St Julian’s is one of the most beautiful towns in Malta, which lies on the country’s east coast. Despite being a tourist hotspot, St Julian’s has held on to its Mediterranean magic, making it a quintessential summer destination. What can you expect from the seaside town if you visit this summer? Here is a list of activities that will give you the ultimate St Julian’s experience.
Take A Pleasant Walk On The Promenade
The summer weather in St Julian’s will rarely deny you the opportunity to walk along its stunning promenade. The iconic St. Julian’s promenade runs from Spinola Bay to Balluta Bay, going through the picturesque settings of many top-class homes and resorts. The soothing breeze from the ocean makes it the most delightful way to navigate the town.
A handful of food stands are available along the promenade, where you can stop for a snack or drink. You can also go to Sliema and Gzira to discover great cafes and restaurants on the beach. Once you reach Balluta, you will come across the Balluta Buildings, some of the few Art Nouveau buildings that stand to this day.
Head To Spinola Bay To See Colorful Luzzu Boats Gracing The Waters
Probably, you have seen photos of vibrant traditional fishing boats cruising through aquamarine water on travel websites before coming to Malta. You will get to see this scene in real life when you visit Spinola Bay. Spinola Bay, which is located in the centre of St. Julian’s, is one of Malta’s most popular tourist destinations.
The Luzzu boats are not the only reason to visit Spinola Bay. In Spinola Bay, you will run into one of the famous sculptures in Malta; the Fisherman and the Cat statue. The LOVE sign is another landmark structure at Spinola Bay, where couples attach locks as a token of their love, a tradition that has caught on to other parts of the world.
Soak Up The Sun In George’s Bay
It’s nearly a sinful act to come to Malta and not go to any beaches. George’s Bay is the first name that comes to mind when thinking about sunbathing in St Julian’s. You may cool down in the water or soak up the rays on the pebbly sands of George’s Bay. The place is a hop, skip, and a jump away from Paceville, St Julian’s famous party district.
George’s Bay is a Blue Flag beach, meaning it’s internationally recognized for its eco-friendly tourism practices. The spotless beach and the clean water surrounding the Bay create a sensational sense of natural beauty. What makes it even more special is that you can enjoy the rawness of nature without compromising any modern life amenities. There is ample arrangement for food, accommodation and recreational activities in George’s Bay.
Party In Paceville
St Julian’s has more clubs than any other place in Malta, and most of these clubs are centred around Paceville, making it the town’s party hub. Entrance to the clubs is free for anyone aged over 17. Everybody can find something they can groove to in these venues, from pop music to dance music to club, house and techno.
Havana, Hugo’s Lounge, and Barcelona Lounge are some of St Julian’s most popular nightlife venues. Paceville represents the best the entire Maltese nightlife scene has to offer. If you are a party animal and love spending your holiday nights with music, wine, and dance, you will regret not checking out Paceville clubs.
Don’t Forget To Visit Balluta Bay
Balluta Bay is another nearby beach you can drop by while visiting St Julian’s. Like other beaches in Malta, summertime is the busiest time in the calendar for this long sandy beach, so it’s best to arrive early to secure your space. You can go scuba diving in the crystal-clear waters of the bay. The bay is safe for inexperienced swimmers and scuba divers, thanks to its sheltered nature.
Balluta Square is right next to the beach, where you can find a lot of cafes and restaurants with terraces that look out over the town’s old buildings. The art nouveau Balluta Buildings and Georgian-style terraced homes are among the city’s most unique architectural treasures. You’ll have a fantastic view of the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel from Balluta Bay Beach.
Try Your Luck In The Casinos
With a wide variety of card games and slot machines, casinos in St. Julian’s cater to individuals who are hoping to win a fortune. The highlight of St Julian’s gambling scene is the Dragonera Casino, which opened its doors in 1964; there was no other casino at that time. The casino is located in a 19th-century building that stands high at the heart of St Julian’s.
You can also stumble on many casinos in Paceville, Julian’s main nightlife area. Portomaso Casino and Casino Malta are the most prominent ones in operation there. If the weather prevents you from pursuing outdoor activities, these casinos offer excellent alternatives to staying home.
Take A Day Trip To Gozo And Comino
If your first stop at Malta is in St Julian’s, you should not miss out on the opportunity to visit the nearby attractions. Gozo and Comino are close enough to plan a day-long trip from St Julian’s. Comino is home to the famous Blue Lagoon, where the water is as blue as the sky above. It’s one of the best snorkelling and swimming locations in Europe!
After a brief stop at Comino, you can set sail for Gozo, the second-largest island in the Maltese archipelago. You’ll be able to tour the city of Victoria while you’re there. The Citadel of Victoria has protected the city from invading forces in the past. The streets of Victoria remain lively with tourists and streetside vendors all year long.
Take A Ferry Ride To The Capital
Valetta is another spot you can easily access from St Julian’s since it’s only a 10-minute ferry ride away. Valletta is home to Baroque architecture, fountains, statues, lush green spaces, and numerous restaurants, cafes, and bars. It also has a cluster of high-end and low-end retail shops, where you can go out on a shopping spree.