Close to western beaches and north beaches, those are very nice ones. Unfortunately night life there is not very nice. For night life one should go to St. Jullian's or Paceville, which by bus would take about 35 minutes; by cab it was faster but at a cost of 20EU. It is rather far away from Valletta by bus, circa 1 hour. Mdina is closer, 20 minutes or soo. Overall it is not a place for those seeking tranquility or nightlife experience, it is just average on both categories. It is a fine place, but I would stay in another place on future visits.
A tourist town with lots to do. Bugibba is situated close to St Pauls Bay, it has easy transport links across Malta. Other than the capital city Valletta, Bugibba is the main area for tourism and if full of places to stay, places to eat and places to drink. Attractions include the National Aquarium and Classic Car Museum. Bars are cheap, restaurants along the waterfront are reasonably priced and provide delicious local and foreign cuisines. The beaches are easy to access, although they are rocky as with much of Malta. Lifeguards are situated near the designated swimming areas. Bus A3 gets you to Bugibba in a hour from the airport and you can get multiple buses direct to Valletta or Cirkewwa for the Gozo public ferry.
Holiday resort, lots of different shops and restaurants, a nice harbour, you can take different boat trips from the harbour, you can go paragliding (cheaper than in Golden Bay), a nice promenade. But there are too many tourists and cars, there is little place to park the cars in the city (especially in the evening), there isn't a sandy beach. We recommend to rent a car for the whole staying and visit the island.
Bugibba is a 'resort' town only full of hotels, I was missing the authentic local atmosphere. However the location is good for discovering Malta and Gozo since it is located top/mid - centered.
I liked the area we stayed in at the Shamrock Apartments as there are nice shops and bars around there. We had a great coach trip to the fireworks ar Zubbig for a feast . This was amazing The Time Out bar was very friendly as was the restaurant across the road. I think it was Italian and the food was reasonable and great value
Good for walking along the extensive sea front, but also frequented by many people who prefer the bars. I would chose neighboring areas with less of a bar scene. Easily left by public transport to visit other areas. Sea edge restaurants provide good views at sunset, burger bars readily available for other tastes.