New Cartwheel Hotel
St. Anthony Street, Bugibba, SPB 04, Malta
More about Bugibba
Qawra Coastal Entrenchment Wall
Murphy's Irish Pub
is there much for children to do in bugibba
Most bigger hotels have pools. If you want to swim in the sea, wear platic shoes. In Bugibba there's no sand beach, rocks only with Quara point maybe the best place to go.
With bus 652 Sliema-Qawra-Golden Bay (sand beach) you can go the one of the few sand beaches.
In Quara/Bugibba there are local play halls (pool and gambling machines).
Along the coastal walkway there are some small attractions for children, but I question the safety aspect of some of them.
Check out http://www.holiday-malta.com/mediterraneo/
good suggestion for a day out and not too far away from Bugibba by bus.
There are a couple places with bumper cars on the coastal road Islet Promenada and Qawara Coast Road. Many hotels have animation for kids and programs, especially the larger ones. Other than that i dont remember seeing much for kids. I just got back from Malta last Monday (30 May) and stayed in Bugibba.
Travel Tips for Bugibba
Swim shoes & rain gear
rocky bathing platforms can be quite slippy so take some shoes you can swim in that have a good grip on the bottom.
from late autumn rainy season starts - won't ruin your holiday as rains very hard (monsoon like) for half an hour & then is quickly sunbathing again. Take an umbrella or lightweight jacket & shoes that won't get ruined as roads flood.
St Paul's Island
St Paul's Island is one of the three uninhabited islands of the Maltese archipelago and the place where St Paul ship wrecked during his journey from Jerusalem to Rome. He is the one the brought Christianity to Malta and is the Patron Saint of the Islands.
On St Paul's Islands, located at the mouth of the bay with the same name, is a huge statue of the saint which can be easily seen from Malta.
Kebabs like you've never seen
this place has a wide range of kebabs, chicken & lamb, all fresh & home made. also does very good american style pizza if your not keen on the thin italian style served elsewhere. Vegetarian? Not a problem huge range of very tasty salads including couscous, potatoes & rice plus french fries. Top Tip: try the home made tomato sauce - its lovely. Donor kebab is nothing like what we get at home - lean, fresh & tasty. Served with a choice of salad, in a pitta bread or on a plate with salad, chips & pitta on the side.
Qawra watch tower was built in 1637 during the grandmastership of Fra Jean de Lascaris Castellar at the head of St. Paul's Bay (far on the right side of my picture).
The tower was included in the communication system created by the De Redin Watch Towers in 1657 and in 1715 a battery was built around the watch tower.
Qawra Tower is probably not as famous as other towers in the area due also to the fact that lately it was transformed and it is used today as restaurant and swimming pool.
Bugibba and Qawra
We stayed in Qawra which extends along the right side and southwards of Bugibba along the side of Salina Bay (an area that has been used for hundreds of years to extract sea salt from the Ocean) Both areas have excellent hotel and villa accommodation and some great Bars and restaurants with some fantastic beach facilities.
Both Qawra and Bugibba now occupy nearly the entire peninsula with St. Pauls bay on the West side and Salina bay to the East Bugibba and Qawra merge together to become one although Qawra is a little more restrained than the more popular Bugibba. Qawra provides plenty of leisurely diversions including countless restaurants, shops and a number of bars and nightclubs as well as some nice 4 star hotels.
Popular Hotels in Bugibba
Salina Bay, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta, SPB 08, Malta
Pioneer Rd, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta, SPB 04, Malta