10 amazing images of St Paul’s Bay over the years
Holidays in St Paul’s Bay are ideal for families and those who want to experience some authentic Maltese culture.
Now the largest resort on the island’s north coast, it started as a tiny fishing village.
Families are spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and do in St Paul’s Bay.
Take a sunset stroll along the beautiful promenade that stretches from Xemxija to Qawra, and enjoy a leisurely drink in one of the bars or restaurants.
Although there is some nightlife, the resort is quieter than some of its neighbours, making St Paul’s Bay perfect for those who want to enjoy their holiday to Malta at their own pace.
Since the 1980s, St Paul’s Bay has grown and grown to become the last town in the Maltese Islands.
The population in 2018 was 23,112.
However, this goes up to about 60,000 between June and September with Maltese residents and tourists lodging in hotels, especially in Bugibba and Qawra.
Burmarrad, Wardija, Qawra, Bugibba, Xemxija and San Martin, as well as parts of Bidnija and Mistra all form part of St Paul’s Bay.
The town is full of restaurants, cafes, wine-bars, pubs and beach clubs as well as the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra.
Here are 10 brilliant vintage photos that show life in St Paul’s Bay over the past 70 years.