges and aromatic herbs, while sunning yourself.
The old town of Mellie\u0127a is up on the hill, about 20 minutes of walking or a short bus trip from the beach. The beloved Parish Church looks down over the bay. Look for a pinkish fortified building, the Red Tower, also known as St. Agatha\u2019s Tower. It was built for the Knights of St. John, who had towers all around Malta\u2019s coastline in the 17th century.
Climb up from Mellie\u0127a Bay to the top of the headland to see a true panorama of the island. For something more relaxing, visit the little caf\u00E9s and shops on the beach. If you\u2019re arriving by car, use the available parking on the nearby road.
Situated on the north of the island in the idyllic hillside village of Mellieha, this Maltese property is located only 500 meters from the village center, 900 meters from the beach and 25 km from the Malta International Airport.
Nestled on the beach, this Mellieha resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Popeye Village Malta and Red Tower are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Mellieha resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Red Tower and Mellieha Bay. Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal and Popeye Village Malta are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Popeye Village Malta and Red Tower are also within 2 mi (3 km).
This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located by the sea, within 2 mi (3 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Golden Sands Beach is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.
Nestled on the beach, this Cirkewwa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Mellieha Bay. Armier Bay Beach and Red Tower are also within 3 mi (5 km).
This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located by the sea, within 2 mi (3 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Golden Sands Beach is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.
Situated in Mellieha, this property is close to Mellieha Church, Mellieha Bay, and Popeye Village Malta. Local attractions also include Golden Sands Beach and Red Tower.