Fringed by a breezy seafront promenade on the coast of Malta, Sliema is drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and culture. In addition to its gorgeous beaches, Sliema is brimming with cafes, restaurants and trendy bars.
Things to do in Sliema
Whether you want to top up your tan or cool off in the Mediterranean Sea, Sliema Beach is just steps from the town centre. You'll find plenty of sunbeds for rent as well as organised water sports. Kids will love the shallow rock pools that have been carved into the limestone.
Looking for some retail therapy? Malta's largest shopping mall, The Point Shopping Mall, is Sliema's upmarket enclave. With over 17,000 square metres of retail space, it’s a fantastic place to pick up everything from designer bikinis to luxury jewellery.
Manoel Island sits just offshore and can be accessed via boat or bridge. It's home to Fort Manoel, an 18th-century stronghold raised by the Order of St. John. You can also wander around the ruins of Lazzaretto di San Rocco, a 17th-century plague hospital built by the Knights of St John.
Sliema is dotted with laid-back cafes and waterfront seafood restaurants. For lively nightlife, head up the coast to nearby Paceville, packed full of sleek cocktails bars and nightclubs. Alternatively, stroll to St Julian's to discover a characterful fishing village turned summer resort.
Getting around Sliema
Compact and pedestrian friendly, Sliema is easy to navigate on foot or by catching taxis. Sliema is 10 kilometres north of Malta International Airport, with the drive taking around 20 minutes.