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St Julian's Bay
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It's hard to say where the popular tourist area of Sliema in Malta ends, and the charming St Julian's begins, since both areas overlook the lovely St Julian's Bay. Confusingly, St Julian's Point with its Tower, is actually in Sliema, and it is a reminder of the dramatic history of this pretty bay.
St Julian's was originally a small fishing village, until in 1798, Napoleon sailed almost five hundred ships into the bay, to invade Malta. Not surprisingly, faced with such enormous numbers of ships and men, the islanders did not resist the French invasion, and St Julian's was spared from potential cannon fire and looting.
Holidays in St Julian's, Malta
Today, St Julian's is a very popular base for a Malta holiday. Just pick up your Malta hire car from Luqa airport, and in under 30 minutes, you can be unpacking your bags at your St Julian's hotel or holiday apartment.
The Waterfront at St Julian's Bay, Malta
Your first port of call (pardon the pun) should be a stroll down to the waterfront. St Julian's Bay is actually divided into two smaller bays, Balluta Bay to the south and Spinola Bay to the north. Spinola Bay is where you'll find the brightly coloured fishing boats bobbing up and down with the tide. It may look quaint, but the real income comes from the restaurants and bars that line the waterfront, and very good they are too. Spinola Bay in St Julian's is an ideal place for a gentle stroll by the sea, before choosing a restaurant for lunch and sitting in the Malta sunshine, watching the world go by.
Nightlife in St Julian's & Paceville, Malta
Come the evening, and it seems the whole of St Julian's is at the waterfront, having a good time. The restaurants are busy with laughing, chatting visitors and locals alike, and the whole area has a real buzz about it. You can choose from a wide variety of restaurants, from traditional to Chinese take-aways if you must. As the night draws on, there is a general move towards Paceville, the club capital of Malta. Paceville puts the emphasis on fun, with pubs and cafés spilling onto the streets and the clubs playing their music hot and loud. It's fast, fun and unlike a lot of Mediterranean club areas, very good-natured. Those with money to spare head for the casino on Dragonara Point, which is housed, appropriately enough, in the former home of Sir Hannibal Scicluna, founder of the first Maltese bank! Read more about nightlife in Malta.
Water Polo in Malta
For something completely different while on holiday in St Julian's, why not spend a Saturday evening at a water polo match. The local team have an outdoor pool at Balluta Bay, and they are one of the best in Malta.