If you like a little sightseeing in your holiday, combined with sports and good food, Sliema fits the bill. This busy - and still growing - town focuses on The Strand, a broad promenade with views of Valletta 5km away. Sliema's shops are among the best on the island - look for Maltese lace, fine silverware, pottery, and woollens. When night falls Sliema's bars and restaurants are relaxed and mellow in mood with a cosmopolitan feel. Sliema has some flat, rocky beaches with watersports. An ideal resort for families and couples.