Sliema was originally a small fishing village on Malta’s coast, but during the archipelago’s British period it grew – as most beautiful holiday destinations. It’s now a highly popular holiday resort, where tourists flock to enjoy warm temperatures, golden beaches and plenty of places to explore. Hotels in Sliema are an eclectic bunch. You can go for modern towers that scrape the sky, luxury complexes on the shore or renovated townhouses in the centre of the resort. All holiday types are catered for when you visit Sliema. The dining scene is exceptional, with Maltese cuisine a particular highlight. There’s also the opportunity to visit nearby St Julian’s if you’re after a bit of nightlife. More than anything, it’s the coastline that’s the main draw. The beaches are made for swimming, rock pooling and sailing. A wander through the town’s snaking back streets is also a perfect way to spend a morning under the beating sun.