St Julians – a popular choice for its lively atmosphere and nightlife. With rocky stretches and crisp waters, it is a seaside town located along the northern coastline of Malta. It is commonly known as Malta’s party capital and has many quirky bars, traditional pubs and nightclubs mainly located in Paceville – the heart of St Julians nightlife. Its unique beauty attracts a wide range of people for different reasons making it a special Maltese Mediterranean experience.
People all over the world travel specifically to St Julians to get a taste of the profound nightclubs and bars it has to offer. If you’re in the mood for a bit of Maltese nightlife then its best to head to Paceville, the heart of nightlife in St Julians. It is the major hotspot for party scenes and drinking in Malta. There are many fun events held such as pub crawls and boat parties that you can take part in and parties tend to go on throughout the night and into the morning. Bars and clubs you should check out are Havana 808 in Paceville and Level 22 located in the Portomaso Tower.
You will never be stuck for somewhere to eat in St Julians because of the abundance of restaurants and cafes. Don’t be surprised if you come across a place to eat on every corner and every street. This is particularly appealing because no matter what you are craving or where you are at the time, you will always find something to satisfy your taste buds. Whether you want to indulge yourself with a fancy meal or sit down in one of the local cafés, you will be greeted by friendly locals and your dining experience will be one to remember.
Diving is a must do when visiting St Julians whether you’re a first timer or you have dived previously. Crystal clear waters and beautiful underwater sights will give you a picturesque underwater view that you don’t want to passover!
Snorkelling, jet skiing, parasailing and hover boarding are just some of many more thrilling experiences you don’t want to miss out on. There are also boats and yachts available for hire, perfect for days out sailing and fishing in the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
An evening stroll is the best way to soak up the beautiful atmosphere of this town and its surrounding areas. Meeting friendly locals passing will give you the warm welcome you want on your visit to the Island. The promenade goes through St. Julian’s all the way to Sliema, Gzira, Ta’ Xbiex and Msida. Take in the magnificent views while stopping off at one of many cafes, restaurants or bars. This high pace stretch has stunning sea views and has several benches to perch yourself on during your walk.
Aside from outdoor activities, there is also lots of indoor activities you can enjoy. St Julians is home to the largest cinema in Malta. The Eden has 13 modern fully air-conditioned screen rooms which offer the latest and widest choice of films. It’s easily reachable and has an accessible car park. Another option for groups, couples and families is Eden SuperBowl. Perfect for all age groups, Eden bowling is also the largest bowling complex in Malta. Get your bowling shoes on and have some fun with family and friends.
The Portomaso Business Tower is the tallest building in Malta and is the most recognisable monument of modern architecture in Malta. The spectacular 23 story building consists of a shopping centre on the main floor while the top floor is occupied by a nightclub with balconies overlooking the Maltese landscape. Also located in the Portomaso Tower is the Portomaso Casino which offers an exciting gaming experience in an extravagant environment.
There are three bays in the St Julians area – Spinola Bay, St Georges Bay and Balluta Bay. St Georges Bay offers a small sandy beach and is very popular for swimming. Located on the Paceville side of St Julians, it’s lovely setting has fantastic sea views and is also surrounded by many fabulous restaurants to enjoy. Spinola Bay is one of the most romantic Bays in Malta; one can admire the Spinola Palace and amazing arched boat houses. Balluta Bay is a favoured recreational spot for swimming and water sports but the timeless architecture and scenery will blow you away.
Some of the best hotels in Malta can be found in St Julians and we can find you the best accommodation to suit you and your needs. Ranging from 3 stars to 5 stars. Here are some top picks for hotels in St Julians:
Westin Dragonara Resort Hotel – An exceedingly pleasant 5 star stay with wonderful staff and great service. The Westin sits right on a rocky seashore peninsula; a large hotel surrounded by crisp turquoise water and two private beach lidos. Tranquil vibes and exceptional scenery make it perfect for relaxing and taking it easy. The 3 bars and 4 restaurants give you a varied choice of food and drinks. This hotel is suitable for all ages, great value for money and amazing facilities ticks all the boxes.
Malta Marriot Hotel – 5 star boutique hotel giving you a luxurious and unforgettable experience. Offering options of a large private balcony with sea view and town view rooms. All hotel rooms also present a spacious bathroom with a large corner bathtub and a separate rain shower. Five varied dining options including Mediterranean cuisines and Asian dishes. The facilities are outstanding including a rooftop pool for guests to enjoy, a spa and even presents a fully-equipped fitness centre (free access for hotel residents). This lavish style hotel is within walking distance of St Julians nightlife, what a bonus! You will be living in absolute bliss in this luxurious accommodation.
Cavalieri Hotel – This tasteful 4 star hotel is in a peaceful neighbourhood only a short walk away from the lively hotspots, an ideal position with bus stops also located nearby. Sea view rooms include a balcony overlooking the picturesque Balluta Bay, land view rooms have the option of a large french window or balcony overlooking the yacht marina, perfect for catching the fetching views. A very comfortable stay just a short walk away from St Georges bay with chic restaurants and a curve pool overlooking the sea. Based in an ideal location!
Weather you’re looking for food, nightlife, culture St Julians has it all.
If you are unsure on where to stay or would like some further advise do not hesitate to contact us.