Ferries could soon be running from Malta’s Balluta Bay

Ferries could soon be operating from Balluta Bay in St Julian’s. A proposal to build a jetty in the bay will be decided by planning chiefs next week. The application would allow Marsamxetto Steamferry Services to run a hop-on, hop-off ferry from St Julian’s. The company already operates ferry services between Valletta, Sliema and Cospicua. […]

Rising star in Maltese waterpolo signs for French side

One of the most promising rising stars in Maltese waterpolo is preparing for a move to France. Jeremy Abela, 21, has signed a deal with premier division side Olympic Nice Natation. The Neptunes WPSC player will head to the French Riviera as soon as the current waterpolo season finishes in Malta. He is expected to return home next […]

Horror as teenager ‘nearly drowns’ at Malta’s Balluta Bay

A tourist is recovering in hospital after he ‘nearly drowned’ at one of Malta’s most popular bathing spots. The Brazilian teenager was hauled from the sea after getting into difficulty with swimming at Balluta Bay in St Julian’s. Two other bathers were forced to rescue the 19-year-old man after spotting him in distress in the […]

Malta’s Balluta Bay ‘to get a new beach every year’

Malta’s Balluta Bay will have a new beach every summer. The island’s tourism minister announced the decision, despite all of the sand being swept away by the stormy sea after just seven months. Konrad Mizzi told the Times of Malta the €80,000 cost of the sandy beach was ‘worth it’ because so many people visited […]

One of Malta’s best swimming spots will soon be even better

One of Malta’s most popular bathing spots has been closed to the public. Tourism bosses told 89.7 Bay that Balluta Bay in St Julian’s will be out of bounds ‘for a number of days’. The Malta Tourism Authority said the small beach – which usually attracts hundreds of swimmers every day during the summer months […]