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Pools in Malta: The Lido St Georges Bay, St Julians

10 August, 2015 7 comments

I’m always on the hunt for a clean, reasonably priced pool in Malta, especially one nearby in St Julians. Some weekends I can’t be bothered with the busses (especially in summer, nightmare!) and don’t want to be wasting money on taxis here and there. Recently I spent a sunny Saturday at The Lido: St Georges Bay which is part of the Corinthia Hotel complex in St Julians.

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll already have had a short review on this pool. If you don’t follow me, head on over! It’s located just past St George’s Bay, about half way up the small hill.

Entrance: The Lido, St George’s Bay, Malta

The Lido in St Julians has a day membership of varying prices.

  • €20 basic day membership
  • €30 day membership + lunch.

Pools in Malta: The Lido St Georges Bay, St Julians

I think the €20 basic membership is not great value to be honest. The view is nice and the pool is nice and clean, but it’s small and on weekends especially it gets quite busy. However the €30 with food is much better value and I’d really recommend this place, for that rate. €15 goes towards entrance and €15 towards food. Taking everything into account, that’s the best value for a lido in St Julians.

Food

We had lunch at the on site cafe/restaurant and it was a mixed bag. I went for a chicken Caesar wrap but it didn’t really taste of anything. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either and I wouldn’t have that again. Joe went for the hotdog which was much better! It came with baked beans and onions in the bun, as well as a portion of chips and I ended up stealing most of his, it was super tasty and really hit the spot.

Pools in Malta: The Lido St Georges Bay, St Julians

We also had a fruit smoothie whilst we were there and it was sooo good. They make it up fresh in front of you, with real fruit included and it was so refreshing in the heat.

Facilities

The entrance is pretty confusing as it’s like a maze, but once you get there, there is so much space and you can choose to be by the pool or by the sea, with easy access to both.

There are no shortage of sun beds at The Lido, St George’s Bay in Malta, the pool is surrounded, and there are rows upon rows more down by the sea. You can’t see the sea when you’re actually in the pool, but wherever your sun bed is, you should be able to see the Med, which is always something beautiful to look at whilst relaxing!

Pools in Malta: The Lido St Georges Bay, St Julians

There is a lounge area with comfy sofas and tables, clean and well equipped toilets, a lunch restaurants and even a Lebanese BBQ for the evenings, where you can watch the chef cook up a treat.

I took a short film of my day whilst I was there (plus my evening!) so you can get a better view of the place. Overall I’d recommend the Lido, St Georges Bay during the week when it’ll be a little less busy and you’ll have a bit more space in the water. I think if you go with the entrance + food option you get the best value and I love that they’re open late, until 10PM as night swimming is one of my favourite things!

7 comments

Scott Lee Holloway 11 August, 2015 - 10:51 am

Hey Rhi!

That’s the hotel my Dad stayed at when he visited Malta a couple of months ago :) He loved it!

I must admit I find 20 euro a bit steep too and would prefer 10-15 euros max but like you say if you think about it for lunch and the lido it’s not quite so bad :-)

My favourite lido is the one near the aquarium which I see you’ve been to a few times :-) I stumbled across it (whilst going to the aquarium) and had to have a dip as it looks soo inviting haha!

After my two week stay last Month in Malta my partner and we have decided we really do want to relocate to Malta and are currently saving so we have a little buffer in case we don’t find employment straight away.

I know there’s a big difference between holidaying somewhere and living somewhere but I think you have to throw yourself in to fully experience somewhere and you only live once right :)

Scott :)

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Rhi 11 August, 2015 - 10:59 am

Ah so glad he liked it :) I agree that €20 is a lot, and to be honest I think pools should be a lot cheaper, but in a tourist area like this they can pretty much charge what they want so with the food thrown in it’s OK ‘for the area’ you know? One day I shall be rich enough to have my own pool then I will let everyone in for free haha!

Ah I love Cafe del Mar too, it’s so beautiful and a perfect setting. Shame about the location, such a ballache to get to from St Julians on a busy weekend.

How nice, I’m so pleased to hear you’ll be moving over! I absolutely recommend saving so you can at least last a few months whilst waiting for work and have a little something to help you out if you do need to move home. Let me know nearer the time and I can maybe put you in touch with some recruiters or keep my eyes open for roles!

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Scott Lee Holloway 11 August, 2015 - 11:09 am

Haha! Rhi’s Free Lido! That would be amazing! :)

And like you I don’t drive so agree about location of Café Del Mar. I found the buses quite an experience haha! There were times that we were so rammed on I genuinely didn’t think we were going to be able to get off at our stop haha! I will miss trains when I move but hey small price to pay for living on a beautiful little Island right :-)

I’ll definitely let you know as the plans progress regarding moving over etc. :D

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Kirby Maglione 2 September, 2015 - 9:50 am

The Lido St. George’s Bay is also open to the general public and this year, for the first time, we will be offering daily late night swimming, up until 10 pm, as well as evening pool barbecues, to make the most of our long hot summer nights during the peak summer months.

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Rhi 2 September, 2015 - 11:37 am

All of this was mentioned in the post already :D

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Scott Lee Holloway 2 September, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Hi Kirby,

Your Lido/pool is very beautiful but I think 20 euro is very expensive 30 with food makes it a bit more affordable but still seems a little steep and maybe you should consider lowering the price or offering discounts.

Thanks :)

Scott.

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May 3 August, 2016 - 9:54 pm

I think 20 Euro for one day AND 30 Euro for a day+lunch is a robbery. If you to dealtoday.com.mt and deal.com.mt, they have plenty of offers where you can get it much lower. I found a deal for 6.50 euro with a drink. I also find one with lunch for as little is 14 euro.

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