Bugibba is a popular destination on the island of Malta, which boasts an abundance of bars and restaurants geared towards the many tourists that flock here each year. What it lacks in the way of traditional Maltese architecture, it more than makes up for with its many entertainment options and the picturesque St Pauls Bay. From the harbour you can see St Paul’s Island, which is apparently where St Paul himself was supposedly left after his boat was shipwrecked in the 1st century A.D. As Malta enjoys a hot, dry climate for a large part of the year, it is an ideal destination for those wanting to guarantee a spot of sunshine.
A hatchback is perfect for navigating around the isle of Malta as it is compact enough to squeeze into the tight parking spots and can powerful enough to handle the sometimes rough roads around the island.
Driving in Bugibba
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Important things to note
As the majority of roads lead to the coast in Bugibba, it is easy to navigate and almost impossible to get lost.
Be aware that some local drivers can be a little erratic and impatient at times, with many not indicating before turning or changing lanes.
Although some roads have improved in recent years, there are still a number of pot holes around, so drive with caution.
Highlights & Hotspots
A trip to Malta is not complete without taking one of the many boat tours on offer, and some of the islands finest can be found in Bugibba. Hornblower Cruises offer a variety of excursions, whether you simply want to take a dip in the ocean and enjoy a spot of snorkelling or spend a few hours exploring the nearby island of Gozo.
The crystal clear water surrounding Malta make it an ideal place to scuba dive. Several PADI licensed establishments offer lessons and trips, Buddies Dive Cove and Corsair Diving Malta are just two of many located in Bugibba.
Bugibba Waterpark is situated along the promenade and is ideal for younger kids who will love its range of umbrellas, bucket tower and water cannons. It is open between June and September from 10:00 until 19:00.
There are plenty of places to eat in Bugibba; one of the best is Oblico Café along the promenade. The friendly staff will serve up anything from pastries, wraps and pasta, and is also popular with the locals. If you’re looking for a restaurant experience, you may want to seek out Venus. They cook up tasty Mediterranean cuisine, where the focus is on presentation as much as it is taste.
Malta International Airport services the entire Island and takes flights from a number of destinations across the globe. It is around 10 miles southeast of Bugibba, close to the village of Luqa to the south of Valletta.
Bugibba is conveniently located just a short drive from the airport, generally driving in a south-easterly direction from the town around Valletta and Birkirkara.