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Sliema holidays 2019 / 2020

Sophisticated shopping, stunning beaches and lively but laid-back nightlife – holidays to Sliema are an eclectic mix of style and substance. With beautiful bays and incredible views over Valletta, Sliema is the perfect backdrop for soaking up warm sunshine and immersing yourself in the hospitable culture of Malta. Stroll the lively promenade, linger over cocktails in one of the bars along Tower Road or soak up some rays on St George’s Bay – you’ll find some great things to do by the beachside, from swimming to water-skiing.

For a dose of peace and quiet as well as some fresh sea air, take a leisurely stroll down the promenade to nearby St Julian’s, where you’ll find a picturesque beach and plenty of authentic Maltese cuisine to feast upon.

Most popular hotels in Sliema

The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel


from £315 pp
Waterfront Hotel
Waterfront Hotel
Waterfront Hotel


from £243 pp

Local guide: 48 hours in Valletta

Valletta, capital of Malta, is a captivating fortress city of golden stone that sits on a narrow peninsula. It was built by the Knights of the Order of St John in the 16th century, and its elegant grid of palace-lined streets has been so beautifully preserved that it is now ...

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Top attractions

Top attractions

Considered as a long-favoured retreat of the wealthy, Sliema holidays present the ideal opportunity for shopping. If you’re looking for designer labels or chic boutiques, you’ll find some great spots along the two coastal roads – Tower road along the northern shore and Triq ix-Xatt in the south. 

Bisazza Street boasts a wealth of shopping hotspots catering to budding fashionistas as well as locally made lace, pottery and silverware. 

For modern shopping and great amenities, head to Tigne Point – here you’ll find Point shopping Centre. 

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Eating out

Eating out

If, after all that shopping, you feel like you need a drink, head to one of Sliema’s many bustling bars. Lively but stylish, the nightlife you experience on your holidays in Sliema is all about after-dinner drinks and laid-back beach bars. You’ll find most of them along Triq ix-Xatt on the harbour, where many of the town’s locals come to socialise. If you fancy a livelier night, head to nearby Paceville in St Julian's where you’ll find a lively piazza adorned with a myriad of nightclubs. 

If you’re feeling hungry on your Sliema holidays, you’ll find a wide range of cuisine in the resort. Tower Road boasts the best authentic Maltese restaurants, complete with outdoor terraces looking out to sea. Indulge in a traditional pastizzi pastry, which comes with a ricotta or pea filling – the perfect accompaniment to your cold beer on a sunny afternoon.

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