Vibrant yet relaxing, fun whilst elegant, Sliema is a superb choice for visitors wanting a holiday to Malta that's filled with things to see and do. On the north-eastern part of the island, it has a rocky shore but is packed with loungers and parasols to ensure visitors make the most of the glorious summer weather. Sitting between the resorts of Valletta (the capital) and Paceville, this is a prime spot to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere here, the busy nightlife of Paceville and the architectural wonders of Malta's capital.
Head to the beach and you have thrilling water sports or leisurely swimming for all of the family along with a selection of beach-side cafes and bars keeping you refuelled throughout the day. Back in the town and the classy restaurants and bars provide a superb evening of chic entertainment and excellent cuisine, though for a livelier party atmosphere, Paceville has its more than ample choice of nightclubs. Modern shopping, boat trips across the harbour, sunbathing and water sports, plenty of options for dining, Sliema is ideal for families and couples.
Primarily a tourist resort, Sliema offers all of the things associated with a holiday town such as good shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and beach-side fun in the sun. Lazy sunbathing in one of the lidos or adrenaline-fuelled water sports off the coast attract droves of visitors but there is also plenty of opportunity to visit St Julians and Valletta , Bugibba and Paceville. Ferry or bus, there are regular pick-ups and drop-offs.
Evening cruises across the harbour provide a wonderful view of the coastline and nearby Valletta with its impressive architecture considered by UNESCO to be one of the most concentrated areas of historic interest. The lights of the town reflecting across the calm waters provide many a romantic evening for couples. The 5km stretch of coastline that runs to St Julian's and onwards is filled with plenty of attractions for tourists making the promenade a great place for locals and visitors alike, to socialise.