Mellieha Bay is a picturesque and popular holiday resort in the north-western area of Malta
. The resort is about one mile from the hilltop village of Mellieha and approximately thirteen miles from the islands capital Valletta.
Mellieha Bay has a long sandy beach and crystal clear shallow waters making it an ideal holiday destination for families with small children. There are some stunning views for everyone to enjoy, Malta has very few sandy beaches and this one is the largest.
If you are looking for a leisurely relaxed holiday in the sun this location may well suit you. Most holidaymakers here spend their days on the beach where you can hire a beach umbrella & sun lounger then relax, unwind and enjoy the surroundings. Apart from swimming there are water sports available including water skiing, parasailing etc. other water based fun activities on offer are pedalos and rides on a banana boat. There are beach bars and cafes should you wish for some refreshment while enjoying the beach area.
Evening entertainment is mainly spent in the tavernas, bars and restaurants, many of the hotels and some of the holiday complexes provide their own entertainment programmes for their guests. If you would like a livelier night out head for St. Julianís approximately12km away, when taking a taxi you should agree the price before setting off on your journey.
Mellieha Village with its narrow streets and steep Main Street has a number of restaurants and bars with sufficient shops to buy everyday essentials and souvenirs. It is also home to several hotels. The village has some historical buildings; a 19th century Baroque church is in the centre, you can spend some time strolling around the side streets and exploring the village itself.
There are a variety of tourist excursions available from the resort if you would like to see more of the island while on your holiday break, these include Valletta city tours. Valletta, the capital is worth visiting, regular buses leave the resort to the city should you wish to explore independently. Key attractions in the capital are the Grand Masters Palace, St. Johnís Co- Cathedral and the Fort St. Elmo, if you get the opportunity to look around the shops, jewellery and shoes are the best buys! Other popular visitor trips are to the Blue Lagoon in Comino and visiting Gozo.
With various types of accommodation available from self-catering to luxury hotels there is something to suit most everyone.
Mellieha Bay is a quite relaxed holiday resort compared to some of the major tourist spots. You can enjoy the sand and sea, water sports, some beautiful countryside walks, sightseeing, plus much more. The resort does become rather crowded in the high season.