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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
TripAdvisor
  • Undoubtedly this is the visiting card of Malta. Grandiose construction of nature. Be sure to visit, well it would be possible to take a boat.
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  • Very nice view from the observation deck. Close did not fit, unfortunately. There were a lot of people, but managed to make the photo.
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  • You can visit either on the boat and watch from the top or from the prospects drive by bus or on foot after the tourist route. We went to walk part of the route, but unfortunately we nevyrazili in the morning, so we then went by bus piece (which is very good, because after almost the entire route copies in the vicinity of the bus). The Blue Grotto is a beautiful piece of nature and is worth seeing. Amazed me by their size. In the pictures it looks like an interesting spectacle, but when you're there and you see how it is a "window" of the huge rock and its surroundings are beautiful, so it gets you. Who has little time, I'm sure there's an advantage to the fact that the prospect of two buses and the station is right next to the prospect of (approximately 100 m). It's definitely worth seeing.
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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.