Mellieha is one of the northernmost villages on the main island of Malta and overlooks the beautiful Mellieha Bay. it has a more local feel than many of the island’s more developed southern resort towns and so is a great place to visit if you are wanting to avoid the really touristy parts of Malta.
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One of the most popular sites to visit is the Mellieha Air Raid Shelter, this is an extensive network of tunnels that were used to protect citizens in the Second World War. It is a great place to visit if you enjoy learning more about the history of the area you are staying in. It is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area even if it is just to get some well-needed rest bite from the sun. Alternatively, another popular site to visit is Popeye Village Malta, it was built as the set for the Popeye movie which was filmed in Malta in the 1980s and is now sure to be a unique fun-filled day for all ages. You can even enjoy a once in a lifetime filming experience with the animation crew where you can be a movie star for a day! What could be more fun than that? Finally, if you are looking for somewhere to relax and unwind for the day you should consider a visit to Mellieha Beach. This is a lovely clean beach with plenty of sunbeds, the sunbeds cost 13 euros for two and the water is very shallow making this great for families with small children. Not only that but there is a restaurant and bar close by where you can grab a bite to eat or a refreshing drink with great views!
You will find there is a great selection of accommodation for you to choose from for your stay in Mellieha Bay, the majority of which are hotels however, you will also find a selection of apartments and holiday homes if you prefer something more charming and quaint. Some of the most popular places to stay are Solana Hotel & Spa, Hotel VIU57, Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa and Pergola Hotel & Spa.
Malta Airport is the closest airport to Mellieha, it is around 17 km away and will take about 25 minutes to drive by car. On the other hand, if you decide to use public transport you can get the bus which will take around 55 minutes in total. Obviously, if you plan on exploring more towns and villages other than Mellieha it might be a good idea to consider hiring your own low-cost rental car as an easy way of getting around.
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