The village of Qawra is located in the northern part of Malta, along its coastline and is part of a cluster of villages that includes Bugibba and St. Paul’s Bay.
Qawra is known for its salt pans, referred to as is-Salini. Qawra is a very popular location for tourists, both for families with children as well as couples of all ages.
Qawra is pretty well-connected to the other parts of Malta through the nearby bus terminus at Bugibba, which is within walking distance from Qawra Point Holiday Complex. A few routes can take you directly to major points of interest and attractions directly, without any transfers.
Points of Interest in Qawra
Ta Fra Ben Beach is a great place to go for a swim although there are no sandy areas. It is also a great place for snorkelling with crystal clear water and interesting underwater views of local marine life. The National Aquarium is located nearby Ta Fra Ben and is a fairly recent addition to the area. Here you can see some local and foreign sea life and even enjoy some lunch or dinner at its restaurant.
If you are a car enthusiast then the Malta Classic Car Museum is definitely worth a visit. It is not uncommon to come across antique cars that still drive around in Malta and the museum’s collected a number of models for permanent display. On the edge of Qawra, towards the South of the wider area of St. Paul’s Bay you can find Salina National Park and Kennedy Grove. Nearby, you can also find the salt pans Is-Salini and a Bird Park which houses a variety of local bird species.
In Bugibba you can find the Oracle Casino for when you feel lucky and one of Malta’s few cinemas, the Empire Cinema.
The nightlife in Qawra consists mostly of pubs and bars and only has one nightclub that doubles as a lido during the day. Cafe Del Mar, which is part of the National Aquarium Complex, is a popular establishment that serves as a lido during the day and often hosts parties during the evening.
Various bars and pubs can be found in the area, most with an English or Irish feel. The wider area crossing over into Bugibba is dotted with small bars and pubs, often showing live sports on large screens and having small terraces outside.
There is a quirky little bar with a small outside terrace overlooking Ta Fra Ben beach called The Ta Fra Ben Reggae Bar where one can enjoy a pretty chill atmosphere as you can imagine.
On the Qawra side of the area there is Murphy’s Irish Pub which is located towards the end of the main road Tourist Street where Qawra Point Holiday Complex is. In one of the side roads of the main street Tourist Street, there is a small supermarket called Trolees.