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Armier Bay

Armier Bay (pronounced ar-meer) is located in a rural area up north and is made up of two bays with the largest one known as Armier and the other one known as Little Armier. These bays are situated right opposite the island of Comino and are home to beautiful azure crystal waters similar to the waters found at the Blue Lagoon.

Armier Bay is a north facing bay and is popular with yacht charter clients for overnight anchoring when wind conditions are light. This is due to its sandy sea bed providing a heavenly experience to early morning risers looking to jump into the sea at dawn when the bay would still be unoccupied and very peaceful. Customers tell us that such an experience will remain in their minds for many years to come.

During summer months, Armier Bay tends to get very busy during weekends. A number of water sports providers are also present at this bay.

Mellieha Bay (Għadira)

Mellieha Bay known also as Għadira (pronounced a-deerah) is the largest beach in Malta and considered to be one of the most beautiful and popular sandy beach in Malta. Since 2017 Mellieha bay was awarded the international and prestigious Blue Flag status which is a recognition of quality of the waters, safety, environmental management and services.

Yacht charter customers with children are able to take their children ashore whereby one will find about 60 Meters of shallow waters which ideal for children to play in safe environemnt. Mellieha Bay is popular with boaters both during the day and also during the night. It is one of our recommended night anchorages to clients taking a multi-day charter. This is due to the fact that the bay is surrounded by many restaurants which are easily reached with our onboard dinghy. Furthermore, our yacht charter clients are able to spend a stress free night on anchor since the bay is only exposed to the east and sheltered from all other winds.

Selmun Bay (Imgiebaħ)

Selmun bay is facing the North East and is a small sandy bay. Popularly known as Selmun Bay, the actual Maltese name for this secluded beach is Imgiebaħ Bay (pronounced im-gee-bah). The beach is not easily accessible from land and this is maybe the main reason why it has retained its natural beauty. This is one of our favourite spots for a short stop during our Malta Yacht Charters since this bay is best visited by boat.

The beach is surrounded by stunning cliffs and awesome natural surroundings and offers our yacht charter customers, some excellent snorkeling opportunities next to the rocks around the coastline of the bay whilst also enjoying the crystal clear waters and a soft sandy bottom all throughout.

Many of our Yacht Charter customers especially those with kids often take the opportunity to swim ashore from the yacht which is typically anchored a few meters away in order to enjoy this secluded beach all by themselves.

Rdum il-Bież

Rdum il-Bież (pronounced ir-doom il beez) is an east facing cliff which is around 25 meters high and is situated right next to St. Pauls Islands. The geo-formation in this area provides clear evidence of the strength of the gregale storms coming from the north east and which are very strong during the winter months. Here, the sea hit directly against this cliff and have by time eroded this limestone cliff and formed a tiny secluded bay which is unreachable by foot.

Water depth in this area is between 10 and 15 meters and whilst not being a shallow beach, this location has become a popular swimming spot for boaters due to the crystal clear seas and its seabed which is entirely covered with sand.

There is no way this bay can be reached on foot therefore you can rest assured that you will be away from the noise when visiting this location whilst on one of our Malta yacht charters or private yacht rental experiences.

St. Paul’s Island

St. Paul’s Island is a small island found at the end of St Paul’s Bay beside the amazingly circular bay called Mistra Bay.

The Acts of the Apostles tell the story of how St. Paul was shipwrecked on an island while on his way to Rome to face charges. Traditionally, St. Paul’s Bay and, specifically, St. Paul’s Island is identified as the location for this shipwreck. A prominent statue of the saint was erected in 1845 and still stands on this uninhabited island.

Customers enjoy the wonderful views back towards St. Pauls bay and the island itself when we sail past this island daily during our Malta Private boat charters.

Stops to the island for a stroll up to the Statue or a swim in the clear waters can be organised as part of your itinerary whilst on your Malta Yacht Charter or your Malta Private boat rental experience.

Dwejra Bay

Dwejra is perhaps the archipelago’s most spectacular natural landmark. Here, geology, time and sea have worked together to produce some of the most remarkable scenery on the Islands. The place where up to recently stood the Azure Window, the Inland Sea, Fungus Rock, sheer cliffs and a rocky coastline.

All the surrounding habitat is a blend of geology, fauna, habitats, shoreline seascapes, archaeology, flora and history. The other natural landmark here is the legendary Fungus Rock or, as it is locally known, “Il-Ġebla tal-Ġeneral”, General’s Rock. Due to being protected from the open waters, this is an ideal location to spend the night during a Multi-day yacht charter or Private boat hire in Malta.

St Peter’s Pool​

St. Peter’s Pool is one of the most beautiful and stunning natural swimming pools. This location is a real treat for those looking to go that extra mile to find a special spot. It is situated just off the tip of Delimara Point, a headland overlooking Marsaxlokk Bay at the southernmost part of Malta. It is ideal as one of the locations to visit when chartering a sailing yacht for a day or more when visiting the south of the island.

St. Peter’s Pool is not an easy place to reach by land and this is what makes it an ideal location to visit when taking a Malta boat charter or Private boat hire for a day or more. Being essentially a rocky inlet, our skippers would be able anchor at a safe distance from the pool (weather permitting) and customers would be able to swim ashore to enjoy this captivating location. The sea here is crystal clear with a colourful mix of a dreamy azure and a fresh green that is suitable for the most exotic pictures and memories of your sailing yacht charter experience in Malta. The more adventurous will enjoy the possibility of diving into the waters from a few meters up.

Fomm ir-Riħ

Fomm ir-Riħ is a north west facing bay and is considered to be one of the wildest and most secluded beaches in Malta. Without a doubt, Fomm ir-Riħ (meaning Mouth of the Wind) is also one of the most beautiful beaches in Malta. This Bay is very tricky to be reached on foot and this is the main reason why it remains so natural and undisturbed. At this location, Yacht Charter and private boat rental customers can enjoy some of the best scenic views on the island and captivating sunsets.

Fomm ir-Riħ is pebbly and is favourite among snorkelers, divers and to people who like secluded beaches. Whilst it is quite a stretch to reach during a Malta day charter, this location should not be missed when taking a multi-day charter because its remote beach offers fantastic views of cliffs, valleys, deep blue Mediterranean Sea as well as peace and tranquility. Without any doubt, this is one of our most favourite locations because it is also a perfect place to swim. The enchanting waters of Fomm ir-Riħ provide not only excellent snorkeling and diving but good fishing as well.

Ġnejna Bay​

Ġnejna Bay (Pronounced jn-ey-na) is another popular Malta Yacht Charter or Private boat rental destination. The bay located about 1 kilometre from the village of Mġarr. This is the third sandy beach, together with Għajn Tuffieħa and Golden Bay, to be found on the north-west side of Malta. The beach surrounding the bay is mostly sandy with a few boat houses built on the southern part of the bay used primarily by fishermen and boat owners. The crystal clear water offers a splendid opportunity for snorkeling.

Ġnejna is notable for its striking clay slopes and limestone cliffs. These serve as the headlands for one of Malta’s few remaining perennial freshwater springs, that runs through Wied il-Ġnejna. On top of the bay one could notice the Lippia Tower which was built in 1637 by the Knights of St. John. The Lippia Tower formed part of the intricate coastal defence system where watch-guards would communicate by means of flags or bonfires and raise alarm in the walled city of Mdina when pirates were sighted off the western coast of Malta.

Mġarr ix-Xini

Mġarr ix-Xini is reputed to be one of the harbours used by the Knight’s galleys, and lies in a gorge. This secluded spot is ideal for snorkeling. The entrance to this natural cove is guarded by a tower which was constructed in 1661.  The bay is in itself the natural seaward estuary of a deep but beautiful natural valley. It has a small pebbly beach with intriguing caves on cliff faces. This peaceful bay is not so crowded and is an ideal location for a swim during your Private yacht hire or Malta Sailing Charter Vacation.

This location rose to international fame when it served as the main location for the filming of the movie titled “By the sea” starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as well as their honeymoon destination in 2016.

Valletta Grand Harbour

The Valletta Grand Harbour is a natural harbour which is best explored from the sea when on board one of our sailing yachts available for a Malta yacht charter or private boat hire.

The harbour entrance faces the north east and is bounded by Saint Elmo Point on one side and Ricasoli Point on the other. It has been used as a harbour since at least Phoenician times. During the time of the Knights of St, John, this harbour was massively fortified. In 1565, this area was the scene of much of the fighting in the Great Siege of Malta when the Turks attempted to remove the Knights of St John.

Today, It is considered to be one of the most spectacular ports in the world. A wide stretch of water separating the capital city of Valletta from the historic towns of Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua. With its imposing fortifications and vast panorama, the Grand Harbour is Malta’s principal maritime gateway and a popular port-of-call for ships that are cruising the Med.

St Thomas Bay​

Facing the East North East, this secluded bay is very popular with bathers and ideal for yachts anchoring in good weather conditions and also recommended for overnight stays.

For us at Sailing Charters Malta, this is one of the ideal locations for Evening charters and Multi-day charters due to its tranquility after sunset. During our Malta day charters, swimming in the clear waters of this bay and snorkeling is very popular here. Sea urchins here are abundant (a testament to the quality of the waters) and it is not unusual to see locals snorkeling in the area collecting them to form the base of a favourite Mediterranean pasta dish!

St. Thomas bay is essentially a fisherman’s cove which has not been developed into a touristic area whilst the beach is very popular with the Locals especially those coming from the Southern part of the island as this is one of the few beaches which is accesable by foot in the south.

Il-Ħofriet

Adjacent to St. Peter’s Pool and also facing Northeast are another two little known anchorages and ideal for customers taking a yacht charter and who would like to visit the south of the island.

Access to Il-Ħofriet is predominantly only possible by sea and this is why this location remain so natural. In good weather conditions, these inlets are highly recommended for Malta charter day trips, evening charters or multi-day charters with overnight stays. Furthermore, having a swim in the early hours of the morning in the crystal clear waters of this bay will be something that you will surely remember for a long time.

Il-Ħofriet is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Malta and one of the most underrated areas in the south of the island. For people wanting to relax away from crowds and bathe in crystal clear waters during a private boat hire experience, Il-Ħofriet should not be missed. Snorkeling is a captivating experience in the serenity and cleanliness of the underwater growth.

Għajn Tuffieħa Bay

Għajn Tuffieħa (pronounced ayn tuf-fih-ha) is a popular sandy beach nestling below hills and an unusually-shaped promontory. It is unspoiled and undeveloped. The hillside behind is a designated natural park. The foundation managing the hillside has planted Tamarisk and Samphire trees to prevent further erosion at this beautiful natural bay. Għajn Tuffieħa which means Apple’s Eye is not usually as crowded as its neighbour, Golden Bay. However its fine sand and rural surroundings makes this location very alluring.

A headland to the west side of the bay separates this beach from Ġnejna Bay. All the area is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) due to unique geological features. Għajn Tuffieħa Bay is managed by the NGO, GAIA Foundation. This is another location which can be visited during a Private yacht charter or private boat hire from us especially during a Multi-day charter whereby we would have ample time to explore the west coast of the island.

Golden Bay

Golden Bay is one of Malta’s most popular sandy beaches. The bay is situated amongst pristine undeveloped countryside set within a cliff face at the north west coast of the island. Despite being a very popular beach, it still gives the sense of a hidden exotic cove. The atmosphere here is both chic and family fun. The sand here is as good as it gets… fine clean particles, plentiful and a beautiful light cream colour.

As the second largest sandy beach in Malta, this beach is usually quite populated in summer however the atmosphere in the bay on board one of our Sailing yachts during a yacht Charter or Private yacht hire is simply superb. The spectacular sunsets as well as the safe anchorages here have made the location a popular spot for overnight charters making your Multi-day Malta Yacht Charter experience truly an unforgettable one. Waking up in the morning in Golden bay when on board one of our yachts and when the bay is still empty and quiet is simply magical.

Paradise Bay

Paradise Bay is situated at the northernmost tip of the island with the bays entrance facing the north west. The beach is perhaps one of the smallest in Malta yet at the same time it is definitely one of Malta’s most stunning beaches, thus the name Paradise Bay. The waters are beautifully clear, deepening on a gentle gradient. Snorkeling is good around the rocky edges of the bay. An oasis of palm trees and terraced farmland surround the bay’s sugary butter-coloured beach, which, as you look at when on-board one of our yachts does indeed give you the feel of being in paradise.

This is definitely one of our recommended bays to visit during your Malta Boat Charter or Private yacht hire given the clear blue water and clean sand. It is also an ideal location for anchoring for the night especially when wind is blowing from the easterly and southerly directions since this bay would be completely sheltered.