Malta Holiday Resort : Xemxija

A low profile Malta holiday resort that is just a stone’s throw away from the best beaches in Malta ...

Located in the northern part of Malta, Xemxija is a small seaside village next to St. Paul's Bay. It is also close to Bugibba, one of the island’s main resorts.

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Traditional Maltese boat at Xemxija harbour

If you’d like to stay in a seaside resort but do not want to stay in a hectic one, then Xemxija could be your best choice. While still close to all amenities, Xemxija is a lot quieter than Bugibba or Qawra.

If after a long day of sightseeing, you just want to relax and chill, then this resort town also has a few restaurants and bars.

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Tiny sandy beach at Xemxija

Perhaps Xemxija’s strongest point is the fact that it is the gateway to the best beaches in Malta. In fact, it’s only some 15 minutes away (by car) from Mellieha Bay, Golden Bay and Ghajn Tuffieha Bay.

You can also make use of the private lidos along the waterfront of Xemxija, which by the way takes its name from xemx, meaning sun in Maltese.


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Xemxija private lido

If you feel like exploring the area in more detail, you can also take the Xemxija Heritage Trail. On this interesting walk, you will come across several caves, roman baths, a 1000 year old carob tree, a punic tomb, a neolithic temple, cart ruts and many other fascinating things. The sites on the trail span a period of 6000 years!

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Feeling peckish? Stop by at a Xemxija grocery store for some goodies!

Malta Tourist Information: Xemxija

Getting there

For information on bus routes, schedules and timetables that serve this resort, visit

If you’re hiring a car, follow the signs to Mellieha. Xemxija is right next to Mellieha.

Accommodation in Xemxija

Click here for a list of hotels and self catering apartments in Xemxija and the surrounding areas. See photos, get the details about facilities and amenities and check availability and pricing.

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