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

Sliema Chalet Hotel
Sliema Chalet Hotel
3 out of 5
Tower Road, 117, Sliema, Central Region, SLM 1605
The price is $36 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Sliema. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
3.5/5 Good! (572 reviews)
"Right 8n front of sea"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

1926 Hotel & SPA
1926 Hotel & SPA
4 out of 5
THORNTON STREET, Sliema, SLM3143
The price is $60 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Sliema. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (474 reviews)
"Great location for the main part of Sliema. Beach club and main waterfront were minutes away. Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful with everything, and there were a couple of nice small additions and attentive notes that made the stay great e.g complimentary snacks in the room, night before ..."

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Waterfront
Waterfront
4 out of 5
The Strand, Sliema, Malta, GZR1028
The price is $74 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Sliema. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (993 reviews)
Very nice hotel
"Excellent service. Room was unavailable first night so they gave us a suite and hotel moved bags next morning to actual room. All as expected of a quality hotel and done seamlessly and happy to fit in."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

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, SLM 3175
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Sliema. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Point Shopping Mall and Bisazza Street ...
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

Seafront Apart IN Fort Cambridge
Seafront Apart IN Fort Cambridge
4 out of 5
Fort Cambridge, Tigne Road, Sliema, SLM 3175
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Sliema. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a terrace. Popular attractions Point Shopping Mall and Bisazza Street are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Brilliant Sea views
"We, family of 4 adults, stayed in this beautiful apartment for 5 nights. We booked airport pickup - drop off service which was very convinient, driver was friendly and professional. Apartment is big enough for 6 people. Overall our stay was comfortable but I will take opportunity to make some constructive ..."

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Modern Seaview Apartment Top Location
Modern Seaview Apartment Top Location
3.5 out of 5
Sliema, Central Region
Stay at this apartment in Sliema. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a balcony. Popular attractions Point Shopping Mall and Bisazza Street are located nearby. ...
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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