Sliema is one of the most established coastal resorts on the island of Malta. Activity tends to predominantly focus on the Strand - a broad promenade which spans 5km and heads north towards the resort of St Julians along which you can experience spectacular views of Valletta, the capital city of Malta.
Once a tiny fishing port, Sliema has since developed into a busy and popular resort which is home to both upmarket hotels and impressive residential dwellings, making it popular with both tourists and locals alike.
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Sliema's weather makes it an ideal place to visit all year round. In the summer temperatures can reach above 30° Celsius - the perfect time for topping up your tan on holidays to Sliema. Even in the winter months the temperatures rarely dip below 10° Celsius, so you can still enjoy a stroll along the promenade whilst sampling some of its many other attractions.
Much of Sliema's coastline is made up of rocky beaches but there is also a small stretch of golden sand as you approach St Julians where you can soak up the rays to your heart's content. Even where it's rocky, there are plenty of flat platforms for sunbathing with easy access down to the sea when you need to take a refreshing dip to cool off.
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Holidays to Sliema offer you some of the best shoping on the island. In addition to well-known high street brands, there are plenty of boutiques and upmarket designer labels to tempt your fancy. In fact, Sliema attracts many of Malta's high society, most of whom can be seen mingling around The Ferries - an area renowned for its haute couture. Additionally, there are plenty of shops selling Maltese lace, pottery, knitwear and silverware.
The Aquanauts Dive School caters for beginners and the more advanced scuba divers. Other sporting activities are well catered for too with horse riding, cycling, squash, ice skating and tennis just some of the many things you can do on holidays in Sliema.
Holidays to Sliema are an ideal opportunity to soak up the cosmopolitan blend of its many cuisines and to mingle with the locals to find out what Maltese life is truly like although if it's architecture and history you're after, Valletta is only a short distance away.
Sliema holidays are a paradise for food lovers with an eclectic mix of Indian, Chinese, Turkish and Russian restaurants to name but a few. Bars and cafes are always bustling and it's the perfect setting in which to wind down and relax and, when your dining is done, you can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment from ballroom dancing and floor shows to the latest hip nightclubs.
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A lively resort with a fusion of city attractions combined with watersports and sun worshipping makes a holiday in Sliema an experience which everybody can enjoy. No matter what kind of pace you want your holiday to go at, whether you are planning a family holiday or a romantic break, Sliema is perfect. Book your holidays in Sliema today with On the Beach!