Top 10 Things to do in Saint Julian's, Malta

December 22, 2017 Merry Kessler

Saint Julian's is a popular vacation spot on the coast of Malta. The small town successfully blends its fishing village charm with its tourist center. Latin architecture, such as Spinola Palace, built in 1688, and the Old Parish Church are popular historical sites. Divers will enjoy exploring shipwrecks via the Divewise Center.  The renovated Paceville district, a former military haunt in the 1930s, is now the hub of Saint Julian's nightlife with an array of restaurants, bars, and clubs.
Restaurants in Saint Julian's

1. Spinola Bay

Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta +356 2135 2000
Excellent
50%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Spinola Bay

Reviewed By ABEONAS - Folkestone, United Kingdom

Great base for getting around the island away from Valletta. Several buses pass through the bay including the open top tour bus ( north). Lots of restaurants and bars to choose from .

2. Portomaso Marina

Paceville, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
Excellent
51%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 682 reviews

Portomaso Marina

Reviewed By R0bbie78 - Wickford, United Kingdom

A lovely walk around this very impressive marina for non-residents.
Beautiful yachts bobbing around in this man made marina overlooked by residential properties. There are some restaurants and a cafe near the entrance but we were here early on a Sunday morning. Well worth a look

3. Balluta Square

Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
Excellent
37%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 238 reviews

Balluta Square

Reviewed By WelshLorna - Stevenage, United Kingdom

Lovely old square with some gorgeous old buildings. The church is fabulous. It was lovely to sit and sip coffee listening to the melody of the church bells.
There are a number of cafes,ice cream parlours and pizzerias across the road in Balluta Bay.
Not really an attraction in itself but a nice place to whittle away an hour or so having a lazy laid back coffee with nice views.
Can get busy with traffic during rush hour.

4. Parish Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

At Balluta Bay, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta +356 2134 4306
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Parish Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Reviewed By stuart w - Glasgow, United Kingdom

This is a beautiful old church overlooking the bay right on the main road, nice day to night and authentic in every way

5. Dragonara Casino

Dragonara Road | Dragonara Palace, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3143, Malta +356 2092 1000
Excellent
28%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 634 reviews

Dragonara Casino

Dragonara Casino, the number one casino in Malta, is owned and operated by Dragonara Gaming Limited. The Dragonara Casino is housed within the majestic Dragonara Palace and has been operating since 1964 offering a unique gaming and entertainment destination 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Dragonara Casino is conveniently located within the St. Julian’s are featuring 250 slot machines, 15 live tables, a premier poker room overlooking the St. George’s Bay, a VIP-Lounge for high-roller private gaming, a Sports Lounge and one of Malta’s top rated restaurants. Dragonara Gaming Limited took over the operation of the Dragonara Casino in 2010 and since then has invested over €25 Million in the property. The Casino underwent a major investment upgrade project earlier in 2016 propelling the property into the ranks of the most prestigious and pristine gaming properties in the Mediterranean. Situated on the tip of the ‘Tad-Dragun’ promontory in St Julian’s the Dragonara Palace is one of Malta’s most extraordinary and imposing private properties built in the classical style almost as a grand romantic folly. Built in 1870 as the summer residence of the Marquis Scicluna the Dragonara Palace opened as Malta’s first Casino in 1964. The Dragonara Casino was one of the first major projects to establish Malta as a prime tourist destination. The Palace is a landmark property in Malta surrounded by a colonnaded veranda that abuts directly onto the sea. It retains many of the original architectural and interior design features, which have been successfully adapted to the requirements of casino patrons.

Reviewed By Vipdanne - Karlstad, Sweden

Very rude staff by the roulette table! No smiles, and almost hostile. This casino was nothing compared to other Casinos I've been to. Was very small.

6. St. George's Bay

Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta +356 2137 7600
Excellent
30%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

St. George's Bay

Reviewed By Tunde O

We have a great and excellent time viewing the Mediterranean! Lots of places to hang out and the South and North buses can talk you round so you don't miss anything

7. The Reef Club at Westin Dragonara

Dragonara Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta +356 2138 1000
Excellent
72%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

The Reef Club at Westin Dragonara

Reviewed By OrnellaMuti - Saint Julian's, Malta

Clean sea and beautiful surroundings away from the tourists. Great place for a relaxing weekend. However the minus is - the kitchen closes at 4pm and the food is expensive and not that good.

8. Casino Malta by Olympic Casino

Eden Place St Augustine Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3310, Malta +356 2371 0555
Excellent
46%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 89 reviews

Casino Malta by Olympic Casino

In Casino Malta by Olympic Casino we strive to provide the most exciting casino experience with the mix of Las Vegas type entertainment and the best customer service! The 3000 square meter casino features 285 slots, 2 electronic roulette tables and 29 casino and poker tables as well as a wide sports betting and bar area. In addition,there is a TiTo payment ticket system installed throughout the casino. The slot machines installed in the casino are the newest and most modern in the country, guaranteeing the highest world class level of entertainment and gaming. You have a chance to play a variety of our table games - American Roulette, Blackjack, Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Punto Banco and Casino Malta Poker. We offer a unique and rich variety of promotions and an intriguing program including themed events, competitions, cultural events and international poker tournaments. As a bonus - Every weekend brings a marvelous show by various artists! It is hard to imagine a better place to meet with friends or just have a cocktail. In our comfortable lounge bar you will meet Malta's best barmen, the most delicious cocktails, perfect atmosphere and excellent service. Casino Malta by Olympic Casino is opened 24 hours a day and we also provide free, high-speed wireless internet. We look forward to seeing you in our casino!

Reviewed By Andy S - Valletta, Malta

Everything I am used to in a casino from the warm welcome to the selection of games. Something for everyone and with a great variety of options. This casino has 2 bar areas, tv area for sports betting or socialising, poker rooms, table games and if you are like me, a bit new to some of the games - You will be guided through the games without any pressure. This is a wonderful place to enjoy the evening entertainment (at weekends). Like I said, this is the big casino with the personal feel.

9. Paceville

Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta +356 9919 1931
Excellent
25%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
11%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 2 reviews

Paceville

Reviewed By FreeA_Traveller

On the weekends always crowded and full of young people getting drunk. If you don't like that don't go there. It's the party area at night. If you are sleeping there make sure you have a room facing a quiet side or not the road otherwise you will have sleepless nights.

10. The Casino at Portomaso

St. Julians, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta +356 2138 3777
Excellent
25%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
10%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 156 reviews

The Casino at Portomaso

Reviewed By PJ1743 - Rye, United Kingdom

This casino used to a nice place to go - more upmarket than the Dragonara and with a restaurant as well. Now it's in a shocking state - very dingy, dark and grubby. The carpets are filthy and the white plastic chairs are split and in need of reupholstering. The restaurant has gone as well. There are a lot of building works in St Julian's and the Portomaso cafe next door has been demolished. Perhaps the casino is going the same way.
It looks like it's changed hands yet again so maybe the new owners have plans to refurbish it. Unsurprisingly there were very few people there and only one roulette table open which made the whole experience even more depressing.

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