The name‘Sliema’ stands for‘peace’ in Maltese, but over the years this town has outgrown its fishing village roots to become one of the island’s most popular resorts. It has developed something of an upmarket atmosphere, with the many amazing waterfront cocktail bars and exclusive shop.
Sliema has a strong British connection that harks back to the time when Malta was part of the Empire. Today, you can still see the fabulously ornate Victorian buildings in the centre of the town, with a smattering of traditional streets and Maltese architecture facing the seafront.
Explore the area
When you stay in Sliema, you can really make the most of the surrounding area, too. Just a quick ferry trip is all it takes to reach the capital, Valetta. This iconic city boasts the famous St John’s Co-Cathedral with a dazzling golden interior, as well as palaces, forts and theatres.