Travel Guide
Sliema featuring swimming and rocky coastline as well as a large group of people
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.

1926 Le Soleil Hotel & SPA
1926 Le Soleil Hotel & SPA
4 out of 5
The price is $98 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
per night
Nov 2 - Nov 3
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Sliema. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the property condition in our reviews. ...
8.6/10 Excellent! (622 reviews)
"Great hotel - old-fashioned glamour, but with modern conveniences. Family size room was great for four girlfriends staying for the weekend. Lovely breakfast and beach club food. Service was exceptional – the room was regularly kept clean and tidy and towels replenished; reception staff were always ..."

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

1926 Le Soleil Hotel & SPA
The Londoner Hotel Sliema
The Londoner Hotel Sliema
3.5 out of 5
82, The Strand Sliema, Sliema
The price is $99 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Sliema. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Triq Manwel Dimech and Bisazza Street are ...
9.4/10 Exceptional! (20 reviews)
"Highly recommended"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2023

The Londoner Hotel Sliema
AX The Palace
AX The Palace
5 out of 5
High Street, Sliema, Malta
The price is $176 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10
per night
Oct 9 - Oct 10
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Sliema. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
8.8/10 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"The breakfast was amazing, and staff were very nice."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

AX The Palace
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Holidays Malta Apartments
Holidays Malta Apartments
3 out of 5
100 Triq Nicolo' Isouard, Sliema
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Sliema. Enjoy free WiFi, a Smart TV, and cable TV. Popular attractions Stella Maris Church and Triq Manwel Dimech are located ...
10/10 Exceptional! (1 review)

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Holidays Malta Apartments
Eleven by Warren Collection
Eleven by Warren Collection
3 out of 5
11 Triq Pace, Tas-Sliema, Malta, Sliema
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Sliema. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-sized refrigerator/freezer, and a microwave. Popular attractions Point Shopping Mall and Bisazza ...
Eleven by Warren Collection
Sliema Tigne Suites
Sliema Tigne Suites
3 out of 5
Triq Mattew Pulis, Sliema
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Sliema. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Bisazza Street and Point Shopping Mall are ...
6/10 (3 reviews)
"Great property, enjoyed our stay, 10/10"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Sliema Tigne Suites
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4/5 - Good

Dec 1, 2019

It is a very tourist friendly place. Also, it was very close to the capital Valetta via boat. From this spot, we were able to take ferries to different places. The hop-on-hop-off tourist bus originates from here, so it was very convenient.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler
Nov 15, 2019

Safe area with lots of restaurants within waiting distance

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler
Sep 10, 2019

Good place to stay

3/5 - Okay

Jul 22, 2019

Valetta is a much nicer area to stay in. Gozo is much more scenic.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler
Jul 21, 2019

The location is very convenient to take trips into Valletta, and there seems to be more abundant hotel options than in the city of Valletta.

5/5 - Excellent

Jul 11, 2019

Would love to visit again!

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