A popular singer and songwriter once wrote: “if there’s one beautiful view in Malta, it must be the Bay of Mellieha.” This is an oversimplified translation to the poetic words by which Sammy Bartolo, a beloved Mellieha singer, starts his famous song, il-Bajja tal-Mellieha (here you can listen to il-Bajja tal-Mellieha on Youtube). The song is an ode to this incredibly beautiful beach and part of Malta’s coast. The singer died years ago but his legend has never really left the island.
His words in the song might sound a tad too much. He’s talking of a beach, not a woman he’s in love with. But those who hail from Mellieha and the surrounding areas up north, Mellieha Bay is true love.