Resorts in Malta & Gozo - Qawra

Qawra resort, Malta

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Photograph of Quara & Salina Bay
Photograph of Quara & Salina Bay


Qawra pronuciation

In Maltese the Q at the start of a word is silent and Qawra is pronounces as Our ra as in rabbit as pronounced in Northern England


Qawra Location

  • Qawra is located on the North East coast of Malta and one of the 2 popular tourist areas of St Pauls Bay
  • Located on the Qawra peninsular between St Pauls Bay to the North and Salina Bay to the South,  Qawra is part of St paul's Bay.
  • 15km from Valletta
  • Located next to and to the North East and East of Bugibba , the other popular resort..
  • On the other side of Bugibba is the old town of St Pauls bay


Qawra Description

  • This is a popular tourist area and part of neighbouring resorts, Bugibba and St pauls Bay, stretching for 5km along St Paul’s Bay, around Qawra Point and into Salina Bay.


Qawra Seafront

  • Almost the entire forshore is rocky, In many locations the rocks are flat and suitable for sunbathing
  • Qawra is located on the Qawra peninsular and therefore has a seafront on 3 sides
    • To the north is St Pauls Bay
    • To the east of the tip of the peninsular is the open Mediterranean sea
    • To the south Salina bay with it's massive salt pans in the shallow head of the bay
  • Swimming and snorkelling is popular from the rocks. Ensure you locate a suitable exit point from the water, and beware of the black sea urchins found on the rocks.
  • The entire area is great for watersports.


Qawra Beaches

  • Bugibba’s beach is rocky and consists of romantic, little coves.
  • There is a small beach at the head of St pauls Bay
  • The nearest large sandy beaches are about 8km away at Mellieha Bay and further afield in Golden Bay. There is a regular bus route to these beaches from Bugibba


Shopping in Qawra

  • Not renouned as a shopping area but the nessaries can be bought


Nightlife in Qawra

  • Some of the hotels in this area also have their own nightclubs and special nights of entertainment


Qawra Restaurants & Cuisine

  • A selection of restaurants and cafes is available


Sports in Qawra

  • Scuba Diving for beginners and experienced divers is available from Diving schools
  • Snorkelling in the sea
  • Many hotels & aparthotels have their own sporting facilities. See Hotel descriptions
  • Package holiday transfer time between Luqa airport and St. Paul’s Bay 1 hour - 1 hour 30 minutes.



Qawra Bus Services

Plenty of buses run through Qawra going either to Valletta or to Bugibba and further north on the island. A larger selection of buses run from Bugibba  

Bus routes

to Bugibba 59, 70, 159, 449

to Golden Bay  652

to Golden Bay  652

to Mosta 59, 159

to Paceville 70, 652

to Sliema, Sliema ferries 70, 652

to St. Julians 70, 652

to St Pauls Bay 159, 652

to Valletta 59, 449

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