Golden Bay Malta is one of the most popular beaches on the Maltese Islands, both with Maltese and tourists alike. The bay is situated North West of Malta, very close to Ghajn Tuffieha Bay whilst further south there is Gnejna Bay.
The bay is bordered by high hills. On the left side of the bay lies a watch tower that dates back to the Knights of Malta. On the right side is a very popular 5-star hotel called Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands which has enhanced the location appearance.
Golden Bay Malta is also very popular during the evening, as once the sun sets, several families and groups of friends meet up at the beach, fire up a barbeque and enjoy the summer night by the sea.
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Getting to Golden Bay is easy, both by public transport and by car. There is ample parking although the areas beside the beach are mostly full during the peak summer months. Parking is also available further up from the bay along the main road.
Lifeguards and a flag system are used to help indicate the conditions of the sea and make sure it is safe for swimming. These are only available during the summer months between 15th June and 15th September. They are operated by the Malta Tourist Authority.
Getting to Golden bay by driving is easy as it is in a secluded area of Malta. Parking is easy as there are two parking areas, one at the top of the stairs near the Radisson Golden Sands hotel and another one uphill from the hotel. Parking is free however if there is a parker, they do expect to get tipped. Parking is also available further up from the bay along the main road.
Note: Duration of trips can vary depending on the traffic along the way. Before arriving at Golden Bay, the bus stops at Ghajn Tuffieħa Bay. The stop called 'Riviera'. After that it will then go to “Għajn Tuffieħa Bus Terminus”.
Restaurants near the bay:
Restaurants and bars offered by the Radission Hotel:
Borg Water Sports runs the water sports at Golden Bay hotel private beach.
They provide rentals for everything you could imagine:
Jet skis, para-gliding behind a speedboat, water skiing, sausage rides, banana boat, paddle boats, kayaking, waterskiing, 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.
Contact Borg Water Sports - +356 9949 4178 / 7952 4082
Ghajn Tuffieha Beach which is also called Riviera Martinique is next to this bay. To get to the beach, one has to descend several stairs. Once there the descent is well worth it as it is such a beautiful bay. These two locations are very close to each other and are therefore accessible using the same route and/or bus.
The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, which was built very recently is on top of the cliff overlooking the bay. It has an attractive prominent design which gives the area an upmarket look.
A watch tower called the Ghajn Tuffieha Tower, constructed under the reign of Grand Master Juan de Lascaris-Castellar. This is one of the seven towers built in the period 1637 to 1640.
Il-Majjistral Nature & History Park, Mellieha. It is Malta’s first natural national park. It contains more than 426 species of plants. Ten confirmed breeding birds use the park as their home.
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. During that time the bay was called Military Bay. It was surely an incredible place where the servicemen used to enjoy, especially to the different weather of their country.
- Manikata is the closest village although St. Paul’s Bay is about a few kilometres away offers more amenities and is on a more frequented bus route.
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