LOCATION

The Neighbourhood

Tigné Point is located on a peninsula at the eastern extremity of the seafront town of Sliema and across the water from Malta’s capital city, Valletta.

To one side of the peninsula sits Marsamxett harbour, home to a number of yacht marinas, and to the other side the expanse of the open Mediterranean Sea. Further inland sits the popular town of Sliema and St. Julian’s beyond. Learn more about the neighboring towns below.

Sliema

Sliema is a popular town for both Maltese and foreigners alike, whilst tourists are also drawn to the seaside town due to its unique blend of traditional and cosmopolitan charm. Its shoreline promenade and laid-back café-life continue to attract locals and visitors alike whilst its ever popular restaurants and shops are considered amongst the best in the locality.

In recent years, the town has experienced significant growth, with modern apartments, penthouses and hotels vying for space along the sunny seafront.

Sliema is also known as a summer destination with thousands flocking to its rocky beaches and clean seas for swimming, snorkelling or simply basking in the sun in one of the fashionable beach clubs that line the coast.

St Julian’s

Another seaside town in the vicinity of Tigné Point is St Julian’s, which is a ten-minute car ride away. St Julian’s is a tourist hotspot known for its beaches such as Balluta Bay and St George’s Bay as well as its many restaurants, cafes and bars. At the heart of St Julian’s one finds Spinola Bay, with its traditional fishing boats and the baroque Spinola Palace.

The popular Sliema promenade also provides an unobstructed seafront route from Tigné Point all the way to St Julian’s. This journey takes roughly 40 minutes by foot.

Valletta

From Sliema one can easily visit the capital city Valletta, which stands majestically on the other side of the Marsamxett Harbour. The most scenic route is to catch a ferry ride across the harbour. The trip takes 15 minutes and the pickup/drop off point on the Sliema side is only a few minutes’ walk from Tigné Point.

Valletta was constructed in the 16th-century by the Knights Hospitaller and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was named after Grand Master Jean de Valette and is well known for its fortifications along with the beauty of its Baroque palaces, gardens and churches.

Valletta is filled with shops, restaurants, bars and cafes along with a range of boutique hotels and guest houses.

Ta' Xbiex

Further inland one goes into Marsamxett Harbour lies the locality of Ta’ Xbiex which is know for its numerous marinas catering for small pleasure crafts up to large super yachts.

Along the marinas there are dotted restaurants and cafes serving al fresco dining with views of the Marsamxett Harbour and the imposing bastions of the capital Valletta located on the other side.

Ta’ Xbiex can be reached by foot from Tigné Point along the Gzira promenade. The walk takes approx 20 minutes.

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The Historical Backdrop

A number of historical military sites can be found around the Tigné Point peninsula, some dating back to the Knight’s of St John whilst others were constructed during the British rule.

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