Bugibba Travel Guide

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Bugibba Things to Do

  • Classic Car Museum

    This museum has a vast array of cars and motorbikes from the classic 1940's and 50's to present day,all in top notch condition and set amoung various sets depicting scenes from the 20th century.some of the classic models include:T-birds,Spitfires,Jaguars,Mercedes,Austins and Harley-Davidsons.Lots of classic model cars as well in display...

  • Parrocca San Frangisk church

    This dynamic designed church serves the local Catholic community of Bugibba and Qawra and also holds many concerts and events.

  • Bird Park

    Birdpark Malta has been designed to provide a protected wetland habitat for all kind of species of Birds,with shrubs,reeds,grasses and rushes supported by fresh water plains and watercourses.This wide variety of marshland flora has matured into a balanced open eco-system where wildlife thrives in an abundance of food and water.There are many...

  • Salina National Park

    This small eco-friendly park has had a facelift over the last few years with the re-planting of thousands of trees and shrubs and a new car park near by.The surrounding hills and fields make this a very peaceful setting for both locals and visitors.There is a large fountain as you walk through the entrance which is surrounded by lots of benches and...

  • Planet Sculptures

    On the waterfront in Qawra and various Planet Scultptures of Planets in our solar system,they brighten the place up and can be found near the Coastal Entrenchment Wall.

  • Coastal Entrenchment wall

    A very important part of the island's defence program built by the Knights but this section in Qawra was never fully completed.The wall was built in the 1600's along with the many coastal watch towers dotted around the island.


Bugibba Hotels

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  • Sunseeker Holiday Complex

    Trejqet il-Kulpara, Bugibba, SPB 04, Malta

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Relax Inn Hotel

    This hotel is very small like Primera Hotel. Its in the centre too and to find parking around the...

  • Coastline

    Salina Bay, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta, SPB 08, Malta

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Bugibba Restaurants

  • Pizza's and more

    The Angelo's II restaurant is located at the coastal road. From the open terrace you have a nice view on the Bay and the St. Paul's Island. The restaurant offers live entertainment. For me it was pizza.

  • Great views

    This is far the best bar and grill/café/dinner on Bugibba's waterfront mainly for its great views,with a view of Qawra to one side and Saint Pauls Bay to the other.We came here a few times for coffee in the mid-morning and enjoyed soaking up the sun on the large terrace and listening to waves crash lap against the rocks.The service is pretty good...

  • Disgusting

    Went on New Year's day for take out. I was the last customer and interrupted staff eating their dinner.What they serve you is NOTHING like what the staff serve themselves!Chicken & mushroom soup - in brown gravy.Steam dumplings - lukewarm - you can put your finger in itBBQ Ribs - in brown slopFried rice - plain rice with mix vegI actually went back...

  • Nice Chinese

    We decided that Chinese was for dinner tonight and so we headed to The Great Wall, a restaurant we had passed earlier in the day that looked nice. The exterior is red with Chinese pillars and lanterns while the interior bright with a lot of those great Chinese decorations like lanterns, pictures and some water filled tubes in the shape of bamboo...

  • Lovely Steak!

    We had a couple of choices for dinner and we opted for Incognito after reading some good reviews on it, It was opened in 1974 and now takes up quite a bit of space as it has a bar area with live music as well as cafe and the alacarte restaurant further up. Seating was out in the street, we had not booked but we got a table without a problem. The...

  • Walk away from Little Wok

    If you are looking for midiocre, run of the mill Chinese food, I would highly recommend going to Little Wok Restaurant. We ate their buffet, which was average, at best. Small selection of items in a steam table, and what was there was just OK. However, the price was higher than other places we had been in Bugibba. All in all, this was one of the...


Bugibba Nightlife

  • Surprisingly cheap

    Cant comment on this hotel only the bar which is open to non guests.Its a charming place with lots of outdoor seating to enjoy the (yes you guessed it) Sea View.Inside is quite charming with hundreds of ceramic beer jugs hanging from the ceiling and nice tables to sit at if you fancy escaping the sun.We thought that it would be quite expensive for...

  • Football fanatics

    Located directly opposite the Bus Terminal in the middle of Qawra is The Red Lion a small but nice bar/restaurant serving a variety of beverages and food,but the main theme here is Football.The walls are decorated with scarfs,banners,flags and shirts of every major and local football team going,a kind of shrine to the beautiful game with live...

  • Good Beer

    With its country style wooden floors and old fireplace you would think you are in a quaint Cheshire pub rather than in Malta.Fat Harry's is a tourist favourite with its important British and Irish beers as well as a good varied food menu.Live music and football nights draw the crowds as does its good service.Sit outside on the Barrel tables or one...


Bugibba Transportation

  • The Bus Terminal

    You can find the Bus Terminus-3 at the corner of Tourist Street and Ghawdex Street.The following buses are available:-48 Cirkewwa (Gozo ferry terminal)-49 Valletta-Qawra-St. Paul's Bay (late bus)-58 Valletta-70 Sliema-86 Rabat & Mdina-149 Valletta-427 Marsaxlokk-449 Valletta (via Msida)-627 Marsaxlokk (via Coastal road)-652 Sliema-Qawra-Golden Bay...

  • Bus terminal

    Bugibba/Qawra bus station is a five minute walk from the waterfront and main hotels in the area,its actually just behind the 'Dolmen' hotel.From here you can get buses to most places in the north of the island and Valletta where you can get connecting buses to the south.If your here for a week or longer its worth buying a weekly saver ticket for...

  • Horse drawn carriage tour

    Horse drawn carriage tours are quite popular in Malta's major towns and this is the case in Bugibba and Qawra.The Square in Bugibba centre is were you can get on board and take in the sights of the local area.Prices here are €7 for a half hour trip,much cheaper than the one's in Valletta for €10 but not as many sights to see.Usually running on most...


Bugibba Shopping

  • avoid like the plague!!

    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...

  • Fruit Stalls

    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.

  • Nice Gifts and Souvenirs

    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.


Bugibba Warnings and Dangers

  • Maltese Drivers

    i would advise familys with young children to be aware of maltese drivers... to put it straight... 'some' are mental! it dont bother me, but it would for parents with young kids dont let them go across the road on there own and keep an eye on them :)

  • Don't go swimming alone behind Fra Ben

    There is this restaurant at the tip of Bugibba called Fra Ben. Behind the resturant there is a rocky beach and open sea. The sea there is not so safe as there are currents and if you go scuba diving be careful. Don't go into the underwater caves as they are very muddy and dangerous. Once two divers had died in those caves and sometimes people have...

  • Flying Cars

    Now is your chance to legally spot an UFO.Watch out, some cars on the island travel with light speed!


Bugibba Tourist Traps

  • Timeshare

    Every time me and my family went near bugibba square or near the bus station. Time share people would approach us. They are a pain in the back side. Just tell them that you live in Malta. And they leave u alone. Hope this helps

  • Time Share

    Loads of time share touts hanging about (they don't call themselves that)- offering free booze, cigaretts, jewelry etc. don't waste your time, they will drive you out of the centre - saying they will take you back when ready - this won't happen. They always say "Do you speak English" we found that if you reply "No, I don't, sorry" that this...

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Bugibba What to Pack

  • Bring UK Adapter

    One of the things we had not considered is that Malta uses UK standard Plugs, not hte plugs that most of the rest of Europe uses. We had European adapters, but had to purchase UK adapters once we got there. Now, they were readily available nad were only about 3 euro, but we could have saved ourselves the trouble if we had known beforehand.

  • 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...

  • Swim Shoes/ sandals

    youre gonna need them if you plan to go swimming in bugibba, cause there is no sand, just rock and believe me there slippery and dangerous! however if u buy a cheap pair of flip flops to wear in the sea you'll be fine :)


Bugibba Off The Beaten Path

  • Neolithic Temple

    There are many Neolithic remains on Malta and the Bugibba Temple is one of them but there are no signs for it as you are walking around. It is in the grounds of the Dolman Hotel (near the bus station) and is worth a visit if you are into the Historical side of Malta. You can get to it through the main entrance of the Hotel and going through to the...

  • Qawra part of Bugibba

    I am placing this tip here because Qawra is soo small and did not find a travel page on it and Qawra is part of Bugibba so I thought it is very adapt.In photo number 1 this is the small beach just opposite the Coastline Hotel. Be careful when crossing here and when driving around this area as many accidents happen. The little beach can have some...

  • 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...


Bugibba Favorites

  • Bank / Bureau de Change

    The HSBC bank offers the best rates when you have to change your money. Also there are ATM machines and automatic Change machines available beyond the business hours.Don't wait till the last minute; sometimes the machines are out of money or need service. Power outage is also not uncommon on the island.2009 Update: As Malta intoduced the Euro as...

  • Malta navigation

    Just wanted to add to the comments regarding map of Bugibba etc. Maps for each holiday location in Malta, including Bugibba, can all be found on maltamaltamalta.com showing the sights and local restaurants etc. Excellent info on the sights too.

  • Map

    Qawra (and bugibba) is easy to walk around but a map does come in handy, the best map we found was a free one which is on the back of one of the leaflets for the Classic Car museum. on the back is an Ordanance survey type map of Qawra that we found very usefull.


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