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All-inclusive or self-catered, Bugibba won't disappoint with a vibrant town full of shops, restaurants and bars, and beautiful sandy and rocky beaches.
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A great choice for families, Bugibba has child-friendly hotels and beaches, and is close to fun theme parks.
Enjoy days on the Blue Flag beach, with a sandy ledge, clear waters, lifeguards and shops.
Visit the Splash & Fun Water Park for cool slides and pools.
Say hello to dolphins and sea lions at the Mediterraneo Wildlife Park.
Couples can explore the extraordinary island of Malta with a holiday to Bugibba.
Bugibba has all you need for a relaxed holiday all in one place, but it is also a great base for discovering the rest of Malta.
Take long walks over the cliffs towards Mellieha, visit the historic capital of Valletta or have a romantic picnic along the pretty seafront promenade.
Bugibba and its neighbour resort, Qawra, are famous for being home to some of Malta's most popular beaches.
Most of Bugibba's coastline is made of rocks with a promenade close by lined with shops and cafés.
There are flat rocks large enough to set up camp and sunbathe, and the craggy coastline is brilliant for snorkelling and swimming.
There is a manmade sandy beach, called the Perched Beach, which has been awarded a Blue Flag for its cleanliness and facilities.
Bugibba is within easy reach of Mellieha Bay, Malta's largest sandy beach. The golden sands and aquamarine waters make Mellieha Bay one of Malta's most beautiful attractions and it's definitely worth the quick trip from Bugibba.
This resort is popular with experienced divers but the resort, and next door Qawra, are also fantastic locations for beginners.
There are many dive centres and courses around the resort, including Anchor Diving, Buddies Dive Cove and Dive Deep Blue, that will provide you with all the equipment you'll need.
Most centres run PADI courses, weekend taster courses and week-long courses.
Diving sites around Bugibba include a sunken statue of Jesus, just off St. Paul's Islands, and the Anchor Bay dive at Mellieha, great for spotting octopus, groupers, parrot fish and Moray eels.
The mystical island of Gozo and the tiny island of Comino are famed for having some of the prettiest beaches in the Mediterranean.
The ferries to Gozo depart from Cirkewwa Harbour, which is easily reachable by the 222 bus from Bugibba.
The crystal-clear turquoise waters in Gozo are wonderful for snorkelling and diving.
There are golden sandy shores at Ramla Bay, or journey to the tiny island of Comino to relax in the stunning Blue Lagoon.
Bugibba offers great accommodation for beach holidays in Malta). There is a large choice of self-catered apartments which give you the freedom and independence to explore the beaches when you want, or treat yourself to an all-inclusive holiday.
The Dolmen Resort Hotel and Spa is just a stone's throw from Bugibba's coastline or in the centre of Bugibba you can find half-board and all-inclusive hotels such as the Topaz Hotel and the Damiani Hotel & Apartments.
Bugibba is in a prime location for taking day trips to Malta's most beautiful and romantic spots.
The capital city of Valletta is 15 kilometres away and is easy to reach by car or bus.
Valletta has a wealth of narrow winding streets, tall town houses with pretty wooden balconies, medieval fortifications and historical sights.
Eight kilometres north of Bugibba is Mellieha Bay. Mellieha is a quaint old town and the bay is home to Malta's largest sandy beach, a stunning coastline of azure waters and golden sands.
There are plenty of romantic coastal walks from which you can explore St. Paul's Bay and Mistra Bay.
Bugibba is also home to some excellent spas, including the Moroccan-style spa at the San Antonio Hotel.
With its rocky coastline, small picturesque coves and charming harbours, Bugibba is perfect for a holiday away together.
There are large flat rocks at Bugibba which are ideal for sunbathing, swimming and watching the sunset over the Mediterranean Sea.
The long seafront promenade is perfect for a romantic stroll in the warm, balmy evenings.
See our Malta Beaches guide for more info on the facilities at Bugibba's sandy Perched Beach.
Nightlife & Restaurants
Bugibba restaurants cater for international and local tastes.
The seafront promenade is lined with restaurants offering traditional dishes as well as Asian and Italian cuisines.
The promenade is a wonderful spot to enjoy a delicious evening meal and watch the sun set over the sea.
The southern resort of Sliema also has a beautiful seafront promenade and is the perfect place to find an elegant and romantic restaurant.
Bugibba has a vibrant nightlife and it's easy to find a great cocktail bar or two.
There are a couple of nightclubs at the hotels but Paceville in St. Julian's is the place for late-night dancing and a livelier scene.
Hotels for Couples
Accommodation ranges from 4 star hotels to self-catering apartments and is great whether you're looking for an all-inclusive holiday, or if you prefer the freedom of self-catered and half-board options.
The San Anton Hotel and Apartments, and the Santa Maria Hotel and Apartments, are two Blue Sea properties in Malta that have great onsite facilties and are close to all the amenities in Bugibba.
The Topaz Hotel
- Great for: Couples & Families
A 10-minute walk from the centre of Bugibba town, the Topaz Hotel provides a choice of restaurants, outdoor pools and other onsite activities.
There is a large fish-shaped swimming pool, with a kids splash area, a sun terrace and games room.
Blue Sea San Anton Apartments & Hotel
- Great for: Families & Couples
Newly refurbished under Blue Sea management, the San Anton property is just 500 metres from Bugibba's beaches.
Enjoy pools, restaurants, gardens, pubs and a fun-size playground at this hotel, with the option to go self-catered or all-inclusive.
Blue Sea Santa Maria Hotel & Apartments
- Great for: Families & Couples
500 metres from Bugibba's seafront promenade, the Blue Sea Santa Maria is great for all-inclusive holidays, or choose the apartments for a self-catered stay.
It has great onsite facilities, with outdoor pools and play areas.
The Bugibba Hotel
- Great for: Couples & Families
Within walking distance of Bugibba's town centre, you can enjoy the resort's many shops, bars, restaurants and pretty beaches or simply relax by the pool with a cocktail.