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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
  • coming to malta and not visiting here is like going to rome and not visiting the pope !!!! its natural beauty and blue waters are mesmerizing , boat trips are available at a reasonable fare and run al...  more »
  • With small boats sail for 15 min along and in the caves. € 8/person is a good price.
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  • A breath taking view from two magnificent places - one accessable on the coast road called Fuq il-Hnejja, and one on the opposit of the valley 'Wied Babu' called Il-Munqar. A clear blue water and very...  more »
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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.