One of the most picturesque resort towns on the islands. Once a small fishing village, St Paul's Bay is today a fully fledged tourist sea side resort with all the facilities and amenities that you’d expect to find in a resort.
Distant view of St. Paul's Islands
This resort town offers plenty of options that will keep you entertained, ranging from various water sports, restaurants, bars, cafes, etc. The area also has various rocky beaches which have flat rocks, making it perfect for sun bathing. You can also take a dip in the deep blue waters.
San Pawl il-Bahar (as it's called in Maltese) offers fantastic sea views from its long coastline. In the distance you can see St Paul’s islands. It is believed that Paul the apostle, was shipwrecked here on his way to Rome.
A gigantic statue of the apostle stands on the islands of St Paul to commemorate his shipwreck. The statue was erected in 1845.
Extract from the Bible where St. Paul's shipwreck is mentioned
St Paul's Bay's main historical attraction is Wignacourt Tower. This tower was built in 1610 when Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt was reigning.
Wignacourt Tower is one of the largest towers that the Knights built to guard and defend the island’s coastline. Today, the tower has an interesting exhibition that houses various prints and models illustrating the Knights’ military architecture on the island.
On the first floor, you can see how the capomastro who was in charge of the tower, used to live in those days. On the roof, you can also see an original cannon while taking in the lovely sea views.
The tower is open from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm (Mon – Wed, Fri & Sat).
If you decide to stay in this resort town, while on your Malta vacations, then you have various types of accommodation to choose from.
Check out our interactive map below to see what accommodation is available in St Paul's Bay and nearby.
For information and details on the best bus routes to take to get to this resort, visit www.publictransport.com.mt for route numbers and timetables.