Originally Posted by Carraig95
Ah that's great!!! Thanks!
We've actually decided to stay in Buggibba, or Qawra. It seems to be a good location, and only a short cab ride away from St. Juliens/Paceville for the nights out. Also seems like it's a lot quieter than the bigger towns but still a few pubs etc for a few beers, and close to Gozo.
I hear ya about the older people/couples thing, but just wanted somewhere small with a great sense of history which isn't totally over run with yobs (of all ages!) with the options to have a good night out!
I heard about the blue lagoon and Valetta as well. Should be well cool.
And I'm sure we'll be able to sniff out a few of the local ladies with a bit of luck!!!!
we stayed in Buggiba last time - fairly quiet, however. A few pubs but not loads, and a few of them were only open weekends. But then again we were there in May. If you do stay in Buggiba I can HIGHLY recommend the kebab shop just at the top of the main street. Owned and run by Turks, the food is really good, and really cheap (or maybe our portions were better given that the OH is Turkish!
Qwara is not really nice at all IMO. Wouldn't be keen on it at all - no atmosphere in the place. In particular AVOID the Qwara Palace hotel. But if you do stay in Qwara avoid the area along the sea front, or that faces onto the JFK memorial - this is the dead end of town. Back further into the Qwara is more lively.
Neither are particularly close to Gozo - you will still need to bus it to the tip of the island for the ferry. Its not that they are far, but if you are looking to be close Melieha bay is the closest.
For what you guys seem to be looking for, I would recommend Sliema as a base to stay. Great transport routes from there, ideal for getting to St Julians (you could actually walk it, and less than 10 mins in a taxi).