Where To Stay

Regions of Malta

The kind of holiday a person wants varies wildly depending on age, hobbies, family dynamics and so on. Fortunately, Malta doesn’t discriminate. The Maltese islands can accommodate anything from a laid back, out-in-the-sticks sun-seeking affair to an all-out, activities by day, parties by night assault on the liver. As such, it’s wise to know a little about the different areas to stay in Malta when recommending places to stay for your guests, who, undoubtedly will have varying tastes and expectations of their own. Use the following table to gain an idea of what the different regions and towns in Malta have to offer and, if you wish, search the various hotels that are available in your preferred area – simply click on the appropriate map.

Holidaying in Malta – Click the maps to search hotels in the area!


Area In a Nutshell Positives Negatives
St Julian’sMap of Malta Quaint bays, Mediterranean charm, lively atmosphere Many great restaurants, buzzing nightlife, close to amenities, large rock beaches No big sandy beaches, very busy in peak season
Mellieha Malta's Mellieha Bay Large beaches & watersports, countryside, family holidays in villas and big hotels Great for families, near Malta’s few sandy beaches, close to Gozo & Comino ferries Own transport highly recommended, modest nightlife
Sliema & Gzira Sliema, Malta Shops, yachts, nightlife, promenading, central for island sight-seeing and tourist activities Enjoy shopping, street cafes, access to Valletta ferries & cruises, sight-seeing trips, sunbathing on rock beaches and lidos Quite touristy, lacks the charm of neighbouring St Julian’s
Valletta & Three CitiesValletta and the Three Cities Malta’s cultural & historic epicentre, ancient grandeur, street cafes, shops Enjoy stunning architecture, the Grand Harbour, cathedrals & temples, quirky restaurants, shopping, good bus connections No beaches, busy by day, quiet at night
GozoMaltese Island of Gozo Hot lazy days in farmhouse villas with pools, traditionally run hotels, agricultural villages, friendly locals and balmy evenings Quiet, laid back holidays, beaches, coves, countryside and culture Personal transport required, less to do than on Malta

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