Holidays in Mellieha Bay

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Mellieha Bay featuring a beach

Spend your days in the north relaxing on the sand at this sparkling natural beach perfect for swimming and windsurfing.

The huge aquamarine ocean opens up in front of you at Mellieħa Bay as you lie on your deckchair under your umbrella, soaking up the warmth of this unique place. Also known as Ghadira Bay, Mellieħa Bay’s beach is just under 0.5 mile (0.8 kilometer) long, which makes it one of the longest sandy beaches in Malta.

Looking out to the crystal waters you’ll understand why Mellieħa Bay is so perfect for long family days at the beach. Most of Malta’s coastline is rocky, so having crystalline sand to lie on is a real treat. This place has a Blue Flag award for water quality and safety, including the presence of lifeguards. Kids can play here safely because the water is warm, shallow and calm, as the beach is quite sheltered. You’ll be among other people who use these calm waters for boating, waterskiing and windsurfing. Put on your mask and snorkel to view colorful fish under the water's surface.

Notice that the bay is divided into three sections by collections of rocks. Most active beach and watersports are in the middle part. On either side, find space to relax. Rent a chair for the day. For a real Maltese experience, sip the local Kinnie soft drink of oranges and aromatic herbs, while sunning yourself.

The old town of Mellieħa is up on the hill, about 20 minutes of walking or a short bus trip from the beach. The beloved Parish Church looks down over the bay. Look for a pinkish fortified building, the Red Tower, also known as St. Agatha’s Tower. It was built for the Knights of St. John, who had towers all around Malta’s coastline in the 17th century.

Climb up from Mellieħa Bay to the top of the headland to see a true panorama of the island. For something more relaxing, visit the little cafés and shops on the beach. If you’re arriving by car, use the available parking on the nearby road.

2625 Cheap Hotels Near Mellieha Bay

Solana Hotel & Spa
Solana Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha, Malta
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$31 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Golden Bay is 2.5 mi (3.9 km) away.
4.1/5 Very Good! (964 reviews)
"Excellent hotel , very good experience. Amazing view from the balcony !"

Reviewed on 27 Dec. 2021

Solana Hotel & Spa
db Seabank Resort and Spa - All Inclusive
db Seabank Resort and Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Marfa Road, Mellieha Bay, Mellieha, Malta
Nestled on the beach, this Għadira resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Golden Bay is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.
4.3/5 Excellent! (663 reviews)
"Great Property with multiple Leisure activities for children. Multiple Dining options."

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2022

db Seabank Resort and Spa - All Inclusive
Pergola Hotel & Spa
Pergola Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Adenau Street, Mellieha, Malta
The price is AU$31 per night from 9 Feb. to 10 Feb.
This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Mellieha Bay and Golden Sands Beach. Blue Lagoon and St. Paul's Cathedral ...
3.8/5 Good! (733 reviews)
"The room was clean but there was a smell of damp. The air con worked well but the room was very hot when first going in. The staff on reception and in the cave bar were fantastic. My only complaint would be the behaviour of the day pass people. Eating and drinking in the pool all day. The pool was ..."

Reviewed on 13 Aug. 2021

Pergola Hotel & Spa
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Top Mellieha Bay Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Solana Hotel & Spa
Solana Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha, Malta
The price is AU$31 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
Solana Hotel & Spa
db Seabank Resort and Spa - All Inclusive
db Seabank Resort and Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Marfa Road, Mellieha Bay, Mellieha, Malta
db Seabank Resort and Spa - All Inclusive
Pergola Hotel & Spa
Pergola Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Adenau Street, Mellieha, Malta
The price is AU$31 per night from 9 Feb. to 10 Feb.
Pergola Hotel & Spa
Mellieha Holiday Center
Mellieha Holiday Center
3 out of 5
Ghadira Bay, Mellieha MLH9064, Mellieha, MALTA
Mellieha Holiday Center
Modern Beach APT w/ Fantastic Sea Views ★ - 1
Modern Beach APT w/ Fantastic Sea Views ★ - 1
Mellieha, Northern Region
The price is AU$274 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
Modern Beach APT w/ Fantastic Sea Views ★ - 1
Modern Beach APT w Fantastic Sea Views
Modern Beach APT w Fantastic Sea Views
3.5 out of 5
Apt 1, Mellieha, Il-Mellie?a
Modern Beach APT w Fantastic Sea Views
Enjoy Beach & Sea Views in a Modern 3 BR APT ★ - 4
Enjoy Beach & Sea Views in a Modern 3 BR APT ★ - 4
Mellieha, Northern Region
Enjoy Beach & Sea Views in a Modern 3 BR APT ★ - 4
Enjoy Beach Sea Views in a Modern 3 BR APT
Enjoy Beach Sea Views in a Modern 3 BR APT
3.5 out of 5
Apt 4, Mellieha, Il-Mellie?a
Enjoy Beach Sea Views in a Modern 3 BR APT
Mellieha Bay Luxury Penthouse in front of Sea
Mellieha Bay Luxury Penthouse in front of Sea
Mellieha, Northern Region
Mellieha Bay Luxury Penthouse in front of Sea
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