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Qawra Holidays 

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.

30 °C

Summers are hot and dry peaking at around 30°C, and winters are mild in this Mediterranean climate.

3 hours

Malta International Airport approximately 20km from Qawra.

Book a cheap holiday to Qawra with Airtours to experience why this area is one of the most popular on the island. 

Featured holidays in Qawra

Qawra Palace Hotel

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Seafront location
  • Short walk to Qawra bars and restaurants
  • Spa with sauna

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What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

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.

Qawra is best for

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.

Fast facts

Language: Both Maltese and English are main languages.

Currency: Euro. 

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

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit. advice/malta for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Malta.

Weather and climate

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.

Getting Around

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.

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