Sliema, the Bustle of the City

Sliema, as the sun sets

With plenty of sea views and a dazzling sight of the city of Valletta, Sliema is ideal for those living life in the fast lane.

Best known for shopping, a bustling nightlife, posh restaurants and cafes in abundance, Sliema is the heart of a major commercial and residential area in Malta. Its name meaning peace and comfort, Sliema was once a lively fishing village along with its neighbouring village of St Julian’s.

Over the past few decades, Sliema’s popularity has been gaining momentum becoming a highly sought after area by both locals and tourists. With an abundance of vigorous activities available, Sliema is renowned for beach sports, peaceful cruises around Malta and snorkeling and diving.

Featuring abundant shops and shopping malls, Sliema is a popular haven for shopaholics as well as for those who like the finer things in life as it is host to several chic restaurants. Stylish villas and traditional Maltese townhouses line the streets of Sliema, mixing the old with the new.

Lining the coastline is a promenade that has become the ideal spot for joggers and walkers as well as a prolific meeting place for locals during the summer season. Romantic moon strolls, barbeques and open air restaurants and cafes have made Sliema the hub of social nightlife.

Sliema delights its visitors with spectacular sea views and the city of Valletta.  If you visit during the Summer, you’ll find that Sliema is buzzing with constant activity with its numerous bars, beach lidos, fine dining, delightful and colourful ice cream parlours, cafes, and stylish shopping malls.

With colours everywhere, live life in the fast lane when you’re visiting or staying in Sliema. It is guaranteed to be a most memorable and unforgettable experience.

Did you know?

  • The famous eight-pointed Maltese Cross symbolizes the 8 obligations of the Knights of St John: Truth, faith, repent of sins, humility, justice, merciful, sincere and enduring persecution.
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