Bugibba and Qawra

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Sister resorts, Bugibba and Qawra form the largest seaside resorts in Malta. The villages sprang up in a frenzy of building following the development of Malta for tourism in the 1970's. Still highly popular with British tourists, Bugibba and Qawra are joined by a promenade lined with palm trees by the clear blue waters of the sea front.

Bugibba Square is the main hub of activity. This relaxed centre draws tourists and locals alike. A place to meet for an ice cream or al fresco dining, or simply for a chat during the Sunday passegiata. Over the last few years, street hawkers have added their stalls to this spot lending the colour to the already attractive scene.

The waterfront in Qawra is lined with leisure resorts and private beach clubs where you'll be able to hire windsurfers or canoes or book a boat cruise or powerboat trip. As a holiday destination, Qawra is perfect for tourists looking for a relaxing sun-kissed break. Tourists will find all the amenities they require such as banks, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs all within short walking distance. Just to the east of Qawra Point is Salina Bay. A popular spot for local pleasure fishing, the head of the bay is still used for its salt pans, a tradition which dates back to the 16th century. Just slightly further east you'll also see the remains of a 16th century redoubt and fougasse.

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