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.

Where to stay in St. Paul's Bay

Seaview Hotel Malta - Adults Only
Seaview Hotel Malta - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Islet Promenade, 120, St. Paul's Bay, SPB 2441
The price is $74 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 13
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in St. Paul's Bay. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Bugibba Beach and Bugibba Square ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (67 reviews)
"Excellent friendly staff attentiveness & good quality premises."

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

db San Antonio Hotel & Spa - All Inclusive
db San Antonio Hotel & Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Triq it-Turisti, Qawra, St. Paul's Bay, Malta, SPB1024
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury property in St. Paul's Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 restaurants, and 2 poolside bars. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (904 reviews)
db San Antonio, St Paul’s Bay August 2022
"Fabulous hotel, food was amazing and the chef would cook for our grandchildren who are dairy and soya free separately at every meal time, nothing was too much trouble. Staff very friendly, rooms spacious and clean. Hotel is in a good central location close to seafront,shops, bars and restaurants. ..."

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dolmen Hotel Malta
Dolmen Hotel Malta
4 out of 5
Dolmen Street, Qawra, St. Paul's Bay, Malta, 2402
The price is $90 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in St. Paul's Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (576 reviews)
"Lovely clean hotel with a choice of swimming pools and bars. Food was great quality, good choice each night. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Small spa with pool, sauna and steam room. Good choice of excursions booked through the hotel at very reasonable prices."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 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.
Qawra Point Holiday Complex
Qawra Point Holiday Complex
3 out of 5
Tourist Street, Qawra, St. Paul's Bay, Malta, SPB 1024
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in St. Paul's Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
3.2/5 (141 reviews)
Great location, lovely roof top, beautiful family
"Staff were really friendly and helpful, lovely family that run the hotel. Thoroughly recommend, the only reason i left was to get an apartment long term to live in Malta but the owners were so nice that anytime i pop pass through the area i will stop off and pop in to say hello and have a beer. Thanks ..."

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2021

Triton
Triton
3 out of 5
Triq It-Tartarun, Qawra, St. Paul's Bay, 1523
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in St. Paul's Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace, and a balcony. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4/5 Very Good! (23 reviews)
"Quiet location within 5 minutes walk of the bus station and close to restaurants. Straightforward check inarrangements."

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

The Village Apartments
The Village Apartments
3 out of 5
The Village Apartments, Triq Censu Tanti, St. Paul's Bay, SPB 3025
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in St. Paul's Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, a balcony or patio, and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the bathrooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (31 reviews)
Great place to stay
"Large well-appointed apartment in a great location close to Bugibba square (tho be warned the area is quite hilly!) Apartment very clean and had amenities such as tv, hairdryer, ironing board and washing machine. Showers powerful and hot. Only suggestion would be a microwave as that would have been ..."

Reviewed on Mar 8, 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.

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