Where is Bugibba
Bugibba is a district overlooking scenic St. Paul's Bay, heading towards the Northern Region of Malta. It neighbours Qawra on one side and the village of St Paul’s Bay to the North. Bugibba is about 11km from St Julian’s and about 17km from Valletta – there is a regular bus service. Malta International Airport is some 19km away and takes about 35 minutes by taxi and about 60 minutes on bus route TD3. Click here for the latest bus route information.
A lively seaside resort, predominantly popular with British visitors. Bugibba merges into Qawra and the village of St Paul’s Bay, it is difficult to identify if a street is part of Bugibba or of its neighbour.
The seaside promenade stretches along the coast for some 3km towards Bugibba on one side and St. Paul’s Bay on the northern end. This boardwalk provides terrific views over St Paul’s Bay, especially when sunset colours the sky with impressive shades.
Restaurants, cafes, shops, bars, clubs and a casino can be found within walking distance, other tourist facilities are available in abundance. Water sports dominate the shoreline which is great for swimming, sunbathing and snorkelling. The area is well-liked by families.
Bugibba – Good to know
The population of St Paul’s Bay (Including Qawra & Buġibba) is about 30,000 and usually doubles as locals and visitors fill the hotels in the summer months.
The ‘Hop on & off’ open top buses are a great way to explore Malta
and visit the most interesting places. Buses leave from various locations around the town every half hour.
Bugibba is pronounced like bu-gib-baahh
The Malta National Aquarium is located on the promenade.
Café del Mar is nearby, probably Malta’s top lido and nightspot. A super place to chill, dine and dance.
In the warmer months a ‘perched’ sandy beach is open to all.
The parish is dedicated to St Francis of Assisi and incorporates both Bugibba and Qawra. The parish feast is celebrated mid-September.