St Julians is a bustling town located on the East coast of Malta just North of the country’s capital city Valletta, mostly known for its tourism oriented businesses, such as hotels, restaurants, bars, casinos and nightclubs.
Anyone who has visited this area in the recent years would find it hard to believe that St Julians was just a small, sleepy fishing village in the not so distant past.
All of its original charm is not lost as the picturesque Spinola Bay blends modernity with the traditional. One can find plentiful new restaurants and apartments all overlooking the fishermen’s traditional boats, which are housed just below. This blend makes Spinola Bay a popular venue for open air dining.
St Georges Bay is another popular bay in the St Julians area. Up to a couple of years ago this bay was just a small patch of sand surrounded by derelict buildings. However the government invested large sums of money to the enlargement and rehabilitation of the bay, which has made it one of Malta’s most loved and frequented beaches. It is now well managed and well maintained and has recently been awarded the Blue Flag which is an eco-label which is awarded to beaches which comply with strict criteria for sustainable development and water quality among other areas.
St Julians is also home to Malta first real sky-scraper.
Accommodation and dining in St Julians
Needless to say as St Julians is one of Malta’s most popular tourist destinations, accommodation is definitely not lacking in this area.
All big names can be found in this locality such as the Hilton, Le Meridien, Radisson, Westin (part of the Starwood group), Corinthia (Maltese owned international hotel chain) and Intercontinental, amounting to 7 hotels in the 5 star category in just one small town. A number of 4 and 3 star hotels can also be found along with self-catering accommodation to suit everyone’s needs and budget.
Restaurants are also plentiful in St Julians with a wide range of cuisines to choose from. Whether you are looking for authentic Maltese food or something with which you are more familiar you will be spoilt for choice. In fact some of Malta’s and most frequented restaurants are found in this area.
Getting to St Julians
St Julians is probably Malta’s most accessible town since it is so popular among the locals and the tourists. There various bus routes, you can choose any of the following:
From Valletta: 64, 64, 67, 68, 70, 166, 667, 671, 662 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only)
- From/To Zurrieq: 367
- From/To Cirkewwa: 167, 645
- From/To Bugibba: 70
- From/To Rabat/Mosta/Naxxar: 65
- From/To Ghajn Tuffieha: 652
- From Bugibba to Marsaxlokk Via St. Julians: 627
Paceville is a locality within between Spinola Bay and St. George’s Bay in St. Julians famous for the leisure activities it offers among which one finds: cinemas, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, casinos, piano bars, jazz bars, bowling alley, cafes, beaches, diving schools, hotels, game arcades, fast food outlets, pubs, wine bars and many more.
If you like hustle and bustle and are keen on an active nightlife Paceville is definitely not a place to miss.
Some of the most popular clubs in Paceville Malta are:
- Axis – Commercial/House
- Club Sabor – Latino
- Coconut Grove – Rock
- Empire Bar & club – Commercial/80’s
- Footloose – Commercial/80’s
- French My Friday – House/Commercial
- Fuego Salsa Bar – Salsa/Latino
- Havana – RnB & Hip-Hop
- Places – House
- Plush – House/Commercial
- Remedy – Hard Rock