Sliema was once a pretty fishing village, but now five-star hotels and apartment complexes dominate its scenic bays. It adjoins the small nightlife enclave of Paceville, which springs to life at night after a couple of shots. This, coincidentally, is where many of Malta's English-language schools are located.
A Maltese word for peace, the name of Sliema gives this town a good introduction. Certainly things have changed from the day when the name was originally associated with Sliema, but today it remains a prominently important and sought-after hub on Malta. With its ever-changing yet recognisably stable facets.