Ramla Bay Gozo

2020’s Blue Flag Beaches in Malta

  • Jul 4, 2020

This year this prestigious award has been given to 11 beaches in Malta...

The Blue Flag Certificate is a prestigious certification issued by the International Blue Flag Jury of the Foundation for Environmental Education International (FEE). It is awarded to beaches, marinas and boating tourism operators that satisfy a strict list of environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility standards that must be maintained throughout the year. This year (2020), this prestigious award has been given to 11 beaches in Malta, including three Gozitan beaches. 

List of Blue Flag Beaches

The Blue Flag-compliant beaches in Malta and Gozo are Buġibba Perched Beach, Fond Għadir (Sliema), Golden Sands Beach, Għajn Tuffieħa Bay, Mellieħa Beach, Qawra Point Beach, St George’s Bay (St Julian’s) and Westin Dragonara Beach Club St Julian’s (managed by Westin Dragonara Resort) in Malta; and Ħondoq ir-Rummien Bay, Marsalforn Bay and Ramla Bay in Gozo.

In regards to COVID-19, Malta has recently launched theSafe and Sunny campaign, which lays out a couple of guidelines that ensure every traveller’s safety this summer. 

The Top Recommended Blue Flag Beaches To Visit

Ghadira Bay, Mellieha

This sandy beach, also known as Mellieha Bay, is situated on the outskirts of Mellieha, Malta’s northern-most village. The bay is approximately 800m long, and its gentle slopes lead to deeper water, making Ghadira Bay a family and water-sports friendly beach. 

Riviera Martinique (Ghajn Tuffieha)

This stunning beach is a secluded paradise that’s nestled between two other beaches –

Gnejna Bay and Golden Bay. The unspoilt natural surroundings of hills covered with acacia, samphire and tamarisk trees, as well as the amenities nearby, make it easy to understand why it’s one of the top spots for locals and adventurous travellers alike. 

Ramla Bay (Gozo)

Famous for its golden-red sands and jaw-dropping backdrop, Ramla Bay is easily one of the top beaches in Gozo. Located on the northern side of the island of Calypso and a forty-minute walk from the village of Xagħra, this arresting sandy beach boasts one of the most incredible vistas in the Mediterranean. 

Hondoq ir-Rummien Bay (Gozo)

The crystal-clear, azure waters make Hondoq ir-Rummien Bay a popular spot, highly favoured by the locals. This bay has the best of both worlds since it is classified as both a sandy and pebbly beach. The small caves make it a popular diving and snorkelling spot. If you’re more of the sunbathing type, you can spend your day relaxing and enjoying the one-of-a-kind vistas of Comino and the saltpan-adorned coastline. 

Where to stay?

This best place to stay in Malta is undoubtedly its capital city – Valletta. The family-owned boutique hotel Casa Ellul is a COVID-compliant retreat with an ethos that champions sustainability, hygiene, luxury and exclusivity.

The hotel retains the historic fabric of the original building, with some modern additions that take the hotel to the next level. With only nine exclusive suites, Casa Ellul transforms your holiday into a truly unforgettable experience.