Location Information

The Sanctuary of Our Lady in Mellieha

Our apartments are situated in the charming village of Mellieha, in the northwestern part of Malta and it is a very popular tourist destination during the summer months. It was voted as a European destination of Excellence in 2009. The traditional village “festa”  is celebrated on the 8th September. http://mellieha.gov.mt/

Mellieha is home to some of the best beaches on the Maltese islands, such as Ghadira Bay, panoramic views of the countryside and the Mediterranean, and fertile valleys. These can easily reached by a regular bus service from the village center. From Cirkewwa, the northern-most part of Mellieha, one can get a short ferry trip to our idyllic sister-islands of Gozo and Comino. The ferry boats are only a 10 minute drive from the center.

  • Mellieha Parish Square
  • Views from Mellieha
  • Public Area
  • The Sanctuary of Our Lady
  • Public Area
  • Mellieha Bay
  • Mellieha Bay
  • Children's Playing Area
  • Views of Mellieha Bay
  • Mellieha Parish Church
  • Sanctuary Square
  • Sanctuary Square
  • Mellieha Bay
  • Mellieha Bay


Valletta, the capital city of Malta, is located in the central-eastern part of the island approximately a 45 minute drive by car from Mellieha. Valletta contains historical buildings from the 16th century onwards and it was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980.

Valletta Grand Harbour Valletta Grand Harbour Upper Barrakka Gardens Upper Barrakka Gardens Upper Barrakka Gardens

Other Points of Interest
Some towns within the vicinity of Mellieha are Bugibba and Mgarr. Bugibba is brimming with catering outlets, pubs, discos, and a casino along the promenade, while Mgarr is renowned for its restaurants offering the traditional rabbit dish known as a “fenkata”. These are roughly a 15 minute drive away.
Mosta is about a 20 minute drive away from Mellieha, and is famous for the Mosta Dome, the 3rd largest dome in the world. Whilst in Mosta, one can enjoy some shopping or grab a bite at one of the many cafes.

A 30 minute drive from Mellieha, the sea-side towns of Sliema and St. Julian’s boast a varied choice of bars and al fresco dining restaurants along the promenade. Sliema is also Malta’s main shopping hub, while St. Julian’s is popular with those who are looking for a good night out at one of the clubs and discos found in the Paceville district.
Another place of interest is the historic town of Mdina. Mdina is the old capital city of Malta more commonly known as “the Silent City”. Its neighboring town, Rabat, is also worth visiting. These cities offer a taste into typical Maltese culture and fantastic surrounding views, and are only a 25 minute drive from Mellieha.

Airport & Public Transport

The Malta International Airport (MIA) is Malta’s sole airport. It is found in Luqa that is more or less a 45 minute drive away from Mellieha. Directions from Airport to our Village of Mellieha are found below if one prefers to travel by car, however a new bus route which leaves from the Airport and drives up all the way to Mellieha is now available. Bus Route No.: X1
For more information visit http://www.arriva.com.mt/airport?l=1

Weather and Climate
Malta’s climate is typical of the Mediterranean - very sunny with a daily average of five to six hours sunshine in mid-winter to more than 12 hours in summer. Winters are mild, with the occasional short chilly period. Summers are hot, dry and very sunny and the extended summer period is usually from about late May to mid October. Annual rainfall is low, averaging 578mm a year, and the length of the dry season in summer is longer than in neighboring Italy. The peak beach season can even last until mid- to late October.

Route Map to Mellieha
Luqa Airport > Qormi > Zebbug > Mosta > Burmarrad > St. Paul’s By Pass > Xemxija > Mellieha

  • Approximately 40 minutes drive from Airport to Mellieha
  • Avoid going into towns and always use the `by pass` roads,
  • When you are out of the airport area, follow the road signs to Qormi /Zebbug.
  • after your 1st round about, proceed to Zebbug, and then another round about which  leads to the Village of Mosta, (once again stay on the outskirts and there is no need to enter the villages),
  • After Mosta, go the Village of Burmarrad, and pass through it and after that you arrive near a round about, take the highroad on the left which leads to Xemxija, and then drive through Xemxija,
  • After Xemxija comes Mellieha
  • On your next roundabout follow the Road signs to Mellieha, and make your way uphill.

Our Apartments

Villa Santa Maria address and GPS Co-ordinates
88, Villa Santa Maria
Triq Ix-Xaghra ta Barra
Mellieha, MLH2301
GPS Co-Ordinates: 35.958912, 14.37151

Merill Apartment address and GPS Co-ordinates
23, Merill Apartments
Triq Il-Merill
Mellieha, MLH2572
GPS Co-Ordinates: 35.961873, 14.371821

Vista Apartments address and GPS Co-ordinates
287 Vista Apartments
Triq L-EtnaMellieha, MLH2200
GPS Co-Ordinates:  35.962281, 14.365577