One of the many advantages of booking a room at Jules Suites is that it guarantees easy accessibility to some of the most beautiful and tourist-friendly spots on the island.
Among these is the trendy coastal town of Sliema.
Enjoying a reputation for high-class dining, beautiful and easy seaside experiences and a shopping district with a long pedigree among both local and international shoppers (a reputation that only grows more apparent with each season), Sliema guarantees a welcome mix of bustle and relaxation, and is a prime time spot that deserves to be patronized at least once by the discerning visitor.
But another thing that confirms Sliema’s appeal is that it is not merely a tourist trap, or a confined village segregated from all but those of a certain economic bracket.
Now, it is true that in recent years, a drive towards attracting high net-worth individuals has driven Sliema to house its own gated community, the most notable of which is the imposing enclave of business situated by the glitzy shopping complex of Tigne Point.
But Sliema also remains a haunt for locals looking to soak in its beaches during the summer, and its evocative promenade and shopping opportunities all year round.
To soak in the atmosphere that the locals most enjoy, in fact, one should step out of Jules Suites and simply walk along the seaside until they reach Sliema. There will be plenty of bars and kiosks to keep you refreshed along the way, and Sliema’s own so-called Independence Garden – now boasting a large statue of a cat, commemorating the many real feline friends you are likely to meet as you step across its border – makes for a beautiful green lung perched right near the rocky beach.
Not too far ahead lies Sliema-proper… which lives up to its high-end hype and is bound to make for a comfortable, relaxing and satisfying getaway during any time of the day.