Sliema Resort Malta
Living the good life the Maltese way at Sliema Resort Malta ...
Sliema which means peace in Maltese, is a town located in the north east of Malta. It is one of the poshest towns in Malta and well known for its great shopping, excellent restaurants and café life.
Sliema is also one of the most cosmopolitan locations on the Maltese islands.
This is due to the fact that it’s very popular with tourists and there are also a huge number of English Language Schools that cater for students from all across the globe.
So while in Sliema, you will invariably see a lot of foreigners, some would be tourists, some studying English in Malta and some would have also taken up residence in Sliema for good.
What differentiates Sliema from other resort towns though, is the fact that it is also a commercial and residential area. Some 20,000 people live in Sliema.
Sliema was once a quiet fishing village.
In the sixties, the town began to play an important role in the flourishing tourism industry in Malta. Hotels were built and restaurants started to crop up everywhere.
Kiosks and snack bars are also in abundance.
Nowadays, Sliema and the neighbouring St Julians are Malta’s main coastal resorts. Today, Sliema has some 800 commercial establishments, including some 60 hotels and guest houses.
If you’d like to scuba dive while holidaying in Malta, you will find plenty of diving schools in Sliema, offering diving trips for all levels, including absolute beginners. Diving in Malta is very popular. In fact, Malta has been voted many times as one of the top destinations for diving in Europe.
Like all towns and villages in Malta, Sliema’s annual religious feasts are very popular.
This resort town in fact celebrates more than one parish feast! The most popular are the ones that are held in July and August, one is held in honour of Our Lady of Sacre Cuor and the other in honour of Our Lady Stella Maris respectively.
Accommodation in Sliema is plentiful and ranges from 3 to 5 star accommodation, guest houses and self catering apartments. Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say about hotels in Sliema here.
Another attractive point about Sliema is the fact that it is within walking distance to Paceville, which is considered the mecca of nightlife on the Maltese islands.
The focal point of Sliema is an area known as the Ferries. There you’ll find the bus terminus as well as the ferry to Valletta.
There are also various operators who offer short harbour cruises and other boat trips.
Sliema is all about living the good life.
It’s a favourite spot for a stroll along the fabulous promenade which runs several kilometres, a shopping spree or simply relaxing in a café and watching the world go by.
So enjoy la dolce vita at Sliema Resort Malta!
If you're planning on using public transport to get to Sliema, visit www.publictransport.com.mt/ for details on all bus routes that serve this location.
If you're going to hire a car while holidaying in Malta, be forewarned that finding a parking place in Sliema can be a nightmare.