shop opposite mc donalds, not sure on the name but will check and update. Went there yesterday morning to get A couple of passport photos for my baby and this shop had an ad on the window saying that they do them. So , shop was meant to open at 10. keeper didn't turn up till 10:15. I went straight down and asked if she did passport photos for babies, her reply 'yes of course'. she said we need a white back ground (not equipped at all) and suggested i put him on the floor.. obviously i objected and then decided to put him on his changing mat which is an off white colour and according to her this was fine. so she then took a couple of photos which were crap, as she got the angle completely wrong. in the mean time people were coming into the shop... so she handed me the camera and asked me to take them myself while she serves her other customers...so i took them myself and then asked her if they were good for a passport.. apparently so!! i then had to wait for a german couple to have their roughly 100 photos printed before i could get my TWO even though i was there first! after about 20mins of waiting and telling her that i am in a hurry she finally got round to printing mine out. I then went straight to the passport office in valletta , queued for about 45mins only to be told that they were no good as the flash made him too white and the background wasn't as its supposed to be. He said i ought to go get them done professionally (thinking I'd done them myself) I told him I did... He was shocked as passport photos are never to be taken with a flash and this stupid woman should have known that the background wasn't good! wasted half a day for nothing. DO NOT USE THIS SHOP UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE UTTERLY DISAPPOINTED !
What to pay: in this shop... a lot!
There are a few fruit and veg stalls on the backs of trucks dotted around Bugibba and Qwara, They are good places to buy your fruit and veg from but make sure you wash it well and if you are buying fruit to eat now that you buy fruit you have to peel.
Sands is a nice gift shop on the front at Bugibba, we purchased most of our souvenirs from here as they have a really nice selection including some that the other shops do not have, you can buy some of the more common ones in other places slightly cheaper though.
What to buy:
Souvenir shops, Maltese crafts, shoes (Shoe Mark is a famous and low priced shop), jewelry (gold and silver)... couldn't miss in a place full of tourists.
The shops are opened until late in the night, thus a wonderful day at the seaside can finish with a shopping tour in the center.
you can get this everywhere - often in sets with other flavours but this is the best.
What to buy: The prickly pear is the fruit of the cactus plant & the liquer is sweet, delicious & very unusual. we brought some back & only one person who tried it did not like it. Excellent gift.
Don't try eating the fruit itself - ful of seeds & although tasty very messy & not much flesh.
What to pay: Shop around but generally not much difference from one place to another.
Baggies is one of my favorite shops in Bugibba as it is this small little shop that has everything so you cannot explain what type of shop it is.
What to buy: Its that type of shops that has clothes, shoes, jewellery, handbags and bags, nice smelly lip balms, candles and the things are all shiny and attractive. The things there are so curious looking that you would wish to buy nearly all the shop.
What to pay: well alot since you will buy alot !
On several spots in the streets you can find streetvendors with their trucks loaded with cool water, fresh fruit and home-made wine.
What to buy: Water.