As we had arranged a late evening flight back to the UK we still had a complete day to relax in Bugibba. Check out time was 11.00 am so we popped down to the spa for a post breakfast sauna before vacating our room. We were pleasantly surprised to be able to retain our wristbands and continue to use the hotel’s facilities for the remainder of the day which was an added bonus.
Having been based in Bugibba all week, we haven’t actually seen much of the resort and so it was decided that we would take a stroll along the seafront to the neighbouring resort of Qawra. Strolling along a short distance we came across the Malta National Aquarium overlooking St. Paul’s Bay.
Qawra is also very quiet during the winter months with several hotels and bars closed until Easter. The surrounding bay is a centre for water sports and boat tours can be taken to the neighbouring islands of Cosimo and Gozo during the summer season. Returning back to our hotel we relaxed in the cafe bar awhile partaking of tea and cakes one final time this holiday.
We set off for the airport at 7.00 p.m, an early morning arrival coupled with a late evening departure maximised our time in Malta giving us 8 full days. The weather has been changeable but much warmer than back home in the U.K. so no complaints there. Our hotel, The DB San Antonio exceeded expectations in every respect and what made our stay extra special were the staff who were the friendliest, kindest and most helpful we’ve come across for sometime.
Our flight left on time and shortly after midnight we arrived back into a cold Manchester after a very enjoyable first visit to Malta. Hopefully, we’ll have an opportunity to return before too long!