Easily one of Malta’s favorite vacation destinations, the town of St. Julian’s is situated on the lovely Mediterranean coast on the island’s northwestern shores, not far from the capital of Valletta.
With over 400 years of history behind it, the area is just as much known for its modern nightlife and restaurant scene as it is for stalwart landmarks like the Old Parish Church and Spinola Palace. Seaside strolls and popular beaches are lined with colorful sights side by side with office buildings, a symbol of the local wealth.
With a modest permanent population of about 14,000 residents, hotels swell those numbers to accommodate the tourists who flock here for sun and fun, especially in the summer months. Foodies are treated to an assortment of eateries while the warm emerald waters beckon bathers. Intriguing neighborhoods to check out include the nightlife hub of Paceville, the historical attractions in Spinola, the café-strewn beachy area of Balluta Bay and the more modern financial zone in Portomaso.