Bugibba enjoys some stunning views, great bars and pubs, and family friendly entertainment. Discover what makes Bugibba the ideal place to live in Malta.

Although small in size, Malta is full of different picturesque towns and cities to visit. Some are known for their peaceful nature and serve as perfect residential areas whilst others offer the hustle and bustle of city life. Over the next few months I’m going to be exploring some of the better and lesser known spots to live in Malta. This month I’ll start with my very own beautiful home town, the place I know best – Buġibba.

If you’ve always dreamed of waking up to some amazing views of the sunny blue sky and clear blue sea, then Buġibba may just be the place for you. With several apartments directly on the seafront as well as many others just a short walk away, waking up to the sight and smell of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea could very well become a reality!

Buġibba, situated on the north coast of Malta, is very popular among tourists as well as locals, many of whom settle here during the summer months.  Packed with entertainment spots as well as quieter, more scenic areas, Buġibba has something to offer for everyone, and this is what attracts so many to take up residence here.

Just like virtually all other places around the Maltese islands, Buġibba has its own Parish Church, the Church of St Francis of Assisi. There are also various shops, including grocery shops, as well as some pharmacies, meaning that you never need to venture far to get hold of any essential items you might require.  

The main square in Buġibba, which overlooks the sea, is a very popular area among both locals and tourists.  I always love to sit down and relax in the sun and catch up with friends, before grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and cafes surrounding the area.  It is also a hub of activity at night, due to the various bars, pubs and clubs close by. If you are a diving enthusiast, you will be pleased to know that Buġibba is also situated close to some amazing diving sites, including the Qawra Reef.

Buġibba also has a lot to offer for families with children.  This includes the local cinema, which shows all the latest films both in 2D and 3D, as well as the Malta National Aquarium, which has over 175 different species of fish, including sharks, eels and various exotic fish.  The seafront promenade also offers beautiful views of the sea, which you and your families can enjoy before stopping for an ice cream.

Buġibba is frequented by buses, with many direct routes to places such as the sandy beaches in Mellieha. If you fancy getting away for the weekend, the town is only a short drive or bus ride away from the Gozo Ferry Terminal.  

So, whether you’re planning on retiring in Malta or if you’re simply after a new place to live or visit, then book your flights to Malta and look no further than Buġibba!

Author: Sabine Jung