Golden Bay Malta beach quality: Certified as Beach of Quality.
Beach facilities: There are also two beach facilities with a bar and restaurant including the renting of sunbeds and umbrellas.
The hotel, although located on the high ridge of the bay, has other facilities by the beach level with a large pizzeria both indoors and outside open to everyone.
It is best to get the St. Paul’s bay by pass or Xemxija main road, then follow the sign posts to Golden Bay and keep on for a few kilometres until you reach the beach. It is the same road which takes you to Ghajn Tuffieha bay too.
Public transport: Arriva buses provide the following transport schedule.
From Bugibba: Buses 70 or 652 every 20 minutes from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm (Winter till 7:10 pm).
From Sliema: Buses 652 – every 30 minutes from 8:45 am till 6:15 pm.
Parking: Cars can be parked in the large area reserved for parking at the top of the stairs. Parking is free however the car attendant do expect to get tipped. Further up there is a a public car park beside the Radisson Blu Malta.
Persons with less mobility: The beach is easily accessible for disabled persons through a ramp at the lower end of the car park down to the sandy beach. Preferably to be assisted due to the slightly sloped ramp.
Rest rooms: There is a public rest room in the main car park beside the beach.
Golden Bay Malta Water Sports: Borg Water Sports provides the water sports at Golden Bay.
Jet skis, paragliding behind a speedboat, water skiing, sausage rides, banana boat, paddle boats, kayaking, water skiing, sofa riding, sailing boats, canoes and stand up boards. Not the least exclusive daily speed boat trips to the Blue Lagoon in Comino, and trips along the rocky coast up to Popeye Village at Anchor bay. All speedboat rentals are accompanied with a driver.
Borg Water Sports are available directly from the beach on +356 2157 3272 from 10.00 am onwards.
Warning: The sea has strong undercurrents. These are not felt all the time and usually not felt at all. However if one decides to swim further out one should take due care.
Beach furniture: You can bring your own umbrella and chairs to the beach, or you can rent them directly from the beach.
Bar-b-ques: They are allowed on the beach. Bar-b-que sets are to be used in order not to litter the sand. Bins are provided for the disposal of charcoal.
Camps: The setting up of tents is not permitted.
Closest village: Manikata is the closest village although. St. Paul’s Bay, which is about a few kilometres away offers more amenities and is on a more frequented bus route.
Hotel located beside the beach: The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands which was built very recently is situated on top of the cliff overlooking the bay. It has an attractive prominent design which gives the area an up-market look.
The hotel offers the following restaurants and bars:
Flavours – Sunday lunch buffet from October through June.
Agliolio – An Italian style dining restaurant which is very popular with Maltese.
Pebbles Bar & Ice Cream Parlour – Located beside the beach in the Sands Tower.
Mokka Lobby Bar & Terrace – Located in the Sunrise Tower, offers green tea, coffee,snacks, desserts and appetisers.
Lagoon Bar & Restaurant – Dine alfresco overlooking the bay.
Swizzles Bar – Serves fine wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages in a relaxing environment.
Essence Bar – Over looking the bay it offers spirits and wine in a romantic environment.
Munchies, Bar Pizzeria & Grill
Located directly on the sandy beach, is the perfect eating and meeting place for unwind and relax.
Serving international cuisines – Located at the far top end of the bay with a wonderful location and view.
Munchies Golden Bay Malta Snack Bay and Restaurant
Located at the entrance ramp to the sandy beach.
Ghajn Tuffieha Camp Site
The campsite is officially coordinated by the Scouts Association of Malta. It is located behind the Radisson Golden Sands Malta over an area of sixteen acres with twenty-four different camping plots served with the basic amenities.
Ghajn Tuffieha Tower
The Ghajn Tuffieha Tower built by the Knights of Malta under the reign of Grand Master Juan de Lascaris-Castellar. This is one of the seven towers built in the period 1637 to 1640. It is located on the edge a high peninsula between Golden Bay and Riviera Martinique Bay also known as Ghajn Tuffieha Bay.
Il-Majjistral Nature & History Park
Il-Majjistral Nature & History Park, Mellieha. It is Malta’s first natural national park. It contains than 426 species of plants. Ten confirmed breeding birds use the park as their home. One other characteristic of the park is its extensive military history.
British Services Barracks Premises
During the period of the British Services, 1800 to 1964, the military had a large area behind the Radisson Blue hotel used for training facilities of their servicemen. At that time the bay was called Military Bay. It was surely an incredible place where the service men used to enjoy especially to the different weather conditions of their country.
Enjoy your time at Golden Bay Malta.