St. Julian's

Travel Guide
St. Julian\'s featuring a city, a sandy beach and a coastal town

A bright and carefree vacation town in the north, St. Julian’s has broad appeal for any trip to Malta’s gorgeous coast.

Relax and enjoy sun, sea and delicious Maltese cuisine. Find everything you need for a sunny vacation in St. Julian’s. Once a humble fishing village, it’s now a sprawling vacation town with a beautiful coastline, full of hotels, bars and restaurants.

In the summer, St. Julian’s welcomes tourists from across Malta and beyond. Stroll along the huge Portomaso Marina and see a huge line-up of yachts. Here you’ll find the Portomaso Casino, housed in the city’s sole skyscraper, Portomaso Business Tower, the tallest building in Malta. Stately Palazzo Spinola dates back to the 17th century, built for a noble knight. It’s now the seat of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean.

Most of the nightspots in St. Julian’s are concentrated in bustling Paceville, known throughout Malta as a party spot, where young people gather in bars and nightclubs along a few streets. North of Paceville is a great place to swim in the beautiful ocean at expansive St. George’s Bay. Traveling out from the center of St. Julian’s, find little inlets with their own character, like Balluta Bay and Spinola Bay, where you’ll see lots of fishing boats out on the water. Balluta has its neo-gothic church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and also the popular and huge Old Parish Church in the city center.

Venture inland beyond St. Julian’s sleek waterfront to experience a window into authentic Maltese fishing village life. A multitude of statues stand guard over these narrow streets, all with their own stories. Although you won’t find any sandy beaches, the water is clear and gorgeous. Several shipwrecks are reachable off the coast here, so get your diving gear and do some exploring. From St. Julian’s it’s very easy to take a 20-minute trip around the coast to Malta’s capital, Valletta.

The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
5 out of 5
Dragonara Road, St. Julian's, Malta
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$166 per night from 5 Jan. to 5 Jan.
This family-friendly St. Julian's hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Dragonara Casino and St George's Beach. Sliema Promenade and Tower Road ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (974 reviews)
"Property is beautiful. Room given to us was large. However, the USB charging points were not working. No slippers were given in the room. But the most surprising thing of all was when we tried to connect to wifi, we found out that we had to pay for it! In this age and time, and for the price we had ..."

Reviewed on 17 Nov. 2021

The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
Hilton Malta
Hilton Malta
5 out of 5
Portomaso, St. Julian's
The price is AU$173 per night from 10 Dec. to 10 Dec.
This family-friendly St. Julian's hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Portomaso Marina and Tower Road. Dragonara Casino and Sliema Promenade ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (966 reviews)
"The view was magnificent"

Reviewed on 24 Nov. 2021

Hilton Malta
Hyatt Regency Malta
Hyatt Regency Malta
5 out of 5
St Georges Bay, St. Julian's
The price is AU$173 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Located in Paceville, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from St George's Beach, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sliema Promenade and Sliema Ferry. Grand Harbour ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (56 reviews)
"Very good hotel, nice and polite staff"

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2021

Hyatt Regency Malta
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Burlington Apartments
Burlington Apartments
3 out of 5
Dragonara Road, St. Julian's
The price is AU$34 per night from 5 Jan. to 5 Jan.
Located in Paceville, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Bay Street Shopping Complex, Dragonara Casino and Tower Road. Sliema Promenade and ...
2.4/5 (119 reviews)
"Terrible! Dirty, no"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Burlington Apartments
InStyle Aparthotel
InStyle Aparthotel
3.5 out of 5
Triq Ball, St. Julian's, Malta
The price is AU$100 per night from 5 Jan. to 5 Jan.
Located in Paceville, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Bay Street Shopping Complex, Dragonara Casino and Sliema Promenade. Tower Road and Sliema Ferry ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
"It was great and well designed and maintained"

Reviewed on 20 Aug. 2019

InStyle Aparthotel
The Seven Apartments
The Seven Apartments
2 out of 5
St George's Road, Paceville, St. Julian's, Malta
The price is AU$79 per night from 7 Jan. to 7 Jan.
Located in Paceville, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Bay Street Shopping Complex, Dragonara Casino and Sliema Promenade. Tower Road and Sliema Ferry ...
3.3/5 (42 reviews)
A Serious Dump
"The Seven Apartments were a real disappointment. We rented 2. The apartments smelled of rotting food. They were dark and damp. The beds were terrible and the blankets were old and ratty. The walls were thin. There was banging and sounds of shifting furniture all night both nights. The desk lady however ..."

Reviewed on 16 Apr. 2021

The Seven Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in St. Julian's

Top activities in St. Julian's

Cities near St. Julian's