Buġibba (English pronunciation: /bˈɪbə/) is a zone within St. Paul's Bay in the Northern Region, Malta. It is situated adjacent to Qawra, and it is a popular tourist resort, containing numerous hotels, restaurants, pubs, clubs, and a casino.

View of Buġibba
View of Buġibba
Buġibba is located in Malta
Coordinates: 35°56′57″N 14°24′42″E / 35.94917°N 14.41167°E / 35.94917; 14.41167Coordinates: 35°56′57″N 14°24′42″E / 35.94917°N 14.41167°E / 35.94917; 14.41167
Country Malta
RegionNorthern Region
DistrictNorthern District
Local council St. Paul's Bay
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code356


During the Tarxien phase of Maltese prehistory, a small temple was built in what is now Buġibba. The temple was excavated between the 1920s and 1950s, and it is now located in the grounds of a hotel.[1]

In around 1715, the Order of St. John built Buġibba Battery as part of a series of fortifications defending Malta's coastline. Today, only remains of its foundations and ditch have survived.[2]

In the 1960s, Buġibba began to see rapid development, and it is now a popular tourist resort. It is especially popular among students who go to Malta to learn English. The town's main highlight is the main square, which is located along the promenade. The area is full of nightclubs, bars and restaurants.[3]

Since the iGaming industry's rapid growth in Malta in the late 2010s, Buġibba has become a special place for especially Danish expats. The city is commonly referred to as "100 stone" among the Danes, although this statement is also frequently confusing newcomers.

Buġibba is a summer residence for the President Emeritus, George Abela, and Ex-Prime Minister & President Emeritus Dr. Edward Fenech Adami.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Bugibba Temple" (PDF). National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Buġibba Battery" (PDF). National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Buġibba (Malta): Tourist Info, Travel Tips and Things to Do". MaltaUncovered.com. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2018.