Gay Friendly Hotels St Paul's Bay

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in St Paul’s Bay Malta (2024 Updated)

Out magazine has declared Malta as being among the best European countries in terms of LGBT rights. According to the United States Department of State, Malta is a safe environment for foreign LGBT travellers, and according to the LGBT Danger Index Malta is the tenth safest country in the world for LGBT people and you can easily find a gay friendly hotels St Paul’s Bay in Malta.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Malta are of the highest standards, even by comparison to other European countries. Throughout the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the rights of the LGBT community received more awareness and same-sex sexual activity was legalised in 1973, with an equal age of consent.

Saint Paul’s Bay is a town in the Northern Region of Malta, sixteen kilometres northwest of the capital Valletta. Saint Paul’s Bay is the largest town in the Northern Region and the seat of the Northern Regional Committee along with being the most populous town in Malta.

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1. Dolmen Hotel Malta 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels St Paul’s Bay

Dolmen Hotel Malta
Dolmen Hotel Malta

Set on the seafront at St. Paul’s Bay, Dolmen Hotel Malta offers panoramic sea views, a free private beach and 6 swimming pools. Its spa includes a hot tub, sauna and fitness centre. WiFi is free throughout.

All air-conditioned rooms at the Dolmen come with minibar, a satellite TV and complimentary water. Most of them have a balcony or terrace overlooking the sea.

Breakfast is buffet style, and includes cakes, fruit and cold meats. The complex features 4 restaurants serving a mix of Maltese and Mediterranean food. The All-Inclusive option consists of breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, as well as unlimited house wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water during meals.

Along the beautiful coast of St. Paul’s Bay, the 4 star Dolmen Hotel enjoys beautiful sea views & is only a short walk from the National Aquarium, Bugibba Square & minutes away from of St. Julian’s & Malta’s Capital City. Each of hotel’s 488 guest rooms & suites has been designed with maximum comfort & convenience in mind. A choice of 6 restaurants & bars awaits you. Take advantage of our spacious Amazonia Beach lido, 4 outdoor pools, kids’ pool, PADI diving school & water sports. Indulge in a relaxing treatment at the Myoka leading Spa in Malta or re-energize in one of the two heated indoor pools, fitness room, hydro massage & sauna.

Animation Activities are provided on a daily basis together with a kids club during the summer months. A regular entertainment programme is held during the evenings. We also provide Free Wifi around the entire Hotel so guests can stay connected throughout their stay.

The hotel has a spa and it’s quite nice – it has a sauna, steam.

Room and small swimming pool with hydrotherapy style jets and two jacuzzis – although 1 wasn’t bubbling up.

The indoor swimming pool is nice and big enough to accommodate lots of users / it has plenty of sun loungers. There are also outdoor pools but it was too cold so I didn’t try them out. For me the only thing wrong with the pools and spa is they close at 7pm which means you’re kicked out at 6:45 I guess so guests on half board are ready for dinner. I personally would have preferred if the indoor pool was open until 9pm. However we managed to use it 3 times during our stay – on other occasions we arrived back to the hotel too late to make it worthwhile.

There is lots of choice for breakfast and the chefs would make you porridge if you asked. I was going to ask for poach eggs but there are so many guests the chefs work flat out to get the fried eggs cooked. Breakfast is self serve (as is half board dinner) and you’re sure to find something to eat. Even the day we checked out (3am) there were something for us to have if we wanted it (coffee, juice, tea, cheese, ham etc.)

The hotel is close to a bus terminus which means within 5 minutes you can get a bus to Valletta and anywhere else you fancy going. Valletta is about 40 mins away. We also went to Mosta, Mdina, further north to catch the ferry to Gozo and south to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk.

The reception team are excellent, helpful and all queries sorted.

The hotel is super clean and modern, and the staff are really lovely, especially the bar and cafe Delos staff who really couldn’t do enough for you! There are 3 pools to choose from, including an infinity pool which overlooks the sea.

The food is amazing, we ate at the cafe Delos cafe every lunch time and dinner time as it was included with the all inclusive and it was absolutely amazing! You could have burgers, steaks, pasta dishes, salads you name it, it’s on the menu! We couldn’t believe it was all included. We will definitely will be returning to the dolmen in the future! Quite possibly the best all inclusive we’ve been too!

The room we had was with sea views and quiet this was perfect for us. Breakfast was a full range of everything and as much as you wanted . We used the main restaurant twice and each time very good both quality and amount of meal served. Staff very good but not overpowering.

This hotel although being quiet is situated close to many varying restaurants and bars also pleasant walks along the coast, 3 min walk to bus station where you can get tickets for 1.5 euro each to anywhere on the island and if you return within 2 hours the same ticket is still valid, if you stay out all day it is still only 1.5 euro return . This we found was more flexible and massively cheaper than organized tours. Will return and would thank staff for making our stay so pleasant.

Gay Friendly Hotels St Paul's Bay
Gay Friendly Hotels St Paul’s Bay

How much does a room costs at Dolmen Hotel Malta ?

Prices start 140$/night for Double Room with Sea View. The Junior Suite with Sea View
is  221$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Features a seating area and a large terrace offering sea views. It is air conditioned and comes with minibar and satellite TV. The bathroom includes bathrobes and slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Where to book online – Dolmen Hotel Malta – Gay Friendly Hotels St Paul’s Bay you can find the best hotels deals in St Paul’s Bay during Lost & Found Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in St Paul’s Bay on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Pebbles Resort 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels St Paul’s Bay Malta

Pebbles Resort
Pebbles Resort

Located in St Paul’s Bay, just metres from the Bugibba area, Pebbles Resort provides 2 restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, a heated indoor pool and a hot tub. Private parking is free. WiFi is free in shared areas and in all rooms.

The 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, room service, ATM machine and currency exchange for guests.

With pool or city views, the air-conditioned rooms here include a balcony, fridge, flat-screen TV with international channels, tea/coffee making facilities, and a safe. The private bathroom has toiletries and bath towels.

There are 2 bars on site.

Pebbles Resort is a 4-star hotel, located in the heart of St Paul’s Bay on the Mediterranean island of Malta. It offers elegant, modern and luxurious accommodation, situated just a 5-minute walk to the coastal swimming area in the warm Mediterranean sea.

Welcoming you at Pebbles Resort are our friendly staff and while staying with us you will get the chance to savour some excellent cuisine in any one of the 4 themed restaurants available, all serving different specialities from around the world, or you can let your hair down and relax in one of the 2 bars found on the premises. We offer a different concept of accommodation in the area. Pebbles Resort is the place to stay in St Pauls Bay.

The Hotel is a 4 star but unlike some other 4 stars in Malta it is newly renovated and rooms / facilities are to a very good standard .

We ate mostly in the Med Asia Restaurant which has a fantastic Asian menu and big compliments to the Chefs as the food is awesome !

There is an authentic and very well presented English pub called The Anchor which was perfect for watching the footie with a great selection of drinks.

If you decide on a bed & breakfast option there are two excellent restaurants adjoining the hotel.
An Asian Fusion Restaurant, which we used for lunches by the pool, and an British style pub called the Anchor which serves Pub Grub, which again is excellent.

All the food, in all the restaurants and the Hotel Dining experience, are excellent and of a very high quality.

The hotel has excellent outdoor, fresh water pool with plenty of sunbeds along with a small but well equipped gym and an excellent indoor pool for the colder winter months stay.

The Staff both in the Reception, Dining Room, Pool Area, along with Housekeeping personnel and also the adjoining restaurants are smartly dressed, attentive, without being intrusive, and pleasant.

Our room, although on the small side, was clean with a TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a good size shower and a small balcony. It was very good value for money. We had a room facing the street which did have some traffic noise but only when the patio doors were open. You can opt for a pool view room if this would bother you, but it wasn’t really a problem for us.

The bed was extremely comfortable and the water in the bathroom / shower was hot, powerful and plentiful for the duration of our stay. Our room was cleaned daily and the towels were also changed daily.

Within the room there was tea and coffee making facilities / good size flat screen TV with 30+ international channels/ digital safe / Air Con / hairdryer (really good according to my wife) and well throughout wardrobe and storage space and the overall decor / style of the room and hotel in general was nice.

The outdoor pool (Free good quality sun beds) / indoor pool & jacuzzi / gym (small but well equipped) were all clean and well maintained.

Overall this is a very central, clean, and affordable place to stay and I would have no issue with recommending the hotel…. The resort however is a different story.

Spacious, clean, nice bathroom, big comfy king sized bed and also a single bed. Plenty of wardrobe space. Tea and coffee facilities. We paid for a pool view, which I would highly recommend as some rooms face the road.

Gay Friendly Hotels St Paul's Bay
Gay Friendly Hotels St Paul’s Bay

How much does a room costs at Pebbles Resort ?

Prices start 75$/night for Standard Double Room with Balcony/ Urban View. The Superior Double Room with Balcony / Pool view  is  87$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a balcony, private entrance and minibar.

Where to book online – Pebbles Resort – Gay Friendly Hotels St Paul’s Bay you can find the best hotels deals in St Paul’s Bay during Lost & Found Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in St Paul’s Bay on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. AX Seashells Resort 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels St Paul’s Bay

AX Seashells Resort
AX Seashells Resort

Set on St Paul’s Bay in Qawra, this seafront hotel overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. It offers a swimming pool with hydromassage corner, a splash pool with slide, and a wellness centre.

Seashells Resort – AX Hotels at Suncrest offers stylish air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, private bathroom, and a flat-screen satellite TV. Most rooms feature a private balcony with views of the sea.

You can have breakfast, lunch and dinner at the on-site Coral Cove restaurant. A lounge bar is also available.

The Seashells Resort at Suncrest has been a leading 4 star hotel on the Maltese Islands since its very first days and has kept its tradition of hospitality within the AX group throughout the years. The Seashells Resort at Suncrest, your number one resort for individual, corporate and family travel. The property is conveniently located on the Salina to St Paul’s Bay Promenade, merely a few minutes’ walk away from the National Aquarium. You can make use of the very handy bus stop that is situated just opposite the hotel entrance. Take a left outside the hotel and you will immediately start walking towards all the hustle and bustle of Bugibba and Qawra, the main tourist hub on the island.

Take a right and you’ll be heading out on to the coast road for a 20 minute drive to St Julian’s to enjoy the most popular nightlife spot in Malta. The hotel is located on the seafront for fantastic views of the Mediterranean and the best sunrise anyone could hope to wake up to.

Location wise, this hotel was great as the bus stop is right opposite the hotel which made it easy to travel to other parts of Malta, with lots of restaurants in the area as well as shops. There is also the Aquarium nearby. I did have a balcony room which was nice also.

Opposite the hotel was a nice bar called the Cheeky Monkey. It is part of the hotel but very reasonably priced. The food selection was fairly good. We shared the platter which was a good size and great for grazing.

Location a nice stroll along the promenade taking you to Bugibba Square. There is a bus stop directly opposite the hotel so very convenient for transport and a really inexpensive way of getting about. We would have done the bus to the airport had it not been the first one out would’ve made it tight on time. €1.50 each to Sliema was a bargain and you can buy a ticket for multiple journeys making it cheaper again.

There is an Italian restaurant opposite called Luzzo which again is part of the hotel chain. The pasta was divine. The carbonara particularly nice. However the garlic mushroom starter at €6.75 was nothing more than chopped up mushrooms in garlic oil and herbs. The garlic bread was mediocre too. The wine was €14 and very palatable. The coffee was really nice quality too.

Accommodation for us was large (2 bedrooms) with tea/coffee making facilities, balcony and bathroom.Staff in this hotel are pleasant, courteous and helpful and I have to say work really hard to please guests.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner served buffet style serving an array of food each night to suit all tastes. Main facilities of the hotel are across the road (accessible through under road tunnel from main hotel area). This hotel is located facing a small bay and a 10 minute walk (approx.) from central Bugibba bus station area.

Amazing staff, with 5 star service in the hotel bar. I was blown away by the size of the place – it stretches out way bigger than the hotel along the beachfront – access to about 5 pools. The sea in front has lots of access and you can dive in anywhere. I have a gluten intolerance but managed to eat fresh veg and meat or fish every day. The drink measures are as big as you ask and they dont mind you stockpiling near midnight.
The Cafe del Mar is about £20 for beds for the day its a mile up the road on the point. Get a bus card for 15E and travel the island. 1st time I didn’t get a hire car. Quora is quiet after 12 so get over to Bugibba for night life 15 minutes walk. Bus to St Julians is a good night out too – taxi home 20E.

Lovely clean hotel, slightly dated but still smart (80s decor), will definitely go back.

he food was the best all inclusive food I have ever had and the staff were really nice. The room was clean and modern, the only thing I would recommend is upgrading the chairs (the chairs in our room were old and a bit broken).

The pools and sun bed areas were nice, I also liked how there is an adults only pool for people who wanted some peace and quiet and to relax. The view of the sea was nice.

We were given some discounts for the local restaurants and they were lovely too!

Entertainment in the evening was fun to watch.

The spa on site was relaxing, although I felt a bit awkward when the staff were trying to sell products after treatment.

Overall would definitely recommend and I would love to return in the future.

Gay Friendly Hotels St Paul's Bay
Gay Friendly Hotels St Paul’s Bay

How much does a room costs at AX Seashells Resort ?

Prices start 90$/night for Economy Double Room. The Deluxe Double Room with Sea View is  155$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Located on the upper floors, this twin/double room features a balcony, electric kettle and air conditioning. The bathroom includes free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Where to book online – AX Seashells Resort – Gay Friendly Hotels St Paul’s Bay you can find the best hotels deals in St Paul’s Bay during Lost & Found Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in St Paul’s Bay on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.