Qawra (pronounced ‘awra’) sits pretty on gorgeous St Paul’s Bay in the north of Malta, and boasts fabulous year-round sunshine, fantastic water sports, and a great range of restaurants, shops and bars. It’s a relaxed resort that appeals especially to families and couples, but it’s nudged up against vibrant Bugibba, where you should head if you’re in the mood for some crazy nightlife. The rocky coast is lined with wonderful lidos for a dip, and you’ll find sandy beaches within a short drive. There are lots of great day trips within easy reach, including the historic cities of Valetta and Mdina, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and both immortalised in the first series of ‘Game of Thrones’. And if you want some inspiration for your Qawra visit, we’ve listed our top ten reasons to love Malta here.
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Your guide to Qawra holidays
Malta is a world-renowned diving destination and Qawra is a fantastic spot for snorkelling and diving. Most of the water-based action is focused on Qawra Point, where there’s a small sandy beach that has earned a Blue Flag for its transparent waters and fabulous amenities. Along the rocky coast you’ll find lots of lidos, where you can jump in and cool off, and the palm-shaded promenade that runs along it is perfect for evening strolls. If you want to explore, head to enchanting Mdina, a beautiful walled city that has barely changed in centuries or visit the spectacular Maltese capital of Valletta.
Like much of the island, Qawra and the surrounding bay of St Paul’s has few sandy beaches but more than makes up for that with fun-filled lidos, flat rocks where you can lay out your towel and soak up the sun, and a host of water sports. If you’re looking for more extensive sandy bays, head to Malta’s biggest beach at Mellieha Bay, just 15 minutes away by car. Don’t miss the chance to see Malta’s wonderful underwater marvels: there are numerous diving companies offering equipment rental and courses for divers of all levels. If diving doesn’t appeal, just strap on the snorkel and you’ll still see a stunning underwater universe.
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