With its striking coastal beauty and beautiful beaches, holidays to Mellieha Bay are ideal for those seeking more than the quintessential beach break in 2018 or 2019. Because of Malta's great year-round weather, a holiday to Mellieha is great for a family holiday October break or a summer holiday.
Beyond the sand, however, you’ll discover a great deal more treasures in this diverse destination than you’d imagine. Whether its spectacular views or action and adventure you’re seeking, you’re sure to be drawn to this part of Malta – its cultural and historical sites are awaiting your exploration, ideal for keen culture vultures seeking something unique.
While you’ll have found countless things to do in Mellieha Bay, it also serves as a great base to discover the surrounding areas of Malta, including the vibrant capital of Valletta. Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of Malta’s best spots, or sample the great nightlife found just out of town. Alternative holidays on Malta that boast what Mellieha is offering include Bugibba or Qawra.
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While we all like to be beside the seaside, it’s not all about the beaches on holidays in Mellieha Bay. There are numerous cultural and historical attractions to be found around the town, with the Parish Church of Mellieha one of the most famous landmarks. Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieha, one of the area’s iconic sites – especially great if you’re interested in the island’s religious significance. Something a little more unique can be found in the form of Popeye Village, a great attraction for the kids and the original set from the 1980’s Popeye film. Alternatively, head to the town’s WWII Air raid shelter to get a feel for the area’s historical significance.
The biggest lure of this destination is its charming setting, and families and couples alike will be able to enjoy the spectacular surroundings of this small town. Take a wander around the labyrinth of narrow streets and lanes that lead to cafes, restaurants and shopping and make sure you keep your camera handy for a visit to the beautiful parish church – it’s an excellent example of Baroque architecture.
Blissful beaches are bound to be the main attraction on your holidays to Mellieha Bay, and you’ll never be too far away from a sandy stretch to rest your beach towel upon. Visit Armier Bay Beach, Paradise Bay and Mellieha Bay beaches, all boasting shimmering sands and clear blue waters. If you fancy something even more sedate, head to the neighbouring island of Gozo – you’re bound to find a sandy cove or romantic hideaway to nestle within.