Luxury holidays in Sliema

Hints of British life may remain in Sliema (largely in the form of the odd pub), but this quaint northern Maltese fishing village has certainly emerged with a character all its own. Along the promenade, high rise apartments intermingle with 18th-century Baroque buildings, and domed churches silhouette the seaside skyline. But beyond the bustling crowds of beach-goers, you’ll find a quieter Sliema reminiscent of days gone by; where family-run pastry shops abound, brightly-hued shutters adorn honeyed homes, and Maltese balconies peer over cobblestone streets.

When to go

Sliema’s Mediterranean climate makes it a good year-round choice with hot summers and mild winters. Visit during June and September for balmy summer temperatures minus the crowds.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Fly directly to Malta’s only international airport – in the island’s central town of Lupa – where you can then take a 30-minute taxi north into Sliema.
  • Automobiles

    If you don’t mind sitting in traffic jams, then a rental car is the way to go and can be a convenient way to get around; however, if you can, stick with taxis and walking as it’s likely to save you time and stress.