St Julians Initially a fishing village, later turned to a summer residence for wealthy locals and now developed into one of the Island’s mostly upmarket and saught after residential resorts for night life and entertainment, especially for the youngsters and the middle aged.
St Julian is a village for all ages and walks of life. Picturesque St Julian’s Bay, still used by fishermen, is lined with bougainvillea-clad cafés and restaurants.
Spinola Bay is one of the most romantic bays in Malta; going up the hill, one can admire the little old chapel, Spinola palace, a number of typical Maltese town houses decorated with traditional windows, as well as arched boat houses on the quay. During the evening, the street lights reflect on the calm sea that is full of quaint fishermen’s boats.
Take a picture in the Love monument: This modern structure constructed out of Travertine was built with the intention that the word “LOVE” would be reflected in the calm waters of Spinola bay.
Go on a romantic boat trip: These ‘love’ boats take you and your loved one on a romantic cruise around Balluta bay. It’s a perfect opportunity to capture the beauty of all the surroundings.
Spinola Palace: Spinola Palace was built in 1688, a building that is seen as the first stepping stone that started St. Julian’s development. This palace and the adjacent gardens were built by Fra Paola Raffaele Spinola “for the public entertainment” as written in the inscription found above the porticoThis locality offers much to tourists looking for nightlife entertainment, including discos, bars, casinos, restaurants, cafes and other entertainment.
The sea front from Gzira to St Julian’s, which offers first stunning views across to Valletta and then open horizons, is a popular meeting place and ideal for walkers and joggers. St Julian’s and Paceville are Malta’s main nightlife areas.
St Julian’s, the party Mecca of Malta and is the place to go if want to spend some time in the most lively district in Malta by night. It offers so many possibilities that you can decide on a spur of a moment what to do: you could have a cocktail in one of the many bars, have a maltese beer in a local pub or dance to your favourite music in one of the several nightclubs.
The main Casino in Malta is found in St Julian’s. Aside from the gaming areas and machines, the Casinos offer live music and theme nights with buffet food also available. In fact they have everything you’ll need to make the most of your evenings while on holiday in St Julians.
Within walking distance to Paceville, this village still retains some of it’s old dwellings and boat houses. The small bay still shelters numerous coloured Maltese boats that are berthed here all year long. St Julian’s derives it’s name from the Patron Saint of hunters.