Travelling to Malta is like going back in time, but with a modern twist. While luxury hotels and developments line the coast, the old stone structures that are scattered throughout the city remind travellers of its medieval heritage. You certainly don’t have to live like it’s 1299 though—Sliema holidays have all the comforts of the 21st century. As the unofficial tourist capital of Malta, this coastal city is a great home base for visitors who want the best of both worlds.
Take a walk along the waterfront, which offers great views of the Mediterranean and the town of Valletta across the bay (not to mention the beautiful people of Malta), then slip into the warm turquoise water. The many pebble-lined beaches in Sliema are quite calm, and scuba diving and snorkelling is available to anyone who wants to make some friends below the surface. Want even better friends? In nearby Naxxar, you can head to the Mediterranneo Marine Park to swim with the dolphins.
If you’ve got a lot on your plate, booking one of Wotif’s Sliema car hire options is a great idea. You’ll be sure to see all of Malta's historic sites and picturesque waterfronts—as long as you don’t take too long of a nap in your beach hammock.
Sliema is a major port, so you can be sure that the shopping choices are plentiful. With Sliema holiday packages near Point Shopping Mall you won’t have to carry those bags far. You can easily spend your whole trip browsing the major designers and upscale stores in this retail centre. If you're hoping to upgrade your wardrobe, the healthy smattering of boutique shops along Bisazza Street is your best bet for the latest styles.
Your Sliema holiday isn’t complete without dining by the bay. After you shop, make a trip to Baluta Bay for freshly caught seafood prepared in traditional Maltese style, like qarnit bit-tewm (octopus with garlic) or lampuka fish pie. Pizza is another Sliema favourite that is inexpensive and easy to find on almost any street of the city centre. Grab a hold of a ftira, a typical Maltese bread roll, and watch your diet wash away with the changing tides.
Sliema packages leave you plenty of money to burn when you go out on the town. If you plan to get into the glitzy clubs in the northern neighbourhoods like St. Julian’s and Paceville, you’ll need it. This city does low-key nights very well too; the Il-Balluta area is chockablock with pubs and lounges.
Not enough? Check out our Rome holidays and book a layover in the “Eternal City” for everlasting party memories.
When Malta calls your name, don’t waste time searching for Sliema deals—just book right here on Wotif. We’ll get you the best airfares and hotels and bundle them into a complete package so you’ll save even more. Make your next getaway a reality today, so you can get packing!
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