Pronounced ‘awra’, this purpose built resort is located in one of the most visited areas of Malta and it’s not hard to see what makes it so popular. With its stunning coastline and Mediterranean climate, Qawra is a destination you can enjoy year round, with easy access to the best attractions on the island. With our selection of Qawra holidays, there’ll be a deal to suit you.
Summers are hot and dry peaking at around 30°C, and winters are mild in this Mediterranean climate.
Malta International Airport approximately 20km from Qawra.
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This purpose built resort is one of the most popular in the summer, but the Mediterranean climate means it’s also an ideal place to soak up some winter sun. Though the clear waters are the main draw, there’s just as much to do on dry land in the area and with our selection of beach holidays in Qawra, you can discover for yourself all it has to offer.
Walking the coastal area of Qawra is one of the best ways to experience the views of Malta. It has a seafront facing three sides, the north is St Paul’s Bay, the south is Salina Bay and the east looks out onto the Mediterranean Sea. Qawra Point is the northernmost tip of St Paul’s Bay and offers a whole range of water sports as well as sun loungers and bars and restaurants. There are also many outdoor pools to enjoy in the area. Swimming and snorkelling are extremely popular here and you can find a good exit point from the rocks, but make sure you look out for the black sea urchins. For a sandy beach, go towards St Paul’s Bay and if you don’t want to walk along the coastline, take one of the many buses running.
The Qawra Tower is a historical landmark. Once a fortress, it now has a swimming pool and restaurant for you to enjoy. There’s also the Tourist Street with many choices of restaurants and pubs that are open late. You’ll find a range of accommodation choices from Self Catering Apartments to All Inclusive hotels. It might be hard to determine where Qawra ends and Bugibba and the Old Town of St Paul begins, but both neighbouring areas are walkable and great to explore.
A 15 minute drive will take you Cirkewwa where you can get a water taxi to neighbouring island Gozo and Comino. Both islands are great places to cycle and walk around, and offer an even more tranquil way of life than their big sister, Malta. Half an hour away is the old capital Mdina. Known as the Silent City, Mdina is rich in culture and history and is definitely somewhere to explore for the day. The current capital Valletta is also only half an hour away and gives you even more opportunities to soak up the Maltese culture.
Tourists: This purpose built resort has been made specifically for visitors, so you’ve got a choice of shopping, dining and beaches with easy access to many other sought after destinations on the island. The Mediterranean climate also means this location is great all year round.
Water Sports: The clear waters aren’t just be admired from afar. To really appreciate its beauty, get in it and try your hand at one of the many water sports available such as snorkelling, banana boats and pedalos.
Entertainment: Neighbouring resort Bugibba is a popular nightlife spot for all ages with a casino, bingo hall and cinema. The hotels in Qawra also provide their own entertainment but for a livelier night, Paceville is located around 15km away and is Malta’s main nightlife area.
Language: Both Maltese and English are main languages.
Local time: Malta is 1 hour ahead of UK time.
Fly to: Malta International Airport approximately 20km from Qawra.
Flight time from the UK: Approximately 3 hours from London, UK.
Tourist Information: Further Malta tourist information can be found at http://www.visitmalta.com/.
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit. www.gov.uk/foreign-travel- advice/malta for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Malta.
Temperature: High 20s to low 30s (°C) in the summer, July is the hottest month.
Best time to visit: Malta enjoys the sunshine and pleasant temperatures almost year round. Summer is hot with a cooling sea breeze on the coast and temperatures peak in the mid 30s. The sea temperatures are warmest in August. Though average rainfall is very low, most of it occurs in winter and temperatures rarely fall below double figures.
By train: There’s a tourist train to take you around Rabat, Mdina and Mtarfa which is a cheap way to travel.
By taxi: Always agree on a price before you use a taxi. The airport taxis run for 24 hours a day.
By hire car: Cars are available to hire within Malta or can be pre-booked.
By bus: The public transport bus service in Malta operates all over and is easy and cheap to use. Buses also run from the airport.
Capital city culture: With the capital city around 15km away you can enjoy the array of cultural events that Valletta offers. Main events include the International Jazz festival with artists from around the world and the Malta Arts Festival which celebrates all art forms.
Religious holidays: Religious events are highly celebrated throughout Malta, so if you are staying in Qawra around Easter and Christmas you can join in with the celebrations.
Tradition: Ghanafest is a three day Maltese Folk Singing festival in June in the Argotti Botanical Gardens in Floriana, around 15km away from Qawra. This event is fun for the whole family and is the perfect place to try traditional Maltese food.