Think of bougainvillea-clad buildings, a fishing village atmosphere, and a pretty, floodlit harbour. Combine this with a modern tourist appeal and you have the charming St Julian's Bay a popular Maltese holiday area. Beaches are aplenty with the rocky shores of Sliema, and the sandy beach of St George's Bay. Nightlife, family entertainment, restaurants and bars, water sports and horse-riding, the list is endless on a St Julian's break. Parts of the bay retains the old sleepy village style, Spinola Bay for example is a great place for sampling traditional Maltese cuisine, but continue on and the tourism trend has provided an abundance of cafes, clubs and shopping options. Paceville and its animated nightlife is within walking distance and St George's is close by too. Set on the eastern side of the island, St Julian's Bay attracts visitors year after year for the excellent choice of things to see and do.
There are a few lidos in St Julian's for sunbathing and the shore itself plays host to many water sports, water-polo and scuba diving centres where snorkelling can also be enjoyed. Boat trips are in abundance and as for shopping, well the Bay Street complex will perfectly serve your needs. Amusement arcades and cinemas, restaurants and discos, it's all for the taking as part of a great Malta holiday.
Just as you would expect from a holiday resort there are countless options for dining, shopping and sightseeing. Combining the areas of Paceville for high-energy nightlife, St George's Bay for its discos and bars, and the beaches of St George and Sliema, it will easily fill your days and nights alone. But for a more traditional or laid-back approach to a St Julian's holiday, wander over to Spinola Bay. It makes up part of this area and is a great location for sampling the excellent Maltese cuisine followed by a stroll on the harbour past colourful fishing boats, evidence of St Julian's old way of life.
Day trips to Valletta are a must during your time here as the ancient history and inspiring architecture is considered by UNESCO to be one of the most concentrated areas of architectural importance.