It's certainly a busy time down at the beach. Mellieha is packed presently.
15th August is a main public holiday here when all resorts are at peak capacity. (Santa Marija)
Perhaps get over to Mosta for the evening of 14th August - main festa evening with fireworks.
The heat is fierce around noon so best head for shade then.
As said the santa marija takes place while you are there, as suggested mosta is a good place for that.
Must sees are Valletta, mdina, Rabat, mosta, 3cities,marasxlokk,perhaps a day on Gozo, you can do half day or full day cruises of the harbour which takes in the 3 cities or get the ferry from Valletta also or the bus, you can also do cruises to Gozo which usually include a tour if the main sights.
Luna holiday complex is on the outskirts of the village but not far to walk to village or the bay where the beach is.
Thank you both for your replies.
Great heads up on the public holiday, I will definitely look to check Mosta out for that.
In terms of the other places to visit would you recommend getting a hire car or is it sufficient to rely upon the public transport?
A hire car would be the better idea .
There are plenty of buses passing by the Luna but they are often full with people coming off the ferries.
With a motorcar you will be able to visit some out of the way places.
If you do want to hire a car just make sure you avoid Goldcar and look for recommendations on this forum,
Thank you, yes I was only thinking 3 or 4 days of car hire