Porto del Sol is located in Xemxija, a small seaside town situated between St. Paul's Bay and Mellieha. It is a quiet resort, surrounded by Maltese countryside and some of the most fertile valleys in Malta. Xemxija takes its name from xemx, meaning 'sun' in Maltese; Xemxija meaning 'sunny side'. And hence, as its name implicitly implies, Porto del Sol, boasts exactly this.
Porto del Sol Guesthouse offers a selection of eighteen bright, spacious, self-catering holiday units, which are situated right in front of the bay enjoying unobstructed sea and country views. It is situated on the main coast road, gateway to the sandy beaches of Golden Bay to the west, and to Mellieha Bay to the north. With a bus stop just across the road, one can easily make use of the public transport to hop on and visit the rest of the island.
The Restaurant is situated at ground level and takes full advantage of being just across the road from the sea - Its large panoramic windows offers diners lovely views of the bay: choppy menacing seas in the winter and dead calm waters full of boats in the summer. Having the whole length of the facade with glass windows, the restaurant basks in natural light all day and offers romantic panoramic night time views in the evening.
The Menu offers local fresh cuisine. The fish is as fresh as can be - brought in by fishermen who moor within this same bay. The surrounding area also thrives with farmers offering the freshest vegetables possible. Meats, Poultry and Pasta dishes are also available with a selection of the Chef's daily specials. To finish off, indulge yourself to our selection of delicious home-made desserts. The 'torta della nonna' is a popular favourite. Do not miss out!
If you're heading north of the island, be sure to stop by. You will, most likely, be greeted by Anthony Schembri, the owner, or his daughter Denise who will host you to your table and discuss the daily specials, any special requests, wine options and will generally keep an eye to see that all is proceeding smoothly. Porto del Sol is probably the most complete restaurant in Xemxija offering top notch genuine Mediterranean food, unbeatable views and the kind of genuine hospitality that you would expect from a family-run restaurant.
About Porto del Sol
***Due to construction works, kindly be informed that the restaurant will be closed from November until further notice ***