St. Thomas Bay

St. Thomas Bay is around 1km away (15 minute walk) from Marsaskala, a leading summer resort popular with locals. This secluded bay in the south of Malta has not yet developed into a touristic area and so a more typical Maltese atmosphere is present with families enjoying the sea and its shallow waters, the rocky coastline and small sandy banks. This is a fisherman’s cove and a couple of restaurants in the area, even though modest, are second to none when it comes to daily fresh fish.

For the more adventurous, it is also possible to hike across uneven terrain to the Munxar cliffs which offer both dramatically beautiful views of splendid white cliffs and also an opportunity to swim in pristine waters (only for the experienced). Sea urchins here are abundant (a testament to the quality of the waters) and it is not unusual to see locals snorkelling in the area collecting them to form the base of a favourite Mediterranean pasta dish! Munxar cliffs are reached from a pathway at the far end of St. Thomas Bay – ask the many locals that can be found in their summer boathouses for directions.