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Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Zurrieq
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Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) represents one of Malta's best-known and most beautiful sights. Every morning sun rays shine into this system of sea caves and create a breathtaking display of lights in a range of blues. The water inside the grotto is transparent, which makes the rich marine life clearly visible. This is a choice place for diving and snorkeling. On the outside, the caves feature some of Malta's most magnificent arched rock formations. The site is only accessible by boat, but several tours will take you here. With our international travel planner, Zurrieq attractions like Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Reviews
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  • we have been here twice before but only decided this time to do the boat trip around the blue grotto this time it cost us 8 euros each for the boat trip and the boat man explains as you go into and ar...  more »
  • Unfortunately, the wind and weather conditions could not allow us to get there by boat. But the view from above is spectacular. I was in a tour group, so getting there was not an issue. 
  • There are many interesting places in Malta, but if you are "owczemu pędowi" and advertising and we decide to see the Gallery from the sea, the boat is Let's go here early in the morning (more likely on the calm sea and the lack of crowds), and at the haven in Valletta or the return bus about interesting us time definitely go!
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  • Nice place, nice people. If you are a guest at Paradise Bay Hotel and resort you can get the trip to the Blue Lagoon for 1/2 (half) the price of normal. You also get to see some of the caves on your way back from the Lagoon.
  • The trip itself is quite short, but you know what - you're on holiday and it's a bit of a must see. The water is amazingly clear, the grotto and surroundings are beautiful and the boats are small but safe. If you come by yourself, and not on a tour, then go up to the road at the top of the hill and find the viewpoint looking down at the main arch. Some nice photos available from there - and it's free.
  • Lovely. If it is the first time that you go on a boat inside a cave you will remember that trip as the best thing of Malta. Otherwise it is a "normal" trip.
  • Nice views, isolated. There are boat trips by local sailors to the caves. Worth a visit if it's not a hassle for an hour or two. There's an ancient archeological site nearby too
  • Do not miss this spot if you are in malta. The water is clear blue/green and the view is spectacular. I would recommend taking a boat which takes you into several caves inside the mountain. The cost for the boat was 10 euro per person if i remember correctly, but dont hold it against me if the price varries.