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Sliema is the main coastal resort in Malta, close to the capital Valletta, offering great views of the city's ramparts across the strait. The Sliema strand is a long stretch of rocky shoreline leading to the neighboring resort of St. Julian's. It's a popular choice for swimming and watersports. Sliema is also a busy entertainment and shopping hub with a vibrant nightlife. It's an ideal destination for travelers who want to combine a traditional beach holiday with some sightseeing. Online accommodation specialist venere.com can offer a diverse range of great Sliema hotels to suit any requirements or budget considerations. Use the quick and easy Venere booking system to secure your Sliema accommodation in advance and look forward to a relaxed Maltese vacation.
What's Sliema Like?
Stretching around a peninsula, Sliema faces in three directions, towards St Julian's Bay, directly across the Mediterranean, and over the Sliema creek to Valletta. Sliema's coastal stretch is rocky rather than sandy, although there are regular steps and handrails to help with access to the clear deep water, and plenty of flat rocks for sunbathers. The old Roman Baths at Sliema are holes cut into the rock, now equipped with ladders to make them suitable for swimmers. The water is ideal for snorkeling, one of the most popular activities in Sliema. Many lidos and beach clubs offer general access, and the promenade features children's playgrounds. Overlooking Sliema, the 17th century St. Julian's Tower was built by the Knights of St. John as part of the island's system of coastal watch towers. The 19th century British Fortizza fortification now serves as an Italian restaurant. Sliema hotels offer a relaxed base for exploring the diverse villages and resorts of Malta.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Sliema
The former British occupation means that English is widely spoken in Malta, so language is rarely a problem on the island. Visitors might take a day or two to adjust to the high volume at which locals conduct their conversation. Driving in Malta can be stressful, particularly in the busy resort areas of Sliema and St. Julian's. The island's vintage buses provide a colorful alternative. Sunbathers should be alert to the presence of black sea urchins that cluster around the rocks. Their spines can be painful and irritating. Browse the venere.com site to find certified guest reviews providing honest and informative assessments of Sliema hotels. Multiple photos and sample room layouts on our site give a clear picture of what to expect from Sliema accommodation.