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St. Julian's
Travel Guide

St. Julian\'s which includes a city, a beach and a coastal town

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

H Hotel
H Hotel
4 out of 5
St. Georges Road, St. Julian's
The price is $148 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 17
Located in Paceville, this beach hotel is steps from Bay Street Shopping Complex and St George's Beach. Dragonara Casino and Saint Julian's Bay are also within ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (206 reviews)
oom with a view
"Good central location the rooms are the most hi tech in Malta make sure you get a sea view"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

H Hotel
The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
Dragonara Road, St. Julian's, Malta
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $204 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
This family-friendly St. Julian's hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Dragonara Casino and St George's Beach. Saint Julian's Bay and Balluta ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (992 reviews)
"Very clean, delicious food and very helpful staff. Also it is very family friendly despite the fact that it is a high end hotel."

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
Corinthia  Hotel St. George's Bay
Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay
5 out of 5
St. Georges Bay, St. Julian's, Malta
The price is $182 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 17
Located in St. Julian's, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of St George's Beach and Saint Julian's Bay. Sliema Promenade and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (993 reviews)
"It was a fantastic stay and very friendly staff ! Love it"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2021

Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay
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.
The Seven Apartments
The Seven Apartments
2 out of 5
St George's Road, Paceville, St. Julian's, Malta
The price is $68 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Located in Paceville, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bay Street Shopping Complex and St George's Beach. Dragonara Casino and Saint Julian's Bay ...
3.3/5 (40 reviews)
"This had to be THE WORST hotel experience ever. i travel 6-8 times a year using expedia or their partner. building is being demolished next door,jackhammers at 6am,trucks etc. no mention on the hotel site. also on the other side are 3 STRIP clubs with nasty women pawing at you trying to enter the ..."

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

The Seven Apartments
Traditional Maltese House Villa Rosa
Traditional Maltese House Villa Rosa
St. Julian's
Nestled on the beach, this Paceville villa is just steps from Bay Street Shopping Complex and St George's Beach. Dragonara Casino and Saint Julian's Bay are ...
Traditional Maltese House Villa Rosa
Dragonara Apartments
Dragonara Apartments
3 out of 5
Dragonara Road, St. Julian's
The price is $86 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
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
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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