Mellieha was once an isolated 15th-century hamlet perched on the ridge overlooking Ghadira Bay. Re-inhabited in the early 18th century, it has since developed into a flourishing town though it retains a quaint historic centre with narrow streets and stepped alleys. From the terrace of the Parish Church, there is a panoramic view over Mellieha Bay and the surrounding countryside. Mellieha today is a modern town noted for its large private villas and houses which have been built on land overlooking the bay. While the town has developed into a resort, it has managed to retain some of its rural characters.
Mellieha Bay is Malta's largest sandy beach and is especially renowned and also recommended as the safest bay for bathing as the water is extremely shallow making it perfect for families with young children. The Beach is only 200 metres from the Luna apartments. Some of Malta's best hiking routes are also on the doorstep of the Luna apartments.