The Empire is a modern cinema complex located on the main road to Plazza tal-Bajja, Bugibba's main square.
Opened from 11 am to 11 pm, the Empire is the first entertainment center of its kind in Malta and includes four cinema screening theatres, an elegant Cafeteria, fully stocked Bars and Sweet Shop.
Not really a tourist's attraction in the area, the salt pans in Salina Bay, at the entrace to the Qawra, are used for producing sea salt.
Malta's salt pans are a source of continued re-generation of salt deposits, a tradition that spans many centuries and it is still used today.
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.
Qawra (pronounced with a silent "q") extends southwards from Bugibba and links up to Salina Bay.
Qawra is popular among tourists and offers plenty of leisurely activities including restaurans, shops and a number of bars and nightclubs.
Although there is no beach in Qawra, many swim and bathe off the rocks, which provide ample space for sun bathing.
The heart of Bugibba is Il Bajja, a pedestrian square surrounded by lively bars and restaurants and jewelry and souvenirs shops.
The square opens to the seafront promenade lined with plenty of bars and open-air cafes.
Only a rocky headland until a few years ago, Bugibba is today one of the most popular summer resorts located in the northern part of Malta Island.
Bugibba offers many accommodation possibilities and is ideal for sunbathing and enjoying the views across St. Paul's Bay.
There is a sunday market in Rabat and after its a short walk to Mdina the silent city.
There is also a sunday market in Valletta next to the bus terminus. But almost every day there is a market in the narrow streets turn right anyware past the arch as you walk into Valletta. Most Markets close early afternoon.
Valletta is full of small shops plus a Marks and Spencers a lot bigger than it looks.
Also designer shops shoes and plenty of jewelers.
Sliema is also good for shopping with a M&S a Next also.
trips vary - try to get to see the giants temple - Ggantija (neolithic). All churches are beautiful - you can't go in them without shoulders & knees covered so go prepared. some places lend out shauls etc but wouldn't fancy it myslelf.
This is the most beautiful place I have ever been - water is soooo clear and warm, you can also go on speed boat to see the grotto's but this eats up your time at the lagoon so I would leave it as you can go from Gozo if you take a trip there. Did not take my camera this time, hence picture of boat in Bugibba. Boat chugs around the islands slowly & stops of for swimming on the way - lovely day out - take sun screen. Drinks, burgers & sarnies available on the boat. Also on boat parrot & lovely little dog.
Valletta is a must it is like looking into the past with is old buildings museums and a cathedral.
There are a lot of narrow streets ful of bars shops and restaurants.
There is a sunday market next to the bus terminus.
You can catch a ferry to Sliema which is a more modern resort well worth a visit.
A day trip to Gozo is worth a visit. You cross by a ferry which runs a regular service.
The capital Victoria is historic with a citadel.
The Azure window and the inland sea is breath taking, you have to go buy a boat through a cave to get into the open sea.
They have made a lot of films here including Troy .
well..loads to do! street pubs are the best loud music, the pub down the square has a big tele you can watch and music to go with it! nice place to chill in the night,if youre more of a party person then theres plenty of clubs! st Julians is the best place for clubbing : ) if you got children, on the seafront there are dogems which are really cheap! and theres kiddies trampolines... on the other hand if you just wanna nice drink Definatly! try the Seaview pub/hotel, nice drinks and v.cheap! you can go in the hotel and watch live music/karoke or just dance! if u wanna kill time (why would you) take a long stroll down the promenade down to the harbour : )
Go for a walk along the promenade - its very relaxing and peaceful however in Summer it will be packed with loads of families and people. Everyone then gathers in the square too and visit the various pubs or restuarants.
One of the must things to do while in malta is going to see the dolphins at medittereana park. The park itself has not only got dolphin shows,but parrot and sea lion shows aswell.My one concern before i went was that in small countries like malta,these places are quite run down and the animals are in quite poor condition,but to my relief this place was in excellent condition and the animals well looked after.If you've got some money spare you have the oppotunity to swim with the dolphins aswell,but this is at a cost!! it works out about £75 per person but is well worth it.
Boat trips are available everywhere to Comino and the Blue Grotto so its worth shopping about,but once there it is very enjoyable,i would certainly shop about though as sometimes the people in the boats who take you out can make all the difference!the last thing you want is a miserable boatman! Also if you have children check how long you are going to be at comino as more than 2 hours during the summer season is to long as the 2 beaches get quite rammed with people!! My trip was with the Hornblower which was very enjoyable.