The stunning island of Malta is the perfect destination for a sunny English language stay, with just a 3-hour flight away. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean, between Sicily and Tunisia, this small island is rich in history and boasts colorful landscapes surrounded by turquoise waters. St. Julian's is the tourist district of the capital city, Valletta, and it is the liveliest area of the island. Its charming narrow streets adorned with bougainvillea are filled with terraces, cafes, and restaurants of all kinds. St. Julian's is an idyllic destination to improve your English while enjoying the sun and the sea.
10 300 inhabitants
Small town, Seaside
2 hours from Geneva
St. Julian's is a predominantly seaside and tourist town located on the northwest coast of Malta, about 10km north of Valletta and near Manoel Island. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild and humid winters featuring occasional showers, and hot and dry summers with maritime temperatures exceeding 20°C and abundant sunshine.
Until the early 20th century, St. Julian's was a quiet fishing village. In the 1950s, with the development of tourism, the town transformed into a major seaside resort and a preferred destination for tourists from all over the world. It now features high-rise buildings, shopping centers, golden sandy beaches, and lush cliffs. The residents of St. Julian's generally speak English and Maltese, reflecting the British colonization of the island from 1816 until Malta's independence in 1974 when it established its own government.
Make the most of the beautiful beaches in St. Julian's by sunbathing under the generous sunshine, taking refreshing dips in the clear and warm waters, or engaging in various water sports such as surfing, water skiing, and windsurfing. In between your English classes, mingle with the warm and welcoming Maltese youth over a drink in the trendy neighborhood of Paceville. In the evening, you can explore the city's many trendy clubs or try your luck (in moderation!) at the magnificent St. Julian's Casino, located at the end of St. George's Bay. Additionally, the proximity to Valletta, the capital of Malta, provides access to a wide range of services, as well as the opportunity for cruises to the Maltese islets or further afield to Greece or Sicily.
To get around St. Julian's and the entire island, you can take advantage of a comprehensive and efficient bus network, as well as taxis and ferries. The archipelago's climate is conducive to walking or cycling to fully enjoy the scenery. The cost of living in St. Julian's is reasonable, comparable to Paris and slightly lower than Geneva. Expect to pay around €60 for a meal for two at a mid-range restaurant and €55 for a pair of classic Nike sneakers or equivalent.
(The tourism office is located in Valletta):
Tourist Information Center, 229 Triq Il-Merkanti, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta.
Phone: +356 2125 5844