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Pretty Bay

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Pretty Bay

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Summit Square, Birzebbuga, Island of Malta BBG 2310 Malta
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Gozo and Comino Islands: including Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon & caves
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Gozo and Comino Islands: including Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon & caves

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Get away from the main island of Malta in search of sea and sunshine on this tour from Bugibba. Visit the Crystal Lagoon (if traveling in June-October), followed by the Blue Lagoon on Comino for swimming and snorkeling. From here, continue to Gozo Island, where you have the choice of enjoying free time at your leisure or taking a tour of the island's historic sites before cruising back to Bugibba via the Santa Maria pirate caves.
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Ana L wrote a review Dec 2020
Navan, Ireland2,683 contributions1,049 helpful votes
Wouldn't exactly agree with this designation, as the pretty bay view has heavy industry on the background!The beach is quite nice, but the view...
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Kevin K wrote a review Sep 2020
Broadway, United Kingdom228 contributions114 helpful votes
This is nice beach though some will not enjoy the view of the Freeport. Personally I find the view interesting. The sand is clean and sun beds are cheap. Easy for anyone to get in and out of the sea. Recommended
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Tony O wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom19 contributions
Beautiful and clean beach were where you can spend quality time on your holiday. Its walk in the sea makes it safe for all the family especially young children. It is also lifeguard assisted to ensure the safety of swimmers.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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vinnie57 wrote a review Jul 2020
Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland56 contributions45 helpful votes
For those captivated by the deserved charm of Valletta, don't be fooled into thinking the rest of Malta is the same. It's not! Birzebbuga has to rate as possibly the dirtiest, unkempt and disorganized town on the Island. In fact, there are few places in the world that could be as bad, and I say this as someone who has travelled, lived and worked in most of Europe, Africa and Middle-East. For anyone thinking of visiting the delights of the very misleadingly named "Pretty Bay". I would strongly urge you not to waste your time and your senses. The whole place is littered with all sorts of garbage and, apart from the small stretch of sand in the town centre, the rest of the shore-line is littered with the remnants of BBQ fires and dog-mess. There is a large car-park at the far end of town nr the Freeport. Well, it is supposed to be a car-park, but in reality, it has developed into part unofficial trailer park/caravan park, and part refugee camp. This, despite the numerous signs which state "No camping or caravans"! As a result, the small planted area to the side of this car-park is frequently used by these "happy Campers" as an outdoor public toilet. Furthermore, during the evenings, the place is dominated by very loud (well above the legal db levels) music, not to mention the idiots who constantly beep their horns (obviously a primitive form of communication in Malta!), and the revving of souped-up cars driven by equally primitive pond-life. Neither the local Council nor Police seem interested in taking any action, resulting in a situation which almost makes the Wild West seem tranquil by comparison. A hell-hole for the residents, who have little choice regarding the situation. However, for those that can choose where to go and visit, I strongly recommend you give this part of the Island a very, very wide berth. Most definitely a place to avoid at all costs if you value your health and sanity. Not a pretty place!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Helene wrote a review May 2020
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I have been visiting Malta every year since I was a child in 1979 and take my family every year. We prefer the non tourist vibe in Birzebbuga and Pretty Bay is popular with the Maltese rather than tourists. The nightlife in Birzebugga, much of which surrounds Pretty Bay is also mainly frequented by Maltese. If you’re looking for a lively, rustic Maltese experience, Pretty Bay in Birzebugga is perfect. If you’re looking for more of a tourist experience maybe North of the Island is better.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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