Malta's largest resort‚ Sliema offers a long and reinvigorating shoreline, modern hotels, great international shops and a cosmopolitan vibe. On a peninsula‚ Sliema Strand looks out to Valletta. Enjoy a drink in an array of cafés‚ bars and restaurants whilst enjoying views across the harbour. Pronounced ‘Slee–maaʼ, Sliema has a choice of inviting bars and restaurants that, when the sun sets, form part of the resort's low key nightlife and make the perfect places to enjoy sunset views across the harbour.
Things to do
Located on the northeast coast of Malta next to St Julian's, you'll love Sliema's stunning Mediterranean weather and relaxing atmosphere. You can unwind in the sun, try a delicious locally-sourced meal at a taverna or enjoy activities such as snorkelling and diving. But there’s more; as Sliema’s old fishing village also offers boutique shopping and a bustling nightlife. And of course, like any great Mediterranean destination, the seafront promenade is the perfect place for an evening stroll or to simply to sit and watch the waves of people go by.
If you’re after a sun-drenched getaway by the sea, look no further than Sliema. Malta has some of the best weather across the whole of Europe, and a beautiful island setting in the Mediterranean between Sicily and North Africa. Sit back and soak up some golden sunshine at one of the lidos dotted along the coast, and spice up your day with some water sports or scuba diving.
When it’s time to explore, there’s lots of fascinating ancient history around Malta, which is nice and small for getting around. Hire a car to visit prehistoric temples, or go sightseeing in Sliema itself. Stroll around the seafront to Manoel Island, or spend some time in the peaceful surroundings of one of the local churches. If you need to keep the kids entertained, there’s everything from marine parks to water parks close by.
Soak up the culture in Valletta by taking the short ferry across the harbour, or set sail on a boat trip to the small and peaceful islands of Gozo and Comino. When it’s dinner time, feast on local specialities like the freshly caught seafood. Settle down for the evening at the pretty Sliema Marina as you enjoy the atmosphere of this incredible destination.
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