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Seashells Resort at Suncrest

Qawra Coast Road,
Qawra, SPB 1902,



The Seashells Resort at Suncrest is located along the Qawra promenade with everything a guest might need at the doorstep of the resort. The nearest towns are Bugibba, where you can find many different shops/restaurants/bars, and St. Pauls Bay, which was originally a fishing village. St Pauls Bay is a short stroll along the beautiful promenade which covers the whole area from Qawra to Bugibba to St Pauls Bay. This is the place where it is believed that St. Paul’s shipwreck had occurred and whilst walking along the promenade you can get a very clear view of the beautiful St Paul’s Islands.
Although Qawra is not renowned for any historical evidence, very close to the resort are the Salina Salt Pans built by the Grand Master La Vallette of the Knights of St. John during their rule over Malta. The resort overlooks a breath-taking view of the Mediterranean Sea.

How to reach

Situated in the north of Malta, this sought after resort is conveniently located just 19km from the Malta International Airport, 10km from Mdina (the old capital city), 16km from Valletta and a 10 minute walk from the Malta National Aquarium. The Cirkewwa ferry terminal is only 4km away and from here you can catch a ferry to the sister islands of Gozo and Comino. Qawra has continued to develop rapidly over the past 20 years and has become a very popular destination for tourists visiting the island. With numerous cafes, pubs, discos, and restaurants you can be sure to stay active while visiting Qawra & Bugibba.

Public Transport: Arznell – Numbers: 45, 186, 212, 221, 223, 280, N11, X3

Power plugs and sockets

Malta uses the UK non-grounded power plug. This adapter is also known as type G. Check out the picture.

Temperature in Malta during April

The average high temperature in Malta during April is 20ºC. You should pack some warmer clothes for the evenings though as things can get a bit chilly, while the average sea temperature’s 17ºC. Humidity’s low and ranges from around 55-95%, with average rainfall 26mm over six rainy days.


Commercial outlets and shops are normally open between 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. and between 4.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. In tourist areas, many shops remain open till 10.00 p.m. Shops are normally closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.


Drinking water in the Maltese islands is perfectly safe to drink but does have a distinct taste. There are no natural rivers on the islands and therefore no dams and reservoirs to store water supplies in. The majority of residents in Malta use bottled water for their every day drinking needs. Bottled water is available everywhere and is relatively inexpensive.

Malta Sight Seeing

You can also get around Malta using the Hop On Hop Off Service.

Information about Malta

Here you can find more useful information about Malta.