When I first moved to the hot Mediterranean climate, my first question was OK, where do I shop for bikinis in Malta?! Even if you work full time, you’re going to spend a large amount of the summer months in your swimwear so it’s important to have a selection to choose from, ready in time for the heat. The high street in Malta is growing at an amazing pace and it’s great to see more and more options popping up. Pretty much all towns on the island will have a small area of shops, even touristy or very cheap fashion shops, which are bound to offer swimwear, but my personal favourites are:
River Island – this brand new store has only been open a matter of weeks and can be found in Tigne Point in Sliema. The store is huge with a great selection of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, menswear and, of course, swimwear. Choose from beach cover-ups, to all in ones to bikini separates. River Island is a must visit for anyone in Malta looking for bikinis!
Boux Avenue – this adorable little store can be found in The Plaza Shopping Mall in Sliema and is perfect for bikini shopping in Malta. They are an underwear and nightwear shop, so their bikinis are bra sized (this is important, right ladies!) and you can purchase the tops and bottoms individually so you can mix and match colours and sizes!
Oysho – another store that can be found at Tigne Point in Sliema. This store is really lovely, a bit of a mix between underwear, nightwear and swimwear; their items are all beautiful. They have some gorgeous, colourful and summery patterns with a mix of styles and sizes.
Debenhams – when in doubt- head to Debenhams! A little more expensive than some of the other shops mentioned but the best quality bikinis in Malta by far. They offer a good range too, from cheaper priced versions to those that cost a little more. Most bikinis are in bra sizes, which is perfect and means they will fit just right!
All stores mentioned are affordable high street shops so you can expect to pay between €15 and €50 for a full bikini set or swimming costume which will last you for years to come!