The North, the most rugged of all Malta’s regions, offering spectacular views across to Comino and Gozo. It also has Malta’s most established beach and holiday resorts, Buġibba, Qawra, St. Paul’s Bay, and Malta’s largest sandy beach at Mellieħa including other larger sandy bays, Golden Bay, Għajn Tuffieħa and Paradise Bay.
Sliema and St. Julian’s are Malta’s main coastal resort towns and a heartland for shopping, entertainment and café life. They also house some of Malta’s newest hotels and apartments. Also, St. Julian’s and Paceville are Malta’s main nightlife areas.
The South is characterised by its fishing villages and quiet bays. It offers an authentic insight into Maltese rural life.
It is also the location of two of Malta’s prehistoric temples, Ħagar Qim and Mnajdra. The region is largely undeveloped. Most hotels are in the harbour town of Marsaskala, a southern resort which bustles by night yet is charming and quiet by day.
Central Malta is dominated by Malta’s ancient capital, Mdina, a near perfect example of a medieval walled town. Beyond the walls, lies Rabat, a large town of Roman origin.
The central region has some of the most interesting inland options, ranging from palaces to town house hotels.
Malta is best seen and appreciated by sea. There are a number of spots around the Maltese Islands that are reachable only by sea. Visiting all these spots in one day might be very stressful, thus, we always recommend that if you decide to visit most of these spots you do so by chartering a yacht over a period of several days.