From the moment you cast eyes on its wide, sweeping beach lapped by calm, clear waters, you'll realise why Mellieha is the top choice for families who love just chilling out and enjoying a relaxing holiday in Malta.
In these safe surroundings, your whole family can savour a bustling yet safe seaside holiday, with many people drawn by the spacious and flat sands and gentle waters. Mellieha is the quieter cousin to the neighbouring resort of Bugibba, the main attraction – apart from the beach – being the nature reserve which lies behind the sandy reaches.
The Ghadira reserve – Ghadira meaning 'lake' – is a hollowed-out area of land in which rain water collects, thus making it an attractive spot for a variety of wildlife. Mainly consisting of migrating birds, there are also many varieties of water plants, and the concentration of these natural delights were the reason why the area was designated Malta's first nature reserve. As such, the authorities have established many convenient hides and watching posts among the surrounding undulating countryside.
Unlike the high-rise blocks and wide streets of neighbouring Bugibba – which soon become thronged during the peak season – Mellieha is still a centre for pilgrims seeking a different kind of fulfilment, which they find at the Grotto of Our Lady, a church carved deep into the rocks. Despite its lack of trinkets and other adornments, the simple church, which simply houses its old statue of the Madonna, has a haunting, medieval atmosphere.
The town's attractive and centrally-located square will feature prominently on your holiday itinerary, and much of the accommodation for all-inclusive Mellieha holidays and package holidays to Mellieha is very handy for this handy meeting point.
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